HISTORY: CYPRUS TURKISH AIRLINES LIMITED (KIBRIS TURK HAVA YOLLARI KTHY) was a Turkish Cypriot airline that served as the flag carrier for Northern Cyprus. Until its collapse in June 2010, Cyprus Turkish Airlines was the primary airline flying passengers to Northern Cyprus. KTHY operated scheduled flights from Ercan, Northern Cyprus, to several cities in Turkey, the United Kingdom, and Western and Northern Europe. Its main base was Ercan Airport, in the Turkish sector of Nicosia. Cyprus Turkish Airlines was established on 4 December 1974 in Nicosia, with shares equally divided between Turkish Airlines and the Cash Development of the Consolidated Fund of the Assembly of the Turkish Cypriot Community. The first scheduled flight took place on 3 February 1975. On 21 June 2010, the airline announced via their website that they had ceased all operations until further notice. On 29 June 2010, it was announced that the airline had gone out of business.
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