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There are ferries between Turkey and Northern Cyprus, and Greece and Republic of Cyprus. There may also be ferries between the Republic of Cyprus and Lebanon and Israel depending on the political situation. However, most visitors arrive by air. Airlines flying to Cyprus (to Larnaca unless otherwise specified) include:
- Star Alliance - Austrian, EgyptAir, LOT, Lufthansa, Swiss, Turkish (Ercan in Northern Cyprus only)
- Oneworld - British Airways (Larnaca and Paphos), Finnair (Paphos only), Malev, Royal Jordanian
- Sky Team - Aeroflot, Alitalia, Czech, KLM
- Other selected - most European low cost carriers, most Middle Eastern and Persian Gulf airlines
TIP It is far easier to arrive and depart from Republic of Cyprus (in the southern part of the island) than Northern Cyprus, unless the previous/next destination is Turkey.
TIP There are no longhaul flights to/from Cyprus however fares are generally similar to or slightly higher than other Mediterranean countries.
TIP Shorthaul business class fares to Cyprus are relatively inexpensive, and award availability is also good.