transport in the East

Turkish Airlines extends flight suspension

Turkish Airlines’ flight suspension due to coronavirus has been extended into early to mid June, the national flag carrier has announced. Domestic flights are now suspended until June 4 and international flights until June …

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Russia and China to be linked by first car bridge

Russia’s Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities greenlighted opening the first car bridge between Russia and China, built across the border river of Amur, between the cities of Blagoveshchensk and Heihe, Ministry for the …

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Turkish Atlasglobal airline suspends flights again

Turkey's Atlasglobal airline has suspended its operations for the second time in four months. The company previously suspended flights between November 26 and December 21. It had been flying to London, Baghdad, Tel Aviv and …

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Wuhan goes under quarantine over coronavirus outbreak

The Chinese government announced it will quarantine the city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a breakout of coronavirus. The announcement, shared on Chinese state media, indicated the city will cancel planes and trains leaving the city …

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World's airlines suspend flights over Iraq and Iran

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. carriers from operating in the airspace over Iraq, Iran, the Gulf of Oman and the waters between Iran and Saudi Arabia after Iran launched a missile attack on U.S.-led forces in Iraq. …

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Kazakh authorities recommend not to buy Bek Air tickets

The Kazakh Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development recommended citizens not to buy tickets for the Bek Air flights. “Due to the suspension of Bek Air airline company's air operator certificate for undefined period, …

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One killed in road accident on Tbilisi-Istanbul route

One individual has been killed and 22 received injuries in a road accident in Turkey involving a bus on the Tbilisi-Istanbul route yesterday. According to Rustavi 2, most of the passengers on the bus were Georgian citizens. 22 …

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Passenger plane crashes in Almaty

A Bek Air plane with 100 people on board crashes after take off near Kazakhstan's Almaty airport this morning.   The aircraft lost altitude after take-off and crashed into a two-story building at 7:22 a.m. local time …

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