About Larnaca Airport
If you ever decide to travel to Cyprus, it is most likely Larnaca Airport where you will land. It is the biggest airport on the island, accepting close to 7 million passengers yearly. It has a crucial role for tourism in Larnaca and the southern part of the island, so also the excellent choice of car hire at Larnaca Airport is not at all surprising. Besides, there are plenty other services on the premises, ensuring every tourist coming to Cyprus to have just about anything they need upon they arrival. The airport also has separate private terminal for state officials and VIP’s visiting.
Basic info and car hire in Larnaca Airport
IATA airport code: LCA
ICAO airport code: LCLK
Full name: Larnaca International Airport
Location: Larnaca, Cyprus
Hub for: Aegean Airlines
Contact: + 357 25 123022, email@example.com
Owner: Hermes Airports
Elevation: 3 m / 7 ft
Number of runways: 1
Car hire locations at Larnaca Airport
Car hire agencies are easy to find in the Arrivals Halls. In case you don’t book your car in advance you can try at Europcar and Greenmotion counters in the Main Terminal. However, if you want a better deal and a larger choice, be sure to book your car online and in advance. There are many car hire agencies that offer affordable car hire at Larnaca Airport, also by Meet&Greet (Budget rent a car) and Shuttle Bus Service (Alamo rent a car’s shuttle can be found on the far left end of the public drop off lane when exiting the Arrival Hall).
Drive beyond Larnaca Airport
If anyone was ever thinking about perfect island destinations, Cyprus is the one that quickly pops to mind. With a turbulent history and painful separation (northern part of the island is under Turkish government), Cyprus offers natural beauties, scenic remains, superb beaches and even mountains. This perfect destination is best explored with a car hire at Larnaca Airport, as the local transportation can be a drag and can take so much of your precious time, that should be spent on enjoying. Among most recommended beaches on Lonely Planet are Makenzy and Pafos Beach, but the island is perfect also for many other activities. For example, you can go climbing or walking in the mountains, you can try scuba diving, mountain-biking or discover the islands history, a mixture of Greek, Turkish and Persian influences. Visiting the ancient remains will be worth the drive with your car hire, you can find some of the most breath-taking sites, like Kalavasos-Tenta here. Also, sit down at a restaurant for a fabulous ‘meze’ dinner, the food is extremely tasty in Cyprus.
Available services Larnaca Airport
Every traveller will feel comfortable at Larnaca Airport thanks to the improvements done in 2008. Now, the airport is spacious, bright and very welcoming. There is a free internet access, 21 boarding gates and its position is perfect – just by the motorway.
For business travellers there are 2 CIP lounges available, one is the Swisport Executive Lounge and the other Aegean Business Lounge. Currently, the first one is closed due to maintenance work so all passengers can use Gate 28/29 instead. The Aegean Business Lounge is well operating on the third floor, and welcomes all Aegean business flyers, Miles & Bonus Gold and Star Alliance Gold card cardholders.
The Larnaca Airport will accommodate any family with younger or elderly children, splendidly. With Baby Changing Rooms, Breastfeeding Facilities(in several Baby Changing Rooms in Level 2) and Games Area dedicated to children of all age, that can be spotted all around the airport.
There is free Wi-Fi, many restaurants, duty-free shop and stores for you to find gifts and save few pounds. Should you need any help with your luggage, this can be arranged in a second – a professional porter will assist you.
History of Larnaca Airport
Larnaca Airport was built in 1974, as an aftermath of the Turkish invasion on the Northern part of the island. The Nicosia International airport was closed, and a new airport was needed. The location of the newly built airport is close to the Larnaca Salt Lake and it used to serve as an airfield and military base for the British Army. The airport was obviously not built to serve an abundant number of tourist or flights, and so, in 1998, a decision was made to expand the airport and its facilities. Soon a new terminal was built, the close by B4 road and the highway were also improved, to ameliorate the traffic in the vicinity of the airport itself. Its strategic geographical position makes it a very busy intercontinental airport as well, especially with flights between the USA and the Middle East.
Petrol stations near Larnaca Airport
Larnaca Airport car hire is convenient also thanks to the number of petrol stations, surrounding the airport. From the direction of Larnaca city you can stop by at Lukoil, Esso, Car Park or Petrolina Service Station. Make sure you leave for the airport on time and to fill up the tank to the agreed level; you will have a fast drop-off service and be ready to hop on your flight.