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Paphos International Airport

Paphos International Airport

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Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
OwnerRepublic of Cyprus
OperatorHermes Airports Ltd
ServesPaphos and Limassol districts
LocationTimi and Acheleia, Cyprus
Elevation AMSL12 m / 41 ft
Coordinates34°43?06?N 32°29?06?E / 34.71833°N 32.48500°E / 34.71833; 32.48500Coordinates: 34°43?06?N 32°29?06?E / 34.71833°N 32.48500°E / 34.71833; 32.48500
Websitehermesairports.com
Map
PFO/LCPH is located in Cyprus
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PFO/LCPH
PFO/LCPH is located in Europe
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,699 8,855 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics
Passengers (2019)Increase 3,044,402
Sources: Hermes Airports,[1] Cypriot AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]

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[2] 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.

History

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.[3] A new terminal opened at Paphos in November 2008.[4]

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).[]

A new four-lane road is being planned to link the airport and Paphos so passengers and staff can avoid using the B6 Main road and the E603 secondary road which are often heavily congested.[]

Facilities

Paphos International Airport Check-In hall.

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.

Andreas Papandreou Air Base

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".[5][6] 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.[7][8][9][10]

Airlines and destinations

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Paphos:[11]

AirlinesDestinations
Arkia Seasonal: Tel Aviv
British Airways London-Heathrow
Buzz Seasonal charter: Katowice,[12]Pozna?,[12]Warsaw-Chopin[12]
easyJet Berlin-Brandenburg, Bristol, Edinburgh, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Manchester
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Israir Seasonal charter: Haifa,[13]Tel Aviv[13]
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)[14]
Luxair Luxembourg (resumes 15 February 2021)[15]
Seasonal charter: Cairo[16]
Rossiya Airlines Seasonal charter: Moscow-Sheremetyevo[17][18]
Ryanair[19] 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
S7 Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Aarhus[20][21]
Smartwings Seasonal charter: Warsaw-Chopin[22]
Sun D'Or Seasonal: Tel Aviv
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam
TUI Airways[23] 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[24] Seasonal: Amsterdam
Ural Airlines Seasonal charter: Moscow-Domodedovo[25]

Statistics

Number of Passengers[1] Percentage Change
2006 1,832,655
2007 1,744,800 Decrease04.7%
2008 1,765,431 Increase01.1%
2009 1,590,905 Decrease09.8%
2010 1,613,546 Increase01.4%
2011 1,778,898 Increase10.2%
2012 2,242,797 Increase26.0%
2013 2,175,114 Decrease03.0%
2014 2,097,923 Decrease03.5%
2015 2,277,741 Increase08.5%
2016 2,336,471 Increase02.5%
2017 2,518,169 Increase07.7%
2018 2,872,391 Increase14.0%
2019 3,044,402 Increase05.9%

Access

There is a regular bus service from Paphos Harbour station to the airport, limited services also run to/from Paphos Town (Karavella) and Polis.[26] Direct buses to/from Limassol,[27]Nicosia and Larnaca[28] are also available.

Accidents and incidents

  • On 21 September 2011, a Thomson Airways Boeing 737-800 inadvertently landed on the taxiway parallel to the runway (Taxiway Bravo, formerly Runway 11L/29R). No other aircraft was on the taxiway at the time, and the Thomson taxied safely to the apron.[29] By 2014, yellow "TAXI" markings were painted across the width of the parallel taxiway near either longitudinal end, facing approaching aircraft; and a "TAXIWAY" marking was painted at its junction with Taxiway Charlie (about midway), facing the latter.[30]

References

  1. ^ a b "Passenger Traffic". hermesairports.com. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ a b "EAD Basic - Error Page". www.ead.eurocontrol.int.
  3. ^ Hermes Airports, Passenger traffic 2007, 9 August 2008.
  4. ^ "Revamped Cyprus airport opens for business". The Daily Star. Agence France Presse. 18 November 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  5. ^ "Cypriot Air Command - The Cyprus Air Force". Aero Resource UK.
  6. ^ " ? "? ?" ? ? ? ? ". Alpha News Live.
  7. ^ "Cyprus May Become A German Aircraft Base". Aviation Defence Universe.com.
  8. ^ "Cyprus National Guard, Air Force Command". Scramble.nl.
  9. ^ "Russia, Cyprus to sign military-technical deal during President Anastasiades' visit". Russian News Agency.
  10. ^ "Israel Plans to Set Up Military Station in Cyprus". Greek Reporter.
  11. ^ "Flight schedule". hermesairports.com.
  12. ^ a b c "Charter flights at low prices". tui.pl.
  13. ^ a b Liu, Jim (5 February 2019). "Israir schedules new Paphos charters in S19". Routesonline.
  14. ^ https://www.lufthansagroup.com/en/newsroom/releases/lufthansa-is-consistently-pursuing-its-tourism-strategy-15-new-summer-destinations-from-frankfurt-in-2021.html
  15. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/294009/luxair-w20-european-network-additions/
  16. ^ "Cyprus - Pafos". tishourytours.com. 15 March 2018.
  17. ^ "Flight schedule". bgoperator.ru.
  18. ^ "Rossiya Airlines unites charter flights at Sheremetyevo". ch-aviation.com. 23 March 2020.
  19. ^ https://www.ryanair.com/cy/en/timetable
  20. ^ "Cyprus". aarhuscharter.dk. 17 October 2018.
  21. ^ "SAS in new collaboration with Danish charter travel agency". standby.dk. 20 September 2019.
  22. ^ "air and charter tickets". itaka.pl.
  23. ^ "Flight Timetable". tui.co.uk.
  24. ^ https://www.tui.nl/vliegtickets/vluchttijden/
  25. ^ "Availability". tui.ru.
  26. ^ http://www.pafosbuses.com/busroutes/paphos-airport Paphos Airport Bus Timetables
  27. ^ "TIMETABLES - Limassol Airport Express - EAL LTD". enlimassolairportexpress.eu.
  28. ^ "Kapnos Airport Shuttle". www.kapnosairportshuttle.com.
  29. ^ Hradecky, Simon (22 September 2011). "Incident: Thomson B738 at Paphos on Sep 21st 2011, landed on taxiway". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 2014.
  30. ^ "LCPH - Aerodrome Chart". EUROCONTROL EAD. Retrieved 2014. (Registration required.)

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