VFR Chart of LGKR. IFR Chart of LGKR. Location Information for LGKR. Coordinates: N39°’ / E19°’ View all Airports in Ionioi Nisoi. NOSTO 1R & 1S, PITAS 2S, TIGRA 2R & 2S ARRS D. LATAN 2S ARR E . NOSTO 1T, PITAS & TIGRA 2T ARRS F. PARAX, PARNA & VARDI 1T. Corfu Kerkira, Greece CFU/LGKR Circling 17/VOR 35 Glidepath VOR 35 degrees Rough runway surface, terrain & turbulence. Kerkira.

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People started to flock here attracted by the guaranteed weather along with cheap flights and accommodation and it soon became a very popular tourist destination. Drainage in rutted areas is poor and standing water may remain for some time after precipitation ceases. Care is needed as this is also a short-cut rat run for the local motor scooter population, some of which have little regard for pedestrians. Kerkira airport is on the eastern side of the island of Corfu.

Either of these venues serve drinks and meals of a good standard, so it seems only polite to at least order a coffee every so often if you plan to stay a while. Many other options are available locally but I cannot relate any first hand opinions of these alternatives. The elevation isn’t as high as the Royal but still offers a good vantage point for arrivals in the afternoon.


I have not seen the light aircraft apron used for anything other than the Andromeda fire surveillance aircraft for many years. Jeppesen chart for LGKR showing runway and ramp configuration.

The image below was shot from the western end of the causeway in the mid-afternoon as the airplane turns through degrees for departure on runway Only non-precision approaches available, all with high MDAs. All these are located in the small village of Kanoni on a peninsula to the east of the airport, or across the causeway to Pontikonisi just the other side of the lagoon.


To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Circling is restricted to east of the airfield only. RWY 17 is left-hand circuit only.

The terminal itself struggles to cope at peak times and ATC are stretched by a combination of more traffic and a lack of more modern infrastructure to help deal with it.

Note the high ground while turning finals. The image below was shot from the Royal Cafe deck towards midday but shows the location of Nisos restaurant.

The service is also very good and George has put a lot of effort into making sure the place looks first class. Business jet traffic parks north of stand number 10 to the east of taxiway link A.


Airbus A landing runway 35 at sunset from the east end of the causeway. Runway lights may be partially obscured by close-in high terrain during the circling manoeuvre. Email required Address never made public. The image below was shot from the “corner on the hill” – a 3 minute walk down the road from the Royal Cafe deck. They are approximately feet above the level of the runway and offer an ideal perspective for both landing and departing traffic.

However, amid the chaos, the airport and its surroundings offer some great opportunities for airplane photography. Contributers biriskyp colinadair heather PrimeJet Tailstrike The image below was shot from Snake Spit in the evening but shows the location of the Royal and Kanoni cafes. The other location I have used for afternoon and evening shooting is what I refer to as Snake Spit – this is because I have noticed a few snakes here from time to time so thats clearly something to be aware of.

Around midday, the sun passes overhead and its time to move on to somewhere the light is behind you again. You are commenting using your Facebook account. The traffic at Corfu is very seasonal and comprises for the most part of European charter and tour operators which can be seen at many other typical holiday destinations during the summer. Runway 17 also has a displaced threshold due to the proximity of the road at the north end of the runway so has less landing distance available.


The centre spread was a beautiful sunny shot of an Ilyushin IL of the East German airline Interflug over the piano keys, taken from an elevated position against a backdrop of green trees, terracotta houses and a shimmering blue lake. Straight-in or circle-to-land minima available for RWY 35 landing. When runway 17 is in use for arrivals it generally means an approach to 35 until 3 miles or so, then breaking off visually for a circling approach to You are commenting using your WordPress.

Click on “Upload new airports” tab. At night the lights of Corfu town and the airport beacons may become visible before the runway. Do not extend the downwind leg due to high terrain to the north. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

With anything airliner size this will involve rolling all the way to the end of the runway to the turning circle then back track 17 to exit to the ramp at the northern end. You can follow any responses to this entry through RSS 2. Corfu has several good vantage points for photography depending on the runway in use and the time of day.