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!
artisans: Hi kaz - we have what you wanted
Nov 21, 2019 15:03:35 GMT 2
janiemou: Kaz your tea is on its way to the UK, will be posted when it gets there
Dec 3, 2019 10:31:47 GMT 2
kaz: Thanks Jan n Steve....sorry, not been on 'puter for a while but sent you an email to-day.....will let you know when parcel arrives ok, thanks a lot for going to all the trouble for me...take care love Jan n Rosie xxxx
Dec 7, 2019 18:48:58 GMT 2
janiemou: Kaz we'll sort it out when I know the postage etc
Dec 10, 2019 11:45:57 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz, are you OK?
Jan 14, 2020 12:41:51 GMT 2
kaz: All ok thanks jan, just typed a reply but it didn't send
Apr 1, 2020 11:52:44 GMT 2
kaz: Now I know how to SEND !!......Rosie is in London with family and \I miss her ( no visitors allowed now so I have no idea when she will be home?) all well this end..nobody walking by so \I only have the birds to watch and TV of course but the news v gloomy
Apr 1, 2020 11:57:36 GMT 2
kaz: Well how is everyone enjoying the LOCKDOWN???....I am bored already, only some many crossword books one can do,,(wish \I took up knitting!!)
Apr 2, 2020 21:40:24 GMT 2
kaz: Oooops pressed wrong key, back now................|Is Roda free of the |Virus??, I hope so then we can get bsck to normal once we have beenclearedd
Apr 2, 2020 21:46:17 GMT 2
kaz: I hope you are all keeping well and free of this terrible virus...take care...Kaz
Apr 4, 2020 10:03:59 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Pam....have you managed to get on this forum...Janet
Apr 8, 2020 20:01:54 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz Greece so far has escaped the worst of the virus, but it is a very strict lock down.
Apr 14, 2020 19:21:06 GMT 2
kaz: Hi janiemou......same here, another 3wks lockdown, so boring, only so much housework one can do!!!!..so \I am doing crossword puzzles and looking out of the window to see if anyone walking by...nope, not a soul.....lovely sunny day so that's a blessing..
Apr 17, 2020 11:45:54 GMT 2
kaz: No news here, just boring with nowhere to go??,Still in lockdown, for how long we don't know..take care all, enjoy Roda xx
Apr 21, 2020 19:53:44 GMT 2
artisans: Kaz - Jan sent you PM
Apr 26, 2020 18:18:34 GMT 2
maudy2: I hope everyone is keeping safe and well and not going too stir crazy during all this turmoil 🤞🏼
May 13, 2020 18:11:18 GMT 2
maudy2: We’ve saved quite a lot of money not being able to go to the pub here so more to spend in the bars in Roda when we are finally allowed to go .
May 13, 2020 18:12:30 GMT 2
maudy2: Our son and family are booked to go in July 7th but not looking likely for them sadly due to uk rules😔
May 13, 2020 18:15:46 GMT 2
maudy: Hoping you are all safe and well wherever you are
May 29, 2020 14:52:38 GMT 2
janiemou: I am safe and well in Roda and intend to continue my life here. I will of course be visiting my family in the UK as Steve and I have a great grandchild for me to meet.
Jun 17, 2020 20:30:39 GMT 2