Paphos International Airport

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Paphos International Airport

Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Πάφου
Baf Uluslararası Havaalanı
Paphos International Airport by Paride.JPG
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
PFO/LCPH is located in Cyprus
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,699 8,855 Asphalt/Concrete
Passengers (2019)Increase 3,044,402
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 (although it is important to note that Cyprus only has three functioning civilian airports).[citation needed] 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.[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.


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[edit]

The airport is a component of the Cyprus National Guard and the Cyprus Air Forces which serves as a military air force base under the call name "Andreas Papandreou".[5][6] It is considered the most south-eastern European Air Force 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[edit]

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

Arkia Seasonal: Tel Aviv
British Airways London–Gatwick
Condor[12] Seasonal: Düsseldorf (resumes 6 April 2020),[13] Frankfurt (resumes 6 April 2020),[13] Leipzig/Halle (begins 6 April 2020),[13] Munich (resumes 6 April 2020)[13]
Cyprus Airways Athens
Seasonal: Tel Aviv (begins 3 May 2020)[14]
Danish Air Transport Seasonal charter: Aarhus[15]
easyJet Berlin–Tegel, Bristol, Edinburgh, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Manchester
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Katowice (begins 30 April 2020),[16] Poznań (begins 4 June 2020),[16] Warsaw–Chopin[16]
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Israir Seasonal charter: Haifa,[17] Tel Aviv[17] Birmingham, London–Stansted, Manchester
Seasonal: Belfast–International, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Newcastle upon Tyne
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal charter: London–Gatwick[18]
Olympic Air Athens[19][20]
Petroleum Air Services Seasonal charter: Cairo[21]
Rossiya Airlines Seasonal charter: Moscow–Vnukovo[22]
Ryanair Amman–Queen Alia, Beirut,[23] Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Chania, Dublin, Katowice,[24] Kaunas, Kiev–Boryspil, Kraków, Liverpool, London–Stansted, Malta,[25] Poznań (begins 1 April 2020),[26] Riga, Tallinn, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Warsaw–Modlin (begins 2 April 2020)[26]
Seasonal: Bergamo, Berlin–Tegel,[27] Bournemouth, Mykonos,[28] Rome–Ciampino, Sofia
S7 Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo
Smartlynx Airlines Estonia Seasonal charter: Tallinn[29]
Smartwings Poland Seasonal charter: Katowice,[30] Poznań,[30] Warsaw–Chopin[30]
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam
TUI Airways[18] Birmingham, London–Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Seasonal: Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Norwich
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
Ural Airlines Seasonal charter: Moscow–Domodedovo[31]


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%


There is a regular bus service from Paphos Harbour station to the airport, limited services also run to/from Paphos Town (Karavella) and Polis [32]. Direct buses to/from Limassol, [33] Nicosia and Larnaca[34] 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.[35] 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.[36]


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  9. ^ "Russia, Cyprus to sign military-technical deal during President Anastasiades' visit". Russian News Agency.
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  15. ^ "Cyprus". 17 October 2018.
  16. ^ a b c "Charter flights at low prices".
  17. ^ a b Liu, Jim (5 February 2019). "Israir schedules new Paphos charters in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
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  19. ^ Liu, Jim (1 December 2019). "Aegean Airlines schedules new European routes in S20".
  20. ^ "H Aegean ενισχύει την παρουσία της στην Κύπρο". (in Greek). 11 December 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  21. ^ "Cyprus - Pafos". 15 March 2018.
  22. ^ "Flight schedule".
  23. ^ "Ryanair launches cheap flights to Beirut, but there's a catch". The Independent. 10 July 2019.
  24. ^ "Ryanair in Katowice opens the base at the airport in Pyrzowice and 11 new directions to European cities". 15 March 2019.
  25. ^ "Ryanair launches 15 new winter routes". 14 March 2019.
  26. ^ a b "Four new Ryanair holiday routes from Poland". 14 November 2019.
  27. ^ "Ryanair to swap German bases with LaudaMotion". 20 October 2018.
  28. ^ "Ryanair to Launch 21 New Routes from Greece for Summer 2019 - GTP Headlines".
  29. ^ "Paphos, Cyprus - Destination info".
  30. ^ a b c "air and charter tickets".
  31. ^ "Availability".
  32. ^ Paphos Airport Bus Timetables
  33. ^ "TIMETABLES – Limassol Airport Express - EAL LTD".
  34. ^ "Kapnos Airport Shuttle".
  35. ^ Hradecky, Simon (22 September 2011). "Incident: Thomson B738 at Paphos on Sep 21st 2011, landed on taxiway". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  36. ^ "LCPH – Aerodrome Chart". EUROCONTROL EAD. Retrieved 26 October 2014. (Registration required.)

External links[edit]

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