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Cyprus Turkish Airlines suspends all operations

Cyprus Turkish Airlines (Kibris Hava Yollari-KTHY) (Ercan) suspended all operations on June 21, 2010 due to mounting debts.

The airline announced the suspension on its website:

http://www.kthy.net/

Trying to avoid filing for bankruptcy, the company had previously decided to sell the company this month. Atlasjet was the only bidder and did purchase a 50.1 percent share in the company on June 23. Atlasjet intends to restart operations with a new AOC.

The airline of the Turkish portion of Cyprus launched scheduled operations on February 3, 1975.

Copyright Photo: Rick Schlamp. The company updated its livery in 2009 with this new look. Boeing 737-86N TC-CTA (msn 35643) taxies past the camera at Seattle (Boeing Field-King County) before it was delivered on April 30, 2009.

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KTHY changes its brand to Cyprus Turkish

 

Brand new Boeing 737-86N TC-CTA (msn 35643) taxies at Seattle (King County-Boeing Field) in the new look.  Copyright Photo: Rick Schlamp.

Brand new Boeing 737-86N TC-CTA (msn 35643) taxies at Seattle (King County-Boeing Field) in the new look. Copyright Photo: Rick Schlamp.

KTHY-Kibris Turk Hava Yollari (Ercan) has introduced a new color scheme and also changed it brand name to Cyprus Turkish Airlines. With the new livery, the company has removed the previous large “KTHY” titles.