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Huge: Turkish Airlines Just Canceled Flights to 9 European Countries

Written by Charlie

Turkish Airlines just canceled flights to 9 European countries. These cancellations will be in effect through April 17. Find out all the details.

Turkish Airlines just made a massive schedule change for destinations around Europe. They canceled flights to 9 countries in Europe through April 17, 2020. Here are the details.

Turkish Airlines Canceled Flights to 9 European Countries

Link: Turkish Airlines Canceled Flights Page

This is bad news for any US citizens/residents/etc that are looking for ways back to the US until the 30 day ban lifts. I had recommended Turkish as they are outside of the Schengen but now if you are in any of the below countries, you will need to get to another Schengen country to begin your trip to the US with Turkish. The Lufthansa group is not flying many flights at all to the US anymore so Turkish is one of the best chances.

Here is the list of countries that Turkish Airlines canceled flights from/to, starting from March 14.

  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Belgium
  • Austria
  • Sweden
  • Netherlands

This in addition to the cancellations they had made to Italy (which are set to expire April 1). The above countries have cancellations from March 14 – April 17. Here are the details from Turkish about these cancellations.

Rights for passengers with canceled tickets for Germany, France, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Netherlands flights
Change Requests
Rights for our passengers who hold tickets for cancelled Germany, France, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Netherlands flights for February and March are listed below.

For passengers who have tickets for Germany, France, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Netherlands flights between March 14, 2020 and April 17, 2020, reservation changes will be made free of charge if the new reservation is for a flight taking place by May 31, 2020.

Refund Requests
  • Refunds will be issued for unused tickets.
  • For partially used tickets, where the trip has not been completed, our passengers will be provided with route changes to the extent possible or will receive refunds for the non-used portion of the ticket.
Privileges provided to  passengers with non-canceled flights
Reissue requests
Arrangements have been made for our passengers with non-cancelled tickets for the Germany, France, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Netherlands flights starting February until May 2020.

For our passengers who hold tickets issued on or before March 13, 2020, for the Germany, France, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Netherlands flights between March 13, 2020 and May 31, 2020, reservations can be changed free of charge, provided that they take action by April 15, 2020, and that the new reservation is for a flight taking place by May 31, 2020.

Refund Requests
  • Refunds will be issued for unused tickets.
  • For partially used tickets, where the trip has not been completed, our passengers will be provided with route changes to the extent possible or will receive refunds for the non-used portion of the ticket.
What Should You Do if Your Turkish Airlines Flight Was Canceled?

You can make the change or request for a refund directly from the Turkish website or app. You can also do it over the phone. If you purchased your ticket through an online travel agent, you can call them but you should also be able to request a change/refund through the Turkish website.

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About the author

Charlie

Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

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