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ADELAIDE AIRPORT customer review :  12 November 2014 by Alastair Finch    (UK)

Rating : 10/10

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Flew in here in October and very impressed with rapidity of baggage collection and cleanliness of terminal.



ADELAIDE AIRPORT customer review :  1 October 2014 by H Davis    (Australia)

Rating : 2/10

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Adelaide has a small airport without many shops. Certainly no massage or gym. Security is very relaxed - no guns, and is a very pleasant place to sit and wait. The food expensive but not-so-great - but this is the case for most airports. However, the primary function of such a building is to arrive and depart. Although a car ramp was built several years ago allowing passengers to be deposited 3 metres from the terminal, this has been permanently disabled. Now taxis and domestic vehicles can only pass from over 30 metres away. Hilariously, its been mentioned that this is to prevent terrorism but in my experience Adelaidians are not this paranoid, self-aggrandising or stupid. If it were true, I'm sure they would beef up their security in more sensible ways. More likely a structural issue that is taking too long to fix. Unfortunately due to the long an unavoidable walk to and from the terminal from any mode of transport - the airport fails in its basic function of arriving and departing with ease.



ADELAIDE AIRPORT customer review :  18 July 2014 by D Butler    (Australia)

Rating : 5/10

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I wonder why the Adelaide airport design layout features an access ramp up to the departures level that is not used. It was in use when the new airport was first opened and worked brilliantly as I am sure it was designed to. So why the decision to abandon it? The current system of every single person and vehicle congregating in about 50 meters of kerbside is bordering on stupid. I was told it may be for security reasons. That is also hard to understand and is also bordering on stupidity.



ADELAIDE AIRPORT customer review :  5 June 2014 by J Jhons    (Australia)

Rating : 9/10

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Adelaide Airport is one of the greatest I have been to. Its only a few years old with many airline that you know and love operating flights weekly here. The terminal looks out on to the main runway with many shops. During peek hours there is often quite a large line up to get through security but apart from that it's all good!



ADELAIDE AIRPORT customer review :  28 March 2014 by Hijaz Kamal Hasnan    (Malaysia)

Rating : 8/10

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My favourite Australian airport. Brand new, white and pretty spacious for a small airport. Well connected by the local bus service, and very near to Adelaide city centre. One design flaw, when people walk to the terminal from the pick up and drop off area, you are exposed to the elements save for some un-practical tilted canopies that offer no shelter. The airport should have made a completely covered walkway which will be useful during the wet winter and the blazing summer. The departure counters were not many, hence queues were long, the ground staff like any Australian airport, disinterested, not helpful and tend to find faults with baggage. Security was fussy, for a small airport. The departure terminal is spacious but does not have many shops. Eateries include a hungry Jack and some cafes. Tried a noodle bar, the fried noodle was unpalatable and very expensive by Asian standards. Other shops were not interesting. Immigration was OK and swift. Waiting areas feels spacious, well lit and with a good view of the runway and part of the Adelaide skyline. Overall a very god airport by Australian standards.



ADELAIDE AIRPORT customer review :  2 January 2014 by Mark Werner    (Australia)

Rating : 1/10

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For a relatively new airport in a supposedly first-world Australia, the airport design is an absolute disgrace, no doubt designed by the public works department by people who have presumably never travelled overseas and experienced the world's best airports. Although never well designed, at least the former separate departures ramp and arrivals area worked far better than the 'new improved' combined drop off and pick up area now situated across a bland concrete plaza from the terminal so passengers can experience the bitter cold wind and driving rains of winter or the scorching sun and blast furnace winds of summer - really sensible! Further evidence that the designers never even bothered looking overseas are the abysmal toilets - two large heavy doors to push and pull through with luggage and grubby taps you have to touch at the basins - so inferior to the no doors and automatic sensor taps one finds in so many airports nowadays. Hopefully you never have to arrive ADL on a large international flight as they couldn't even design the international baggage collection and customs area to function properly. After collecting baggage there is not enough space to queue for customs so mayhem ensues with people not even being able to determine where to queue for customs. All a shambles, avoid if possible.



