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Batik Air to suspend flights to Istanbul over Mid-East tensions
Published on: Friday, April 19, 2024
By: Bernama
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Batik Air to suspend flights to Istanbul over Mid-East tensions
Batik Air’s operator, Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd, stressed that the safety and well-being of its passengers and crew remain its top priority. (Facebook pic)
Kuala Lumpur: Batik Air will suspend its flight operations to Istanbul, Turkey, from May 1.

The airline’s operator, Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd, said passengers will be notified of changes in their itinerary through email and text.

“This decision comes in response to the recent situation in the Middle East, which has significantly impacted our route, leading to operational restrictions that make it challenging to continue flights to the region.

“Therefore, Batik Air has taken the difficult but necessary step to suspend its (flight) operations to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW),” Malindo Airways said in a statement.

It stressed that the safety and well-being of its passengers and crew remain its top priority, and this decision was made after careful consideration of the prevailing situation.

“We understand the inconvenience this suspension may bring to our valued passengers, and we extend our heartfelt apologies for any disruption it may cause to their travel arrangements,” it said.

It said customers should visit www.malindoair.com/Refund-Request to request a refund.

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