Turkish Airlines cancels 95 flights due to bad weather

Strong winds force Turkish Airlines to cancel 95 flights in and out of Istanbul Ataturk airport

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Turkish Airlines is the fourth-biggest carrier of Europe.

Turkish Airlines on Saturday cancelled 95 flights because of strong winds at its hub in Istanbul, according to a statement on its website.

Domestic and international flights in and out of Istanbul's Ataturk Airport were affected, it said.

"Due to storm-strength 'lodos' winds, flights on Jan. 16 and 17 have been cancelled to reduce potential capacity," Turkish Airlines, Europe's fourth-biggest carrier, said.

The lodos is a warm southwesterly wind from the Sea of Marmara that blows sporadically throughout the year.

The main ferry service across the Marmara also cancelled half a dozen trips due to the lodos, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

TRTWorld, Reuters