Ataturk Airport has officially stopped: Adverse weather conditions cause one of the most severe winters of recent years in Istanbul. Normally an average of 60 planes landing at Atatürk Airport, where only 1 planes landed in 4 hour due to snow. Ataturk airport was actually canceled. THY Chairman Hamdi Topçu said in a statement on Twitter: “Ataturk Airport was virtually closed due to the intense weather opposition, many of our passengers were victims for reasons we do not have. We apologize to all our passengers. ”
Due to heavy snowfall, there is a serious disruption in aircraft traffic at Atatürk Airport.
Due to occasional snowfall, State Airports Authority (DHMI) teams are closing the runways and cleaning with snow plows.
This situation causes slowing down in air traffic. According to the information received, only 4 aircraft were able to land at Atatürk Airport in the last hour.
These planes came from Kuwait, Jeddah, Bahrain and Riyadh. Normally, the average number of aircraft landing at the airport for one hour is 60.
200 METER TAIL
While the heavy snowfall in Istanbul prevents the landing and take-off of the planes, ticketing at the Ataturk Airport International Terminal check-in counters has almost stopped. Many airline companies cancel their flights due to weather conditions, and no ticket transactions were made at the counters. Hundreds of Turkish Airlines passengers who want to change their tickets for another flight have created a queue of up to 200 meters at Atatürk Airport. While those who were lucky could reach THY Ticket Sales Offices, a disabled passenger also rebelled that he was living. The passenger named Nurettin Fırat, who came to Hamburg but could not fly, said, “I waited for 1,5 hours. Although I said I was disabled, no one helped. No priority was given. " said.
Apology TWEET FROM TOPÇU
Turkish Airlines (THY) Chairman Hamdi Topçu announced that Atatürk Airport was actually closed due to the intense weather opposition in his post on the social networking site.