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Corfu international airport

Last updated on 14th June, 2018 at 10:50 am

Address: Corfu International Airport I.Kapodistrias

491 008
Corfu Greece

Tel: +30 26610 89600 & +30 26610 45829

Code name (IATA: CFU, ICAO: LGKR)

Airport location and how to get there

Corfu airport from google
Corfu airport from google

Corfu airport is located south of Corfu town west of Garitsa and kanoni and north of the Mouse island with which is almost in straight line, inside the Chalikiopoulos lagoon which was an important wetland and in ancient times was the natural harbor of ancient Corfu.

In fact the lagoon of Chalkiopoulos has been banking up to host the airport’s runway.

Runway starts next to route 25, this is the main road of the island which leads to the south.

Corfu Town is just 3 kilometres away, so it takes minutes only by your car.

There is a blue bus, the no 5 line connecting the town with the airport and stops just outside the main entrance.

Also on corfu airport there are blue busses which leave for other destinations on the island too.

If you need or prefer a taxi, Taxi station is located just outside the terminal building.

International Corfu Airport Ioannis Kapodistrias took its name after Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first governor of modern Greece.

On landing when it is from the south, which is usually the case, passengers have the opportunity to admire a breathtaking panorama of the Mouse island, the monastery of Vlaherna and the hills of Kanoni, the runway is laying only a few hundred meters on the side of these sightseens.

Corfu airport has only one and relatively small runway, just 2,400 meters long, and its proximity to the highway on the north edge has given the airport the reputation of one of the most dangerous.

Despite this though, a serious accident never happened and there are all the technical infrastructure available for safe operation, including a modern aviation radar on the top of Agioi Deka mountain.

The airport started its operation in 1962 and became international after the construction of a new passenger station which was completed in 1972, of course from then have been many additions and upgrades needed for the growing traffic.

The Corfu airport now serves domestic flights of Olympic Airlines and Aegean Airlines, but the vast majority of traffic during the summer season consists of charter flights by European tour operators.

Corfu Airport car hire and facilities

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If you want to rent a car, there are car rental companies operating on the airport, such as Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz.
There are also employees of other companies here to help you if you have booked a car from them.

In the airport’s main terminal building there is an information desk, a bank, ATM and currency exchange, post office, a duty free shop, a pop art shop, a health center and a coffee bar offering drinks and snacks.

For lost objects you need to report at the information desk.

At the airport there are also some travel agencies.

Car hire companies which can take care about your car hire.

Alpha car hire
Alpha car hire
Avis
Avis
Europcar
Europcar
Hertz
Hertz
Sixt car hire
Sixt car hire

Taxi

Outside the terminal building there is a taxi rank.
Taxis are available when the airport is operating.

Taxis also can be booked online or by phone, it can sometimes cost more, but it is always safer and you never share the taxi with others.

Tips for Taxi

When you make online reservations for a taxi is advisable to always use a credit card to avoid any scams.

Corfu Airport historical memories

The small almost 600 meters first runway in Corfu Airport was first used on March 22th of 1937, when a Heston Phoenix airplane landed here piloted by Efstratios Xidis.

After the war, materials from the destroyed by bombing houses were used to landfill part of Halikiopoulos Lake and grow the runway by 200 meters, this was done until April of 1949.

The work for the next and final extension of the runway were made between 1957-1959, the runway now is 2400 meters and reaches almost to the bridge that connects the Kanoni peninsula with Perama next to the Mouse island.

The first flight carrying seven passengers was on April 19th of 1949 from an Avro Anson  type plane belonged to AME company.
Followed a few flights by TAE and HELLAS companies with DC-3 airplanes.

Due to competition, companies AME and HELLAS forced to merge with the TAE which later was bought by Aristotle Onassis who founded the Olympic airways in 1957.

The first small building of the passenger terminal at Corfu airport was constructed in 1962, the airport became international in 1965 and the new passenger terminal was constructed in 1968 and ended in 1972.

A List with distances from airport to some resorts and big villages is following, names in alphabetical order

From the airport to Corfu resorts

  • Acharavi 41km
  • Gastouri(Achilleion) 10km
  • Afionas 39km
  • Afra 9km
  • Agioi Deka 10km
  • Agios Georgios Argyrades 30km
  • Agios Georgios pagon 33km
  • Agios Gordis 16kms
  • Agios Ioannis peristeron 14km
  • Agios Mattheos 20km
  • Agios Spiridon north 46km
  • Agios Stefanos northeast 34km
  • Agios Stefanos northwest 41km
  • Agni 27km
  • Agros 27km
  • Antinioti lake 42km
  • Argyrades 29km
  • Arilas 41km
  • Arkoudilla cape 44km
  • Asprokavos cape 46km
  • Astrakeri 37km
  • Avliotes 42km
  • Barbati 20km
  • Benitses 11km
  • Boukari 32km
  • Chalikounas 25km
  • Chlomotiana 23km
  • Dassia 15km
  • Doukades 24km
  • Ermones 15km
  • Gardenos 38km
  • Garitsa 1km
  • Garounas 15km
  • Gialiskari 17km
  • Gianades 19km
  • Glyfada 15km
  • Gouvia 10km
  • Ipsos 16km
  • Issos 27km
  • Kalami 29km
  • Kanoni 2km
  • Kanoula(Lakka) 40km
  • Karousades 35km
  • Kassiopi 38km
  • Kastelani 10km
  • Kavos 45km
  • Kerasia 32km
  • Komeno 13km
  • Pelekas 14km
  • Kontokali 9km
  • Korakiana 19km
  • Korission lake 25km
  • Kouloura 31km
  • Kynopiastes 8km
  • Lakones 27km
  • Lefkimi 39km
  • Alikes Lefkimi 41km
  • Lefkimi port 40km
  • Liapades 23km
  • Mandouki 2,5km
  • Marathias 32km
  • Messoghi 17km
  • Mirtiotissa 16km
  • Moraitika 17km
  • Nissaki 23,4km
  • Nymfes 34,2km
  • Paleokastritsa 26,5km
  • Paramonas 16km
  • Kontogialos 16km
  • Perama 7km
  • Perivoli 34,1km
  • Peroulades 38km
  • Petriti 34km
  • Pirgi 15,5km
  • Potamos 5km
  • Roda 38,5km
  • Sidari 36km
  • Sinarades 14km
  • Skripero 19km
  • Stavros 14km
  • Stroggyli 17,2km
  • Tzavros 10,5km
  • Vitalades 37km
  • Vrioni 4km

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