RAF Akrotiri

Low flying

For any low flying information, please contact Deputy Executive Officer of Operations Squadron:

Email: BFC-AKI-Ops-DeputyXO@mod.uk 

Drone Flying

Operators flying drones near any military airfield must ensure they are aware of the UK policy for their safe operation. The Drone Code forms part of the Civil Aviation Authority's advice and guidance to drone operators which can be found on their website.

Night flying

Night flying activities are usually held on Monday evenings and dictated by training requirements.

Viewing area

There is no official viewing area for the safe viewing of aircraft at RAF Akrotiri.

Passenger information

Passengers please note, those using a military DII terminal to browse the passenger information pages may experience expired dates and timings. This is due to a lag time in the network when updating the web pages. For best results please use a non-DII terminal.

All timings may be subject to last minute changes. For up to date information please call 00357 2527 6599.

Passengers are reminded that for the BME flight on Monday, Sports vests and sports shorts are not permitted. If you arrive at check in wearing these items you will be asked to change.

All passengers should receive a Passenger Name Record (PNR) from their booking office. All the information regarding flight itinerary and baggage allowance will be quoted on the PNR. If you have not been informed of your baggage allowance or latest reporting time, please contact your booking office.

Customs limits- Duty free is only available to personnel with a valid ration card or who have been on decompression for 24 hours. unit personnel are entitled to travel with 800 cigarettes, 4 litres of spirits of 1kg of tobacco. Op Shader have no entitlement to Duty Free goods.

Op Plunder-Please be aware that 100% of baggage is scanned by RAFP. If you require personal items Plundering then this is a service that is available between 10 and 11 on a Monday.

Flight Reporting Time

Flight reporting times will be updated prior to each flight. Please see information in relevant Arrival / Departure boxes above.

FAILURE TO CHECK IN FOR YOUR FLIGHT BY THE LATEST CHECK IN TIME WILL RESULT IN YOU BEING REFUSED TRAVEL. THIS IS BECAUSE TIME IS REQUIRED TO FINALISE PASSENGER / BAGGAGE WEIGHTS ALONG WITH THE FUEL FIGURES FOR THE AIRCRAFT. THIS IS ALL COMPLETED AFTER YOU CHECK IN. ANYONE REPORTING AFTER THE LATEST REPORTING TIME WILL BE REFUSED TRAVEL.

Should you be delayed for any reason en-route to the Air Terminal (traffic jams for example) please contact the Air Movements Staff as soon as possible (00357 2527 6599) and we will try and assist you. Otherwise all passengers must have arrived prior to flight check-in closing times.

To ensure you arrive before flight check-in closes you should plan sufficient travelling time to the airport allowing for any problems that may occur en-route. In particular, passengers should allow extra time for processing through the main gate security control.

Flight timings can change at very short notice due to unforeseen operational reasons. Passengers are advised to contact the Passenger Terminal (00357 2527 6599) prior to beginning their journey. You must have your PNR at hand.

Any significant delays will be published on the website. Please check again prior to starting your journey. 

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