Serving the historic coastal city of Paphos, on the west coast of Cyprus, Paphos International Airport is one of the four airports serving the island and the primary transport hub for tourists and travellers to the west of the country. Located less than seven kilometres from the city centre, it is a military base as well as a public zone and the second largest in the country, following Larnaca International Airport, and serves both domestic and global flights. It is a popular travel centre for its location in one of the most ancient parts of the island, close to historic landmarks and beautiful coastal resorts.
Paphos International Airport is relatively small and easy to navigate, made up of seven gates serving significant international airlines such as British Airways, EasyJet, and Ryanair, with direct flights to other major European cities. Inside the terminal, visitors can also enjoy various restaurants, cafes and bars, offering a relaxing wait for flights, in addition to shopping facilities full of tourist merchandise and local gifts. Other facilities include a bank, help desk, parents room and rental car services for visitors travelling to the island by car. The space inside the airport is wide, spacious and clean, welcoming visitors to Cyprus in style, and includes 28 check-in desks for its numerous airlines.
A local bus service runs between Paphos International Airport and the nearby city centre, and visitors can also use shuttle services from most hotels. In addition to Paphos city, buses also run to Limassol and there is another service that navigates between the airport and Larnaca Airport.
Hermes Airports Limited owns Paphos International Airport, which took over in May 2006, along with Larnaca Airport. Over one million visitors pass through its gates every year and a new terminal opened in 2008. In 2012, it became a central base for the Ryanair and the 50th international hub for the airline.