On 28 March 2024, the European Union (EU) decided to ban Southwind Airlines from Türkiye from flying to and over the EU. This decision was made after the airline applied to operate flights between Finland and Türkiye and Finland claimed that the airline is, partially, owned by Russian investors, and therefore violating the EU sanctions.

Southwind Airlines wanted to fly to Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart in Germany. Additionally, the Greek city of Heraklion was also included in the flight program.

Finally, Brussels announced to its members on Thursday, March 28; Southwind Airlines, whose official company name is Cortex Aviation and Tourism Trade, has been banned from taking off, flying and landing in accordance with Article 3d, Article 31 of Regulation No. 833/2014. July 2014 in the office. It regulates sanctions related to Russia's attack on Ukraine. It was stated that the ban in question would be implemented immediately.

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The airline currently has a fleet that is made-up of two Airbus A321s, one A321neo, two A330-200s, three Boeing B737-8s, three B777-300s, and one B777-300ER.

Editor: Haber Merkezi