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Paphos Airport Mini Guide
Serving the town of Paphos in southern Cyprus, Paphos International Airport is the second biggest airport on the island and is mainly used by tourists who want to visit this popular part of the island. They can also get to the city of Limassol and the resort of Coral Bay from Paphos without too much trouble.
But Paphos is the main attraction. It is a tourist friendly destination which offers cheap accommodation, a great night life, a wide choice of restaurants and bars and some of the best beaches in Europe. The area is rich in history too and visitors can go to see the famous Aphrodite’s Rock at Petra Tou Romiou where legend has it the Greek goddess was born.
Airlines using Paphos International Airport include Air Berlin
, British Airways, Cyprus Airways, Finnair, Jetairfly, Luxair, Monarch and Transair. They fly to destinations all over Europe such as Amsterdam
and a host of British destinations like Manchester
. The terminal had a complete renovation led by the French led consortium Hermes and was reopened in November 2008. Nearly three million passengers use Paphos International Airport every year. Many facilities have been built to accommodate them including 20 check-in desks, five gates, 14 aircraft stands, restaurants, cafeterias, bars, a duty free shop and a gift shop. There is also a tourist help desk, car rental offices, first aid station, a baby/parent room and disabled access. Since the renovations were completed a new record has been set for passengers using Paphos airport with 3m travelling through it in 2012.
Restaurants at Paphos Airport
The Beer Garden
Camden Food Co
Getting to Paphos International Airport could not be easier as it is only 15 kilometres away from the town itself. Getting to your destination is likel;y to prove easier over the coming years as a new four-lane road is being built to link the airport with Paphos town. It will enable passengers and staff to avoid using the overcrowded B6 main road and the E603 secondary road. It is hoped that a spur will shorten the time to the north coast resorts of Polis and Latchi from an hour to just twenty minutes.
Parking at Paphos Airport is relatively expensive and would cost you around 60 Euros for a 10 day stay. There are a few companies which sell off-site parking and transport to the airport. These are not a bad deal as they guarantee the security of your car and offer services such as washing it and having mechanics look after it while you are away.
- The civil aviation company has requested that people refrain from flying kites close to Paphos airport next Monday. Kites will be flying around the city to commemorate Green Monday – the beginning of the Greek Orthodox, however care needs to be taken close to the airports.
- After years of wrangling, Ryanair have announced fourteen new routes to Paphos from across Europe. They include a route from London Stansted which can cut the cost of flying to the island by 80%. Ryanair will now make Paphos Airport a hub and base two planes there permanently.
- Following the successful launch of routes last year, Ryanair are adding yet more routes from Paphos, including a new route to Manchester.