Turkish national carrier Turkish Airlines announced today that it is canceling the departure and arrival of 238 flights at Istanbul International Airport scheduled for February 5 and 6 due to bad weather conditions.

This is stated in a statement of the carrier on social networks, quoted by TASS.

"We pay attention to our passengers who plan to depart or arrive from Istanbul Airport. Due to the expected adverse weather conditions, 238 departures/arrivals at Istanbul Airport on February 5 and 6 have been canceled under the restrictive measures of the local authorities," the statement said.

The airport specifies that there are 166 international and 72 domestic flights.

Last Friday, the airline warned of possible changes to the schedule of departing and arriving flights due to heavy snowfall expected to cover Istanbul until February 5.

The company advised passengers to check the status of their flights in advance on the Turkish Airlines website.

Istanbul Airport is located in the European part of the Turkish metropolis.

Istanbul also has Sabiha Gökçen Airport, which is located in its Asian part.

So far, there have been no reports of canceled or delayed flights at this airport, the agency notes.

Delayed and canceled flights due to bad weather at Bucharest and Suceava airports

On Saturday, Turkey's General Directorate of Meteorology issued a warning of adverse weather conditions and snowfall in 21 counties of the country, including Istanbul and Ankara, from the evening of February 4.

"According to the latest estimates of the General Directorate of Meteorology, precipitation in the form of snow is expected this evening in the regions of the Marmara, Aegean, Mediterranean and Black Seas, as well as in the western, eastern and southeastern regions of Anatolia (the Asian part of Turkey, note .)," the agency said in a statement. 


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