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Kephalonia International Airport

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Kefalonia Airport "Anna Pollatou" (IATA: EFL, ICAO: LGKF) is an airport on the island of Kefalonia, in Greece.

Kefalonia Airport "Anna Pollatou"

Αερολιμένας Κεφαλονιάς "Άννα Πολλάτου"
Kefalonia airport 02.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGreek state
OperatorFraport AG/Copelouzos Group joint venture
ServesKefalonia, Greece
LocationArgostoli
Elevation AMSL59 ft / 18 m
Coordinates38°07′12″N 020°30′01″E / 38.12000°N 20.50028°E / 38.12000; 20.50028
Websitehttps://www.efl-airport.gr/en
Map
EFL is located in Greece
EFL
EFL
Location of airport in Greece
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,436 7,992 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers761,647
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 21.0%
Aircraft movements7,167
Aircraft movements changeIncrease 21.5%

Contents

HistoryEdit

The airport opened in 1971 to serve the former municipality Leivathos with improved transportation links; Kefalonia is now a single municipality. A new runway and the current terminal building were constructed in the 1980s.

In December 2015 the privatisation of Kefalonia Airport and 13 other regional airports of Greece was finalised with the signing of the agreement between the Fraport AG/Copelouzos Group joint venture and the state privatisation fund.[4] "We signed the deal today," the head of Greece's privatisation agency HRADF, Stergios Pitsiorlas, told Reuters.[5] According to the agreement, the joint venture will operate the 14 airports (including Kefallinia International Airport) for 40 years as of April 2017.

The new operator is planning a major upgrade of the airport's facilities, including the construction of a new terminal building to replace the outdated existing one, by 2021. Upgrades to the Airport will include new Check-in desks and security lanes, larger airside space with more shops, along with new Carousels for arrivals and extra car-hire companies. Work has also been completed on the car park and pick up/drop off points outside the terminal building. [1]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Adria Airways Seasonal charter: Ljubljana, Trieste
Alitalia Seasonal: Rome–Fiumicino[6]
ASL Airlines France Seasonal charter: Manchester
Astra Airlines Seasonal: Thessaloniki
Seasonal charter: Klagenfurt, Graz
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Avanti Air Seasonal charter: Innsbruck
Aviolet Seasonal charter: Belgrade
British Airways Seasonal: London–Heathrow
Blu-express Seasonal: Bologna,[7] Milan–Bergamo, Rome–Fiumicino
Condor Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Munich
Czech Airlines Seasonal charter: Prague
easyJet Seasonal: Berlin–Tegel, Bristol, London–Gatwick, Manchester,[8] Milan–Malpensa, Venice
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Birmingham, London–Gatwick
Flybe Seasonal charter: Birmingham, Manchester
FlyloloSeasonal charter: Southampton
Jet2.com Seasonal: Birmingham (begins 6 May 2020)[9], East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow,[10] Leeds/Bradford, London–Stansted, Manchester
Norwegian Air ShuttleSeasonal: London–Gatwick, Oslo–Gardermoen
Olympic Air Athens
People's Seasonal charter: St. Gallen/Altenrhein[11]
Ryanair Seasonal: Berlin–Tegel, Bergamo, Frankfurt, London–Stansted, Pisa
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Göteborg, Stockholm–Arlanda
Sky Express Athens, Preveza/Lefkada (PSO), Zakynthos (PSO)
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, London–Gatwick, Manchester
Transavia Seasonal charter: Amsterdam
TUI Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bournemouth,[12] Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands,[12] London–Gatwick, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
Volotea Seasonal: Venice
Vueling Seasonal: Rome–Fiumicino

Traffic figuresEdit

The data token from the official website of the airport.[13]

Year Passengers
Domestic International Total
2009 69,130 287,759 356,889
2010  56,144  299,824  355,968
2011  48,309  298,088  346,397
2012  40,984  337,543  378,527
2013  33,699  396,663  430,362
2014  58,443  420,989  479,432
2015  55,915  436,587  492,502
2016  69,956  468,243  538,199
2017  82,058  547,613  629,671
2018  97,622  664,025  761,647
2019 (Jan-Jul)  52.508  359.711  412.219

Ground transportEdit

KTEL runs a limited bus service between the Airport and Argostoli.[14]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KEFALLINIA AIRPORT". Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  2. ^ Airport information for LGKF at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  3. ^ Airport information for EFL at Great Circle Mapper.
  4. ^ "Tornos News | Greece signs privatization of 14 regional airports with Germany's Fraport". Tornosnews.gr. 2015-12-14. Retrieved 2017-10-17.
  5. ^ Reuters Editorial (2015-12-14). "REFILE-UPDATE 1-Greece signs major privatisation deal with Germany's Fraport | Reuters". Uk.reuters.com. Retrieved 2017-10-17.
  6. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/282675/alitalia-adds-rome-kefallinia-service-in-3q19/
  7. ^ "Blu Express adds new seasonal routes in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 2017-10-17.
  8. ^ "New routes for summer 2015". Easyjet.
  9. ^ https://www.jet2.com/
  10. ^ "Cheap Flights to Kefalonia from Glasgow Intl". Jet2.com. Retrieved 2017-10-17.
  11. ^ "Peoples fliegt charterflüge ab Salzburg - Austrian Aviation Net". www.austrianaviation.net.
  12. ^ a b "Flight Timetable". tui.co.uk.
  13. ^ [https://www.efl-airport.gr/en
  14. ^ "Ktel Kefalonias". www.ktelkefalonias.gr. 2017-08-14. Retrieved 2017-10-17.

External linksEdit