One of Turkey’s airline companies Atlas Global Airlines cancelled all flights on February 12, 2020. The carrier had previously suspended European flights and reduced domestic flight operations temporarily on November 28, 2019 due to financial problems. AtlasGlobal restarted its suspended flights again to Antalya, London, Baghdad, Tel-Aviv, Tehran and Amsterdam on December 21, 2019. With the declaration of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation on social media accounts on February 12, 2020 ‘ airlines filed for bankruptcy due to their failure to continue their operations and flights’ - Atlas Global officially left the skies. The last flight was operated from Istanbul to Baghdad.
Atlas Global had been operating since 2001, had flied to 27 other destinations, including London, Paris, France, Germany and destinations across the Middle East and Russia. It operated a fleet of 18 aircraft, 13 of which are the A321-200, along with three A320s, one A319 and one widebody A330.