Paphos International Airport, also known as Pafos Airport, is located 6.5 kilometres south east of Pahos in Cyprus. The airport is used jointly for civil and military aviation, and is the second largest airport in Cryprs after Larnaca International Airport.
The airport is frequently used by tourists who are travelling to the resorts of Coral By and Limassol on the west of Crypus, as well as Paphos which is a city that has been on the UNESCO world heritage list since 1980 for cultural and natural treasures.
In 2006 the airport was taken over by Hermes Airports Limited and since then passenger number have shown a steady increase from 1,744,011 passenger in 2007 to 2,336,471 passenger in 2016. With the takeover also came a major investment of €645 million for a new terminal building that was opened in late 2008 and has the capacity to serve 2.7 million passenger annually. With the new terminal also can a new control tower, an expansion of the aircraft parking area, and an extension to the runway from 2,700m to 3,100m, so it is now able handle the largest aircraft such as the Airbus A321 and Boeing 747-400.
The Terminal Building & Facilities
The new terminal building is single story, covering 20.000 square meters, and with its inauguration came many new facilities such as a Bank, Restaurants, Cafeterias, Duty Free and Gift Shops. Furthermore the terminal now has 22 aircraft stands, 6 boarding gates and 24 check-in desks.
Specifically, you will now find the following facilities:
- 1 CIP lounge
- 1,500 square meters of retail space
- 24 Check-in desks
- 3 Baggage reclaim carousels
- 6 Security screening areas
- 800 Car parking spaces
- 6 Boarding Gates
- Assistance for people with reduced mobility (PRM)
- Car rental desks
- Free internet access (WI-FI)
- Direct access to motorway
Ryanair made Paphos their 50th base in 2012 and at that time they offered 80 flight per week over 15 routes. Today they only offer 8 routes to and from Chania, Kaunas, Krakow, Rome Ciampino, Stansted, Stockholm Skavsta, Tel Aviv Yafo Ben Gurion and Thessaloniki.
In total there are 16 airliners who currently offer flights with Thompson offering the most at 16, to and from Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster Sheffield, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Gatwick, Glasgow, Leeds, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and Stansted.
You can view all the current airliner and their routes here.
Transportation to and from the airport is offered by bus or by taxi. There is no railway network in Cyprus so there are no trains. The taxi stands are located outside of the terminal building and operate 24 hours a day with the bus stop on the opposite site of the road.
The bus service is limited. There is the bus 612 operated by www.pafosbuses.com that will take you to Harbour Station in Paphos, and direct buses to Larnaca, Nicossia and Limassol. If you wish to go anywhere else by bus then you will need to connect at the main station in Paphos. You can read more about bus routes and prices here and taxis here.
Pafos International Airport, P.O. Box 62320 P.C. 8063 Pafos, Cyprus
Telephone: +357 25 123022
Fax: +357 26 007100