The ground-breaking ceremony was held for the new investments at privatized Ercan Airport with the participation of President Eroğlu and Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç.
Within this project a 157-square-meters indoor area will be built and 8 jet bridges and 18 open aircraft stands will be put into service.
With this project which is aimed to reach a capacity of 10 million-passengers, the old runway will be extended to 3.2 km and also a new runway will be built.
Within the framework of the project, a closed parking area for 1500 cars and an open parking area for 1500 cars as well as VIP and CIP will be situated in the new runway.
By constructing new buildings in the new runway, employment opportunity for about 2 thousand 500 people will be created.
It is forecasted that this project will be finished in 48 months and approximately 220 million euros will be invested.