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New airline ‘inevitable’

The establishment of a new “national carrier” is “inevitable”, Tourism and Environment Minister Fikret Ataoğlu said, after an airline announced it was cutting a quarter of its scheduled flights to the TRNC.

New airline ‘inevitable’

Turkey’s AtlasGlobal, formerly known as Atlasjet, is to reduce the number of flights to Ercan airport from 32 to 24 per week as of April 25, it was confirmed on Tuesday.

Last week’s announcement from the TRNC’s Transport and Public Works Ministry came after reports in the Turkish Cypriot press wrongly claimed the airline was pulling out of North Cyprus completely.

An AtlasGlobal spokesman said flights to and from London’s Stansted airport via İstanbul were not affected.

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