Tag: Ercan Airport

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“Utter contempt for Turkish Cypriots” – community slam UK government for “lying” about Ercan disembarkation rule

The British government has moved the goalposts over its ‘disembarkation rule’, giving a completely different reason in Parliament about why the policy was introduced for flights between the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) and the United Kingdom, angering Turkish Cypriots, who have accused the government of ‘dishonesty’. Back in 2017, the UK government claimed […]

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Turkish Airlines confirms its Ercan-Istanbul flight schedule for June

Turkish Airlines has announced it is resuming flights between Turkey and the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) from Saturday, 20 June 2020. The airline will be operating four flights a week to Ercan Airport, Lefkoşa, until the end of the month. The carrier had been expected to resume its North Cyprus flights last week, […]

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Pegasus re-starting flights to London Stansted, Ercan and other international destinations

Pegasus Airlines has announced it is resuming international flights. It follows a suspension of nearly 3 months to comply with government-imposed travel restrictions to contain the coronavirus pandemic. The low-cost carrier started flights to Germany at the weekend, and will be gradually adding more European destinations from 15 June 2020, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, […]

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Atlasglobal confirms its daily flights to Ercan are set to continue

  A leading carrier to North Cyprus has issued a statement rebutting claims it will be stopping flights to the country. Istanbul-based Atlasglobal (formerly Atlasjet) has been flying to the Mediterranean island for more than a decade, with multiple daily flights to North Cyprus’ Ercan Airport. Earlier today, the airline was forced to respond to […]

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TRNC air embargo: “prove it’s not politically motivated,” Turkish Cypriots tell UK govt

  Turkish Cypriots have thrown down the gauntlet to the British Government, after Chris Grayling, the UK Transport Minister, stated the new transit rule forcing Pegasus passengers to disembark in Turkey is purely to protect them “against a genuine terrorist threat” and is not politically motivated. But Fikri Toros, the President of the Cyprus Turkish […]

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“Alarm and dismay” over silence on new Ercan regulations

  Since June 1st, passengers flying Pegasus between North Cyprus and the UK have been forced to undergo a new security regime that requires them to get off the plane and be re-screened in Turkey. The new measures have been forced on Cyprus’ largest tourist carrier by UK authorities concerned about a growing range of security […]

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UK slams new embargo on TRNC air passengers
 

As from June 1st, all passengers flying to and from the TRNC with Pegasus Airlines – Cyprus’ biggest carrier – will face extra, tiring formalities during their Istanbul or Izmir touchdown. Instead of remaining on the plane, passengers travelling on to London or Lefkoşa must disembark with their luggage, go through a security check in […]