CFU (LGKR)

Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport
Kerkyra Island, Corfu, Greece

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Fees at LGKR

Flew in Sept 13-18 2015. Cessna 210 MGTW 1740 Kg.

IFR from Hungary cancelled (due to VFR weather) on arrival when contacting Greek radar. No IFR fee.

Paid the following fees:

Landing 7.50 Euro

Parking 7.50/day

Handling at Swissport with AOPA card 25 Euro

Avgas 2.90/Lt

Passenger departure Tax 12 Euro/passenger

Not sure about a departure tax but I think there was one.

Everything went smoothly and professionally. Would recommend the airport as well the community for a vacation spot. Just pay attention to local time difference if arriving from up north due to the difference in local time.

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landing in LGKR

The landing and handling charges are no longer what they used to be. I landed here with my Cirrus SR20 and I had to pay 70 Euro for handling only without landing taxes and parking (including landing and other charges 90 Euro for 3 days stay) which makes the costs very high compared to France, Switzerland and Germany. Olympic used to give a discount for AOPA members and now they dont do it anymore. Italy (Pescara is even worse when it comes to charges and treatment...)

I could say that General aviation is getting less welcome than before, more expensive and getting worse.

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The (only) Airport in Western Greece during winter

Corfu (Kerkyra) is one of the few Greek airports with normal working hours during the winter (see http://www.ypa.gr/content/index.asp?tid=247&lang=2 - some airports are open only on some days, some are open for only an hour in the evening, etc).

The arrival and stay in Corfu was pleasant. I assume that during the high season the airport may be quite busy.

An important advice: have the AOPA membership card or some proof that you are a flying-club member with you. With proof of club membership, the landing fee is symbolic (some 4 EUR) and you get a hefty discount on handling (some 15-20 EUR). It is rumored that Greeks are trying hard to invite GA guests to their nice places and these discounts are part of this campaign. We can only applaud this attitude and wish other countries would do the same.

Altogether the experience was very nice, although the Greek way (everything can be solved, sometimes a bit slow). ARO is the tower: they were very friendly and helpful in planning and arranging the flight through Greek airspace.

For a 100$ hamburger type of stay (in reality it is a 600 EUR Greek dinner), there is quite a decent Hotel Bretagne 5 minutes walk from the airport and another 15 minutes walk from the city centre.


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