Cyprus Airports

Cyprus Airports

Regarding Cyprus Airports, The Cyprus Republic has the sole sovereign authority with exclusive jurisdiction to determine which of its airports on its territory are open and functioning.

Visitors arriving on the island by air can only enter enter the Republic legally via Larnaca & Paphos airport. Regarding entering the north of the island by air, here is the official ruling by the Republic.


This is the information given regarding Ercan Airport in the north of Cyprus by the Cyprus Tourist Authority in southern Cyprus.

"Entry via other airport is illegal.

The operation of cyprus airports built in the territory of under Turkish occupation after 1974, has never been authorized by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus.

These illegal airports are, consequently, illegal points of entry into the Republic of Cyprus. The Republic of Cyprus maintains the right to impose penalties on those who violate the law by using illegal airports.

The penalties are very strict and provide for imprisonment for upto more than twelve months, or payment of a fine for no more than 1.700 euros, or both.

Furthermore, the illegal operation of the unrecognized “ERCAN advisory service” causes serious risks over fight efficiency and airspace development in the region.

The airport, the ATC systems, the technology and the procedures used are not subject to any control or audit by any internationally recognized authority. At this airport the entry, clearance, immigration, customs, quarantine regulations, aviation security and conditions for passengers, mail and cargo, as required by the Republic of Cyprus are not observed.

Hence, the security and safety of passengers and cargo is not guaranteed."

Larnaca International Airport

Cyprus Airports

The airport is:

  • 5 km (3 miles) from Larnaca town
  • 50 km (31 miles) from Lefkosia (Nicosia)
  • 70 km (43 miles) from Lemesos (Limassol)
  • 50 km (31 miles) from Ayia Napa
  • 140 km (87 miles) from Paphos

Services offered to travellers at the airport include:

Automated Flight information

24/7 service the telephone number to call is 77778833.

Live Agents

Available from 08:00-23:00 hrs daily.

Cyprus Tourism Organisation Information Desk.

Located in the Arrivals hall open every day from 08:15-23:00 hrs. Hotel Reservations can also be arranged.

Hermes Airports Customer Service Desk.

A 24/7 service. For assistance please call 24816426

You will also find:

  • Foreign Exchange/Banks/ATM machines
  • Card telephones
  • Duty Free shops
  • Food & Beverage - wide variety of outlets
  • News-stand, kiosk and souvenir shop
  • Transportation: - Taxis with rates based on a taximeter
  • Shuttle Buses to different towns
  • Car Rental Offices
  • VAT Refund Office, located before passport control
  • Special Assistance Facilities
  • Post Office - open 07:30 to 15:30, except Sundays and Public Holidays
  • Health Inspector’s Office
  • Car Parking

For more detailed information about the airport visit our page about Larnaca Airport

Paphos International Airport

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The airport is:

  • 15 km (9 miles) east of Paphos town
  • 63 km (39 miles) from Lemesos - (Limassol)
  • 130 km (81 miles) from Larnaca
  • 50 km (28 miles) from Polis
  • 142 km (88 miles) from Lefkosia - (Nicosia)

Services offered to travellers at Paphos International Airport include:

Cyprus Tourism Organisation Information Desk

Located in the Arrivals hall for all arriving flights from 08:00- 23:00 hrs daily.

Hotel Accommodation can be arranged here if you need to.

Other services at the airports in cyprus include:

  • Foreign Exchange/Banks/ATM machines
  • Card telephones
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Food & Beverage - wide variety of outlets
  • Newstands, Kiosk and Souvenir shop
  • Transportation: mainly taxis with rates based on a taximeter
  • Car Rental Offices
  • Special Assistance Facilities
  • Car Parking

For more information go to Paphos Airport

Both Cyprus airports are of a fantastic international standard and you will find them both a great place to arrive and depart from when you visit this wonderful Cyprus Island.

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