The Turkish airline ‘Atlas Global’ suddenly announced it was halting all of its flights until mid-December. As a result of the decision, dozens of Israelis found themselves stranded in Turkey without a return ticket home. Some of them simply purchased a ticket from another airline, wishing to get back home to Israel.
The announcement came on Tuesday, without warning, causing an immediate halt of all flights. This includes flights from Turkey to Israel, leaving dozens of Israelis stranded.
The airline began flights to and from Israel about 2.5 years ago and had regular flights to and from Istanbul. Of late, flights were introduced to and from Antalya too.
The airline explained the sudden decision is intended to assist in improving its cash flow.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)