Ercan airport become very busy as foreign students arrives

Air traffic to the TRNC only airport, Ercan is expected to increase in the coming days as foreign students both old and new return to the country for higher education for the new academic year starting in October. 

According to a report by local media, Yeniduzen, the Civil Aviation Department’s data shows that there has been a considerable rise in the number of arrivals into North Cyprus. These numbers are expected to increase until November, Minister of Transport Resimiye Canaltay had predicted.

The minister said that moves were under way to minimise the current 40-minute intervals between planes arriving.

Zeki Ziya, General Manager of Pegasus, an airline company which has a considerable share of air traffic to and from the country, agreed that time limits between arrivals should be reduced. He added that if demand increases, air fares will not, Yeniduzen wrote.

Currently, ticket prices for foreign students have put a strain on their purses. Transfer flights from Turkey to Ercan can cost between 250TL and 500TL.

Nevertheless, passenger arrivals into Ercan have doubled since June.

Source: LGC News. Yeniduzen

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