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Buying a ticket to Northern Cyprus through the website of Turkish Airlines

Updated: 4 weeks ago

Turkish Airlines - the national carrier of Turkey and one of the airlines that operates flights to Northern Cyprus.

In this article, we will explain how to purchase a ticket through the official Turkish Airlines website, as well as explore alternative options - including how to make a payment if you do not have a foreign bank card. Yes, there are ways to pay with a Russian card, and even with cash, which will be discussed below.

Procedure for purchasing a ticket on the Turkish Airlines website

On the main page of the website (there is a Russian version), you need to select the departure airport, and then the arrival airport. Enter "Nicosia" instead of "Erdzhan" or "Erkan" as shown in the screenshot. Then choose the date, specify the number of passengers, and click the search button.

Покупка билета на Северный Кипр через сайт Турецких Авиалиний

After that, flight options will appear, choose the one that suits you. You can also filter them by the necessary parameters. Pay attention to the blue logo instead of the red one - this flight is operated by the subsidiary airline Anadolujet, and in the case of departure from Istanbul, it will be a different airport on the Asian side.

Покупка билета на Северный Кипр через сайт Турецких Авиалиний

After selecting the flight, you will have the option to choose a fare. It differs in the size of the baggage included in the price, as well as the cancellation or rescheduling policy. The main details are provided at this stage.

Покупка билета на Северный Кипр через сайт Турецких Авиалиний

On the next page, after choosing the fare, you will be offered to reserve the ticket without purchasing it to lock in the price for three days. This is a paid option. If you want to purchase the ticket immediately, click the "Continue" button in the lower right corner.

Покупка билета на Северный Кипр через сайт Турецких Авиалиний

The last step is to enter your details, then click "Continue" again and enter your credit card information. The payment is made with the 3D Secure function, which means you will receive an SMS with a confirmation code on your phone.

  • The card used for the purchase must not be issued in the territory of the Russian Federation!

Buying a ticket with a Russian card

If you do not have a foreign bank card and only have Russian cards, you can use the services of search aggregators. By the way, tickets there can be even cheaper than on the airline's website.

After searching and selecting a flight, the system will redirect you to an electronic cash register that accepts Russian cards for payment. Here are the aggregators that allow you to buy a ticket with a Russian card:

Покупка билета на Северный Кипр через сайт Турецких Авиалиний

Buying a ticket with cash

If you are purchasing a ticket from Russia, you can do so at Turkish Airlines offices by paying in cash. Turkish Airlines offices are available in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Kazan. You can also visit independent ticket offices and purchase a ticket with cash there.

Frequently Asked Questions about Turkish Airlines

From which cities in Turkey does Turkish Airlines fly to North Cyprus?

Turkish Airlines operates flights from Istanbul, Antalya, Ankara, Adana, and Trabzon to Ercan in North Cyprus. Some flights are operated by Anadolujet, a subsidiary of Turkish Airlines, but tickets can be purchased on the Turkish Airlines website. You can also check an overview of all airlines flying from Ercan to Turkey.

What is the baggage allowance for Turkish Airlines flights?

Depending on the fare class, economy class passengers can carry 15, 20, or 25 kilograms of baggage.

From which airport in Istanbul do Turkish Airlines flights depart to Ercan?

Istanbul has two airports, and Turkish Airlines operates flights from the New Istanbul Airport on the European side. The North Cyprus airline Fly Kibris also operates flights from there. Please note that Pegasus and Anadolujet fly to North Cyprus from Sabiha Gokcen Airport on the Asian side of the city.

In the largest Telegram Forum of North Cyprus, you may find the "Taxi" chat useful. It provides options to reach any location in the northern part of the island and find co-travellers to share the travel expenses.

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