Daily Mail – Article: Frozen in time

Frozen in time: Fascinating 360-degree tour of the eerie Cypriot airport that was abandoned almost 40 years ago

  • Nicosia airport in Cyprus hasn’t seen a commercial flight since 1977, and now houses planes beyond repair
  • It was abandoned 3 years after a coup d’etat in 1974 by Greek nationalists and an invasion by Turkish forces
  • It is now in a UN-controlled buffer zone and not open to the public, but this 360-degree tour offers a peek  

 

Almost 40 years ago, this airport was a hub of activity in era where commercial flight was finally taking off with the masses. 

Now, Cyprus’ Nicosia airport is a derelict site with dilapidated planes abandoned on the tarmac that hasn’t seen a commercial flight since 1977.

Located near the Cypriot capital, the airport is still used by the UN today, but its terminal has fallen beyond disrepair.

It was abandoned three years after a coup d’etat in 1974 by Greek nationalists and an invasion by Turkish forces.

Heavy fighting occurred at the airport, which fell within a UN-controlled buffer zone separating Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots after a ceasefire was signed.  

It’s not open to the public, but this fascinating 360-degree virtual tour from Lemonimage lets viewers take a peek inside one of the eeriest abandoned terminals in the world. 

 

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