463 flights cancelled in Istanbul's airports ahead of heavy snowfall

463 flights cancelled in Istanbul's airports ahead of heavy snowfall

As Istanbul braces for a second wave of heavy snowfall, a total of 463 flights have been cancelled at Istanbul's Atatürk and Sabiha Gökçen Airports, Daily Sabah reports.

The number cancellations by Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) at Atatürk and Sahiba Gökçen International Airports were 327 as of Wednesday night. The airline said in a statement Wednesday that 327 of its flights on Jan. 26 and 27 were canceled due to the expected heavy snowfall across Istanbul.

Meanwhile, Turkey's biggest private airliner, Pegasus Airlines announced that 110 flights to and from Sabiha Gökçen airport had been cancelled preemptively due to bad weather conditions, also warning passengers of unexpected delays.

Turkish airline AtlasGlobal also cancelled 20 flights, whereas OnurAir said that six of its flights were cancelled so far.

All passengers were advised to check with their airlines for adjusted schedules or cancellations.

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