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Corfu Kerkyra Airport (CFU)
Member Name: vickijohn2012
Corfu Kerkyra Airport (CFU)
Advantages: Air-Con once inside, friendly staff, easy boarding proceedure.
Disadvantages: Queues, long waits, too many proceedures.
In August this year, myself and my boyfriend travelled to Corfu, the holiday was amazing, the people were welcoming and lovely and we would definitely return. The airport however, what sort of place for tourists is this? On arrival at the airport to return home, there were five UK flights leaving in the space of an hour, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow and Bristol, as well as inter-Greek flights to Kos and Kefalonia etc. As you can imagine it was sheer pandemonium, the Birmingham flight was instructed to stand outside and queue to even enter the airport building, which was our flight, and in scorching 38 degree heat, this is not acceptable. When we finally got into the terminal building, we had to queue up to get our boarding passes, with only one check in desk for the Birmingham flight, this is a slight under-staffing issue. We stood in this queue for another half an hour and then, you have to take your bags to be scanned seperately, which has to be the strangest airport proceedure I have ever seen in my life, this also generates another queue, although this one is slightly smaller, about a ten minute wait. You then have to transfer yourself to another queue for security, bearing in mind this has everyone for all five UK flights and Greek flights in it. This queue took about another half an hour to move. By this time, I was frustrated, agitated and just wanted to get home. Once you get through security you can go to the departure lounge, there are not enough seats even for half the amount of people waiting to get on the five flights scheduled all within about fifteen minutes of eachother. There is one shop to buy duty free, and one shop to buy food, safe to say I was not going to be joining anymore queues on this side of security. We luckily managed to find two seats and were able to sit down for our one hour wait until our flight. We were called and this part of the process was easy, and the staff were friendly enough, however I do think that the man who operated the bus to the plane, was aspiring to be Michael Schumacher and we were thrown around a bit, but he still delivered us to our plane and we were able to set off for home.
I do think that with some careful planning, some more staff, more check-in desks operating, less planes leaving within the one hour period, this airport would operate a lot better and provide a much better service.
However this is how the airport chooses to operate their systems and I do feel it is a bit of a shambles. This however did not ruin our holiday it was just a minor blip on one of the most fantastic holidays I have ever been on.
Summary: A proceedure which is sure to get you flustered and a bit agitated.