ADELAIDE AIRPORT customer review :  5 November 2013 by E Stier    (Germany)

Rating : 4/10

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Very clean and nice airport. But: Check in is without any seat and often crowded. For all international flights you must use ONE line for another screening and the pass controls. it takes a long time - even you traveling in First. That's not acceptable.



ADELAIDE AIRPORT customer review :  1 November 2013 by Henry Tib    (Australia)

Rating : 7/10

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Drop off requires a walk across the new open air empty Plaza, which is between the drop off and the terminal, and can be a problem in avoiding inclement weather at the drop off, and also in reaching the departure taxi rank. The terminal was obviously designed and built by an "Engineer", as the terminal is close to the ramp, requires walking down a winding slope to board the aircraft. Catering amenities are very limited, though the terminal is clean with plenty of seating. Being a new terminal it could have been better designed.



ADELAIDE AIRPORT customer review :  11 September 2013 by R Gonzaga    (Malaysia)

Rating : 7/10

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Great little airport, well laid out and easy to navigate. It is bright and spacious and there is free wi-fi which is painfully slow. Arrivals is a bit of a let down with you being forced to go through an arrival duty free shop. There is only one baggage carousel for international flights which makes it a problem if a large aircraft lands, let alone multiple long haul flights. Customs is slow with numerous people asking you the very same questions. Perhaps they should consider having more people man the immigration booths and less customs staff. They obviously have little to do in such a small airport so are overzealous. On return, check-in facilities were good, friendly staff. There were many shops in the departure area which is a communal area for both international and domestic departures. The actual immigration and customs for international flights is a small area which is hard to miss! One other drawback is the pick-up and drop-off area, what a mess! Overall, I would give this airport the thumbs up but they need to make improvements to some of their services.



ADELAIDE AIRPORT customer review :  30 July 2013 by Eve Spence    (Australia)

Rating : 10/10

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I was travelling economy to Brisbane with my 85 year old mother and found it a pleasurable experience due in no small way to the helpful staff who greeted us in the check-in area, providing us immediately with a wheel chair then later giving us priority boarding. The terminal itself was very clean and modern with good facilities and lovely views over the tarmac and Adelaide city in the distance. The taxi driver who took us to the airport, an easy drive from the city centre, was also very helpful and considerate. All in all, a beautiful city with airport to match.



ADELAIDE AIRPORT customer review :  15 April 2013 by B Knight    (Australia)

Rating : 5/10

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I live in Adelaide and travel a lot. This airport is a huge improvement on the one it replaced. However, I have used the new airport at least a dozen times a year since it opened and in my view it is greatly overrated, an opportunity missed, reflecting the small-mindedness of the state of South Australia itself. The long, straight layout may help plane movements on the tarmac but is a nuisance for passengers inside. The walk to a toilet can be quite long and the way some of the boarding gates are sealed off for international flights is cumbersome and must surely make future expansion of this business difficult. Signposting on the access roads outside is unclear and about the only plus is that the new parking station has made traffic movement better. The taxi rank can be very slow-moving when it is busy and the attendants are more of a help than a hindrance, a waste of money in my view as they add no value at all.



ADELAIDE AIRPORT customer review :  19 February 2013 by Mark Kemper    (USA)

Rating : 8/10

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I have used this airport for arrival and departure only once but found the experience to be quite alright. The building itself is aesthetically pleasing. It has that spacious feeling that has now become en vogue for airports. I arrived from Launceston in the early morning. The flight was on-time and the wait for my baggage was very reasonable. It was a facile airport to navigate and I was easily able to locate the person picking me up in the arrivals area. Upon departure that evening, I flew to Sydney. We were late arriving as business kept us late. Hence, I was in a rush. However, I was dropped off and was able to check in very quickly. The security screening was relatively efficient and I made it to my flight in time. It seems like this airport is just large enough to provide the proper service but small enough to be far from overwhelming.



