Donnerstag, 27. September 2007

Corfu - August 2004

The approach into Kerkyra (Corfu) - Ioannis Kapodistrias airport is usually performed with tear drop procedure passing over Garitsa VOR and then head south-east bound for 9NM before turning right and intercept the VOR-radial 346° inbound for the runway 35 with a slope of 3.32°.

LTU operated the Airbus A330-200 into CFU from Düsseldorf. Here D-ALPG arrives out of the early morning mist. Up to 323 sunseeking tourists will arrive shortly and keep the terminal building buzzing with people.

Air Sea Lines has her base at the Gouvia Marina north of Kerkyra town. Flights to Paxos and Lefkos are offered, but charter and sightseeing flights are available as well. Twin Otter SX-BMG arrived at Corfu in July 2004, after being converted with floats at Althenrhein, Switzerland. She was built in 1973 and flew for Harbour Air, Canada as C-GHAZ.

The Greek Government and the Hellenic Air Force operate together 6 Embraer ERJ-135LR and ERJ-145SA, an early warning version. 145-209 , one of the two 135s operating for the Government, is rocketing off runway 17.

Lufthansa Airbus A319 D-AILA is operating a flight on behalf of Condor and arriving with the last rays of sunshine. She is named after the city of Frankfurt/Oder.

Futura International Boeing 737-4Yo EC-IYO has seen service all over the world before ending up with the Spanish charter carrier (again). Operating already for Futura in the 90's, this 737 operated in Brasil for Transbrasil, shortlived Nortjet, Nordic European and even Aer Lingus and Luxair.

Founded to operate charter flights for Swiss International, Swiss Sun received 3 new Airbus 320's which have been incorporated into the Swiss fleet after the experiment ended end of 2005. One difference to the rest of the Swiss fleet is, that the passengers are treated to some live footage from the cockpit, as there is a camera positioned in the cockpit - especially interesting while landing or taking off.

Austrian flight OS9164 is turning away from the mountains after taking off on runway 17. The flight is operated by a Lauda Air Boeing 737-800.