Transport and telecommunications
There is a wide network of air-routes connecting Cyprus with Europe, Africa and Asia. The island’s two international airports are situated near Larnaca and Paphos.
Limassol and Larnaca ports are the island’s main ports serving the island’s import and export markets. However, these ports are also used as regional warehouse and distribution centres. There are many benefits for transit cargoes including minimal customs formalities, free trade facilities, a reliable handling and delivery system and special rates for their long-term storage.
Apart from the main ports, there is a port in Vassiliko, which operates as an industrial port, and three specialised oil terminals in Larnaca, Dhekelia and Moni.
Cyprus generally maintains an efficient and extensive road network and all major cities are interlinked with modern motorways.
Cyprus developed one of the most advanced integrated electronic communications networks in Europe and is gradually becoming a telecommunications hub in the South-Eastern Mediterranean offering international transit services. Operating in a liberalized telecommunications sector, private and state-owned service providers have had the opportunity to engage in the area of convergence of telecommunications, information technology and multimedia.