Corfu Airport

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Corfu Airport customer review

After a number of years when the authorities did not care about its passengers the Corfu authorities seem to have got the formula right at last! It is still too small for the amount of people using the airport but it now does seem to run like a well oiled machine. The flights tend to be on time and the turn round of the aircraft seems efficient. Land and away in a little over an hour. However the departure lounge tends to be as overcrowed as it was when I first went to Corfu in 1985.
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Passed through last week with family (eight pax including two small children). Sadly not only does Corfu never get better it’s now got even worse. The main problem is that nearly all charter flights arrive and depart at the same time on the same day so unless you’re arriving on a scheduled flight from Athens at some other time the place is always swamped. The arrivals hall is as cramped and smoky as ever with far too few luggage carousels; but it’s at departures that things have taken a nosedive. It used to be commonplace at check-in to see long queues snaking back outside the terminal onto the footpath. Be warned: this situation is now the norm. New (new to me: someone said they’d been in place for a year or more) ‘improved’ security procedures mean your hold luggage now has to be screened before check-in. As there are just four X-ray machines trying to screen up to a thousand passengers at the same time the overcrowding can be imagined. So the airport has hit on a novel solution: keep passengers outside until there’s space at the machines. Result: you are now asked to check in three hours before departure the first hour of which will be spent waiting outside in the sun until the check-in opens at which point the queue will be allowed to inch slowly into the terminal. On the day we left there were two queues on our side of the entrance two on the other with passengers waiting side-by-side. We got inside after about an hour and a quarter; spent another twenty minutes queuing for the X-ray; ten minutes checking in; ten more minutes at immigration then hurried into the equally cramped smoky departure lounge just as our flight was being called. Being in such a large group worked in our favour as half of us were able to sit inside with the kids while the others queued. We were also queuing next to the terminal wall outside which meant at least some shade. God help you if you’re stuck by the curb in the full glare of the sun. Bring sun block water and a hat. The irony is that Corfu could be quite a nice little airport: it’s clean and well-kept; there are pleasant places to eat and drink landside and even the snack bar in departures has a reasonable selection of food and drink. But it’s simply too small and ill-equipped to deal with such large numbers of passengers and these new procedures have made things much worse. Could they not spare a fraction of the enormous income generated by tourism each year to extend the building and/or buy another half-dozen X-ray machines? Sadly those of us who have been travelling to this island for years know the answer to that.
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