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Nicosia International Airport

Διεθνές Αεροδρόμιο Λευκωσίας
Lefkoşa Uluslararası Havaalanı
Aeropuerto de Nicosia.jpg
The now-derelict passenger terminal at Nicosia International Airport
  • IATA: NIC
  • ICAO: LCNC
Summary
Airport typeMilitary (and formerly: joint Civil)
OwnerBritish Ministry of Defence[1]
OperatorFormerly: Royal Air Force
Now: de facto United Nations
ServesNicosia
LocationWest of Nicosia, Cyprus
Elevation AMSL722 ft / 220 m
Coordinates35°09′00″N 033°16′38″E / 35.15000°N 33.27722°E / 35.15000; 33.27722Coordinates: 35°09′00″N 033°16′38″E / 35.15000°N 33.27722°E / 35.15000; 33.27722
Map
NIC is located in Cyprus
NIC
NIC
Location in Cyprus
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 8,882 2,707 asphalt
09/27 5,988 1,825 asphalt

Nicosia International Airport (Greek: Διεθνές Αεροδρόμιο Λευκωσίας, Turkish: Lefkoşa Uluslararası Havaalanı) is a largely disused airport located 8.2 km (5.1 mi) west of the Cypriot capital city of Nicosia in the Lakatamia suburb. It was originally the main airport for the island, but commercial activity ceased following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974. The airport site is now mainly used as the headquarters of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus.

  1. ^ House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for 19 Jan 2005 (pt 6)

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