Cyprus Turkish Airlines (Kıbrıs Türk Hava Yolları-KTHY) was established on 4 December 1974 in Nicosia with shares equally divided between THY and the Cash Development of the Consolidated Fund of the Assembly of the Turkish Cypriot Community (Konsolide Fonu Inkisaf Sandigi). The first scheduled flight was operated on the 3 February 1975.
In 2005 the Turkish government sold its shareholding to Ada Havayollari.
To avoid bankruptcy due to a $100 million debt, the management had decided to sell the company in June 2010. After the end of the bidding period, the Turkish carrier Atlasjet was the only bidder.
On 21 June 2010, the airline announced via their website that they had ceased all operations until further notice and eight days later, on 29 June 2010 it was announced that the airline had gone out of business.
IATA Code: YK
ICAO Code: KYV
Base: LCEN (Ercan International Airport, Nicosia)
Fleet Size: 7 (1 A320-232, 2 A321-211, 4 B737-800)
Destinations: 17 (9 in Turkey, 8 in Europe)
KTHY was gradually sunk in the hands of incompetent, shortsighted and self-seeking officials. Despite everything, KTHY will live in my heart and memories. Miss so much the KTHY. Thus, after entering X-plane world, I have decided to make this livery paint; İskele, TC-KTD. One of the 321s of KTHY.
I hope you will enjoy it.