De hecho, su base de operaciones, el aeropuerto de Ercan, no aparece en los listados IATA ni OACI porque no se reconoce su status de aeropuerto internacional. Actualmente, ningún avión puede aterrizar en él sin haber pasado antes por Turquía.
KTHY (Kıbrıs Türk Hava Yolları) was the "national airline" of Northen Cyprus, an unrecognised, de facto country which is more of a Turkish dependency. Turkey, by the way, is the only counry that recognises the Northern Cyprus Republic. KTHY had flights to Turkey and also flew to London, the legal reasons behind this are unknown to me.
The airline was based at Ercan airport, which does not appear as an international airport in IATA or OACI lists because of its unrecognised status. Also, there is a current rule that states that no aircraft is allowed to land there unless it has touched a Turkish airport before.