Paphos International Airport

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Paphos International Airport
Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Πάφου
Baf Uluslararası Havaalanı
Paphos International Airport by Paride.JPG
Airport terminal entrance
IATA: PFOICAO: LCPH
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Republic of Cyprus
Operator Hermes Airports Ltd
Serves Paphos, Coral Bay, Polis
Location Timi and Acheleia, Cyprus
Elevation AMSL 12 m / 41 ft
Coordinates 34°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
Website www.hermesairports.com
Map
PFO/LCPH is located in Cyprus
PFO/LCPH
PFO/LCPH
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,699 8,855 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 2,242,797Increase
Source: Cypriot AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]

Paphos International Airport (Greek: Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Πάφου; Turkish: Baf Uluslararası Havaalanı) (IATA: PFOICAO: LCPH) is located 6.5 km (4.0 mi) southeast[1] 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 and Paphos itself.

History[edit]

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

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[edit]

Passenger facilities include 28 check-in desks, seven 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.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Paphos International Airport interior.
Paphos International Airport Check-In hall.
Airlines Destinations
Arkefly Amsterdam
Arkia Israel Airlines Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
British Airways London-Gatwick
Bulgaria Air Sofia
easyJet Bristol, Edinburgh, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Manchester
Enter Air Warsaw-Chopin
Finnair Seasonal:Helsinki (Begins 31 March 2015)
Jet2.com Seasonal: East Midlands, Glasgow-International, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Jetairfly Brussels
Jet Time Copenhagen
LOT Charters Seasonal charter: Warsaw-Chopin
Monarch Airlines Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester
Niki Vienna (begins 3 March 2015)
Primera Air Seasonal charter: Stockholm-Arlanda
Ryanair Athens, Bergamo, Charleroi, Chania, Rome-Ciampino, Kaunas, London-Stansted, Manchester, Moss/Rygge, Stockholm-Skavsta, Thessaloniki
Seasonal: Kraków, Patras
S7 Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo[4]
Small Planet Airlines Wrocław,
SunExpress Deutschland Seasonal: Leipzig/Halle
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal: Aberdeen, Belfast-International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomson Airways Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Transaero Airlines Moscow-Vnukovo, Moscow-Domodedovo
Seasonal: St Petersburg, Perm
Seasonal charter: Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Omsk, Yekaterinburg
Transavia.com Amsterdam
Travel Service Airlines Seasonal charter: Prague
Ural Airlines Krasnodar,[5] Nizhny Novgorod
UTair Aviation Krasnoyarsk

Public transport[edit]

There is a limited bus service to Paphos Airport.[6] Direct buses to/from Limassol are also available and cost 8 euro.[7] Since April, 1st Kapnos Airport Shuttle also started operating on the line from Nicosia to Paphos Airport,[8] the fare for one-way trip is 15 euro.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b EAD Basic
  2. ^ Hermes Airports, Passenger traffic 2007, 9 August 2008.
  3. ^ "Revamped Cyprus airport opens for business". The Daily Star (Agence France Presse). 18 November 2008. Retrieved 18 November 2008. 
  4. ^ "S7 AIRLINES ОТКРЫВАЕТ РЕЙСЫ В ПАФОС И ЛАРНАКУ". ООО "АвиаПорт". 18 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  5. ^ ""Уральские авиалинии" запускают рейс из Краснодара в Пафос". ООО "УралИнформБюро". 25 February 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  6. ^ http://www.cyprusbybus.com/RouteDetails.aspx?id=180 Cyprus Bus Timetables
  7. ^ http://www.pameaerodromio.eu
  8. ^ http://www.kapnosairportshuttle.com/paphos?locale=en Kapnos Airport Shuttle to Paphos Airport

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