ADELAIDE AIRPORT customer review :  10 December 2012 by N Bromwich    (UK)

Rating : 8/10

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Just like the city itself, Adelaide Airport has enough to make you feel welcome, without being overly spectacular. I have used this airport many times before, the building itself is stunning and relatively state-of- the-art, though there is still clearly room for expansion. You can easily navigate the building, with few queues and friendly staff on hand to help out. The facilities provided are minimal, with enough to keep you entertained for a while, but not adequate for those who may be needing to wait in the airport for a long while. I hope they choose to develop the airport further in the future.



ADELAIDE AIRPORT customer review :  7 November 2012 by Gabriel Komarnicki    (Philippines)

Rating : 9/10

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It's not the biggest nor the busiest airport in Australia, but it has to be one of the most beautiful and easy- to-get-around airports. The different browns and yellows representing the Australian landscape make for a relaxing experience for any first-time visitor to Adelaide. The best thing about Adelaide Airport is the way the early morning sun streams through the windows at the departures area. All in all, it's a superb airport.



ADELAIDE AIRPORT customer review :  30 October 2012 by Shane Dinnison    (Australia)

Rating : 5/10

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Arrived from Denpasar at 8am, 30 minutes early, and there were two other flights arriving at the same time, QF from Singapore and MH from KL. Customs and arrivals hall a shambles. One baggage carrousel for three flights, and a customs queue that snaked through the hall, much to everyone's frustration.



ADELAIDE AIRPORT customer review :  2 October 2012 by J A Crowhurst    (Australia)

Rating : 4/10

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The 'improvements' at ADL airport recently could not be worse. There is now only a single designated area for both pick-up and let-down, which is in the new car park and is a shambles. No other airport I know of has this absurd arrangement. The upper level (departures) area was ideal and un-congested, but now it is closed off completely. What a waste of infrastructure that functioned so well. The new overhead walk-way from the car park has eased the congestion caused by the old 'Zebra' crossing, but one support for this walk-way is in the road underneath! That road is only 2 lanes wide, but now is reduced to one, just where taxis congregate. When one disembarks from a plane, the air-bridge does not go to the correct floor level. Instead one must walk up two quite steep ramps. Levels should have been built to synchronise correctly. Again a unique and absurd feature of this 'new' airport!



ADELAIDE AIRPORT customer review :  20 December 2011 by J Drury    (New Zealand)

Rating : 5/10

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My experience as an international arrival passenger was first class - walk from gate to customs was acceptable and baggage arrived quickly. I had some food which I declared and the inspection was carried out politely and quickly. Once I left the processing area I was looking for the shuttle service I had booked, however I was unable to find it so took a regular taxi instead. My recommendation would be to make shuttle buses more visible as at most airports you can see the range of transport options when you exit the terminal, taxis, buses and shuttles. It became a bad experience for me when it should have been easy.



Adelaide Airport customer review :  21 March 2011 by D Silverstone    (USA)

Customer Rating :  4/5

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I think it's very telling that the only negative reviews have been regarding the long-term parking not being as friendly and helpful as the rest of the airport is! ADL was the best airport experience I had while visiting Australia, and although not perfect, it is a very commendable mid-sized airport. The terminal building is new, clean, and bright, with a very fast door-to-gate process. The gate area does stretch on for a bit, so you can wind up with quite a bit of hike not only in transferring, but also in getting to the food or shop you need! All the staff I encountered were helpful and friendly, and the airport is very close and accessible to the city. Highly recommend!


