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Kefalonia International Airport
Kefalonia Airport "Anna Pollatou"

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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%

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

History

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a major upgrade of the airport's facilities, including the construction of a new terminal building to replace the outdated existing one, by 2021.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 destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Alitalia Seasonal: Rome-Fiumicino[6]
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Avanti Air Seasonal charter: Innsbruck[7]
Aviolet Seasonal charter: Belgrade[8]
Seasonal charter: Gothenburg[7]
British Airways Seasonal: London-Heathrow
Blu-express Seasonal: Bergamo, Bologna,[9]Rome-Fiumicino
Condor Seasonal: Munich
easyJet Seasonal: Berlin-Brandenburg, 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]Bristol (begins 23 May 2021),[14]East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle (begins 23 July 2021)
Olympic Air Athens
People's Seasonal charter: St. Gallen/Altenrhein[15]
Ryanair Seasonal: Bergamo, Bologna,[16]Frankfurt-Hahn, London-Stansted, Pisa, Vienna[17][18]
Ryanair Sun Seasonal charter: Katowice,[19]Pozna?,[19]Warsaw-Modlin,[19]Wroc?aw[19]
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal charter: Stockholm-Arlanda[7]
Sky Express Athens, Preveza/Lefkada, Zakynthos
SmartLynx Airlines Seasonal charter: Tallinn[11]
Smartwings Seasonal charter: Bratislava,[7]Budapest,[7]Prague[7]
Seasonal: Geneva, Zürich
Trade Air Seasonal: Ljubljana[7]
Transavia Seasonal charter: Amsterdam
TUI Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bournemouth,[20]Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands,[20]London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
Volotea Seasonal: Bari (begins 7 July 2021)[21], Naples, Venice
Vueling Seasonal: Rome-Fiumicino

Traffic figures

The data is taken from the official website of the airport.[22]

Ground transport

KTEL runs a limited bus service between the airport and Argostoli.[23]

See also

References

  1. ^ "KEFALLINIA AIRPORT". Retrieved 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 .
  5. ^ Reuters Editorial (2015-12-14). "REFILE-UPDATE 1-Greece signs major privatisation deal with Germany's Fraport | Reuters". Uk.reuters.com. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Alitalia adds Rome - Kefallinia service in 3Q19". Routesonline. Retrieved 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 .
  10. ^ "New routes for summer 2015". Easyjet.
  11. ^ a b " ! ? ? ? 2020". kefaloniapress.
  12. ^ ": ? ? ? 2020". kefaloniapress.
  13. ^ "Double delight as two brand new destinations launch for Summer 20". jet2.com. 4 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Jet2's Bristol Airport base will bring 450,000-holiday seats". ukaviation.news. 11 November 2020.
  15. ^ "Peoples fliegt charterflüge ab Salzburg - Austrian Aviation Net". www.austrianaviation.net.
  16. ^ "Ryanair: ? ". Airnews.gr. 3 October 2019.
  17. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: New flights from Vienna to Kefalonia in 2020". www.kefaloniapress.gr. 27 September 2019.
  18. ^ Liu, Jim. "Ryanair / Laudamotion S20 network consolidation as of 18JUN20". Routesonline. Retrieved 2020.
  19. ^ a b c d "Charter flights". tui.pl.
  20. ^ a b "Flight Timetable". tui.co.uk.
  21. ^ https://kefaloniaairport.info/2020-volotea-adds-new-route-from-bari-to-kefalonia/
  22. ^ [1]
  23. ^ "Ktel Kefalonias". www.ktelkefalonias.gr. 2017-08-14. Retrieved .

External links

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