The Turkish Airlines has canceled regular flights between Istanbul and Dnepropetrovsk from July 24 to August 1 this year, the press service of the company announced.

The decision to cancel the flights was made "in order to ensure the safety of passengers, crew, and aircraft."

Passengers of the canceled flights can change their departure dates and cities or apply for refunds in accordance with the airline’s standard flight-cancellation rules.

Earlier, the Turkish Airlines canceled its Dnepropetrovsk-Istanbul flights scheduled for the period of July 22-24 following recommendations by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) to refrain from flights to Dnepropetrovsk. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian authorities have only banned civil aircraft from flying over the over the Donetsk and Lugansk regions and part of the Kharkov region.