Kefalonia International Airport

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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%

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

History[edit]

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a major upgrade of the airport's facilities, including the construction of a new terminal building to replace the outdated existing one, by 2021.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. Inside the new Kefalonia Airport terminal - The Kefalonia Pulse

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Alitalia Seasonal: Rome–Fiumicino[6]
Astra Airlines Seasonal: Thessaloniki
Seasonal charter: Graz,[7] Klagenfurt[7]
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: Düsseldorf, Munich
easyJet Seasonal: Berlin–Tegel, Bristol, London–Gatwick, Manchester,[10] Milan–Malpensa, Venice
Enter Air Seasonal charter: London–Gatwick[7]
Flybe Seasonal charter: Birmingham,[7] Manchester[7]
GetJet Airlines Seasonal charter: Vilnius (begins 7 September 2020)[11]
Iberia Express Seasonal: Madrid (begins 2 July 2020)[12]
Jet2.com Seasonal: Birmingham (begins 6 May 2020),[13] East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London–Stansted, Manchester
Lauda Seasonal: Vienna (begins 2 May 2020)[14]
Norwegian Air ShuttleSeasonal: London–Gatwick, Oslo–Gardermoen
Olympic Air Athens
People's Seasonal charter: St. Gallen/Altenrhein[15]
Ryanair Seasonal: Bergamo, Berlin–Tegel, Bologna (begins 1 April 2020),[16] Frankfurt, London–Stansted, Pisa
Ryanair Sun Seasonal charter: Katowice,[17] Poznań,[17] Warsaw–Modlin,[17] Wrocław[17]
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Stockholm–Arlanda[7]
Sky Express Athens, Preveza/Lefkada, Zakynthos
SmartLynx Airlines Seasonal charter: Tallinn (begins 13 September 2020)[18]
Smartwings Seasonal charter: Prague[7]
Smartwings Hungary Seasonal charter: Budapest[7]
Smartwings Slovakia Seasonal charter: Bratislava[7]
Transavia Seasonal: 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 8 July 2020)[20], Naples, Venice
Vueling Seasonal: Rome–Fiumicino

Traffic figures[edit]

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

Year Passengers
Domestic International Total
2009 69,130 287,759 356,889
2010 Decrease56,144 Increase299,824 Decrease355,968
2011 Increase48,309 Decrease298,088 Decrease346,397
2012 Increase40,984 Increase337,543 Increase378,527
2013 Decrease33,699 Increase396,663 Increase430,362
2014 Increase58,443 Increase420,989 Increase479,432
2015 Decrease55,915 Increase436,587 Increase492,502
2016 Increase69,956 Increase468,243 Increase538,199
2017 Increase82,058 Increase547,613 Increase629,671
2018 Increase97,622 Increase664,025 Increase761,647
2019 (Jan-Oct) Increase93,441 Increase673,205 Increase766,646

Ground transport[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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 i j k "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. ^ "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. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: New flights from Vienna to Kefalonia in 2020". www.kefaloniapress.gr. 27 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Peoples fliegt charterflüge ab Salzburg - Austrian Aviation Net". www.austrianaviation.net.
  16. ^ "Ryanair: Νέα σύνδεση με Κεφαλονιά". Airnews.gr. 3 October 2019.
  17. ^ a b c d "Charter flights". tui.pl.
  18. ^ "ΑΠΟΚΛΕΙΣΤΙΚΟ ! Πτήσεις από τη Λιθουανία και την Εσθονία προς την Κεφαλονιά το 2020". kefaloniapress.
  19. ^ a b "Flight Timetable". tui.co.uk.
  20. ^ https://bari.repubblica.it/cronaca/2019/10/30/news/da_bari_a_lione_spalato_e_cefalonia_volotea_annuncia_tre_nuove_rotte_dirette_per_il_2020-239871685/?refresh_ce
  21. ^ [https://www.efl-airport.gr/en
  22. ^ "Ktel Kefalonias". www.ktelkefalonias.gr. 2017-08-14. Retrieved 2017-10-17.

External links[edit]

Media related to Kefalonia Airport at Wikimedia Commons