THY cancels flights to Iraq due to elections

Turkish Airlines cancels its flights to Iraq because security issues related to the April 30 elections.

THY cancels flights to Iraq due to elections

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's national air carrier, Turkish Airlines (THY), announced on Monday that all planned flights to Iraq have been cancelled by May 1 because of the Iraqi elections, set to be held on April 30.

Iraqi government forces are battling militant groups linked to Al-Qaeda amid the upcoming elections, raising security issues particularly in the western and northern parts of the country.

Iraq has experienced an increase in violence recently, with recurrent bombings and killing hundreds of people. Most attacks go unclaimed but authorities usually blame Al-Qaeda-linked rebels.

THY planes will not fly to Iraq on April 28, 29 and 30, THY said in a statement.

For more detailed information, passengers may contact THY Call Center at +90 212 444 0849 or visit any Turkish Airlines Sales Office.

Last Mod: 29 Nisan 2014, 09:29
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