Managua Airport Passenger Reviews and Managua Airport Traveller Reports
MANAGUA AIRPORT customer review : 13 August 2012 by Max Heathcote-Smith (UK)|
Rating : 9/10
Small but perfectly adequate airport. On arrival we were through the airport within 20 minutes of touch down,
though don't forget the US $10 tax taken at passport control. On departure, we found the airport was shut
and locked with lights off until 4.30 am - for departures that started at 06.45, however, it is modern enough,
with self service check in, quick but thorough security, with plenty of space in a light and an airy atmosphere.
There are now screens for departure information as well as the usual unintelligible tannoy calls and the only
downsides were the exorbitant prices for snacks and drinks. Duty free was a bit better, but not particularly
cheap either. US $3 for a coffee was 3 times the price in the Best Western Hotel across the road.
MANAGUA AIRPORT customer review : 11 May 2012 by A Franca (Brazil)|
Rating : 7/10
I was very surprised to see how this airport works, everything is clean and well kept, but as people said here,
there's lack of technology, no departure boards or wifi available, immigration is a breeze, come with changed
money because you need to purchase a tourist card on arrival, taxis will demand from 20 to 30 usd, 10 usd is
the market price.
MANAGUA AIRPORT review : 9 March 2010 : by Peter Harrison
Customer Rating : 5/5
Both arrival and departure from MGA was problem free. No crowds. The only short queue was
immigration on arrival. If not included in the air fare there is an entry charge of $5 (US)
and a departure charge of $35 (US). The facility is modern and clean. Shopping here is not
cheap - but the quality and variety of merchandise is excellent. Eating is much more expensive
than outside the airport - but prices compare favourably with European equivalents. The
waiting areas have ample seating and are cool. Unlike many other airports there is a lack of
electronic information boards. But it has the charm of some of the once small manageable
airports we once had in Europe!
MANAGUA AIRPORT review : 27 May 2009 : by Charles Wilson
Customer Rating : 4/5
It is a nice and small airport for a poor country. The airport itself is not ugly at all, but
it still needs to get a little bit more modernized. After the 2006 renovation the airport
looks much more modern than it used to be, but still they could work a little bit more on it.
MANAGUA AIRPORT review : 18 September 2008 : by J Vasconcelos
Customer Rating : 3/5
Very friendly, clean and organized. Still in need of more modern technology, but above all, for
being in a poor country it delivers a good service, nice food court and souvenir shops although the
latter are pricey. It has something for everyone.
Managua Airport by Rick Davitt
5 July 2006 Customer Rating : n/a
The rum and pretty well everything in the duty free stores costs double
what it costs in a grocery store in Managua. Rum is about US$5 in a
grocery and $9 in the "duty free" in the airport. A pound of Case de
Cafe coffee is about $8 vs. about $3 in the grocery store. However the
duty free shops are the only place to buy legitimate Nicaraguan cigars
as total production in the country is for export. They are very good and
very high quality but to be honest at times in the USA they cost less.
Random luggage searches on departure are almost always for locals,
rarely tourists. The airport is really quite advanced for Central
America, currently departures are a bit of a hassle with the
construction of that area, arrivals are a breeze and rarely does it take
more than 5 minutes with immigration and customs both, especially for
tourists vs. visiting/returning Nicaraguans. Taxis to the city are clean
and controlled if a bit slow vs. a regular taxista, and cost US$15 with
the drivers in the red shirts. However if you walk to the street, about
100 feet the fare is around $7. If you can negotiate in Spanish that is.
Managua Airport by Eric Villavicencio
1 July 2006
A modern and nice airport that has been recently renovated (some works
are still going on). It will be finished very soon, has some good duty
free shops on the upper level and some shops with souvenirs and
craftwork at the entrance. Food court is still being constructed. Once
it is finished it will have 6 jet bridges (currently it has only 3
operational due to the works going on there). It's a small airport with
not much traffic. But anyway, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines,
Continental Airlines, Taca and Copa operate into this airport.
Managua Airport by Matthew Blackett
24 April 2006
Lovely modern airport, quite a surprise! The bureaucracy seems a little
intense with 'random' searches of luggage. Spectacular view of the
nearby steaming Massaya Volcano from the departure lounge. Good
selection of shops too.
Managua Airport by Javier Urra
29 June 2005
A little airport in a poor but lovely country. So things have to been judge in this particular
framework. They are now improving the terminal, even if it is currently very poor. However, as soon as
you pass immigration control, duty free shops are good (e.g. the excellent nicaraguan
rum is cheap
and available!) and things are clean and easy. Little airport may also mean flights on time and a
more 'human' approach: you know you will take your plane. As soon as it lands from the previous
flight. So look at the sky!. Excellent and friendly local people will help you too.
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