2009: A Major Milestone for an Airport in Cyprus

November 7, 2009

A new state-of-the-art terminal for Larnaca (also spelled as Larnaka) International Airport in the Republic of Cyprus made its formal debut. This airport, which opened in 1974, is located 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) southwest of the city of Larnaca on the island country’s southeastern coast.

The inaugural ceremony for the new terminal started at 5:00 p.m. Demetris Christofias, who served as president of Cyprus from 2008 to 2013, officially opened the facility. Other public officials who took part in that Saturday’s festivities included Andreas Moiseos, mayor of Larnaca.

The new terminal is three times larger than the one it replaced. The key features of this current facility include 16 boarding bridges, 67 check-in counters, eight self-check-in kiosks, 48 departure gates, and 2,450 parking spots.

Over the years, Larnaca International Airport has established itself as a major hub for flights between Europe, Asia, and Africa. Larnaca International Airport has the additional distinction of being the largest commercial airport in Cyprus.

Photo Credit: FromNicosia (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)

Additional information on the 2009 opening of the current terminal at Larnaca International Airport is available at https://www.hermesairports.com/media/cms/pressreleaseen.pdf

For more information on the transportation network in Cyprus, please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_in_Cyprus

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