Almeria Airport Passenger Reviews and Almeria Airport Traveller Reports
Almeria Airport customer review : 11 July 2011 by Stuart Ward (UK)
Customer Rating : 4/5
Interesting to see the airport since last year. Inbound passport has moved further indoors so no queuing on the
road but still slow processing. There's an escalator to passports now which had a log jam at the top when we
arrived so some guy had to rush out and switch it off otherwise there would be a pile of passengers at the top!
Baggage arrived about 20mins after flight landed. Outbound speedy check in and security. Roof terrace still not
open, nothing has changed since last October.
Almeria Airport customer review : 25 October 2010 by Stuart Ward
Customer Rating : 4/5
Arrival okay, queue to go through passport was a bit long. Luggage arrived on the belt as we
got though. Limited baggage handlers so for a full charter flight might be longer. About 25
mins from landing to getting in the taxi. Going out the departure hall has been rebuilt, much
better and quicker. Security still tight, big queue to get through. The departure lounge has
been rebuilt and access to the rooftop terrace removed. The lounge is much better than the
original. As work is going on don't know if there are plans to restore access to the roof.
Small snack bar with coffee and rolls at reasonable prices but duty free for local stuff is
the same price as supermarkets and imported stuff is more expensive than UK supermarket
prices. Wouldn't want to arrive or depart when there are more than 2 charter/scheduled UK
flights though. Then it would get overloaded very quickly.
Almeria Airport review by Susan Davis
19 July 2007 Customer Rating :
I found the airport to be more than adequate. We were there in July and
it was busy but check in was OK as was security. The waiting area is
small and there are not enough catering facilities but the roof top
terrace was brilliant, it was a pleasure to wait for the plane for once
and you can have a cigarette in peace! The toilets were clean and tidy,
wastebins emptied frequently so all in all not a bad airport - have
certainly spent time in much worse
Almeria Airport review by S William
26 March 2007 Customer Rating : n/a
Almeria was unfortunately not built to handle the amount of traffic
using it. There is only one runway, which means deays in departure if
there are several arrivals. The terminal facilities are sufficient in
the low season, but when the charters are at full peak, it is woefully
inadequate. The limited number of check-in desks means that when
several flights are being loaded, often only one or perhaps two desks
are available for each. There is a real bottleneck at the one and only
security entrance. Information is poor, even when it is obvious that
flights are late, the original time is left showing on the monitors.
The departure lounge is small and with only one cafe which offers a very
limited selection of food and drink. There is however a large open
roof seating area, with lift and stair access, with excellent views of
the apron and runway, with a cafe which opens when the airport is busy.
The only bus link is crowded with non-airport passengers, as already
described by an earlier contributor, and doesn't end at the combined
bus/rail station, but some 400 metres away in town. A taxi to the
centre is only 8 - 10 Euros.
Almeria Airport review
by Dan Thorneycroft
26 August 2006
Reading some of the other reports of Almeria airport, I have to say that
I must have been lucky on the twenty or so times I have used the
airport, because I have not had any problems to complain about. The only
serious problem which needs to be highlighted is the pilfering of
baggage which happens. In view of the serious security problems at
British airports, someone in a foreign airport who can steal items from
baggage could just as easily be putting something in! Almeria to
Stansted appears to be the main problem, and whilst the pilfering could
be taking place at Stansted, this is unlikely due to the limited amount
of time the bags are available to the people doing the pilfering. The
bags are out of sight at Almeria for up to 1.5 hours before the flight.
Almeria Airport review
by Mohd Kastor
1 June 2006
A small airport with limited, but more than enough facilities. The
immigration control area is very small with only one counter; resulted
in a long queue extending to the outside of the arrival's entrance door.
In the departure hall, try to get anything you want (food, newspaper,
souvenir etc.) before passing through security. Once airside, there are
only one small duty free shop and one very small cafe; boring, poorly
stocked and expensive!
Airport review by Nick Scales
Flew to Almeria last December on GB Airways flight.. great flight and
a small efficient airport - but baggage claim and immigration woefully small for a full Airbus A320
of passengers... we had to queue outside for immigration control.. on a wet morning. Then had some
confusion finding my hire car as Hertz office is a van in the car park - only manned when they have
a pre booking arriving.. and also be aware of there being no filling station near the airport when
you return the car!
Airport review by Mark Evans
Almeria is now gaining a higher profile, having joined the Ryanair and easyJet networks. The single-
building terminal now faces capacity limitations at peak periods, and passengers are squeezed tight
in the departure area when all five gates are required. The local Surbus route 20 connects LEI with
the city centre, some 8 km away. The fare is a very cheap EUR 0.80, and the service runs on a
40-minute headway on Mon-Sat. There is no provision for luggage, and airport
passengers have to mix
it with the locals, which can make for a crowded bus with limited seating accommodation.
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