Kefalonia 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"
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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
Websiteefl-airport.gr
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 (2019)
Passengers774,170
Passenger traffic changeIncrease 1.6%
Aircraft movements7,355
Aircraft movements changeIncrease 2.6%

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 privatization of Kefalonia Airport and 13 other regional airports of Greece was finalized 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a major upgrade of the airport's facilities, including the construction of a new terminal building to replace the outdated existing one, by 2021.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 will include new check-in desks and security lanes, larger airside space with more shops, 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. Inside the new Kefalonia Airport terminal - The Kefalonia Pulse. Due to the coronavirus, many flights to the airport have been suspended for 2020, although flights from Europe are gradually re-starting.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Alitalia Seasonal: Rome–Fiumicino[6]
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Avanti Air Seasonal charter: Innsbruck[7]
Aviolet Seasonal charter: Belgrade[8]
BRA Braathens Regional Airlines Seasonal charter: Gothenburg[7]
British Airways Seasonal: London–Heathrow
Blu-express Seasonal: Bergamo, Bologna,[9] Rome–Fiumicino
Condor Seasonal: Munich
easyJet Seasonal: Berlin–Tegel, Bristol, London–Gatwick, Manchester,[10] Milan–Malpensa, Venice
Enter Air Seasonal charter: London–Gatwick[7]
GetJet Airlines Seasonal charter: Vilnius[11]
Iberia Express Seasonal: Madrid[12]
Jet2.com Seasonal: Birmingham,[13] East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London–Stansted, Manchester
Olympic Air Athens
People's Seasonal charter: St. Gallen/Altenrhein[14]
Ryanair Seasonal: Bergamo, Bologna,[15]Frankfurt-Hahn, London–Stansted, Pisa, Vienna[16][17]
Ryanair Sun Seasonal charter: Katowice,[18] Poznań,[18] Warsaw–Modlin,[18] Wrocław[18]
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Stockholm–Arlanda[7]
Sky Express Athens, Preveza/Lefkada, Zakynthos
SmartLynx Airlines Seasonal charter: Tallinn[11]
Smartwings Seasonal charter: Prague[7]
Smartwings Hungary Seasonal charter: Budapest[7]
Smartwings Slovakia Seasonal charter: Bratislava[7]
Swiss International Air Lines Seasonal: Geneva, Zürich
Trade Air Seasonal: Ljubljana[7]
Transavia Seasonal charter: Amsterdam
TUI Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bournemouth,[19] Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands,[19] London–Gatwick, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
Volotea Seasonal: Bari (begins 7 July 2021),[20] Naples, Venice

Traffic figuresEdit

The data is taken from the official website of the airport.[21]

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  100.958  673.212  774.170
2020 (Aug)  24.668  93.590  118.258

Ground transportEdit

KTEL runs a limited bus service between the airport and Argostoli.[22]

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. ^ "Alitalia adds Rome – Kefallinia service in 3Q19". Routesonline. Retrieved Sep 29, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "Destinations". efl-airport.gr.
  8. ^ "Charter schedule" (PDF). aviolet.rs.
  9. ^ "Blu Express adds new seasonal routes in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 2017-10-17.
  10. ^ "New routes for summer 2015". Easyjet.
  11. ^ a b "ΑΠΟΚΛΕΙΣΤΙΚΟ ! Πτήσεις από τη Λιθουανία και την Εσθονία προς την Κεφαλονιά το 2020". kefaloniapress.
  12. ^ "ΑΠΟΚΛΕΙΣΤΙΚΟ:Ξεκινούν πτήσεις από τη Μαδρίτη στην Κεφαλονιά το 2020". kefaloniapress.
  13. ^ "Double delight as two brand new destinations launch for Summer 20". jet2.com. 4 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Peoples fliegt charterflüge ab Salzburg - Austrian Aviation Net". www.austrianaviation.net.
  15. ^ "Ryanair: Νέα σύνδεση με Κεφαλονιά". Airnews.gr. 3 October 2019.
  16. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: New flights from Vienna to Kefalonia in 2020". www.kefaloniapress.gr. 27 September 2019.
  17. ^ Liu, Jim. "Ryanair / Laudamotion S20 network consolidation as of 18JUN20". Routesonline. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  18. ^ a b c d "Charter flights". tui.pl.
  19. ^ a b "Flight Timetable". tui.co.uk.
  20. ^ https://kefaloniaairport.info/2020-volotea-adds-new-route-from-bari-to-kefalonia/
  21. ^ [1]
  22. ^ "Ktel Kefalonias". www.ktelkefalonias.gr. 2017-08-14. Retrieved 2017-10-17.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kefalonia Airport at Wikimedia Commons