German airlines resume normal schedules as calm returns to Turkey

Germany's largest airline, Lufthansa, is flying mostly according to plan on Sunday, as thousands of tourists sat out a coup attempt that was smothered in just part of a day.

"We're returning largely to the normal flight schedule," a spokesman said.

Only two flights between Ankara and Munich as well as one flight between Istanbul and Frankfurt were cancelled on Sunday.

Lufthansa's low-budget carrier, Eurowings, returned to its normal schedule on Sunday as well.

The situation has remained calm in vacation areas, spokespersons for German tourism company Tui and Britain's Thomas Cook said Sunday.

Thomas Cook's spokesman referred to "normality" at Turkey's beach resorts, many of which are located very far from Istanbul and Ankara, the main sites of military action Friday night.

Tui, which has about 18,000 guests in Turkey at the moment, only received around 30 requests to return home, spokeswoman Anja Braun said Sunday.

Last update: Sun, 17/07/2016 - 16:34

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