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Sunday, 16 September 2018

Corfu: Overtourism? August 2018 Airport Arrival Statistics; Full Year Statistics, 2017; Κέρκυρα, Αεροδρόμιο: Καθημερινή ταλαιπωρία



Number of arrivals at Ionian Islands airports continues to increase, Enimerosi

"According to statistics from Fraport, August airport arrivals - both international and domestic - increased compared to the same period last year. International arrivals at Corfu increased by 11.7%. Domestic arrivals and departures at Corfu increased by 20.6%", Enimerosi.

Κέρκυρα – Αεροδρόμιο: Καθημερινή ταλαιπωρία για εκατοντάδες επιβάτες.Corfu TV News
International Traffic Statistics, by Country, August 2018

This reminds me of ghastly experience at Corfu Airport when we departed on 28th July.

Air Traffic Statistics for Corfu Airport

Air Traffic Development 2016 and 2017

Total arrivals 2017 (domestic and international): 2, 917, 950; the full year for 2018 will probably exceed three million. "Applaudito in Corfu".

International Traffic, 2017, by Country - just under half a million from the UK

Top 8 Source Countries, 2017: United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, France, Netherlands,  Russian Federation, Czech Republic

Some fascinating statistics!

What about the management of waste? I estimate that about 100 million plastic water bottles are thrown away on the island every year. That's based on the estimated annual consumption by residents and the typical holiday consumption of visitors arriving by plane, ferry (coaches and cars etc), cruise ship, yacht.

It is an international problem:

See also: Tourists Are Destroying the Places They Love; Overtourism; The Predatory Nature of Modern-Day Tourism

Paradise Lost - How Tourists Are Destroying the Places They Love, Spiegel Online

"The infrastructure is buckling under the pressure".


A plea for recycling on Corfu (YouTube)











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