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First international flight arrival of the season today from Berlin

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09 Μαρτίου 2024 / 12:10

CORFU. 160 flights will arrive at the airport during the first 15 days of April. Cautiously optimistic messages from the German market. Very good demand from the French and Polish markets.

The first scheduled international flight landed at Corfu AIrport this morning -- the first of this year's tourist season. However, a much larger number of visitors is expected on the last day of March, on the non-Orthodox Easter, with 14 flights from various destinations scheduled.

At 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, a Ryanair flight from Berlin, carrying 189 passengers, signalled the start of this year's international arrivals at Corfu Airport. In total, for the month of March, 30 international flights will touch down on Corfu soil, bringing the first visitors to the island. Things gradually intensify after March 26, as until then, only Ryanair's flight from Berlin will be repeated every weekend.

 

Deputy Mayor: Cautious optimism regarding German market

The messages received at the ITB tourism exhibition held this week in Berlin give cause for cautious optimisim regarding the German market, Deputy Mayor of Tourism Spyros Halikiopoulos, who was at the exhibition, told Enimerosi. "The messages for Corfu from Germany are cautiously optimistic, as they have been affected by the recession," he said. "However, there is demand from other markets, and if one lags for the initial period, it is covered by the others. We will do well this year."

He added that the French and Polish markets are performing very well, while JET2 shows a slight drop of around 6% for May from the British market. However, as he said, this is not a cause for concern, as it is expected to be covered by last-minute bookings.

160 flights in the first fortnight of April

Things get much busier in April and in the first 15 days, 160 international flights from various destinations are expected, according to the data provided by Corfu Civil Aviation Authority Employees' Union. Low-cost airlines such as Ryanair, JET2, Easy Jet, have a strong presence this month, with a single-digit number of British Airways flights scheduled during this period. Additionally, starting from April, the Swiss holiday airline Edelweiss, based at Zurich Airport, as well as the Spanish low-cost airline Volotea, will be arriving at Corfu Airport.

On the first day of April, nine flights from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Brussels, Milan, and Bristol will arrive at Corfu Airport. The highest activity in arrivals for the first fortnight of the month occurs on Sunday, April 7th, with 14 international flights expected. Most days for this particular period are marked by double-digit figures in arrivals. Specifically, the international flights expected for the rest of March are:

DATE

FROM

ARRIVAL TIME

COMPANY

9

BERLIN

09:30

RYANAIR

10

BERLIN

19:30

RYANAIR

16

BERLIN

09:30

RYANAIR

17

BERLIN

19:30

RYANAIR

23

BERLIN

09:30

RYANAIR

24

BERLIN

19:30

RYANAIR

26

MANCHESTER

12:55

RYANAIR

BIRMINGHAM

21:00

RYANAIR

MILAN

19:05

RYANAIR

27

BERLIN

09:25

RYANAIR

BIRMINGHAM

20:45

RYANAIR

28

EAST MIDLANDS

11:05

RYANAIR

MILAN

16:35

RYANAIR

29

LONDON

20:50

JET2

MANCHESTER

12:50

JET2

30

BERLIN

09:30 

RYANAIR

31

BERLIN

17:50

RYANAIR

KARLSRUHE

20:35

RYANAIR

MANCHESTER

20:55

RYANAIR

EAST MIDLANDS

23:20

RYANAIR

LIVERPOOL

21:45

RYANAIR

BARCELONA

17:05

RYANAIR

MILAN

18:00

RYANAIR

WROCLAW

14:35

RYANAIR

LONDON

20:15

EASYJET

BERLIN

15:40

EASYJET

LIVERPOOL

22:25

EASYJET

BELFAST

11:25

EASYJET

BRISTOL

18:55

EASYJET

LONDON

18:25

BRITISH AIRWAYS

 

Scheduled flights for the first fortnight in April:

