Dhaka: Turkish Airlines has announced on July 7 that it has extended the suspension of flights between Dhaka and Istanbul until July 15 after reevaluating the current situation of coronavirus in Bangladesh.
Earlier, the flag carrier of Turkey announced that it would resume flights to and from Dhaka from July 3. However, the Turkish government then reevaluated the surge of coronavirus cases in Bangladesh and directed the airline to cancel its flight operations to the country.
At first the carrier suspended the flights till July 7. But now the recent developments has forced the airline to further extend the flight suspension till July 15, TK said in a press release.
As a result, flights TK712/3 are now cancelled. TK712 was supposed to depart Istanbul at 18:10 local time and arrive Dhaka at 04:40 local time on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays while the return flight TK713 was to depart Dhaka at 06:35 local time and land in Istanbul at 12:10 local time on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
The airline added in the press release that it is relocating the passengers on their next available flights on priority basis in the same cabin with no penalty or fare difference.
Passengers can also request for refunds if they do not wish to reschedule their flights.
Following the guidelines prescribed by the Health Directorate and customers are suggested to make all their queries either by calling +8801844059961 or emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Passengers can also communicate with the airline's international call centre by calling +90850333849 available 24/7 and or checking their website at https://bit.ly/2BwxUcn.