FAA Bans Airliners Flying to the United States from Turkey

FAA Bans Airliners Flying to the United States from Turkey

Source: skift.com– Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) restricts any airlines from flying Turkey to USA after an order issued this Saturday. Any airliners, carriers from any country will not be allowed to fly United States from Turkey or via third country in connecting flights according to the U.S. Embassy in Ankara.

‘Security’ is the significant reason for the authority to imply this decision while recent diminish in the security at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport has dragged attention of many. The Embassy has warned the travelers flying to and fro Istanbul’s Airport about the security issues clearly in the message.

Moreover, FAA has also imposed ban on the airliners from U.S. flying to Turkey carrying U.S. registry. The ban is not a big problem for commercial airlines as Delta Airlines who has been flying to Turkey from U.S. recently suspended its flight to Turkey. But the ban will be implied on all other private aircraft and private travelers who will be restricted to fly to Turkey from U.S.

The FAA has not mentioned how long the ban could last however the main carrier of Turkey, the Turkish Airlines claims the airport to be operating normally and flights had begun.

“The FAA is monitoring the situation in Turkey in coordination with our partners in the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security and will update the restrictions as the situation evolves,” the FAA said in a statement.

As an immediate outcome, FAA ban seems to affect Turkish Airlines the most which has been operating nonstop flights to Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Houston, San Francisco, Washington Dulles and Chicago in U.S. Flight to major cities of U.S. is the key part of strategy of the airlines like Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways to provide Americans only one stop flight to most difficult destinations of Africa and Middle East and India.

In the airport, there seems to be much problematic situation for transit passengers trying to speak with the airline employees. However, Turkish Airline said it was doing what it could and asking passengers to go to special airline counters that were set up in nearby hotels.

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