ARI and Hermes Airports inaugurate €20m Larnaca Airport transformation

By Luke Barras-hill |

Passengers can enjoy new retail and food & beverage concepts across a total area of 6,731sq m.

A €20 million/$23 million upgrade programme to transform the commercial areas at Larnaca International Airport in Cyprus has been officially unveiled [see below images].

The 20-month project, which began in 2019, was spearheaded by Hermes Airports in partnership with ARI-run Cyprus Airports Duty Free and Cyprus Airports F&B.

Travellers can now enjoy a total of 22 upgraded retail and F&B concepts across a total of 6,700sq m of fresh, modern commercial space, which is accentuated by the arrival of new brands.

Accents of Cyprus’ culture, part of a wider sense of place project, have been incorporated into the broader design and architecture of the areas.

Elias Liolios, Senior Manager Commercial and Business Development, Hermes Airports, said: “We are pleased to present one of the largest projects to materialise at Larnaka Airport.

“We are confident that the new, redesigned retail and food and beverage areas will offer a renewed and unique experience to the traveling public, as we have included elements from the tradition of Cyprus, we were inspired by the yards in our homes, the pottery from Lapithos and the basket weaving art from the villages of our country among others. We would like to express our gratitude to our partners at Cyprus Airports F&B and Cyprus Airports Duty Free for the excellent collaboration we have had throughout this project.”

Sergios Sergiou, Business Development & Innovation Manager, Cyprus Airports Duty Free, added: “The retail areas offer an ease of movement for all passengers, who can now find new brands as well as our very own collection of local Cyprus spirits which we make at local producers with the label of Cyprus airports.”

For background to the developments and Larnaca and Paphos Airports, see the below links:

Cyprus’s airport shops ‘raring to go’ after UK boost

ARI and Hermes Airports open phase one of Larnaca duty free renovation

Larnaca Airport to scale up duty free in big project


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