Ionian Islands, 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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delayed flight

my daughter and three others were due to fly back to Ireland/Dublin last nite landing in Dublin airport for 23.00 irish time but in t middle of flight tom 1239 take off on runway t plane broke dead on the runway due to plane manfuntion all passengers were taken off flight tom 1239 and taken back to terminal in which were left there for quite awhile before taken them then onto a hotel accommodation for the night now this morning they were to be collected by bus at 10.00 greek time when all ready and waiting to be informed that the bus would not be arriving till 12.30 greek time.Im afraid to say but this Is not good enough when 4 persons were to return to work today theses 4 passengers Marguerite Dowling,Martin o Connor, Ally o Connor, Niamh Mc Kenna are out of pocket and running low in money in which they still have to spend reason been they were given a breakfast that would not in their eyes fit for a dog. Now in all due respect this is noway to treat passenger's on any of yer flights total unrespectable. regards Joan Dowling /phone num 087 6066927.

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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 - 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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