Corfu Airport or “Ioannis Kapodistrias” airport, with the code CFU, is the political and international airport of Corfu, serving both domestic and international flights, as well as charter flights from the largest cities in Europe to Corfu.
Corfu Airport is one of the busiest airports in Greece, with a vertical increase in traffic between April and October. The airport opened its doors in 1949, while the passenger area was completed in 1972. Since then, various renovations have been carried out and the airport is constantly being modernised.
The airport of Corfu was named Ioannis Kapodistrias in honour of the eminent politician who was the first governor of Greece.
The airport is located 3 km outside the city centre, near Pontikonisi and the island of Vlacherna, which makes landing and take-off extremely impressive and offers a panoramic view of Pontikonisi, Kanoni and the monastery of Vlacherna.
Airlines at Corfu Airport
Corfu Airport is served by Olympic and Aegean Airlines airlines, but most flights are operated by foreign airlines such as Air Berlin, EasyJet, Jat Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, Transavia and Thomson Airways.
Most charter flights arrive at Corfu Airport on Mondays and Fridays during the summer months.
Access by bus or taxi
Access to Corfu Airport is very easy and signposting is very good from Corfu (the town), so you can reach the place very easily with a rental car. Buses to the airport also leave from Corfu town.
If you want to go from the airport to Corfu town, you can take the bus next to the arrivals building, which goes to Theotoki Square in the town centre and other places on the island.
Taxis are also available outside the airport building to take passengers to any part of the island. The average journey to Corfu town, which is 3 km away, costs about €15.00.
Car Hire at Corfu Airport
There are offices of car rental companies in the arrivals hall, including the international companies Budget, Hertz and Europcar, as well as the company EasyTerra.
Cheaper rates can usually be found at local car rental companies in Corfu, whose services include free delivery and collection from the airport.
The airport car park can cover the needs of travelers who need to leave their cars. The first 20 minutes are free of charge.
Restaurants and Shops
If you’re looking to give yourself an energy boost in the airport, there are several cafes serving up all kinds of caffeinated beverages, beer and light meals, like croissant, pizza slices, sandwiches.
There is a duty-free shop for last-minute purchases and a shop selling local and international newspapers, cigarettes and tobacco.
Corfu Airport does not have luggage storage. There is an information desk open 24 hours a day, while airline offices are only open before and after scheduled flights. Corfu Airport does not have a place for formal or business meetings.
There are services for the disabled, ATMs and a bank, as well as a small post office.