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Turkish Airlines says 85% of its passenger planes idle due to coronavirus outbreak

Reuters | Ankara | Updated: 22-03-2020 13:08 IST | Created: 22-03-2020 13:03 IST
Turkish Airlines says 85% of its passenger planes idle due to coronavirus outbreak
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Turkish Airlines' board chairman said on Sunday that 85% of the carrier's passenger planes were not being used at the moment after Turkey banned flights from more than 60 countries due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Passengers older than 65 years were banned from flying with Turkish Airlines after Ankara imposed a curfew on Saturday for its senior citizens, Board Chairman Ilker Ayci said in an interview broadcast live on CNN Turk TV.



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