Cyprus is served by international airlines that fly direct to Larnaca International Airport and Paphos International Airport from around the world. British Airways (www.ba.com), Monarch Airlines (www.monarch.co.uk), Emirates (www.emirates.com), Egypt Air (www.egyptair.com) and Russian airline Aeroflot (www.aeroflot.ru) are among the companies offering flights to Cyprus.
Low cost carriers easyJet (www.easyjet.com) flies between the UK and Cyprus, and Ryanair (www.ryanair.com), which has a regional base in Paphos, flies to and from countries throughout Europe, including Poland, Greece, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Italy and Hungary, along with the UK.
The national carrier is Cyprus Airways (www.cyprusair.com), which has a network linking the island with, among other destinations, London in the UK, Moscow and St Petersburg, and the European cities of Amsterdam, Athens, Zurich, Rome, Brussels, Frankfurt, Milan and Vienna. The airline flies between Cyprus and Middle Eastern destinations, including Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
All flights to the north arrive at Ercan International Airport in north Nicosia via Turkey. Turkish Airlines (www.turkishairlines.com) is the Turkish national carrier, with Pegasus Airlines (www.flypgs.com) and Atlasjet (www.atlasjet.com) among the companies offering flights to north Cyprus.
While Cyprus is a year-round destination that can boast of attracting tourists who like to relax on the beach in the morning and snow ski in the afternoon, at least during the month of February, many airlines offer limited flights during the winter. July and August are the most expensive months to fly, while bargains can be found in winter, early spring and late autumn.