Fraport have said that the initial concession contract work concerning Corfu airport could completed by 2020.
The work will begin with the underground area below the existing terminals (A & B), which has often been a matter of concern due to problematic drainage and other functional issues. At the same time, the building of foundations will begin for the construction of a 10,294 sq. m. building - a new terminal attached to the existing one, to the north of the control tower and towards the old airport facilities. So when the building is completed, there will be 21,162 sq. m. (Terminals A+B) plus 10,294 sq. m., giving a total of 31,456 sq. metres.
The layout of what will now be three terminals is as follows: 1850 sq. m. + 250 sq. m will be given to catering and refreshments services and 600 sq. m. to shops. These areas will be located prior to the transit area and passport control. In these latter areas, there will be 1,000 sq. m. for Hellenic Duty Free, as there is at present.
Parking space: The modification of the external space will provide parking space for 40 buses, 240 private cars, 50 taxis and 130 spaces for rental car parking. Winter operating hours are being limited from 06:00 - 22:00 until 24 March 2018
Work on the airport is continuing and I understand that once the new terminal building is completed, maybe in 2019, it will be dedicated solely to 'Departures', with 'Arrivals' taking over all of the existing building. Many people are already pleased with the changes made so far and passengers seem to be getting through security in record time.
It's thought that the numbers of night flights are likely to increase soon to make fuller use of the facilities. Arrivals in May this year were more than 24% up on last year.
Ive been very impressed with the work they have completed and although there is scaffolding etc... it is not affecting the passenger experience at the airport. In fact I am really hoping next on the list is removing the need to check in and then lump your case to the security scanner... Now that would be progress!!!
I nominate Steve to find out when this will be done LOL
See you again in 5 weeks!
Kind Regards Malc PS. I cant sign in at work anymore, so have posted as a guest
Hi Malc - looking forward to seeing you again soon. If I can find out what you suggest, then I will.
Personally, I only ever travel with hand luggage and I've always considered that taking luggage to the scanner is actually more secure, as it keeps the person and his/her luggage together until they are checked. If there was a problem, it could be nipped in the bud. I suspect it will change sometime though - probably when 'Departures' has its own building.
It's been announced that Fraport will be cutting handling fees by 50% over the winter, in an attempt to encourage international flights to the islands over this period ..... let's hope someone takes up the baton!
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