ADELAIDE AIRPORT customer review : 15 September 2010 by M O'Connor

Customer Rating : 1/5

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When the new Adelaide airport was first opened they had a great system of long term car parking where a friendly guy in a van would pick you up after you parked and take you the terminal and vice versa with very little waiting time often from the car and back. In recent years they have introduced a bus that goes every 20 minutes. Most of the time we walk to and from the terminal because inevitably the bus is not in sync with the arrivals of planes particularly at night and the bus just sits at the car park and waits until the 20minutes is up and comes over the terminal so you are at your car before he has even left. They also used to have an area that was undercover for you to sit and wait at the car park so if it was raining you didnt get wet. Well last night at 7.30 we arrived back in Adelaide. it was pouring and we waited 25 minutes for the bus (he must have fallen asleep) and then he dropped us off at a point with no shelter and all the passengers and bags got very wet. No one was happy with the service and when you pay $50 to park your car, I think it is reasonable to expect something better. First of all it there is no point in having such a large bus, it is mostly empty and most people dont have 20 minutes to spare to catch the bus when the arrive at the airport and don't particularly want to wait 20 minutes when they arrive back from their trip. They want to get home asap. Why did the airport change a system that was exceptionally good to something very poor? It is such a shame as everything else about the airport is great.


ADELAIDE AIRPORT customer review : 14 August 2009 by Peter Bates

Customer Rating : 5/5

5 Star Rating

My most recent experience of the Adelaide terminal was flying as an international passenger. After previous poor experiences I was prepared for the worst, but was very pleasantly surprised by the general lack of congestion in the processing areas, both departing and arriving. There are now self service machines for passport verification for incoming passengers with the latest electronic passports and that has seemed to ease the waiting problems previously encountered. In the customs and baggage collection area too, processing was ultra fast, but then it was only one plane load. Nevertheless, the best experience I have ever had here as an arriving international passenger in terms of the efficiency with which I was processed. If this is the new normal standard, I can only say a heartfelt congratulations to the airport management for at last lifting its game to meet the level of organisational efficiency expected for the fees charged. As mentioned in a 2008 post, the domestic side of the airport is excellent and proximity to the CBD is unrivalled by any other Australian capital city.


ADELAIDE AIRPORT review : 20 May 2009 : by Michael Young

Customer Rating : 2/5

2 Star Rating

Long Term car park situation is still an issue. No signs to indicate if free space. Parking pay station machines constantly out of order. No staff on site for assistance. Shuttle bus to terminal does not leave on time, drivers tend to wait for those people dawdling or running therefore adding extra minutes to those who have planned ahead.


ADELAIDE AIRPORT review : 18 May 2009 : by J Thomson

Customer Rating : 4/5

4 Star Rating

Nice clean airport. Quite small but has all you need. Very expensive, but all airports are. Friendly staff, and huge glass windows show out on to the runways so you can see everything thats going on out there. Very nice.


ADELAIDE AIRPORT review : 7 April 2009 : by C Steven

Customer Rating : 5/5

5 Star Rating

The new Adelaide T1 is so much better than any other. Its been designed as a multi use terminal, meaning that the international area can be opened up for domestic pax when not needed for overseas flights. The airside wall is all glass is you get great views of what is happening on the ground, planes landing etc, which is great for kids to see. Free internet for those of us attached to laptops or iPhones all the time. Some people complain about the distance from checkin to dep gate if its one of the end gates. But its still shorter than from the Rex gate at MEL to checkin there. Adl is bright and clean, makes MEL and SYD look dull and old in comparison. For anyone who ever had to endue the old terminal the new one is bliss.


ADELAIDE AIRPORT review : 2 February 2009 : by S Srinivasan

Customer Rating : 4/5

4 Star Rating

Found ADL to be a small but good airport. Maybe I got lucky, but when I arrived at the international terminal, there were no queues at immigration, the officer was very friendly and welcoming, bags were waiting for us by the time we made it to the carousel, and customs/quarantine took no time at all. We were at the rental car counter within 30 minutes of landing. Departing through the domestic terminal early morning, there were no queues at check-in or security, plenty of seating was available, and free WiFi was available. There was a fair variety of restaurants and shops, which didn't fleece you too bad with their prices. It was a long walk, however, from security to our departure gate, which was at the far end of the terminal.


