FAA bans Turkish Airlines flights to U.S. after failed coup
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has prohibited all airlines from flying from Turkey to the United States through 31th of August, it said on Saturday, after a failed coup sparked violence and a government crackdown there.
The agency also issued a notice banning U.S. commercial and private aircraft from flying to Turkey.
“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,” it said in a statement.
Turkish Airlines operates 3X-daily flights between Istanbul (IST) and New York JFK, 2X-daily service between IST and Los Angeles, and daily flights between IST and Atlanta, Boston, Chicago O’Hare, Houston Intercontinental, Miami, San Francisco and Washington Dulles.