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Paphos International Airport , Photo : Augusta Stylianou Artist

Paphos International Airport (Greek: Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Πάφου, Turkish: Baf Uluslararası Havaalanı) (IATA: PFO, ICAO: LCPH) is located 6.5 km (4.0 mi) southeast[1] from 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 holiday in western Cyprus, providing access to popular resorts such as Coral Bay, Limassol and Paphos itself.

In May 2006, Hermes Airports Limited took over the construction, development and operation of Larnaca and Paphos airports for a period of 25 years. A new revamped terminal for Paphos opened in November 2008.[2][3]

According to the airport operator, Paphos International served 1,744,011 passengers in 2007[4]. Passenger facilities include 20 check-in desks, 5 gates, 14 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, X-Ray equipment are among some of the facilities provided for cargo. Furthermore, loading platforms and forklifts are also available.

A new 4-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.

Airlines and destinations

Destinations
Aegean Airlines Athens
Air Berlin Nuremberg [begins 2 November]
Air Italy Polska Warsaw [seasonal]
ArkeFly Amsterdam [seasonal]
Blue Air Bucharest-Băneasa, Thessaloniki
bmi [5] London-Gatwick, Manchester [all seasonal scheduled charter flights]
British Airways London-Gatwick
Bulgaria Air Sofia
Condor Berlin-Schönefeld [begins 2 November, ends 22 March]
Cyprus Airways Amsterdam, Athens, Birmingham, Frankfurt, Larnaca, London-Heathrow, London-Stansted, Manchester, Thessaloniki
easyJet London-Gatwick, London-Luton [begins 4 November], Manchester
Eurocypria Airlines Berlin-Schönefeld, Birmingham, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Hanover, Leipzig/Halle, Manchester, Munich, Newcastle, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, St Petersburg, [6] Stuttgart, Tel Aviv, Vienna
Flyglobespan Aberdeen [seasonal], Edinburgh, Glasgow-International
JetX Helsinki, Kuopio, Rovaniemi
Jet2.com East Midlands [begins 23 May], Leeds/Bradford
Jetairfly Brussels
Luxair Luxembourg [seasonal]
Monarch Airlines Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester
Rossiya St Petersburg
Thomas Cook Airlines Belfast-International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle
Thomson Airways Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Transaero Moscow-Domodedovo
Transavia.com Amsterdam
Viking Airlines London-Gatwick, Manchester

List of airports in Cyprus

References

1. ^ a b EAD Basic
2. ^ "Revamped Cyprus airport opens for business". The Daily Star (Agence France Presse). Tuesday, November 18, 2008. http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=3&article_id=97761. Retrieved 2008-11-18.
3. ^ Browne, Bejay. "Smooth start for new Paphos airport". Cyprus Mail. http://www.cyprus-mail.com/news/main.php?id=42580&cat_id=1. Retrieved 2008-11-18.
4. ^ Hermes Airports, Passenger traffic 2007, 9 Aug 2008.
5. ^ http://www.charterflights.co.uk/airline/british_midland/bd bmi charter flights (retrieved 2009-08-30)
6. ^ (Russian) Federal State Unitary Enterprise "State Air Traffic Management Corporation", Summer Air Traffic Schedule 25.03.2007 - 27.10.2007 (Airports - Russian international), 29 May 2007, p. 52

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