ADELAIDE AIRPORT review : 11 December 2008 : by C Fenton

Customer Rating : 5/5

5 Star Rating

After the nightmare of Sydney, Adelaide Airport is a pleasant surprise. Fast processing, baggage was there before me on the carousel, and a very clean bright airport and easy to navigate. Then, parking was right outside the front door too, something I have never experienced. We had a short drive to the city centre, this is a very well located and designed airport. On our outbound trip, we were processed fast, by very friendly staff mostly, and good, cheap food outlets and lots of good shops to browse. Great open viewing areas of the runway too.


ADELAIDE AIRPORT review : 28 October 2008 : by D Dale

Customer Rating : 5/5

5 Star Rating

Arrived to Adelaide Airport from Brisbane on Qantas flight. The terminal is new and the interior is welcoming. The airport is roomy and spacious. Our bags were on the carousel within minutes. We travelled into Adelaide on the SkyLink shuttle bus which only cost $5.00. I would have to rate Adelaide as probably the best airport in Australia as it is just a breeze to navigate. We also used the Qantas Club which I have to say was the cleanest and quietest of all those I have utilised of all airports in Australia. Gets five stars for being so modern and organised.


ADELAIDE AIRPORT review : 30 June 2008 : by Peter Bates

Customer Rating : 3/5

3 Star Rating

Adelaide's new airport terminal is something of a mixed bag. Mostly, the domestic side of the operation is much improved over what was and is a pleasure to use. Parking arrangements are very poor at present. The international part of the operation is sub-standard as far as ease of passenger processing is concerned, No apparent effort has been made to provide either sufficient space or staff numbers to ensure rapid processing of passengers, particularly incoming, through customs and immigration. Once past immigration, the cramped baggage collection area soon becomes crowded and the next movement towards the X-Ray machines is complete anarchy, with no staff controlling the passenger flow in this area. This is very poor and no improvement over the arrangement s of 10 years ago. I don't recommend Adelaide as a preferred point of either entry or exit from Australia, although for domestic flights to other major Australian cities I rate it as good. Proximity to the CBD is outstanding.


ADELAIDE AIRPORT review : 29 April 2008 : by Andrew Scott

Customer Rating : 4/5

4 Star Rating

For a small city airport, Adelaide's new Terminal 1 is great. I have been to many airports in the US, big and small, and they are all the same. Adelaide stood out to me, it is new, light and fresh. A small selection of cafes, newsagents and shops makes killing time possible. The airport is very easy to navigate yourself around: Check in upstairs, Baggage Collection Downstairs. A small Qantas Club Lounge is available for members and is quite nice, although small. Check in is easy with many staff around to help. Security lines were minimal.


ADELAIDE AIRPORT review : 1 November 2007 : by Teresa Tyler

Customer Rating : 4/5

4 Star Rating

We have only used the domestic terminal at Adelaide but found it very light, spacious and clean with good facilities. A nice experience.



Adelaide Airport by Mike Young

23 October 2007   Customer Rating : 2 Star Rating

Arrival international still just as bad as the old terminal. Forty minutes for luggage to arrive on carousel. Overzealous customs staff repeatedly asking questions to same passengers including myself and travel partner due to us waiting 40 minutes for our luggage and foregetting who they spoke to! Queues for the exiting customs x-ray too long and with trolleys became disorderly and many impatient people pushing in or not joining the queue. Complete lack of on ground staff besides customs to direct passengers.

Adelaide Airport by Gerry McGuinness

25 July 2007   Customer Rating : 1 Star Rating

The long term carpark is an absolute aberration, apology signs everywhere saying there is no more room, the payment machines dont work and there are no boom gate staff. Add to that the fact that you have to go to Departures to pick up the Arrivals shuttle bus otherwise you have to negotiate traffic, roundabouts, landscaping etc to find your way to and from the car park in the event that you can not find the bus - millions spent on the airport and the long term carpark is something out of Fawlty Towers.