DATE

FROM

ARRIVAL TIME

COMPANY

1

LONDON

11:00

EASYJET

LONDON

11:20

JET2

MANCHESTER

13:00

JET2

LONDON

13:25

ΒΑ

BIRMINGHAM

13:50

JET2

LONDON

14:55

EASYJET

 BRUSSELS

16:25

RYANAIR

MILAN

18:45

RYANAIR

BRISTOL

23:30

EASYJET

2

MEMMINGEN

09:15

RYANAIR

LONDON

11:00

EASYJET

BERLIN

11:20

EASYJET

BERLIN

16:20

RYANAIR

BARCELONA

12:40

RYANAIR

 WROCLAW

18:55

RYANAIR

GDANSK

19:45

RYANAIR

BELFAST

20:20

EASYJET

LONDON

20:05

EASYJET

KRAKOW

22:25

RYANAIR

BIRMINGHAM

22:25

RYANAIR

MANCHESTER

22:40

EASYJET

3

KARLSRUHE

10:20

RYANAIR

BRISTOL

11:40

EASYJET

LONDON

12:00

EASYJET

BRUSSELS

18:10

RYANAIR

DUBLIN

20:35

RYANAIR

MILAN

23:35

RYANAIR

4

LIVERPOOL

00:05

EASYJET

BERLIN

09:35

RYANAIR

LONDON

11:00

EASYJET

LONDON

13:40

EASYJET

EAST MIDLANDS

13:40

RYANAIR

MANCHESTER

16:00

RYANAIR

LIVERPOOL

17:10

RYANAIR

DUSSELDORF

17:40

RYANAIR

BERLIN

18:30

EASYJET

BIRMINGHAM

21:35

RYANAIR

BIRMINGHAM

21:50

JET2

5

WARSAW

09:35

RYANAIR

LONDON

10:15

EASYJET

MANCHESTER

12:50

JET2

MANCHESTER

14:55

RYANAIR

MANCHESTER

14:15

RYANAIR

BRUSSELS

15:20

RYANAIR

LONDON

15:25

BA

MILAN

15:35

RYANAIR

KRAKOW

15:45

RYANAIR

LONDON

21:05

JET2

LONDON

22:00

EASYJET

BRISTOL

22:50

EASYJET

MILAN

23:20

RYANAIR

6

LONDON

11:05

EASYJET

MANCHESTER

12:35

EASYJET

BRUSSELS

13:45

RYANAIR

DUBLIN

14:40

RYANAIR

COLOGNE

15:05

RYANAIR

LONDON

17:05

BA

BIRMINGHAM

18:05

RYANAIR

ZURICH

20:45

EDELWEISS

LONDON

20:55

EASYJET

7

BELFAST

11:25

EASYJET

WARSAW

14:35

RYANAIR

BERLIN

15:40

EASYJET

BARCELONA

17:05

RYANAIR

BERLIN

17:50

RYANAIR

MILAN

18:00

RYANAIR

LONDON

18:25

BA

BRISTOL

18:55

EASYJET

LONDON

20:15

EASYJET

KARLSRUHE

20:35

RYANAIR

MANCHESTER

20:55

RYANAIR

LIVERPOOL

21:45

RYANAIR

LIVERPOOL

22:25

EASYJET

EAST MIDLANDS

23:20

RYANAIR

8

LONDON

11:00

EASYJET

LONDON

11:20

JET2

MANCHESTER

13:00

JET2

LONDON

13:25

BA

BIRMINGHAM

13:50

JET2

LONDON

14:55

EASYJET

BRUSSELS

16:25

RYANAIR

MILAN

18:45

RYANAIR

BRISTOL

23:30

EASYJET

9

MEMMINGEN

09:15

RYANAIR

LONDON

11:00

EASYJET

BERLIN

11:20

EASYJET

BARCELONA

12:40

RYANAIR

BERLIN

16:20

RYANAIR

WARSAW

18:55

RYANAIR

GDANSK

19:45

RYANAIR

LONDON

20:05

EASYJET

BELFAST

20:20

EASYJET

BIRMINGHAM

22:25

RYANAIR

KRAKOW

22:25

RYANAIR

MANCHESTER

22:40

EASYJET

10

KARLSRUHE

10:20

RYANAIR

BRISTOL

11:40

EASYJET

LONDON

12:00

EASYJET

DUBLIN

14:40

RYANAIR

BRUSSELS

18:10

RYANAIR

LYON

23:00

VOLOTEA

MILAN

23:35

RYANAIR

11

LIVERPOOL

00:05

EASYJET

BERLIN

09:35

RYANAIR

LONDON

11:00

EASYJET

LONDON

13:40

EASYJET

EAST MIDLANDS

13:40

RYANAIR

MANCHESTER

16:00

RYANAIR

LIVERPOOL

17:10

RYANAIR

DUSSELDORF

17:40

RYANAIR

BERLIN

18:30

EASYJET

BIRMINGHAM

21:35

RYANAIR

BIRMINGHAM

21:50

JET2

12

WARSAW

09:35

RYANAIR

LONDON

10:15

EASYJET

MANCHESTER

12:50

JET2

MANCHESTER

14:15

RYANAIR

MANCHESTER

14:55

RYANAIR

BRUSSELS

15:20

RYANAIR

LONDON

15:25

BA

MILAN

15:35

RYANAIR

KRAKOW

15:45

RYANAIR

LONDON

21:05

JET2

LONDON

22:00

EASYJET

BRISTOL

22:50

EASYJET

MILAN

23:20

RYANAIR

13

LONDON

11:05

EASYJET

MANCHESTER

12:35

EASYJET

BRUSSELS

13:45

RYANAIR

DUBLIN

14:40

RYANAIR

COLOGNE

15:05

RYANAIR

MILAN

17:05

RYANAIR

LONDON

17:05

BA

BIRMINGHAM

18:05

RYANAIR

ZURICH

20:45

EDELWEISS

LONDON

20:55

EASYJET

14

LYON

09:15

VOLOTEA

BELFAST

11:25

EASYJET

WARSAW

14:35

RYANAIR

BERLIN

15:40

EASYJET

BARCELONA

17:05

RYANAIR

BERLIN

17:50

RYANAIR

MILAN

18:00

RYANAIR

LONDON

18:25

BA

BRISTOL

18:55

EASYJET

LONDON

20:15

EASYJET

KARLSRUHE

20:35

RYANAIR

MANCHESTER

20:55

RYANAIR

LIVERPOOL

21:45

RYANAIR

LIVERPOOL

22:25

EASYJET

EAST MIDLANDS

23:20

RYANAIR

15

BRUSSELS

16:25

RYANAIR

MILAN

18:45

RYANAIR

LONDON

11:00

EASYJET

LONDON

11:20

JET2

MANCHESTER

13:00

JET2

LONDON

13:25

BA

BIRMINGHAM

13:50

JET2

LONDON

14:55

EASYJET

BRISTOL

23:30

EASYJET

Non-Orthodox Easter

Regarding hotels, the opening of the first major hotels will take place around the non-Orthodox Easter, at the end of March or beginning of April. However, accommodation options are available either in town hotels that remain open all year round or in Airbnb-type accommodation, where the platforms are already accepting bookings.

MARIA BAZDRIYIANNI

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