Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport Corfu
Photo ©, Flo Weiss
Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport, is the international airport of Corfu, located about 3 kilometers south of the homonymous city. Named after the diplomat, the first head of state of independent Greece, it has two terminals and has entered into operation in the 1962. The aerial view of the airport is truly spectacular Pontikonisi, the Monastery of Vlacherna, and the hills of Kanoni during the take-off or landing procedure.
For those who choose Athens as an intermediate stop, it takes just under an hour to reach the island from the capital; everyday Aegean Airlines, Greek flag carrier, make direct connections. The remaining direct connections, take place exclusively during the summer period.
Here is a list of the main companies and direct connections * to Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport:
Aer Lingus: Dublin.
Air Berlin: Zurich.
ASL Airlines France: Manchester (from May 2017)
Austrian Airlines: Vienna.
Air Serbia: Belgrade.
Blue Panorama Airlines: Rome-Fiumicino.
British Airways: London-Heathrow.
Condor: Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Leipzig / Halle, Munich, Stuttgart (from April 2017).
Corendon Dutch Airlines: Amsterdam.
EasyJet: Amsterdam, Berlin-Schönefeld, Bristol, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Manchester, Milan-Malpensa, Naples, Newcastle, Paris-CDG.
Edelweiss Air: Zurich.
Ellinair: Bari, Kiev-Boryspil, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Riga, Rostov-on-Don, St. Petersburg, Tallinn (from May 2017).
Eurowings: Cologne / Bonn, Dresden, Stuttgart.
Finnair: Helsinki (from April 2017)
Germany: Bremen, Erfurt / Weimar.
Israir: Tel Aviv.
Jet Time: Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen.
Jet2.com: East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds / Bradford, London-Stansted (from July2017), Manchester, Newcastle.
Mistral Air: Bari, Naples.
Niki: Salzburg, Vienna
Norwegian Air Shuttle: London-Gatwick, Helsinki, Trondheim
Novair: Göteborg-Landvetter, Stockholm-Arlanda
Olympic Air: Thessaloniki.
Ryanair: Athens, Bergamo, Birmingham, Bratislava, Budapest, Charleroi, Cologne / Bonn, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Katowice, Leeds / Bradford, London-Stansted, Manchester, Poznań, Pisa, Prestwick, Rome-Fiumicino, Rzeszów, Treviso, Warsaw -Modlin, Weeze.
Sky Express: Kefalonia.
Small Planet Airlines: London-Gatwick, Manchester
SmartWings: Bratislava, Budapest, Brno, Ostrava, Prague.
Sun D'Or: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion.
Thomas Cook Airlines: Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow, London-Gatwick, London-Luton (from May 2017), London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle.
Thomson Airways: Aberdeen, Belfast-International, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster / Sheffield, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds / Bradford, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich (from May 2017).
Transavia: Amsterdam, Paris-Orly
Travel Service: Budapest, Debrecen, Košice.
TUIfly: Basel / Mulhouse, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dole (from May 2017), Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hanover, Helsinki, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Stockholm-Arlanda.
Volotea: Bordeaux, Nantes, Palermo (from June 2016), Turin, Venice.
Vueling: Barcelona, Rome-Fiumicino.
Wizz Air: Budapest, Warsaw-Chopin.
Photo ©, Jean Housen
Who wanted to reach Corfu Town, can use the blue n.15 bus, whose stop is located in front of the Ioannis Kapodistrias airport exit. The journey takes about a few minutes and the ticket costs 1,10 € (1,50 € if purchased on board the vehicle). The bus stops at San Rocco Square, the city center and the port.
Those who prefer to rent a car directly at the airport (recommended) should simply follow the Route 25 which leads to the city center.
* The list is subject to change. All links, updated, are available on the official website corfu-airport.com