Airfare to Larnaca, Cyprus
Larnaca is the host to the largest airport in Cyprus, and is a popular travel destination between Europe and the Middle East. Main attractions in the city include ruins of Ancient Kitium, Laranca Salt Lake, and the Church of Lazarus.
Airfare to Larnaca will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Consider flying into a nearby city such as Istanbul, Turkey or Athens, Greece and traveling overland via Eurail and ferry. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a ferry. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a ferry could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Athens, Istanbul, Frankfurt, London or another nearby major gateway city. Because there are more connecting flights within Europe on low budget airlines versus direct flights, you can save some cash. Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Cyprus Airways is the national airline and is based in Larnaca. However, more than a dozen other carriers fly in and out of the city.
The most expensive air tickets to Sofia are found during peak holiday and festival seasons. Tourists visit year round – book your Cyprus hotels early.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the non-holiday travel seasons
- Consider flying into Bucharest or Greece and traveling overland to Larnaca via ferry
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Larnaca, check out BootsnAll’s Cyprus Travel Guide.