Atatürk Airport officially stopped: Negative weather conditions are causing one of the most severe winters of recent years in Istanbul. 60 airplane landed at the 1 hour of the 4 hour. Ataturk airport was actually canceled. Turkish Airlines Board of Directors President Hamdi Topçu said in a statement on Twitter: muhal The Atatürk Airport was heavily offensive due to the opposition with the air, and many of our passengers were victimized for reasons not present. We apologize to all our passengers. Bütün
Heavy traffic in Ataturk Airport due to heavy snowfall is experiencing a serious hitch.
Due to occasional snowfall, State Airports Authority (DHMI) teams are closing the runways and cleaning with snow plows.
This causes slowing down of air traffic. According to information received, Ataturk Airport in the last hour only 4 aircraft landed.
These planes came from Kuwait, Jeddah, Bahrain and Riyadh. The average number of aircrafts per hour to the airport is normally 60.
200 METER TAIL
While heavy snowfall in Istanbul prevented the landing and take off of aircraft, ticket operations at the check-in counters of Atatürk Airport International Terminal were almost stopped. Many airline companies canceled their voyages due to weather conditions. On another occasion, hundreds of Turkish Airlines passengers who wanted to change their tickets made a queue up to 200 at Atatürk Airport. Those who had a chance to reach THY Ticket Sales Offices, but also experienced a disabled passenger rebelled. Nurettin Fırat, who came to Hamburg but could not fly, said, in I waited for 1,5 hours. No one helped me even though I said I was disabled. No priority was given. " said.
ÖZÇER TWEET FROM TOPÇU
Turkish Airlines (THY) Chairman Hamdi Topçu explained that Ataturk Airport was de facto closed due to the opposition of heavy weather in his sharing via the social networking site.