Direct Flights To TRNC

When it comes to dreamy Mediterranean destinations, Northern Cyprus often remains an unexplored gem. Tucked away on the eastern side of the island of Cyprus, this beautiful region offers a rich blend of history, stunning landscapes, and a laid-back lifestyle. Until recently, accessibility to Northern Cyprus has been a challenge, but the good news is that direct flights to this enchanting destination are now available, opening up a world of exploration for eager travelers and real estate investors.

Flights to Northern Cyprus with Turkish Airlines take off from Istanbul Airport (IST) or Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) and land at Ercan International Airport (ECN) .

Most British passengers flying to Turkish North Cyprus, whether for holidays or property visits, currently choose to fly via Larnaca in the Greek south of the island, to avoid having to change planes in Turkiye. This was due to the disembarkation policy introduced by the British government in 2017 for all airlines flying from the UK to Ercan International Airport (ECN) in North Cyprus.

But today sees great news for travellers from London to North Cyprus – starting on 31st October, a popular budget airline Anadolu Jet, will operate direct night flights to North Cyprus Ercan from Stansted. Although these flights will still have to “touch down” for 30 minutes in Sabiha Gökçen Airport in Istanbul, there will be no need to disembark. Passengers will remain on the aircraft – a great boon for those who are disabled or travelling with children. It will also hugely reduce the travel time overall.

Ercan International Airport, NorthernCyprus.
Ercan International Airport

In this blog post, we’ll dive into why Northern Cyprus should be on your travel radar and how these direct flights make it easier than ever to experience its unique enchatments.

  1. Enchatment of Northern Cyprus: Northern Cyprus boasts an irresistible charm that stems from its fascinating history and breathtaking natural beauty. With a blend of Turkish, Greek, and British influences, the island is a cultural melting pot, showcasing ancient ruins, traditional villages, and stunning beaches along its coastline. From the historic city of Famagusta to the stunning Kyrenia Harbour and the rugged landscapes of the Karpaz Peninsula, Northern Cyprus offers something for every traveler seeking a unique and off-the-beaten-path adventure.
  2. Previously Limited Accessibility: In the past, reaching Northern Cyprus involved lengthy and inconvenient travel routes. Visitors often had to book indirect flights and make connections through major European cities, making it a cumbersome process and long journey. The previous restriction of access prevented many travelers from experiencing the wonders of this hidden gem. However, thanks to the introduction of a new direct flights to Northern Cyprus, travelers can now fly straight to Ercan International Airport in the capital city of Nicosia, eliminating the hassle and saving precious time.
  3. Convenience and Time-saving: The introduction of direct flights to Northern Cyprus has revolutionized travel to the region as well as boosting local real estate market. Airlines such as Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, and other regional carriers now operate direct flights from various European destinations, including major cities like London, Istanbul, Berlin, and Moscow. This convenience has significantly reduced travel times and made it easier for travelers from around the world to explore Northern Cyprus. With more airlines recognizing the potential of this unique destination, the number of direct flights is expected to increase further in the coming years.
  4. Exploring the Undiscovered: One of the main advantages of direct flights to Northern Cyprus is the opportunity to discover an unspoiled and lesser-known destination. Unlike its bustling neighbor to the south, Northern Cyprus offers a more relaxed and authentic atmosphere, with fewer crowds and a slower pace of life. From its pristine beaches to its picturesque mountain villages, the region is a haven for nature lovers, history enthusiasts, and those seeking a tranquil escape and property investment. With direct flights, travelers can now immerse themselves in the local culture and explore the hidden treasures of Northern Cyprus without the inconvenience of long journeys.
  5. A Unique Cultural Experience: Northern Cyprus offers a distinctive blend of cultures, evident in its architecture, cuisine, and traditions. The region’s rich history is reflected in its ancient castles, monasteries, and mosques, which stand as testament to its diverse past. Visitors can explore the ancient city of Salamis, visit the enchanting Bellapais Abbey, or wander through the narrow streets of Nicosia’s Old Town, where Turkish and Greek influences intertwine seamlessly. With direct flights, travelers can embark on a cultural journey to Northern Cyprus, experiencing its warm hospitality and embracing its unique blend of traditions.

Senilk Real Estate advises all the visitors to Northern Cyprus, whether travelling via the south or north of the island to book their flights well in advance. The reason is that there is currently a post COVID-19 property boom in North Cyprus and flight prices might be far higher than normal. Please contact us for assistance with organising your property inspection visit.

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