Fly Cyprus Airlines has begun its operations at Ercan Airport with Airbus A330 aircraft leased from Air Anka, marking a first in terms of wide-body aircraft operations at the airport. The first flight was conducted with an Airbus A330-343 aircraft. It's indicated that there might be new leases by the end of the year1.
A statement shared on social media said, "A first at Ercan Airport! We are proud as Fly Cyprus Airlines to have conducted the first wide-body aircraft operation from our new home, Ercan Airport, with Airbus A330-343! Our endless thanks to all our passengers who chose us...”
Hosting wide-body aircraft operations is a significant step for Ercan Airport, potentially increasing the airport's capacity and air traffic in the region. Such operations, offering more passenger and cargo carrying capacity, could enable the airport and the region to play a larger role in the aviation and tourism sectors overall.