The Airport that was..

In 1974 the Nicosia International airport in Cyprus ceased to operate in the way for which it was intended due to the hostilities taking place in the country at that time. Since then it has stood, slowly decaying and falling into ruin as the elements, time and the pigeons all take their toll…

Published by ian forsyth photography

Press and Documentary photographer covering the North of England. Stringer & contributor for Getty Images News. Prints are available to buy on my website.

5 thoughts on “The Airport that was..

  1. OMG! I was 2 when this ceased to be an airport! Great photos, very atmospheric and quite sad really. It’s amazing that it has just been left to rot. It wouldn’t happen in the UK. They’d have knocked it down years ago and built a housing estate, a shopping complex or a multi-storey car park!


  2. Cheers Rob, Cheers Melissa.

    @Melissa, it was strange walking around inside – half expected a tannoy announcement to break the silence……that would have been spooky!!


  3. Astonishing pics… time frozen.
    I’ve been to the island’s Greek side of the buffer zone, and it’s quite a spooky experience!


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