Paphos International Airport
|Paphos International Airport
Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Πάφου
Baf Uluslararası Havaalanı
|IATA: PFO – ICAO: LCPH|
|Airport type||Public / Military|
|Owner||Republic of Cyprus|
|Operator||Hermes Airports Ltd|
|Serves||Paphos and Limassol districts|
|Location||Timi and Acheleia, Cyprus|
|Elevation AMSL||12 m / 41 ft|
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 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.
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. A new terminal opened at Paphos in November 2008.
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).
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
There is a limited bus service from Paphos to the airport. Direct buses to/from Limassol are also available and cost 9 euro. Kapnos Airport Shuttle operates on the line from Nicosia and Larnaca to Paphos Airport; the fare for a one-way trip is 15 euro.
Accidents and incidents
- 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. 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.
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- http://www.kapnosairportshuttle.com/paphos?locale=en Kapnos Airport Shuttle to Paphos Airport
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- "LCPH – Aerodrome Chart". EUROCONTROL EAD. Retrieved 26 October 2014. (Registration required.)
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