Corfu International Airport, "Ioannis Kapodistrias" (Greek: Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Κέρκυρας, "Ιωάννης Καποδίστριας") or Ioannis Kapodistrias (Capodistrias) International Airport (IATA: CFU, ICAO: LGKR) is a government-owned airport on the Greek island of Corfu at Kerkyra, serving both scheduled and charter flights from European cities. Air traffic peaks during the summer season, between April and October.
The Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, named after Ioannis Kapodistrias, a distinguished Corfiot diplomat and the first governor of Greece, is located around 2 kilometres south of Corfu Town, half a kilometre north of Pontikonisi. The approach and landing, in a northeasterly direction, offer the flying passengers a spectacular aerial view of Pontikonisi and Vlaherna Monastery as well as the hills of Kanoni as the runway used for landing is actually a few hundred metres away from these landmarks.
|Corfu International Airport "Ioannis Kapodistrias"
Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Κέρκυρας
|Operator||Fraport AG/Copelouzos Group|
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|Elevation AMSL||6 ft / 2 m|
Location in Greece
The airport was founded in 1937. During Second World War it was used by German and Italian forces as a base for transport and fighter aircraft. During the war the runway length was 600m. By the end of April 1949 the length had reached 800m. A further extension to 1260m took place by the end of 1951 to meet the then larger aircraft needs. The next and last extension of the runway began in 1957 and was completed in 1959, with a length of 2,373m. The first commercial flight took place on 19 April 1949 from Athens operated by TAE Greek National Airlines. On 2 September 1950 HELLAS also started flights to Corfu. In 1962 a small passenger terminal was built, which today accommodates the Corfu Aeroclub. In April 1965 the airport became International, with the inaugural overseas flight being operated by Olympic Airlines. The construction of the new passenger terminal began in 1968 and was completed in 1972.
In December 2015 the privatisation of Corfu International Airport and 13 other regional airports of Greece was finalised with the signing of the agreement (as a joint venture) between Fraport AG/Copelouzos Group and state privatisation fund Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund. "We signed the deal today," the head of Greece's privatisation agency HRADF, Stergios Pitsiorlas, told Reuters. According to the agreement, the joint venture will operate the 14 airports (including Corfu International Airport) for 40 years as of 11 April 2017.
On 22 March 2017, the Fraport-Greece presented its master plan for the 14 regional airports including the Corfu International Airport.
Immediate actions that were implemented as soon as Fraport Greece took over operations included a general clean up of the airport, including improving lighting and sanitary facilities and the marking of airside areas as well as offering free WiFi and ensuring fire safety standards are met throughout the airport and surrounding property.
The master plan also included changes which shall be implemented under Fraport Greece’s investment plan prior to 2021. They include the remodeling and expansion of the current terminal as well as the construction of a new one. A Hold Baggage inline Screening System (HBS) will improve safety and efficiency, along with the refurbishment of the airport fire service, which will benefit from the reorganization of the airport apron area including the replacement of paving in this area. It is also planned to increase the number of check-in desks from 22 to 28 and the number of departure gates, bringing the total to 12, as well as reorganisation of the security check lanes in the terminal.
By Car or taxi Corfu Airport is located 2.7 km from the city of Corfu and takes about 10 minutes. Bus services are provided between the Airport and the city centre.
The airport offers all-year-long domestic flights operated by Aegean Airlines and Sky Express but the vast majority of traffic in the summer season is seasonal scheduled or charter flights for holidaymakers.
