26 March 2023,   08:58
Turkish Airlines is fixing prices to help move earthquake volunteers and survivors

Turkish Airlines has flown groups of rescue and relief workers into the affected areas in Turkey while also evacuating hundreds of affected residents. The airline has fixed prices for departing passengers, ensuring that everyone who needs to leave can do so at an affordable rate.

The airline set its fixed rate for airfare into and out of the region at USD 5.30. It chose this number as it is affordable and enough to help cover some operating costs. At this rate, the airline has flown in over 11,000 volunteers and flown out roughly the same number of people.

Since the earthquake first occurred yesterday, Monday, February 6th, the airline has diverted 80 planes to the area to help with relief efforts. These planes continue transporting passengers and humanitarian aid between the region and the airline’s hub at Istanbul Airport.