A delegation from the World Bank, which is analysing the economies of both the TRNC and South Cyprus, is examining Ercan airport, Turkish daily Milliyet reports.
The delegation was briefed as to whether the airport will be able to offer international services after a possible solution is reached to the Cyprus problem.
According to the paper, the World Bank officials studied the new airport project, the foundation of which has been laid by TT Airports.
In statements to Milliyet, Serhat Ozcelik, general director of TT Airport, said that they have started building the airport, using the latest technology. Referring to the Ercan, Ozcelik noted: “The airport, which is serving 3.5 million passengers now, will be offering services to nine million passengers”. He also claimed that Ercan is now safer than Larnaca airport.
Gunay Cerkez, director of Korman Constructions Ltd, which is contracted to the project, told Milliyet that they are planning on completing the new airport within a year. He said that the airport’s terminal building, which is currently 20 thousand square metre, will be expanded to 120 thousand square metres.