Correction to Ercan Airport news item 2nd August by TRNC Public Information Office

Dear Readers,

We have made a correction in the following news dated 2 August 2016. Instead of “billion”, it should be “million”. We are very sorry for the mistake.

Ercan Airport is competitor to Larnaca and Paphos Airports

According to the Greek Cypriot Fileleftheros newspaper, Ercan Airport has become a major competitor of Larnaca and Paphos Airports. According to reports, while strong passenger and flight numbers have been recorded in the last two years in Larnaca and Paphos Airports, a continuous increase has also been noted in passenger and flight levels at Ercan Airport despite all routes having to go through Turkish destinations.

Ercan Airport

Based on data provided by OAG, the passenger, airport and airline data collection specialist, 3.5–4 billion million passengers used Ercan Airport in 2015.  Compared with 5.4 billion million passengers at Larnaca and 2.3 billion million at Paphos in the same period, the newspaper reported that this is a historic record.

Source: TRNC Public Information Office