Adelaide Airport by Henry Tib

25 May 2006   Customer Rating : n/a

Had my first experience travelling on a regional airline from the new Adelaide terminal. It would seem that when they designed the new terminal, they forgot about the regional air passengers. The departure "gates" for both the regional airlines are situated at the extreme end of the terminal, requiring a fair walk, although you can enjoy for part of the way a 50metre travelator ( though not sure it works) . When boarding you have to be escorted by the flight crew down a number of stairs to the exit for boarding. Regional air passengers returning to Adelaide airport again have to be escorted by the co-pilot to the terminal building, through a concrete passageway, then go through airport security and return to the upper level departure area, through a door that is well away from the designated arrival area shown on the monitors, to depart the terminal. nterstate passengers have to walk down two ramps to the aircraft, and it would seem for speedier boarding, passengers seated at the rear of the aircraft are directed to walk across the the tarmac to the rear steps of the aircraft. A procedure no different from the old terminal. Adelaide airport had a great opportunity to build a 21st century air terminal, it would seem the opportunity was taken up!

Adelaide Airport by Donald McKelvie

6 May 2006

My first visit to the new Adelaide airport and what an improvement on the old one. The only thing I found to be annoying was that there is no Qantas Club in the international Lounge, and I could be wrong but I could find no monitor relating to international flights in the domestic Qantas Club. I assume that there is no QC in the International lounge because there are not a lot of international flights. Other than that, very nice and spacious with plenty of views of the airport and city. A big improvement.

Adelaide Airport by Anil Kattula

6 May 2006

There have been many complaints by regional passengers about the new Adelaide terminal. Long walk, up and down stairs and through long claustrophobic metal walkways which are not airconditioned and flood in wet weather. REX (regional express) is in a big fight with Adelaide airport management about this and has threatened to move back to old domestic terminal. REX have also proposed bussing arriving passengers to the old international terminal but Adelaide airport wont let them! All regional councils in South Australia are demanding Adelaide airport does something quickly to fix the situation. Until then strongly suggest that unless you are young and fit avoid flying regionally through Adelaide!

Adelaide Airport by P Major

18 March 2006

The new Adelaide Airport Terminal opened on 7th February, not a moment too soon after several months of delays due to a contaminated refuelling system. The new terminal integrates regional, domestic and international flights all in the same building. The new design is light and airy with floor to ceiling windows along the southern side gate lounges. These boast outstanding views to the Adelaide Hills and city, undoubtedly the highlight of the building. The terminal also boasts fourteen Spanish built aerobridges, the first of their kind in Australia and the first aerobridges to be used by domestic passengers in Adelaide. All in all, an excellent new terminal that will provide a great new gateway to South Australia

Adelaide Airport by Ben Williams

13 March 2006

The new Adelaide terminal in finally open and a lot better than the old domestic and tragic international terminals. This new terminal is well sign posted and easy to get around. There are a few tenancies still being filled. Checking in is painless as is collection of luggage when arriving. Overall a vast improvement of the pervious terminals.

Adelaide Airport by Michael Smyth

21 November 2005

What a missed opportunity! After all the hype leading up to it's official opening, it was disappointing to use the new Adelaide terminal for the first time last week. The "International Arrival experience" is just as frustrating as it was in the "old tin shed'. It took 40 minutes to clear immigration, with further queues for customs checks. I realise that Adelaide is not a major international destination but surely some extra capacity could have been built in the new terminal's design.

