Turkish Airlines Flight TK726

Turkish Airlines announced that it would resume some of its international flights from Thursday after remaining suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bilal Eksi, CEO of the company, said in a tweet on Wednesday that AnadoluJet, a trademark of Turkey’s flag carrier, would start flying from Istanbul and the capital Ankara to some European countries from Thursday, reports Xinhua news agency.

The initial destinations would cover several major cities such as Amsterdam, Berlin and London.

Turkey is expected to increase the number of its international flights to 40 countries in the upcoming days.

Turkish Airlines had earlier announced that its international flights would start on June 10.

The reason for the delay was not immediately clear.

Turkey partially resumes domestic flights on June 1 after a two-month closure.