Paphos International Airport

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Paphos International Airport
Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Πάφου
Baf Uluslararası Havaalanı
Paphos International Airport by Paride.JPG
IATA: PFOICAO: LCPH
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Owner Republic of Cyprus
Operator Hermes Airports Ltd
Serves Paphos and Limassol districts
Location Timi and Acheleia, Cyprus
Hub for Ryanair
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/easyconsole.cfm/page/pafoshome/site/pafos/lang/en/
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 (2015)
Passengers 2,277,741
Passenger traffic change Increase 8,6%
Sources: Hermes Airports,[1] Cypriot AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]

Paphos International Airport (Greek: Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Πάφου; Turkish: Baf Uluslararası Havaalanı) (IATA: PFOICAO: 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]

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.
Paphos International Airport exterior by night
Airlines Destinations
Arkia Seasonal: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
ASL Airlines France Charter: Lyon, Nantes, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
British Airways Seasonal: London–Gatwick
Danish Air Transport Seasonal charter: Aarhus
easyJet Bristol, Edinburgh, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Manchester
El Al Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion[5]
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Germania Berlin–Schönefeld, Düsseldorf, Hamburg
Seasonal: Dresden, Erfurt/Weimar, Munich (resumes 28 March 2017),[6] Nuremberg (begins 26 March 2017), Stuttgart (begins 28 March 2017)[7]
Israir Airlines Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion[8]
Jet2.com Seasonal: Birmingham (begins 2 April 2017), East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Jetairfly Seasonal: Brussels
Seasonal charter: Lille, Paris–Charles de Gaulle[9]
Monarch Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, London–Gatwick
Niki Seasonal: Vienna
Petroleum Air Services Seasonal charter: Cairo[10]
Pobeda Seasonal: Moscow-Vnukovo
Primera Air Nordic Seasonal charter: Oulu, Pori, Vaasa[11]
Rossiya Airlines Seasonal charter: Moscow-Vnukovo[12]
Ryanair Athens, Brussels–Charleroi, Chania, London–Stansted, Thessaloniki
Seasonal: Kaunas, Kraków, Rome–Ciampino, Stockholm–Skavsta
S7 Airlines
operated by Globus Airlines
Moscow–Domodedovo
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, East Midlands, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (begins 2 May 2017)
Thomas Cook Airlines
operated by SmartLynx Airlines
Seasonal: London-Gatwick, Manchester
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
Thomson Airways Birmingham, London–Gatwick, Manchester
Seasonal: Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomson Airways
operated by Germania
Seasonal: Norwich[13]
Thomson Airways
operated by Norwegian Air International
Seasonal: London–Gatwick
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam
Travel Service Charter: Katowice, Warsaw–Chopin
Seasonal charter: Poznań, Wrocław
TUI Airlines Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
Tus Airways Seasonal: Haifa[14]
Yanair Seasonal: Kiev-Zhulyany

Public transport[edit]

There is a limited bus service from Paphos to the airport.[15] Direct buses to/from Limassol are also available and cost 9 euro.[16] Kapnos Airport Shuttle operates on the line from Nicosia and Larnaca to Paphos Airport; the fare for a one-way trip is 15 euro.[17]

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). No other aircraft was on the taxiway at the time, and the Thomson taxied safely to the apron.[18] 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.[19]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Paphos International Airport at Wikimedia Commons