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EgyptAir cancels Wednesday's flights to Istanbul

The flights have been cancelled after suicide bombers killed 36 people at Istanbul airport on Tuesday night

Ahram Online , Wednesday 29 Jun 2016
Airport staff stand next to an EgyptAir plane on the runway at Cairo Airport (Reuters)
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EgyptAir, the country's national carrier, said it had cancelled flights to Istanbul scheduled for Wednesday after multiple suicide bombers killed 36 people at Istanbul's main international airport late on Tuesday.

Flights number MS 737 and MS 735 that were scheduled from Cairo to Istanbul at 9:50 and 14:20 Cairo local time have been cancelled, the flag carrier said in a statement late Tuesday.

Turkish Airlines suspended its flights until 8 am (0500 GMT) on Wednesday and said bookings on flights to or from Istanbul Ataturk airport between 28 June and 5 July 2016 would be changed or refunded without any cost.

Egypt's foreign ministry condemned in the strongest terms" the terrorist" assault at Istanbul airport, while calling for a joint international fight against terrorism.


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