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The Airport of Corfu (Kerkyra) Greece

The first and the last part of Corfu that you will visit!
Corfu airport is a new, clean and modern airport. When you arrive you are quickly through the customs check as you are coming from and to a country in the European Union. Then it is through to collecting your baggage!! This can be a long process, depending on how many other aircraft have landed around the same time as you. Monday is the busiest day of the week and this is when you may have to wait quite some time for your luggage. A long wait is not always the case if you arrive at a quieter time, you can have your luggage within about twenty minutes or so and be away to your waiting transport to take you to your resort. When heading to any of the beautiful summer islands across Europe it's good to know that cheap flights are available to help budget travellers.
Returning to the airport, always a bit depressing after a lovely holiday on Corfu, can be a bit of a battle checking in as the check in hall is not really large enough for the amount of aircraft that depart at a similar time, making the hall very crowded, again especially on Mondays, when one aircraft after another departs to the various regional airports in the UK. This again is not the case if you can plan your flight on a quieter day. Once through to the departure lounge, there is a large amount of seating, shops to buy those last minute souvenirs and reminders of Corfu, a cafe and bar, serving drinks, coffee and snacks and all the normal facilities you would expect to find at an airport. It becomes a little crowded at the really busy times, but as one group boards their plane it makes room for those coming through and through personal experience seems to work well even on the busy days

corfu airport

The history of Corfu International airport begins with the landing of plane Heston Phoenix (shipping register SXAAH) on 22 March 1937, with governor the Efstratio Ksidi.
At the duration of second world war, it was used by planes of axis "where they found shelter after martial enterprises. His corridor today reaches 2.400 metres, width 45 metresA small building of passenger station was built 1962.
In April 1965 the airport became International and the first flight under Air Traffic Control was realised with jet type Comet of OLYMPIC AIRWAYS.
The manufacture of new passenger station was finished In 1972
Airfield Data
Latitude: 390 36' 32'' North
Longtitude: 190 54' 51'' East
Airfield elevation: 13' (3m)
Runway direction: 17/35
Runway Length: 2375 m
Major town serviced: Corfu town 2km away
Operational hours: 24
Passenger Facilities
-- Restaurants/cafeterias
-- Tax Free shopping
-- Other shopping
-- Banking
-- Baby-changing rooms
-- Parking: 120 cars and 60 Buses capacity
-- Police Station
-- Health Centre
-- Rent a Car offices:
HERTZ : +30 26610 33547 - EUROPE CAR : +30 26610 46440 - AVIS : +30 26610 42007
-- Travel agencies:
PANDAIR : +30 2661036595
INTERPLAN : +30 2661044953  +30 2661037546
PLOTIN : +30 2661036842
-- Post Office and Exchange office
-- Fire station
-- Greek Airlines (Offices in Airport)
OLYMPIC AIRWAYS : +30 2661030180  +30 2661037398
AEGEAN AIRLINES : +30 2661027100
-- Information services


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