Flights to Paphos Airport Flight Information

The opening of Paphos International Airport in 1983 led to the rapid development of the hitherto fairly isolated west coast of Cyprus. Paphos airport is located 15 km to the south east of the city centre and is well served by road links to all the major resorts in the region. Although Larnaca Cyprus is still the island's main airport, the continuing boom in charter travel means that it's never been easier to get flights to Paphos.

Once you're flight has arrived in Paphos airport, you'll have to think about how to make the last leg of your journey to where you are staying. Most hotels organise transfers in advance, otherwise you'll find a number of taxis queuing up outside the airport buildings. Alternatively there are a number of municipal buses which make the journey into the centre of Paphos.

Flights from the United Kingdom take about four and a half hours and depart from most of the major airports. Scheduled services operate daily and there are numerous charter services, especially during the peak summer months. The majority of tourists visiting Paphos Cyprus arrive on 'package deals' (the Cypriot authorities aren't all that keen on 'independent' travellers), and company names to look out for include: Virgin Sun, Monarch and JMC.

Introducing Paphos Airport

The airport itself is fairly basic; there is a duty free shop, a couple of ATM's, an exchange bureau and a bar/restaurant for anyone who wants a bite to eat before they catch their flight. English language newspapers and magazines, plus a handful of over priced souvenirs, can be bought at the small convenience shop. Anyone arriving late, or departing in the small hours, will find Paphos' airport facilities limited; so it's best to book a flight during more social hours.

The Cypriot government is keen to develop both Paphos and Lanarca and plans are afoot to extend terminals, build new runways and allow increased passenger numbers onto the island. While this will bring in increased revenue it is unlikely to ease the burden on the island's crowded coasts and resorts.