Flights to Paphos, Cyprus in the Winter
Paphos is marketed as an all year resort which indeed the weather reflects as do the many restaurants and bars which remain open. However, trying to get a flight from the UK after the October half-term is very limited in departure airports. During the months from April to October you can buy cheap last minute flight only tickets from numerous destinations including Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter to Paphos. However as soon as the end of October arrives if you live in the south-west of England it appears you have to take the long drive to Gatwick Airport to get flights to Paphos Airport.
Since April 2008 Easy jet have operated flights to Paphos but again only from London Gatwick - I am hoping that when the new Paphos International Airport opens which reportedly will have more check-ins etc. they may operate flights from the south west. Easy Jet have a very big presence at Bristol International Airport so fingers crossed flights might start operating from there. Last week I caught the last flight out from Bristol to Paphos for £60 with Thomsonfly - the flight was on a Boeing 757 and there were only 13 of us on the flight as no return journeys would be operating. A nice comfortable and relaxing flight for both passengers and staff! Even the Captain came out to the passenger cabin to introduce himself. I know though of lots of other people including family and friends looking for flights that week for a weeks holiday over the half term period but they had to make the lengthy journey to London Gatwick and unfortunately they then got stuck in traffic jams on the dreaded M25 and only just reached check-in in time for their First Choice Flight.
On arrival at Paphos international Airport baggage etc. was delivered swiftly and customers then proceeded to collect their hire cars booked through Rhinocarhire.com for their onward journeys to hotels and holiday homes. Hopefully we will soon see an increase in flights available from the south-west to Paphos airport.