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Corfu Kerkyra Airport (CFU)
Member Name: kristabelle
Corfu Kerkyra Airport (CFU)
Advantages: Staff/ speed of luggage retrieval
Disadvantages: Lack of seats on departure
I am not in the habit of writing reviews on airports but I wanted to write something about my time in Corfu, I stayed in Kerkyra, and this was the first item on the list!
I travelled to Corfu (from Gatwick)for the first time in May this year to begin a 2 week holiday.
The first time I saw the airport (from the sky) I couldn't believe how tiny it appeared, and on closer inspection it wasn;t much bigger! The runway was so short I didn't think we were ever going to stop before it ran out!
Anyways, the journey from the plane to the terminal building appears to be about 20 feet and could be walked in about 10 secs but you all know the drill.... wait for the little buses in the heat and then they cram you on til the carriage is more than full. 5 seconds later you are asked to disembark. This is the same for any airport I have been to so is not unique to Kerkyra airport.
The arrivals hall itself is again rather small, there are 2 carousels bringing luggage round - (one was ours and the other was a flight from Glasgow), this I was impressed by as the bags were practically there before we were - must be the short distance between the plane and the terminal.
On arrival at the airport for the return trip I was very impressed with the efficiency with which we were guided through - English airports could learn a lesson. There were at least 4 flights going at a similiar time - Birmingham, another to gatwick and Glasgow that I saw and the staff there directed the crowds fantastically seeing as it is a small airport with hundreds of people descending on it in a short space of time. On the way home we were unfortunate enough to be delayed and believe me, once you go through passport control, there is not a lot to do. There were more people then there were seats for a start, apart from the usual duty free shop and a place where you could buy a coffee or (dry) sandwich, thats about it. I would advise people to spend as much time they can before going through security.
Summary: Fab little airport, as long as you don't have to spend too much time there!
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