News Local Paphos Chamber wants airport expanded

Paphos Chamber wants airport expanded

The Paphos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged the government and airport operator Hermes to begin negotiations to expand the town’s airport.

Chamber president Andreas Demetriades told the Cyprus News Agency the airport was operating at close to full capacity. He welcomed the measures already taken which he said have eased problems, but said these were short term and temporary.

These measures — adopted by the Justice and Transport Ministries — have helped reduce waiting time at the airport. An additional 12 officers have boosted passport checks and 30 express kiosks have been installed.

Demetriades said that the permanent secretary of the Justice Ministry, who had been briefed by the head of the airport, had told him that despite increased passenger traffic, waiting time was within the anticipated limits, while no complaints have been lodged.

Demetriades welcomed these steps, but said the airport was close to full capacity and asked for talks between the government and Hermes to expand it.

Read more

https://in-cyprus.com/news/local/august-19-busiest-day-at-cyprus-airports/

Top Stories

Explainer: Can Trump pardon himself? Would the courts reject the move?

  As he prepares to end a tumultuous four years as U.S. president facing potential legal jeopardy, Donald Trump has discussed the possibility of pardoning...

U.S. state capitals on edge for armed protests as Trump presidency nears end

  U.S. law enforcement officials are gearing up for pro-Trump marches in all 50 state capitals this weekend, erecting barriers and calling in their National...

‘Go for it,’ says first person vaccinated in India’s massive COVID-19 campaign

  Hospital cleaning worker Manish Kumar today became the first person in India to be vaccinated against COVID-19, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched one...

Major European powers rebuke Iran over uranium metal plans

  Three European powers warned Iran against starting work on uranium metal-based fuel for a research reactor, saying it contravened the 2015 nuclear deal and...

Slippery roads near Troodos following hailstorm

  Police are calling on drivers to be extra careful on Troodos after a hailstorm has made many roads slippery, particularly Karvounas-Troodos, Prodromos-Troodos and Platres-Troodos. Crews...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...