Paphos International Airport
Baf Uluslararas? Havaalan?
|Airport type||Public / Military|
|Owner||Republic of Cyprus|
|Operator||Hermes Airports Ltd|
|Serves||Paphos and Limassol districts|
|Location||Timi and Acheleia, Cyprus|
|Elevation AMSL||12 m / 41 ft|
Paphos International Airport (Greek: ? ; Turkish: Baf Uluslararas? Havaalan?) (IATA: PFO, ICAO: LCPH) is a joint civil-military public airport located 6.5 km (4.0 mi) southeast of the city of Paphos, Cyprus. It is the country's second largest airport, after Larnaca International Airport. Paphos Airport is commonly used by tourists on vacation in western Cyprus, providing access to popular resorts such as Coral Bay, Limassol (about 50 km (31 mi) south-east) and Paphos itself.
In May 2006, Hermes Airports Limited took over the construction, development and operation of both Larnaca and Paphos airports for a period of 25 years. According to the airport operator, Paphos Airport served 1,744,011 passengers in 2007. A new terminal opened at Paphos in November 2008.
On 10 January 2012, Ryanair announced they were to open their 50th base in Paphos. In April 2012, they placed 2 aircraft in Paphos with 15 new routes, offering over 80 flights a week. Ryanair claim the reason they opened the base in Paphos was due to reduced landing charges offered by Hermes' incentive scheme, as well as the fact that they can easily operate within their standards (e.g. their typical 25 minutes turnaround time).
Passenger facilities include 28 check-in desks, 1 special baggage check-in, 7 gates, 22 aircraft stands, a bank, restaurants, cafeterias, bars, a duty-free shop and a gift shop. Other facilities include a tourist help desk, car rental, first aid, a baby/parent room and disabled access facilities. Refrigerated storage, health officials, and X-ray equipment are among some of the facilities provided for cargo. Furthermore, loading platforms and forklifts are also available.
The airport is also an asset of the Cyprus National Guard and the Cyprus Air Forces, serving as a military air force base under the call name "Andreas Papandreou". It is considered the most south-eastern European Air Force base component of various EU air forces, as well as a safe base for humanitarian and emergency purposes for other countries.
The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Paphos:
|Arkia||Seasonal: Tel Aviv|
|Buzz||Seasonal charter: Katowice,Pozna?,Warsaw-Chopin|
|easyJet||Berlin-Brandenburg, Bristol, Edinburgh, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Manchester|
|Edelweiss Air||Seasonal: Zürich|
|Israir||Seasonal charter: Haifa,Tel Aviv|
|Jet2.com|| Birmingham, London-Stansted, Manchester |
Seasonal: Belfast-International, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Newcastle upon Tyne
|Lufthansa||Seasonal: Frankfurt (begins 29 March 2021)|
|Luxair||Luxembourg (resumes 15 February 2021)|
|Seasonal charter: Cairo|
|Rossiya Airlines||Seasonal charter: Moscow-Sheremetyevo|
|Ryanair|| Amman-Queen Alia, Beauvais, Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Chania, Dublin, Eindhoven, Gda?sk, Katowice, Kaunas, Kiev-Boryspil, Kraków, Liverpool, London-Stansted, Malta, Prague, Riga, Tallinn, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Vienna |
Seasonal: Bergamo, Berlin-Brandenburg, Bournemouth, Mykonos, Pozna?, Rome-Ciampino, Sofia, Warsaw-Modlin
|Scandinavian Airlines||Seasonal charter: Aarhus|
|Smartwings||Seasonal charter: Warsaw-Chopin|
|Sun D'Or||Seasonal: Tel Aviv|
|TUI Airways||Seasonal: Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich|
|TUI fly Belgium||Seasonal: Brussels|
|TUI fly Netherlands||Seasonal: Amsterdam|
|Ural Airlines||Seasonal charter: Moscow-Domodedovo|
|Number of Passengers||Percentage Change|
There is a regular bus service from Paphos Harbour station to the airport, limited services also run to/from Paphos Town (Karavella) and Polis. Direct buses to/from Limassol,Nicosia and Larnaca are also available.
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