The Cyprus Ministry of Transport, Communications & Works and Hermes Airports have signed an agreement for the transfer of aviation security services at Cyprus Airports, to Hermes Airports.
The agreement which follows the decision made by the Cabinet regarding aviation security services, aims to improve the quality and the operating times and to ensure better service for the traveling public. National security issues and entry/exit control to the country, remains a responsibility of the State.
Hermes Airports is proceeding immediately to initiate two related tenders.
The first tender concerns the takeover of responsibility for providing the aviation security services along with all the relevant works at the airports. The second tender concerns the takeover of the control procedures and compliance with the relevant regulations of the company who will be selected to provide the aviation security services at the airports.
As a result of the transfer of these services to Hermes, Cyprus Police will be able to reduce its manpower commitments as it was obliged to staff all the security services operating at the two airports.
Hermes Airports Ltd is the operator of the two International Airports of the Republic of Cyprus. The consortium consists of 9 shareholders comprising of Cypriot and International investors. Overall, more than seven million passengers travel through Larnaka and Pafos International Airports, annually.