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
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/id/678/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 (2013)
Passengers Decrease 2,175,114
Source: Cypriot AIP at EUROCONTROL;[1] Hermes Airports[2]

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 (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.
Airlines Destinations
Air Méditerranée Seasonal: Toulouse
Arkefly Seasonal: Amsterdam
Arkia Israel Airlines Seasonal: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
British Airways Seasonal: London–Gatwick
Danish Air Transport Seasonal charter: Aarhus
easyJet Bristol, Edinburgh, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Manchester
Europe Airpost Seasonal charter: Nantes
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Germania[5] Seasonal: Berlin–Schönefeld, Bremen, Düsseldorf, Erfurt/Weimar, Hamburg
Jet2.com Seasonal: East Midlands, Edinburgh (begins 22 June 2016),[6] Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Jetairfly Seasonal: Brussels
Monarch Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, London–Gatwick
Niki Vienna [7]
Petroleum Air Services Seasonal charter: Cairo
Primera Air Seasonal charter: Lyon, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Ryanair Athens, Charleroi, Chania, London–Stansted, Rome–Ciampino, Thessaloniki
Seasonal: Kaunas, Kraków, Moss, Patras, Stockholm–Skavsta
S7 Airlines Seasonal: Moscow–Domodedovo
SunExpress Deutschland Seasonal: Leipzig/Halle
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, East Midlands, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, Manchester
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
Thomson Airways Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, Leeds/Bradford (begins 4 May 2016), London–Luton, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich[8] (begins 4 May 2016)
Transaero Airlines Moscow-Vnukovo
Transavia Amsterdam
Travel Service Airlines Seasonal charter: Katowice, Poznań, Prague, Warsaw-Chopin, Wrocław
Tus Airways Haifa [9] (begins 2 October 2015)
Wings of Lebanon Seasonal charter: Beirut

Public transport[edit]

There is a limited bus service from Paphos to the airport.[10] Direct buses to/from Limassol are also available and cost 9 euro.[11] Kapnos Airport Shuttle operates on the line from Nicosia to Paphos Airport; the fare for a one-way trip is 15 euro.[12]

Incidents and accidents[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.[13] 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.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b EAD Basic
  2. ^ "Passenger Traffic". Hermes Airports. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  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. ^ "Germania Flight Schedule / 30.12.2014 - 01.11.2015" (PDF). Germania. 
  6. ^ http://www.edinburghairport.com/about-us/media-centre/press-releases/jet2-announce-massive-growth-at-edinburgh-airport
  7. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2014/08/29/hg-pfo-feb15/
  8. ^ http://www.norwichairport.co.uk/news.asp?id=435
  9. ^ http://tusairways.aerocrs.net/
  10. ^ http://www.cyprusbybus.com/RouteDetails.aspx?id=180 Cyprus Bus Timetables
  11. ^ http://www.pameaerodromio.eu
  12. ^ http://www.kapnosairportshuttle.com/paphos?locale=en Kapnos Airport Shuttle to Paphos Airport
  13. ^ Hradecky, Simon (22 September 2011). "Incident: Thomson B738 at Paphos on Sep 21st 2011, landed on taxiway". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "LCPH – Aerodrome Chart". EUROCONTROL EAD. Retrieved 26 October 2014.  (Registration required.)

External links[edit]

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