Message posted by biddy on 16 January 2005 at 4:43am - IP Logged
hello, a couple of years ago i remember that a sort of petition was started on this web site, to try and get one of the airlines to fly to corfu throughout the winter, did any-thing come of this issue with any airline?
Message posted by Terry and Julia on 16 January 2005 at 9:07am - IP Logged
Message posted by Sailor on 16 January 2005 at 3:57pm - IP Logged
Thanks very much Julia for pointing out my thread on this matter.
If you taken a look at the link to the thread above, you will see that a lot of work has been done on this matter, with quite a few of the members emailing, writing etc, to various/numerous airlines to find out what they think, and can do about this. Not just for the winter, but throughout the year.
We have had many responses which have been placed on the thread, but nothing concrete as a yes, or a when. All we can do is keep pumping the questions and queries, as I do on a regular basis, and hope that something will come up soon.
Thanks for your enquiry.
Message posted by birmingham on 16 January 2005 at 4:10pm - IP Logged
Flights advertised this week Blackpool to cyprus Getting nearer to corfu The smaller airlines are using Blackpool more and more
Someone will take the plunge soon with winter flights> The man at mondial removals Asked me what was happening on Corfu ?? He said many people moving there. and we will all need winter visits from friends and family Hear is hoping for good news soon.
I get lovely replies to my E Mails But all are negative// But theydo thank me for my enquiry
Message posted by biddy on 17 January 2005 at 4:37am - IP Logged
Ah but Cyprus is an all year destination with 2 airports, so that is the reason.
But, a few years ago there were supposed to be about 7000, brits on corfu, is corfu an intenational airport? What is stopping Ryan air, Easy jet, stopping, at corfu, via Athens and vise versa, surely the Athenian flight cant be full every day, as i know people who have travelled to corfu via athens and the plane passes corfu, doesn't make sense, when people would be paying a fare, and it mustbe better to have paying passengers, than flying with very few people., even if it was say evry other week, better than nothing.
Message posted by Sailor on 17 January 2005 at 12:38pm - IP Logged
I have put this question to Easyjet via alternative correspondence. The answer I received was one of, "It is a consideration we are thinking about, and will look into the matter in due course".
I have friends who use Easyjet alot to fly to Athens, and they are saying that on some/a few occasions there are seats available both ways. These seats could be taken up by Corfu travellers throughout the year.
As I have said on my thread "Low Cost Flights etc", we can only keep trying, and keep on corresponding with the airline companies until such times as someone realises there is a possible market there.
Message posted by Aléx on 17 January 2005 at 1:06pm - IP Logged
Hi all, just sent a message to easyjet pointing out that it's not so easy for Greeks to get home to Corfu for Greek Easter every year.
Message posted by Sailor on 17 January 2005 at 1:08pm - IP Logged
Nice one Alex. You will be pleased to know that a few others have sent emails or other correspondence along the same question, including myself. Lets hope again, that something will come of this.
Thanks for your support.
Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 17 January 2005 at 2:27pm - IP Logged
....Hi.. I was reading some ware ( not to mention ware on a thread )that easy jet put a flite on to Corfu for students to get them home for Christmas and it was not very unsuccessful but please do not quote me on this i maybe wrong or am i write in saying so...chris
Message posted by becky on 17 January 2005 at 9:21pm - IP Logged
Hi Biddy.....I am concerned that there are no direct flights out of season....what are your reasons for wanting them ? I do not think there are enough of us to convince an airline to do it...it is sad ! We hope to live on Corfu in the near future so it will not affect us that much....If you want to start a petition I will assist you ........
Message posted by Sailor on 20 January 2005 at 12:23am - IP Logged
You may have missed it above, but take a look at the following link. You will find a sort of petition has already been underway for some months. Feel free to add to it if you get any information. Thanks.
The Mastersun direct flights at Christmas and Easter have been open to flight-only passengers ever since they started and there are usually other charter flights as well (from Manchester as well as Gatwick) at these popular travelling times.
We have been trying for YEARS to get direct flights. I began the first initiative, with Olympic Airways, before Easyjet was even a twinkle in Stelios' eyes. We were trying then for a direct charter once or twice a year, but to no avail. In fact when I first came to live in Corfu, the Heathrow to Athens Olympic flight made a stop-over in Corfu once a week, but this was stopped because it takes the crew out of flying hours.
I remain convinced, however, if a flight were available at the sort of Ryanair prices to Brindisi, Bari, Ancona and all those other unheard of Italian airports, that it would work and be very popular.
There is a rumour that another campaign is shortly to begin. If and when it does I will make sure that it gets posted on this site so that the members can all support it!
Message posted by CorfuLiz on 09 February 2005 at 9:04pm - IP Logged
We too are struggling to get flights in March and April and find it strange that so many of the 'low cost' and charter co's don't begin them until May 2nd, '05 - just after Greek Easter. Must be most frustrating for the Greek expats in Britain. Does anyone know if there might be direct flights at the British Easter (on March 27-28 this year)? So far with all our research we've not found any.
The options for the pre-season months seem to be Easyjet-Athens, KLM or Olympic to Athens and then on to Corfu.
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