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Hundreds of flights cancelled in Turkey due to snowstorm


ISTANBUL: A snowstorm forced the closure of flight cancellations in Turkey on Saturday.

Turkish airlines cancelled hundreds of flights in and out of the city’s main Ataturk airport and state-run Anadolu news agency said dozens of planes were diverted to other airports because of the heavy snowfall, which began on Friday evening.

About 6,000 of its passengers were transferred to hotels on Friday evening due to the cancellations and 20,000 meals were distributed to those stranded at the airport, Anadolu said.

Pegasus airlines cancelled some 200 flights in and out of Sabiha Gokcen airport, on the Asian side of the city.

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