The low-cost Turkish airline Onur Air will resume domestic flights on June 26 and international flights on July 15, the company announced Tuesday.
Onur Air said in a statement that it will resume operations with new safety and health measures implemented following more than two months of suspension of flights as part of the restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Flights were suspended on March 28 amid worldwide coronavirus restrictions.
The airline will operate one daily round trip between Istanbul and the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya and the Black Sea city of Trabzon and a trip to the Aegean resort town of Bodrum four days a week, starting from July 26.
Onur Air CEO Teoman Tosun said the company’s priority is to ensure maximum security for the passengers and to offer the cheapest prices available.
“Our aircraft are being disinfected in line with national and international health standards to prevent the spread of the virus,” Tosun said.
The spread of the virus suspended touristic activity from March as Turkey was quick to close its borders and halt flights and other modes of transportation.
Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines, SunExpress its joint venture with Lufthansa and major budget airline Pegasus have already resumed domestic flights between major routes in the first week of June, after the lifting of travel restrictions due to the pandemic.
The airlines had been scheduled to resume limited international travel from mid-June and are waiting for permission to fly from national and international authorities.
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