Runway construction works at Corfu Airport "Ioannis Kapodistrias"
As part of the project to further upgrade the regional airports, Fraport Greece, the Operator of Corfu Airport "Ioannis Kapodistrias" will proceed with the reconstruction of the airport's runway.
Specifically, for the period from the 10th of January 2023 to the 24th of January 2023 & the 8th of February 2023 to the 22nd of February 2023, the operation of the runway will be suspended. During the above periods, only ambulance helicopters will operate, if necessary, while all other airport services within the terminal, will be available to the interested public.
The above works concern the complete reconstruction of the runway at Corfu Airport "Ioannis Kapodistrias", aiming to further enhance the level of safety at the airport. This project will result in the ability to handle not only larger aircraft types, but also an increased number of flights.
These works form part of the Concession Agreement. They are also carried out in terms of sustainability and respect for the land, since supporting sustainable development and social responsibility are Fraport Greece’s key principles.
The runway’s suspension of operation is absolutely necessary due to the size and complexity of the project, the physiology of the ground and the surrounding area. Nevertheless, and according to the design, the specified intervals are the shortest possible period during which the runway can be suspended.
Regulatory compliance and safety, at all levels, are key priorities for the company. It is worth noting that these works are part of a broader plan to further upgrade the already high level of safety and operation of the 14 regional airports managed by Fraport Greece. As mentioned above, they are related to large-scale projects to be executed by the company, as part of the Recovery and Resilience Fund financing.