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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.

Paphos International Airport

Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Πάφου
Baf Uluslararası Havaalanı
Paphos International Airport by Paride.JPG
Summary
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
Websitehermesairports.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
Passengers (2018)Increase 2,872,391
Sources: Hermes Airports,[1] Cypriot AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]

The official name of the military airbase is "Andreas Papandreou".[3]

HistoryEdit

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.

FacilitiesEdit

 
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.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Paphos:[6]

AirlinesDestinations
Arkia Seasonal: Tel Aviv
British Airways London–Gatwick
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels
Condor[7] Seasonal: Düsseldorf (begins 6 April 2020),[8] Frankfurt (resumes 6 April 2020),[8] Leipzig/Halle (begins 6 April 2020),[8] Munich (begins 6 April 2020)[8]
Cyprus Airways Athens (begins 21 December 2019)[9]
Danish Air Transport Seasonal charter: Aarhus[10]
easyJet Berlin–Tegel, Bristol, Edinburgh, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Manchester
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Warsaw–Chopin[11]
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Israir Seasonal charter: Haifa,[12] Tel Aviv[12]
Jet2.com Birmingham, London–Stansted, Manchester
Seasonal: Belfast–International, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Newcastle upon Tyne
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal charter: London–Gatwick[13]
Petroleum Air Services Seasonal charter: Cairo[14]
Rossiya Airlines Seasonal charter: Moscow–Vnukovo[15]
Ryanair Amman–Queen Alia, Beirut (begins 30 October 2019),[16] Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Chania, Dublin, Katowice (begins 3 November 2019),[17] Kaunas, Kiev–Boryspil, Kraków, Liverpool, London–Stansted, Malta (begins 27 October 2019),[18] Riga, Tallinn, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki
Seasonal: Bergamo, Berlin–Tegel,[19] Bournemouth, Mykonos,[20] Rome–Ciampino, Sofia, Stockholm–Skavsta
Ryanair Sun Seasonal charter: Katowice,[11] Poznań,[11] Warsaw–Chopin[11]
S7 Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo
Smartlynx Airlines Estonia Seasonal charter: Tallinn[21]
Smartwings Poland Seasonal charter: Katowice,[22] Poznań,[22] Warsaw–Chopin[22]
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam
TUI Airways Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, London–Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Seasonal: Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Norwich[13]
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
Ural Airlines Seasonal charter: Moscow–Domodedovo[23]

AccessEdit

There is a regular bus service from Paphos Harbour station to the airport, limited services also run to/from Paphos Town (Karavella) and Polis [24]. Direct buses to/from Limassol, [25] Nicosia and Larnaca[26] are also available.

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • 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.[27] 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.[28]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Passenger Traffic". hermesairports.com. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b "EAD Basic - Error Page". www.ead.eurocontrol.int.
  3. ^ Στη βάση Ανδρέας Παπανδρέου
  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. ^ "Timetable". condor.com.
  8. ^ a b c d "Condor to lay on eight extra flights between Paphos and four German cities". cyprus-mail.com. 17 October 2019.
  9. ^ Liu, Jim (17 October 2019). "Cyprus Airways resumes Paphos – Athens service in Dec 2019". routesonline.com.
  10. ^ "Cyprus". aarhuscharter.dk. 17 October 2018.
  11. ^ a b c d "Charter flights at low prices". tui.pl.
  12. ^ a b Liu, Jim (5 February 2019). "Israir schedules new Paphos charters in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  13. ^ a b "Flight Timetable". tui.co.uk.
  14. ^ "Cyprus - Pafos". tishourytours.com. 15 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Flight schedule". bgoperator.ru.
  16. ^ https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/ryanair-beirut-flights-paphos-cyprus-lebanon-budget-airline-a8998481.html
  17. ^ "Ryanair in Katowice opens the base at the airport in Pyrzowice and 11 new directions to European cities". dziennikzachodni.pl. 15 March 2019.
  18. ^ "Ryanair launches 15 new winter routes". maltatoday.com.mt. 14 March 2019.
  19. ^ "Ryanair to swap German bases with LaudaMotion". ch-aviation.com. 20 October 2018.
  20. ^ "Ryanair to Launch 21 New Routes from Greece for Summer 2019 - GTP Headlines". news.gtp.gr.
  21. ^ "Paphos, Cyprus - Destination info". aurinko.ee.
  22. ^ a b c "air and charter tickets". itaka.pl.
  23. ^ "Availability". tui.ru.
  24. ^ http://www.pafosbuses.com/busroutes/paphos-airport Paphos Airport Bus Timetables
  25. ^ "TIMETABLES – Limassol Airport Express - EAL LTD". enlimassolairportexpress.eu.
  26. ^ "Kapnos Airport Shuttle". www.kapnosairportshuttle.com.
  27. ^ Hradecky, Simon (22 September 2011). "Incident: Thomson B738 at Paphos on Sep 21st 2011, landed on taxiway". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  28. ^ "LCPH – Aerodrome Chart". EUROCONTROL EAD. Retrieved 26 October 2014. (Registration required.)

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