Paphos International Airport

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Paphos International Airport
Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Πάφου
Baf Uluslararası Havaalanı
Paphos International Airport by Paride.JPG
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 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 (2016)
Passengers 2,336,471
Passenger traffic change[1] Increase 2,6%
Sources: Hermes Airports,[2] Cypriot AIP at EUROCONTROL[3]

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[3] 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.[4] A new terminal opened at Paphos in November 2008.[5]

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:[6]

Airlines Destinations
ASL Airlines France Charter: Nantes, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Bravo Airways Seasonal charter: Kiev-Zhuliany[7]
British Airways London–Gatwick
Cobalt Air Athens
Condor Seasonal: Frankfurt (ends 26 October 2017)[8]
Danish Air Transport Seasonal charter: Aarhus
easyJet Bristol, Edinburgh, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Manchester
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich (begins 30 March 2018)[9]
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Warsaw–Chopin[10]
Eurowings
operated by Air Berlin
Seasonal: Vienna
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Germania Berlin–Schönefeld, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Nuremberg, Stuttgart (ends 2 January 2018)[11]
Seasonal: Dresden, Munich
Jet2.com London-Stansted, Manchester
Seasonal: Belfast-International (begins 2 May 2018), Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Newcastle upon Tyne
Monarch Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, London–Gatwick
Petroleum Air Services Seasonal charter: Cairo[12]
Rossiya Airlines Seasonal charter: Moscow-Vnukovo[13]
Ryanair Chania, London–Stansted, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Thessaloniki
Seasonal: Kaunas, Kraków, Rome–Ciampino, Stockholm–Skavsta
S7 Airlines
operated by Globus Airlines
Moscow–Domodedovo
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol (begins 4 May 2018),[14] East Midlands, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Seasonal: Brussels (ends 20 October 2017)[15]
Thomson Airways Birmingham, London–Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Seasonal: Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Norwich
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam
Travel Service Polska Charter: Katowice, Warsaw–Chopin[16]
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
Tus Air Seasonal: Haifa, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion[17]
Wings of Lebanon Seasonal charter: Beirut[18]

Access[edit]

There is a limited bus service from Paphos to the airport.[19] Direct buses to/from Limassol are also available and cost 9 euro.[20] Kapnos Airport Shuttle operates on the line from Nicosia and Larnaca to Paphos Airport; the fare for a one-way trip is 15 euro.[21]

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.[22] 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.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hermesairports.com/images/media/redirectfile/press%20release%20year%20end%20results.pdf
  2. ^ "Passenger Traffic". hermesairports.com. Retrieved 16 February 2017. 
  3. ^ a b EAD Basic
  4. ^ Hermes Airports, Passenger traffic 2007, 9 August 2008.
  5. ^ "Revamped Cyprus airport opens for business". The Daily Star. Agence France Presse. 18 November 2008. Retrieved 18 November 2008. 
  6. ^ "Flight schedule". hermesairports.com. 
  7. ^ http://bravoairways.kiev.ua/cgi-bin/airkiosk/I7/181002i?BAY=2&LANG=RU
  8. ^ https://www.condor.com/us/index.jsp
  9. ^ https://www.flyedelweiss.com/en/pages/home.aspx
  10. ^ http://www.enterair.pl/en/offer#
  11. ^ https://www.flygermania.com/en/
  12. ^ https://www.aerobilet.net
  13. ^ http://www.bgoperator.ru/price.shtml?flt=100410000049&flt2=100510000863
  14. ^ https://www.thomascookairlines.com/tca/tcauk/en/flight/search
  15. ^ https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/54704-brussels-airlines-to-absorb-thomas-cook-airlines-belgium
  16. ^ https://biletylotnicze.itaka.pl
  17. ^ http://www.tusairways.com
  18. ^ http://www.nakhalonline.com/defaultnakhal.aspx
  19. ^ http://www.cyprusbybus.com/RouteDetails.aspx?id=180 Cyprus Bus Timetables
  20. ^ http://www.pameaerodromio.eu
  21. ^ http://www.kapnosairportshuttle.com/paphos?locale=en Kapnos Airport Shuttle to Paphos Airport
  22. ^ Hradecky, Simon (22 September 2011). "Incident: Thomson B738 at Paphos on Sep 21st 2011, landed on taxiway". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  23. ^ "LCPH – Aerodrome Chart". EUROCONTROL EAD. Retrieved 26 October 2014.  (Registration required.)

External links[edit]

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