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Flights from Istanbul to Germany, UK and Netherlands started

As of today, international flights have begun from Istanbul Airport and from Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport to Germany, Britain and the Netherlands, the Anadolu agency said.
The agency notes that, following the resumption of domestic flights from 1 June, Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport are reopened to international flights that will gradually cover certain countries.

Today, flights of the national airline Turkish Airlines are scheduled from Istanbul Airport to Berlin, Düsseldorf, Munich and Frankfurt, to London and to Amsterdam. The first international flight from the airport was to Düsseldorf at 08.20. At the terminal of the airport, only passengers were allowed who, upon entering the airport, underwent a temperature check with thermo cameras and kept a social distance. Passengers and airport employees were wearing safety masks, the BTA adds.

The same procedures were applied at Sabiha Gokcen Airport, from where a scheduled flight of Anadolu Jet, a subsidiary of the national airline, Turkic Airlines, took place at 08.40. For today, Anadolu Jet has more scheduled flights from Sabiha Gokcen airport to Düsseldorf, Berlin, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Munich.

The Associated Press reported that only nationals of the countries for which the flights were traveling were allowed on the planes, as well as persons with permission to stay in them.

In a message yesterday, Turkians Airlines said it was still awaiting permission from aviation authorities to resume international flights suspended on 27 March due to the spread of the coronavirus. It was reported last week that flights to destinations such as Greece, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Qatar, as well as to Ankara's recognised Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus are scheduled to resume on 10 June.

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