Ercan International Airport – ‘The Gateway to Northern Cyprus’
Ercan Airport – the Largest and the primary civilian airport in Cyprus.
Ercan Airport is a small, compact airport engulfed with all modern amenities
Ercan Airport is the largest international airport of Northern Cyprus and is taking care of more than 100 flights per week. It is the only primary civilian airport of the Northern Cyprus that is situated 13.5 kilometers east of Nicosia towards Timvou village. The Britishers constructed the old Ercan Airport during the Second World War as their military airport. Ercan Airport is also known as Nicosia Airport. The recently built new terminal at Ercan international airport is well equipped and offers all the facilities that one can avail at every international airport round the globe. The new terminal is built with complete art and technical enhancement for handling more flights arrival and departure from the airport.
Turkish airlines have an upper hand in bringing maximum passengers to Ercan International airport. Pegasus Airlines, Atlas Jet and Cyprus Turkish Airlines are the only airlines that are presently serving to Ercan international airport. There are also many chartered flights that are being operated from this airport. The interesting fact to know is that the flights do not reach the airport directly as they have to come via Turkey. This is because no flights are allowed to go to Ercan Airport in the Northern Cyprus directly. Northern Cyprus is a great choice of UK residents for coming to spend their holidays here. UK visitors to Northern Cyprus prefer Cyprus Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines with chartered flights for travelling to Northern Cyprus. Cyprus Turkish Airlines is more preferred for its cheap flights that are operated on their regular schedule from Birmingham, Gatwick, Manchester and Heathrow.
Ercan Airport new terminal was inaugurated in 2004 and since then it is serving efficiently. The Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus at the time of inauguration named the airport as ‘The Gateway to Northern Cyprus’. Ercan Airport has proved its name true as it really opened the doors for thousands of visitors coming to Northern Cyprus entering through this airport.
Ercan Airport is a small airport but has all the modern amenities and facilities for its passengers. It is an airport with a single building having separate arrivals and departures for the passengers. There are two runways of 2755 meter and 1800 meter respectively at the airport. The airport is completely computerized with latest technology. The control tower can easily access and track the landing of multiple flights at the same time at the airport. The staff at the airport is highly qualified having thorough knowledge about the working system. The airport also has help desk and tourist information desk to assist their passengers. A traveler can find all the facilities from bank, ATM machines, restaurants, café, shops and everything that one needs at the airport.