North Cyprus is
effectively part of Turkey but has English traditions and its own distinctive character
that appeals to the British. This historic island has a climate
that is hot in the summer, cool in the winter and very
pleasant the rest of the year making it both a brilliant holiday
destination, and a place to retire.
There is a good service of through
flights from the UK to North Cyprus, but because of United Nations
directions, all flights to North Cyprus are required to stop at Turkey
en-route to North Cyprus. Pegasus & Onur Air passengers stay on the aircraft during
this brief stop.
Connecting flights via Istanbul complete the choice
of flights to North Cyprus.
Pegasus operate several flights a week
from Stansted and a weekly service from Manchester on
en-route but passengers to Ercan stay on board the
aircraft during this stop. Prices most dates Sep
& Oct £250 - £350
Turkish Airlines operate services from
Stansted, Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham to Istanbul.
At Istanbul a change of aircraft is
required. Luggage is through checked and through fares can be purchased.
Operate a charter service on Thursdays and Sundays from Stansted,
and from Glasgow on Thursdays. Flights
stop at Turkey en route but passengers to Ercan stay on
the aircraft during this stop.