(Updated) The FAA has banned US-Turkey flights until September 

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a NOTAM banning all airlines, whether American or foreign, from carrying out flights between the United States and Turkey until September 1.

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This Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) comes in the wake of the failed coup which saw sections of the Turkish armed forces attempting to overthrow Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government.

As of right now, all carriers, regardless of country of registry, are prohibited to provide any services between the UA and Turkey, directly or via a third country.

While no US airlines currently operate any flights between the countries, Turkish Airlines does and this ban severally affected it.

In fact, Turkish serves various cities in the US from its hub in Istanbul, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Mew York, San Francisco and Washington.

The FAA will review the NOTAM not later than August 15.

Update

The FAA has now lifted the ban and Turkish Airlines has announced that US operations will be normal again on July 19th.

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