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Kefalonia News / Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Last Post by TonyD on Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 @ 18:47:43 »
Is that the security person who looks like Eddie Izzard?
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Kef 'quakes / Re: Kef 'quakes: wobble watch
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 @ 16:49:17 »
Magnitude   ML 2.1
Region   GREECE
Date time   2017-11-22 12:45:50.7 UTC
Location   38.47 N ; 20.56 E
Depth   7 km
Distances   282 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 14:45:50.7 2017-11-22
106 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 14:45:50.7 2017-11-22
33 km N of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,900 / local time: 14:45:50.7 2017-11-22
18 km NW of Itháki, Greece / pop: 1,900 / local time: 14:45:50.7 2017-11-22
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=631753
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Kefalonia News / Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Last Post by Maarm on Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 @ 15:17:23 »
I didn't see any special arrangements made for Bella the airport dog  :hmm:
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Holidays in Hellas / Re: easyJet Flights October 2018
« Last Post by BeeTee on Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 @ 11:31:29 »
There's also a change to the hold luggage size allowance...
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Hold luggage allowance


Maximum total size (length + width + height) = under 275cm

Each customer including children and infants can buy up to three hold bags. A standard hold bag is 23kg (for new bookings made from 15 November 2017)*. You can buy extra weight in 3kgs units, up to a maximum of 32kg per bag.

Infants booked to travel on an adult’s lap cannot add hold luggage.

If you’re travelling with family or friends on the same flight and booking, you can pool your total weight allowance.

No single item can weigh more than 32kg.

We've got new bag options to suit every kind of trip:
15kg bag. The smart choice for a short break.
23kg standard bag. If you're going away for a little longer our standard bag is the perfect choice. Available to buy from 15 November 2017.
Up to 32kg bag. For those who pack everything except the kitchen sink.
*If you made your booking before 15 November 2017 and bought a 20kg hold bag our new bag policy will not affect your booking and your bag allowance will remain 20kg. 

https://www.easyjet.com/en/help/baggage/cabin-bag-and-hold-luggage
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Kefalonia News / Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Last Post by TonyD on Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 @ 11:24:27 »
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Fraport Greece has launched the development works at Kefalonia "Anna Pollatou" airport

Major works on the runway’s pavement, the ATC Tower and the airport’s main building are in progress.
Project expected to be completed in the summer of 2019, with the construction of the new Terminal.


Additional check-in desks, and a doubling of security check points, is a long overdue upgrade.
But no specific mention of addressing the squeezing of a quart into a pint pot, that is the current departure lounge experience.

Hopefully, the new terminal building mentioned will address this issue. Time will tell.
With a projected "Summer 2019" end to the upgrades it's fingers crossed time for 2018 travel


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Holidays in Hellas / Re: easyJet Flights October 2018
« Last Post by TonyD on Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 @ 11:06:39 »
Sub £40 seats available in Sep, and there's even a sub £50 in Aug

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Greek News / Re: More strikes coming soon
« Last Post by Maik on Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 @ 10:57:38 »
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Local authority workers are to walk off the job on Wednesday, in response to a call by their union, POE-OTA, for a 24-hour strike.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/223484/article/ekathimerini/news/local-authority-workers-call-one-day-strike-plan-rallies
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Holidays in Hellas / easyJet Flights October 2018
« Last Post by BeeTee on Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 @ 09:51:51 »
easyjet flights now available up to October 27th 2018.
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Kefalonia News / Re: Kef airport soon sold?
« Last Post by Maik on Tuesday, 21 November, 2017 @ 22:49:22 »
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Fraport Greece has launched the development works at Kefalonia "Anna Pollatou" airport

Major works on the runway’s pavement, the ATC Tower and the airport’s main building are in progress. Project expected to be completed in the summer of 2019, with the construction of the new Terminal.

21.11.2017

Following Mykonos airport, Fraport Greece has started the implementation of major works for the development and upgrade of the Kefalonia airport.

The works that have already started include: a) the repair of the ATC tower, b) repairs on the existing main building (waterproofing, walls, foundation etc.), c) the replacement of the Flight Information Display Screens (FIDS units), d) cleaning of the airside main drainage ditches, e) major runway pavement upgrade works.

As the edges of the runway have exceeded their life cycle and the center of the runway has smoothness and friction problems, Fraport Greece is proceeding with the replacement of both the runway and the airport apron with new high resistance asphalt layers. Moreover, the new apron and runway markings would comply to the new European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification requirements.

Taking into consideration the needs of the runway’s upgrading works, Kefalonia airport will operate with limited runway functional length until the 20th December 2017. The airport’s operation will not be interrupted as the part of the runway that remains functional, has the capacity to serve all the expected types of airplanes.

The project is expected to be completed until the summer of 2019 and includes:

    Demolition of the existing terminal and construction of a new one of 10.652 m2
    The construction of a new Airport Rescue Firefighting Station (ARFF)
    The installation of an automatic security check system for inspection of passenger luggage
      (HBS inline screening system)
    A new Wastewater Treatment Plant and relocation of the water and sanitation system
    Landscaping

Regarding the increase of airport’s capacity, the check-in counters will be increased by 71% (12 instead of 7 existing today), while the airport’s gates double (6 instead of 3 today). The security and control spots will reach 4 from 2 today.
http://www.fraport-greece.com/eng/media-center/news/fraport-greece-has-launched-the-development-works-at-kefalonia-anna-pollatou-airport
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Greek News / Re: Boat tax (TEPAI)
« Last Post by Jolly Roger on Tuesday, 21 November, 2017 @ 14:00:29 »
Sounds like this is in addition to the DEKPA tax, which for me is 50 euros per year. I do not object to paying this, but another tax which will potentially cost me another 192 euros per year is too much.
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