Interesting news, be good if it was run more efficiently and improved. And if the changes at Frankfurt Airport over the years, are anything to go by, it should make the arrival and departure experience more pleasant!
I think the service at CFU has improved massively in the last few years, but it does creak and groan a bit at peak season, especially with weather like we have had recently. I have mixed feelings about the announcement and much depends on whether Fraport invests heavily in improvements and infrastructure. Are they able to do that simultaneously in fourteen airports? Only time will tell. I don’t like selling off the family silver, much as we have done in the UK with our public utilities, but we do need improvements. Maybe the first measure will be to finish the new road and extend the runway.
I cant help but agree Malc - only ever been through Corfu airport - don't know how similar other Greek airports are ?
I don't know how long you've been passing through the airport Kath but it has improved over the years, I can remember when there was no air conditioning and you had to put your own case on the luggage trolleys in the back car park! I can think of one improvement I would like to see, and that's in Departures, I still do not understand the logic of checking in, then having to lump your suitcase to the security scanner at the end of the Check In desks! It causes so much confusion and double the amount of queues and stress for people...
Anyway, lets hope they do spend some money on it and it leads to a far better experience than we currently receive,
We don’t know of any other airport where this happens, but ... is it not better, and hence more secure, for the traveller to be with his or her luggage when it is scanned? If there is a problem, then both luggage and the individual are taken out of the system together. The alternative of remote scanning could mean having to marry up the person with their luggage later, resulting in them missing their flight. If I were designing a security system for an airport, I might just consider Corfu’s system to be tighter.
The Prefect of the Ionian Islands has declared his opposition to this move, a statement endorsed by the Mayor of Corfu, Konstantinos Nikolouzos, who told the press.
“The concession of 14 airports, including the airport of Corfu, to the German joint venture, is a very negative development, which finds us completely opposed” .... “the Municipality of Corfu will react to the concession by any means and will join any mobilization required, depending on the developments. According to the mayor, the Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport, one of the biggest and most lucrative in Greece, holds the 5th place in the overall passenger traffic between regional airports in the country."
janiemou: Are you surviving the rain Kaz?
Jun 12, 2019 16:35:23 GMT 2
kaz: Just about janiemou..its raining now,,grey skies and windy its " s'windy, loved your pics of the sea....not been up on the sea wall since accident, maybe soon,getting around I bit better now............rain just stopped!! strange weather?? take care xx .
Jun 13, 2019 10:30:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope you are both well Jan & Steve and enjoying the Roda sun!!!....the days here have been dry but humid,phew..........not able to get to Roda again this year ( I miss it so much) never mind, one day..take care, love Kaz & Rosie xxx
Jul 15, 2019 16:43:37 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz,I had pretty good weather when on quick trip back to the UK, not been so good since I have been back. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow.
Jul 16, 2019 14:36:06 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Janiemou.........as you may have heard, we had a Heat Wave for two days here.....my was it hot?? shouldn't complain though only it hasn't stopped raining to-day...we can't win can we?? Hope you and Steve are keeping well and still enjoying life.........
Jul 27, 2019 16:04:20 GMT 2
kaz: Not able to make Roda again this year.....family holidays in progress!!!So it will be just me n Rosie up on the sea wall!!! take care..love Kaz xx
Jul 27, 2019 16:07:29 GMT 2
janiemou: Oh Kaz, we will miss you, as will Roda.
Jul 27, 2019 17:37:57 GMT 2
kaz: I will miss you to...............one day a?
Aug 3, 2019 13:00:50 GMT 2
kaz: Nice cooling rain here in Kent after 2days of sweltering SUN...shouldn't complain though should I.....I have friends on their way to Roda at the wkend staying at the Afroditi, I expect you will know them..........just wish I could be there with them. Enjoy
Aug 28, 2019 20:34:49 GMT 2
kaz: Just got on my 'puter..thanks for missing me!!...I am there in spirit (always)just wish my BODY was !!!never mind, next year with luck ( before I have to use a walking frame!!!)glad the weather is good for you all....hold on, just want to wipe the tears
Sept 11, 2019 19:50:02 GMT 2
kaz: Now my puter is playing up.......I cant win
Sept 11, 2019 19:53:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope Forum meetings are going well?? I miss them too xxxx
Sept 11, 2019 20:01:03 GMT 2
kaz: Weather in Kent is very hot...........still not as nice as being in Roda!!!
Sept 17, 2019 16:19:06 GMT 2