Cyprus Life – in pictures vs Fylde Coast Musings

Our new life in Cyprus began in early March 2004. Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas spending a glorious 12 years in Limassol. Feel free to read my posts and view my many #photosofCyprus. However in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We're now living on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea in the north west of England. More places for us to discover as this part of the UK is not so familiar to us either.

Paphos airport -vs- Cyprus Air Traffic Controllers

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ANOTHER TWELVE flights and 1,500 passengers were affected last night and this morning after the Paphos control tower was left unstaffed for 13 hours through the night.

The latest travel upset comes after air traffic controllers (ATCs) went on a four-strike on Friday, disrupting 20 flights to and from the island’s two airports, while hurting the island financially and politically.

The ATCs plan another three four-hour strikes on March 7, 12 and 15 as part of scheduled industrial action over pay cuts.

Hermes’ Airports spokesman Adamos Aspris said the absence of ATCs at the Paphos control tower from 7pm yesterday until 8am today “unfortunately” meant the airport had to close during those hours.

You can read the full article by Stefanos Evripidou published on 4th March and the readers comments (yes, there are lots) in the Cyprus Mail.

Which image currently paints the best picture of Paphos airport?

Image by Helene Black - media artist, Limassol

Queues at Paphos airport during an impromptu baggage handlers strike.

We do have 3 airports in Cyprus (one at Ercan that we don’t speak of), so why not approach ATC’s on the “other side” and have an open skies policy over Cyprus?

That could put an end to Larnaca and Paphos airports being held over a barrel by the current regime…


Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

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