Paphos International Airport

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Paphos International Airport
Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Πάφου
Baf Uluslararası Havaalanı
Paphos International Airport by Paride.JPG
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
PFO/LCPH
PFO/LCPH
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,699 8,855 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics
Passengers (2017)Increase 2,518,169
Sources: Hermes Airports,[1] Cypriot AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]

Paphos International Airport (Greek: Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Πάφου; Turkish: Baf Uluslararası Havaalanı) (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[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.[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[edit]

Paphos International Airport Check-In hall.

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]

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Paphos:[5]

AirlinesDestinations
Arkia Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion[6]
Ayit Aviation and Tourism Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv–Sde Dov[7]
BH Air Seasonal charter: Cologne/Bonn (begins 15 December 2018),[8] Leipzig/Halle (begins 15 December 2018)[8]
British Airways London–Gatwick
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels
Danish Air Transport Seasonal charter: Aarhus[9]
easyJet Berlin–Tegel, Bristol, Edinburgh, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Manchester
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Warsaw–Chopin (resumes 9 May 2019)[10]
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Germania Berlin–Schönefeld, Düsseldorf, Hamburg
Seasonal: Nuremberg
Jet2.com Birmingham, London–Stansted, Manchester
Seasonal: Belfast-International, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Newcastle upon Tyne
Lufthansa Seasonal charter: Munich (begins 15 December 2018)[8]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal charter: London–Gatwick[11]
Petroleum Air Services Seasonal charter: Cairo[12]
Rossiya Airlines Seasonal charter: Moscow–Vnukovo[13]
Ryanair Amman–Queen Alia, Bournemouth,[14] Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Chania, Dublin, Kaunas, Kraków, Liverpool, London–Stansted, Riga, Tallinn, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Thessaloniki
Seasonal: Bergamo, Berlin–Tegel (begins 4 April 2019),[15] Mykonos (begins 2 April 2019),[16] Rome–Ciampino, Sofia, Stockholm–Skavsta
Ryanair Sun Seasonal charter: Katowice,[10] Poznań,[10] Warsaw–Chopin[10]
S7 Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo
Smartlynx Airlines Estonia Seasonal charter: Tallinn[17]
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham (ends 30 April 2019),[18] Bristol, East Midlands, London–Gatwick, Manchester
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam
Travel Service Polska Seasonal charter: Katowice,[19] Poznań,[19] Warsaw–Chopin[19]
TUI Airways Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Edinburgh, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Seasonal: Exeter, Glasgow, London–Stansted, Norwich[11]
Seasonal charter: Dublin (begins 15 May 2019)[20]
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
Tus Airways Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion[6]
Wings of Lebanon Seasonal charter: Beirut[21]

Access[edit]

There is a regular bus service from Paphos Harbour station to the airport, limited services also run to/from Paphos Town (Karavella) and Polis [22]. Direct buses to/from Limassol, [23] Nicosia and Larnaca[24] are also available.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 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.[25] 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.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Passenger Traffic". hermesairports.com. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  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 18 November 2008.
  5. ^ "Flight schedule". hermesairports.com.
  6. ^ a b "Online Flights". iaa.gov.il.
  7. ^ "Timetable". hermesairports.com.
  8. ^ a b c "Flight". fti.de.
  9. ^ "Cyprus". aarhuscharter.dk. 17 October 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d "Charter flights at low prices". tui.pl.
  11. ^ a b "Flight Timetable". tui.co.uk.
  12. ^ "Cyprus - Pafos". tishourytours.com. 15 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Flight schedule". bgoperator.ru.
  14. ^ "New Routes From Bournemouth & Liverpool To Paphos For Winter 2018". Ryanair DAC. 16 February 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  15. ^ "Ryanair to swap German bases with LaudaMotion". ch-aviation.com. 20 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Ryanair to Launch 21 New Routes from Greece for Summer 2019 - GTP Headlines". news.gtp.gr.
  17. ^ "Paphos, Cyprus - Destination info". aurinko.ee.
  18. ^ "Timetable". thomascookairlines.com.
  19. ^ a b c "air and charter tickets". itaka.pl.
  20. ^ "Flight Timetable". tuiholidays.ie.
  21. ^ "Search Flights". nakhalonline.com.
  22. ^ http://www.pafosbuses.com/busroutes/paphos-airport Paphos Airport Bus Timetables
  23. ^ "TIMETABLES – Limassol Airport Express - EAL LTD". enlimassolairportexpress.eu.
  24. ^ "Kapnos Airport Shuttle". www.kapnosairportshuttle.com.
  25. ^ Hradecky, Simon (22 September 2011). "Incident: Thomson B738 at Paphos on Sep 21st 2011, landed on taxiway". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  26. ^ "LCPH – Aerodrome Chart". EUROCONTROL EAD. Retrieved 26 October 2014. (Registration required.)

External links[edit]

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