• Short Summary

    Extension work on a new airport near Lanarca in Cyprus is almost completed. It is?

  • Description

    Extension work on a new airport near Lanarca in Cyprus is almost completed. It is being built by Greek Cypriots who are trying to rebuild their economy -- particularly tourism -- which was shattered by the hostilities last summer.

    Greek Cypriot authorities are hoping to open the airport by the end of this month for international flights. Initially, they hope to take short-haul aircraft -- possibly from Beirut, Athens and Tel Aviv.

    Greek Cypriots lost their air links when the Turks took over the international airport in Nicosia. The badly-damaged airport has since been closed and placed under United Nations' control.

    With the loss of air links, they have also lost their most valuable industry ... tourism. In December, there were fewer than a thousand tourists on the island, compared with about 20,000 for the corresponding month of 1973.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3PZLKLTYU6QT8OWUI24OO10B9
    Media URN:
    VLVA3PZLKLTYU6QT8OWUI24OO10B9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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