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THY set to restart flights to US, Far East

THY set to restart flights to US, Far East

After suspending flights due to the coronavirus outbreak, Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines will resume flying to the US and Far East next week, the company’s CEO said on Friday.

Set to be operated three times a week, flights to Chicago and Washington will restart on June 19, to Miami on June 22 and Los Angeles on June 24, Bilal Eksi said on Twitter.

The flag carrier’s first Far East flight will be to Shanghai on June 19 after a halt of more than four months.

Turkish Airlines’ Hong Kong and Seoul flights will resume on June 24, the company announced.

On June 10, the company restarted international flights and is increasing flights gradually.

Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Turkish Airlines currently has a fleet of some 350 aircraft flying to some 320 destinations worldwide, except during the pandemic period.

After originating in China last December, COVID-19 has spread to at least 188 countries and regions.

The pandemic has killed nearly 421,500 people worldwide, with more than 7.51 million confirmed cases, while recoveries have surpassed 3.54 million, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University in the US.