Adelaide Airport by Penelope Hackett-Jones

21 April 2005

I love the old-fashioned feel of Adelaide's domestic terminal, specially getting out of the plane and finding myself in fresh air at last. This is all going to change, I'm afraid, when the ubiquitous airbridges are installed, making arriving in Adelaide the same as arriving anywhere else. It isn't so long ago that they had a cattle grid at the entrance to the car park! The international terminal is simply vile at present (April 2005). A huge queue at the check-in section, even though all counters were operating - a total of about 10 altogether. Could they be just terribly inefficient in Adelaide? Or super-security conscious? Arrival back at the international terminal is similarly dreadful: exhausted pax who have hung around at Darwin or Sydney for a few hours in the middle of the night have to wait in another very slow queue with those hard to steer trolleys . Let's hope all this improves when the new terminal is completed at the end of 2005! Personnel there are amazingly friendly and cheerful, given the difficult working conditions that they have to put up with. And the airport is really close to the city, a big plus these days.

Adelaide Airport by Jeffrey Abbott

19 January 2005

Adelaide International airport is a very small airport. Upon arrival, it always take me up to one hour for Customs clearance and quarantine check-up. The belt is too short in the international terminal. On departure, check-in was ok. But the customs clearance took quite a long time. As what other has mentioned, there is no enough seats in the terminal. Ground officers are friendly, kind and helpful. Looking forward for the new terminal.

Adelaide Airport by James Short

5 December 2004

Check-in for QF flight took under 5 mins and Qantas staff were very helpful in checking baggage through to LHR. Terminal is small, but functional. We passed through 9am-10.30am on a Thursday. Clean, ample toilet facilities, small cafe and bookshop. Good facilities for size of Airport. New Terminal building well in progress and I believe set to open 2005.

Adelaide Airport by T Dames

31 May 2004

Flew into ADL from MEL - found ADL domestic to be somewhat outdated compared to other Australian airports. No aerobridges in domestic terminal and only a handful of gate lounges - pax have to board / disembark via airstairs. Poor signage on arrival and only a small baggage claim belt. Old check-in counters and a small whiteboard at check-in area for flight information.

Adelaide Airport by Benjamin Lau

23 March 2004

Adelaide International Airport is very small (one aerobridge only; but that's going to change very soon). There's not much to do at this airport. The one advantage of this airport is that it is just 5 minutes from the CBD. So usually I go to the airport just one hour before departure. Check-in can be quite long if you arrived 2 hours before departure. The airport is clean (due to the size). Adelaide Domestic Airport is pretty average. The airport is actually quite dirty, probably due to the influx of people in the airport every hour. There isn't enough seats though. Check-in is quick. The only disadvantage is that the international and domestic terminals are far apart. It takes a short ride to either terminals though. Can't wait for the new merged terminal.

Adelaide Airport by Neil Harvey

12 February 2004

Adelaide International is like a big bus station with just 5 gates and no airbridges. It's quaint and friendly and beats big brother Melbourne hands down.

Adelaide Airport by Janet Harcourt

22 August 2003

Adelaide International is a small airport with very personable, Aussie-friendly staff. That includes the immigration, customs, quarantine and airline officials. Adelaide's small size makes life just fine for the traveller - the staff all seem to know each other and I'm sure that if anything did go wrong in this very efficient little place it would be sorted out with good humour and co-operation between the officials. The time taken from leaving my aircraft seat to being seated behind the drivers wheel of my rental car was a mere 15 minutes. It was a further 15 minute drive to my downtown hotel where the staff were equally friendly. If you are planning to visit Australia, plan to arrive in Adelaide - but don't tell anyone else about this little gem! It's a pity that international flights into Adelaide are limited and only arive from SIN, HKG and KUL. ADL Domestic, like most Aussie airports, is very efficient. There are flights every hour to SYD and MEL and plenty of non-stop flights to many other Aussie cities. Officially, you need to be there 20 mins before your flight time but I checked in at the QF Club Lounge (carrying only hand luggage) just 10 mins before flight time. Unlike other Aussie airports, ADL Domestic has no airbridges and really needs a complete rebuild - something the staff told me is about to happen. That said, it is very clean, comfortable enough and the QF Club Lounge is just fine. It has 54g wireless access points for web surfing on your laptop - a nice touch.







 


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