Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to completely eliminate terror groups in northern Syria at an event at Ataturk Airport marking the 569th anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul.
Türkiye's largest airport saw over 26.4M global passengers last year, up 66 percent from previous year.
Airport officials said that one of the airport's three runways had been cleared of snow and that de-icing work continued.
Turkish Airlines said it had cancelled all flights from Istanbul Airport as the airport closed operations.
The season’s heaviest snow has halted some of Istanbul's ferry services, shut roads and forced public institutions to close early.
It marked the first time the airport had completely shut down due to inclement weather since it opened.
Turkey’s award-winning Istanbul airport has now hosted over 100 million passengers since its opening in 2018.
International air transport rating agency, Skytrax, says Istanbul Airport is being named a 5-star airport which paves the way for global recognition.
As you wait for your flight at the new Istanbul Airport, you may take in the many civilisations Anatolia has hosted in its thousands of years of history.
Airports Council International's health accreditation programme assists airports by assessing new health measures and procedures introduced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
From biometric check-ins to security checks by appointment, various ways are under consideration to deal with the coronavirus at airports.
A host of measures including the mandatory wearing of gloves and masks are to be introduced as authorities gear up to allow air travel.
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