Hundreds of strained Ukrainian tourists return from Turkey

Hundreds of strained Ukrainian tourists return from Turkey

Three of five problematic flights from Turkey's Antalya to Ukraine were completed this morning, Ukraine's Ambassador to Turkey Andrii Sybiha said.

"Some 524 Ukrainian citizens have returned home," he wrote Twitter.

According to the ambassador, the consul on-site continues to work on resolving the situation, providing the necessary consular support.

As earlier reported, the problem with the return of tourists from Antalya on schedule worsened on July 11 after Anda Air's morning flight from Kyiv Sikorsky Airport commissioned by the Join UP! tour operator had made an emergency landing at Boryspil International Airport.

Join UP! then decided to reduce the flight program to Antalya due to frequent delays and transfers of charter flights of airlines caused by a tight flight schedule, as well as the lack of free aircraft from airlines for substitution in case of disruptions in the timetable.

"The flight program to Turkey will be discontinued from the regional airports of Vinnytsia, Rivne, Kryvy Ryh and Kherson," Interfax cited the tour operator as saying.


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