British Airways, one of Britain’s leading airlines, has celebrated the launch of a brand new flight from Gatwick airport to the southern Cypriot city of Larnaca, the country’s third largest.
Larnaca has a large number of beaches catering to tourism, although it is well located for much of the southern coastline. The city itself boasts a fort, the Church of Saint Lazarus, and the Catacomb of Phaneromeni Church, along with the many tombs that give the city its name. Over 3,000 tombs date back to the 13th century BC, along with numerous other archaeological discoveries and historical sites, and a salt lake that attracts flocks of Flamingos.
The region is popular with tourists from the UK, who visit every year to experience the excellent weather, sandy beaches, and culture. Like many Mediterranean hotspots popular with UK holiday-goers, there are options for nightlife catering to the younger crowd in many areas, while the array of culture found inland is more suitable for day-trippers – including the mysterious draw of the abandoned city of Famagusta and the ancient site of Salamis with its restored amphitheatre.
In addition to the new flight, which began on June 30, 2013, British Airways is maintaining its current flight to the city from Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. This new flight will operate from London Gatwick North Terminal. It will run three times a week, joining an existing route the airline also runs from Gatwick to Paphos on the western coast of Cyprus.