- Title: Istanbul flights grounded due to snow storm
- Date: 6th January 2017
- Summary: ISTANBUL, TURKEY (JANUARY 6, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SNOW FALLING ON PLANE AT ATATURK AIRPORT TARMAC VARIOUS OF JET BRIDGE ATTACHED TO PLANE / SNOW FALLING PEOPLE WALKING ON JET BRIDGE AND BOARDING PLANE PEOPLE WAITING / SLEEPING AT AIRPORT PEOPLE LOOKING AT AIRPORT SCREENS SHOWING FLIGHTS DETAILS AMBULANCE DRIVING BY / SNOW FALLING VARIOUS OF SNOW FALLING ON CARS DRIVING BY SNOW FALLING ON STREET LIGHT VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WAITING AT BUS STOP DURING SNOW STORM MAN FILMING SNOW FALLING AROUND WITH HIS MOBILE SNOW FALLING SNOW PLOUGH DRIVING THROUGH TRAFFIC PEOPLE WITH UMBRELLAS WALKING IN SNOW STORM CARS DRIVING IN SNOW STORM
- Embargoed: 21st January 2017 17:49
- Keywords: Turkey Istanbul weather snow flights cancelled Ataturk Sabiha Gokcen
- Location: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
- City: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Environment,Weather
- Reuters ID: LVA0015XY1Q2V
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Hundreds of flights into and out of Istanbul's Ataturk airport were cancelled on Friday (January 6) as heavy snow storm hit the city.
395 flights scheduled for Friday and Saturday (January 7) from both Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen airports in Istanbul were cancelled due to weather conditions.
Turkish Airlines had previously reported cancelling 257 flights while Pegasus Airline cancelled 112, Atlas Global - 20 and Onur Air - 6 scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
Strong snowfalls that started late on Friday are expected to continue in the coming days, with temperatures plunging.
Snowfall has also caused hundreds of village roads to be blocked in the eastern provinces of Turkey.
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