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corfu-airport-transfer-taxi-minibus-corfu-airportCorfu International Airport, "Ioannis Kapodistrias" or Ioannis Kapodistrias (Capodistrias) International Airport (IATA: CFUICAO: LGKR) is an 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 airport is named after Ioannis Kapodistrias, a distinguished Corfiot and European diplomat, and the first governor of the independent Greek state, is located around three kilometres south of Kerkyra, just half a kilometre north of Pontikonisi. The Passenger Facilities are amongst others: Restaurants/cafeterias, Tax Free shopping and other shopping, Banking, Baby-changing rooms, Police Station, Health Centre and more ...

History

The Corfu airport was founded in 1937 and the first aircraft that landed there was a Heston Phoenix, on the 22nd of March. During World War II the Corfu airport was used by the Italian and German “axis” powers as a base for transport aircraft and fighters. Well on in the war the length of the runway was reaching 600 metres. At the end of April 1949 the length reached 800 metres. The next and last extension of the runway began in 1957 and was completed in 1959, with a length of 2.375 metres.

corfu-airport-transfer-taxi-minibus-corfu-airportThe first commercial flight took place on the 19th of April 1949 from Athens, by the company “AME”, with an Avro Anson aircraft transporting 7 passengers. The airline “TAE” carried on the flights, followed by “HELLAS” on the 2nd of September 1950, both with aircraft DC-3. The competition prompted “AME” and “HELLAS” to consolidate with “TAE”, which was later bought by Aristotle Onassis, who also founded “Olympic Airways” in 1957.

In 1962, the small building of the passenger terminal was constructed, which today accommodates the Corfu Aeroclub and the Ware Office of Olympic Airlines. In April 1965 the Corfu Airport became International and the first flight, under the guidance of Air Traffic Control, was carried out with a Comet aircraft of “Olympic Airways”. The construction of the new passenger terminal began in 1968 and was completed in 1972.

Flight Informations :
Athens  OLYMPIC AIRWAYS Τel. +30 2109616161  or from  Olympic Airways Site
Corfu  OLYMPIC AIRWAYS Tel. +30  2661038694
Corfu Airport " Ioannis Kapodistrias" Tel.+30 2661030180

Contact

Tel: 30 26610 89600
30 26610 45829
Telex: 0332319 LGKR GR
Postal Address: Corfu International Airport I.Kapodistrias 491 008
Corfu Greece

Visit http://www.corfu-airport.com/ for more information

 

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Book your own private vehicle for an easy and comfortable way to get to your corfu accommodation. If you are a large family or a group you can book a minibus transfer for your corfu accommodation. For a cheap comfortable transfer to your corfu accommodation choose airport shared buses or shuttles.