|Aegean Airlines||Seasonal: Athens, Moscow-Domodedovo (begins 28 April 2018)|
|Aer Lingus||Seasonal: Dublin|
|Alitalia||Seasonal: Rome–Fiumicino (begins 7 August 2018)|
|Armenia Aircompany||Seasonal Charter: Yerevan|
|ASL Airlines France||Seasonal Charter: Manchester|
|Austrian Airlines||Seasonal: Vienna|
operated by Air Serbia
|Seasonal charter: Belgrade|
|Blue Air||Seasonal Charter: Larnaca|
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
|Seasonal: Bologna (begins 24 June 2018), Rome–Fiumicino|
|British Airways||Seasonal: London–Heathrow |
|Brussels Airlines||Seasonal: Brussels (begins 28 April 2018)|
|Bulgaria Air||Seasonal charter: Sofia|
|Condor||Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn (begins 4 May 2018), Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover Leipzig/Halle , Munich, Stuttgart |
|Corendon Dutch Airlines||Seasonal: Maastricht/Aachen (begins 25 April 2018)|
|easyJet||Seasonal: Amsterdam , Berlin–Schönefeld, Berlin-Tegel (begins 1 August 2018), Bristol, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Lyon (begins 30 June 2018), Manchester, Milan–Malpensa, Naples, Newcastle upon Tyne , Paris–Charles de Gaulle,|
|Edelweiss Air||Seasonal: Zürich|
|Ellinair||Seasonal: Bari (begins 5 June 2018), Kiev–Boryspil, Krasnodar (begins 28 May 2018), Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Nizhny Novgorod (begins 1 June 2018), Riga, Rostov-on-Don-Platov (begins 31 May 2018), Saint Petersburg, Tallinn , Vilnius (begins 4 June 2018) Voronezh (begins 2 June 2018)|
|Enter Air||Seasonal Charter:London-Gatwick|
|Eurowings||Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Hamburg (begins 8 May 2018)|
operated by Eurowings Europe
|Seasonal: Linz (begins 1 May 2018), Munich, Salzburg (begins 5 May 2018)|
operated by Germanwings
|Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Dresden, Hannover (begins 1 May 2018), Stuttgart|
|Finnair||Seasonal: Helsinki |
|Germania||Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel (begins 2 May 2018) , Bremen, Erfurt/Weimar
Seasonal charter: London-Gatwick
|Germania Flug||Seasonal Zurich (begins 22 May 2018)|
|Israir||Seasonal: Tel Aviv|
|Jet Time||Seasonal charter: Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen|
|Jet2.com||Seasonal: East Midlands, Edinburgh (begins 9 May 2019), Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Laudamotion||Seasonal: Düsseldorf (begins 2 June 2018), Zürich (begins 27 June 2018)|
|Mistral Air||Seasonal: Bari
Seasonal charter: Naples
|Norwegian Air Shuttle||Seasonal: London–Gatwick, Helsinki |
|Olympic Air||Athens |
|Ryanair||Seasonal: Bergamo, Birmingham, Bratislava, Budapest, Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Katowice, Leeds/Bradford, London–Stansted, Manchester, Poznań, Pisa, Prestwick, Rome–Ciampino (begins 1 June 2018), Rome–Fiumicino, Rzeszów, Treviso, Warsaw–Modlin, Weeze|
|Sky Express||Athens, Preveza|
|Small Planet Airlines||Seasonal charter: London–Gatwick |
operated by Travel Service 
|Seasonal: Budapest , Brno , Ostrava, Prague|
operated by Travel Service Slovakia
|Seasonal: Bratislava |
operated by El Al
|Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion|
|Swiss International Air Lines||Seasonal: Geneva|
|Thomas Cook Airlines||Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Transavia||Seasonal: Amsterdam, Paris–Orly|
|Travel Service Hungary||Seasonal: Budapest, Debrecen |
|Travel Service Polska||Seasonal: Budapest|
|Travel Service Slovakia||Seasonal charter: Košice|
|TUI Airways||Seasonal: Aberdeen, Belfast–International , Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich 
Seasonal charter: Dublin
|TUI fly Belgium||Seasonal: Brussels, Ostend/Bruges (begins 5 July 2018)
Seasonal charter: Brest (begins 11 July 2018), Dole 
|TUI fly Deutschland||Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin-Tegel (begins 5 May 2018), Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart|
|TUI fly Nordic||Seasonal charter: Copenhagen, Helsinki, Stockholm-Arlanda|
|Volotea||Seasonal: Bordeaux, Marseille, Nantes, Palermo , Turin, Venice|
|Vueling||Seasonal: Barcelona, Rome–Fiumicino |
|Wizz Air||Seasonal: Budapest, Warsaw–Chopin|
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