Nearly 1,000 flights cancelled in Greece and Turkey in the last two

posted on 25th January 2022 by Eddie Saunders
Nearly 1,000 flights cancelled in Greece and Turkey in the last two

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, confirms the delay of its flights to and from Istanbul due to the severe snow storm currently affecting Turkey, which resulted in the closure of Istanbul International Airport and the diversion of flights to other airports in areas with limited hotel capacities and facilities.

In addition, the bad weather conditions have made it challenging to all airlines passengers to find accommodations and restricted movements due to road blocks; which affected the possibility of leaving airports.

According to aviation analytics expert Cirium, 943 flights were cancelled across Greece and Turkey on Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th January as rare snowfall hit the countries – with further cancellations to come.

Istanbul Airport saw the most cancellations with 416 services cancelled on Sunday and Monday.

Mykonos Airport saw ALL flights cancelled on Monday 24th January as snow hit the summer hotspot.

Cirium also stated that Athens Airport saw the second biggest impact, with 116 flights cancelled on Monday 24th alone.