The 'full closure' decision taken within the scope of the epidemic measures, which will last from April 29, 19.00 to May 17, 05.00, has created a density in online travel ticket sites. The CEO of biletall.com, Yaşar Çelik, stated that citizens who wanted to change the city before the restrictions and spend this process in their hometown or in their summerhouses started to search for tickets right after the announcement, “4 times the bus tickets and 3 times the air tickets were sold compared to a normal day. In addition, those who have a holiday plan for the feast started to make their cancellations ”.
President Tayyip Erdoğan announced new measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak after the cabinet meeting. According to the statement, a full 29-day closure decision was made, starting from 2021:19.00 on Thursday, April 17, 2021, and lasting until May 05.00, 18, Monday, XNUMX:XNUMX. After this decision, citizens who wanted to travel intercity before the restriction turned to ticket websites.
"Some Sites Locked Out"
Stating that the sector, which has been stagnant for a long time since last night, has experienced a movement, albeit for a short time, Yaşar Çelik, CEO of biletall.com, said, “Immediately after the announcement, density started on both the call center and the website. Ticket purchases from mobile applications also took place at a high rate. Many companies sold out tickets in the first hour. Compared to a normal day, 1 times the bus tickets and 4 times the air tickets were sold. The density continues less than last night. Some travel sites have been locked. As a company, we were prepared for this situation with our strong infrastructure, we got through the process smoothly ”.
"Cancellations Have Begun to Come"
Noting that the 20-day stoppage in the face of a one-day increase unfortunately eliminated the holiday movement expected by the industry, Çelik continued his words as follows: While there was an intense purchasing process last night, cancellations for closing dates started to come today. In addition, within the scope of the decisions taken; HES code query will be made before the passengers are admitted to the vehicles on public transportation vehicles such as plane, train, ship or bus, and if there is no objectionable situation such as diagnosed / contact, they will be taken to the vehicle. In this process, those who will travel need to get permission. The travel permit can be obtained via Alo 199 or e-Government. Public transportation vehicles operating between cities (excluding aircraft); They will be able to accept passengers at the rate of 50% of the passenger carrying capacity specified in the vehicle license, and the seat of the passengers in the vehicle will be such that the passengers cannot contact each other (1 full 1 empty). "