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Ercan International Airport

Airport information
 Location of airport in Cyprus
Airport typePublic
OperatorNorthern Cyprus
ServesNicosia north of the Green Line (the Turkish part) and also the whole of Northern Cyprus
Elevation123 m (403 ft)

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Ercan International Airport -treɾˈdʒan , or , 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 Cypriot capital city of 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/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".

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.

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