North Cyprus Airlines

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North Cyprus Airlines
Kuzey Kıbrıs Hava Yolları (KKHY)
IATA ICAO Callsign
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Founded 18 January 2011
Commenced operations TBA
Operating bases Stansted Airport
Hubs Ercan International Airport
Fleet size 3 (Planned)
Destinations 11 (Planned)
Parent company Turkish Airlines
Headquarters Nicosia, North Cyprus
Key people TBA

North Cyprus Airlines (Turkish: Kuzey Kıbrıs Hava Yolları (KKHY)) was founded by the government of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) shortly after the bankruptcy of Cyprus Turkish Airlines in June 2010.

According to Turkish Cypriot authorities, 60% of all shares will belong to the private sector and 30% will be owned publicly. In accordance with an agreement with the national flag carrier airline of Turkey, Turkish Airlines will own the remaining 10% of shares in the newly established North Cyprus Airlines and will be responsible for supplying new fleet to the airliner. [1] KKHY will start operations with an initial $15,000,000 budget and as an affiliate member of the Star Alliance group. [2]

Scheduled flights will be operated from Ercan International Airport, Northern Cyprus and will fly to an apparent 11 destinations globally, including Turkey and the United Kingdom as well as several other destinations in Western and Northern Europe. Orhan Sivrikaya became the first CEO of North Cyprus Airlines.[3]

At this moment the North Cyprus Airlines project is frozen.[4]

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