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Ercan airport

Ercan International Airport
Ercan Uluslararası Havalimanı
Airport type Public
Operator  Northern Cyprus
Serves North Nicosia
Location Tymvou, Northern Cyprus
Elevation AMSL 403 ft / 123 m
Coordinates 35°09′35″N 33°30′00″E / 35.15972°N 33.50000°E / 35.15972; 33.50000Coordinates: 35°09′35″N 33°30′00″E / 35.15972°N 33.50000°E / 35.15972; 33.50000

Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 9,038 2,755 Asphalt
16/34 5,905 1,800 Paved
Statistics (Nov 2012[2])
Monthly Passengers 204,208 Increase
Monthly Aircraft 1,646 Increase

Ercan International Airport (Turkish: Ercan Uluslararası Havalimanı [eɾdʒan uɫusɫaɾaɾasɯ havalimanɯ]) (IATA: ECNICAO: LCEN)[1] is an airport in the de facto Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. However, since the airport lies in an internationally unrecognized country, its status as an international airport is also unrecognized and the airport codes do not appear in the official IATA and ICAO lists.

It is located east of the Nicosia, near the village of Tymvou. Since 2006 the rule which stipulates that flights are required to touch down at a Turkish airport before continuing to and from Ercan has been under discussion.

In 2006 the Turkish government began discussions for Northern Cyprus's main port Famagusta, and main civilian airport Ercan, to be able to operate direct connections with the UK government describing it as a "significant and creative offer".[3]

Recent plans have arisen to privatise Ercan Airport as well as plans to enlarge the airport in order to increase capacity. Ercan Airport currently has a 2.5 kilometre-long landing field and an apron with a capacity of seven aircraft, and, although the runway is long enough for large planes to land, it lacks the length for take-offs. The plan is for the construction of a new landing field, apron and terminal building, with the planned new apron doubling the current plane capacity.[4]


The precursor of Ercan Airport, Tymvou Airport was constructed by the British in World War II as a military airport, during their colonial rule of the island. It was abandoned after the independence of Cyprus. Following the partition of Cyprus into Turkish and Greek areas it was expanded and today it is used as the main civilian airport of Northern Cyprus.

Airlines and destinations

Note that all international flights outside of Turkey are not direct flights and they require a touchdown in a Turkish airport.


External links

  • DAFIF.
  • DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  • NWS
  • Aviation Safety Network
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