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6/10

"quite a sad experience"

(Singapore)

This is a newly renovated airport. Arrival via domestic flights was good. Ground Services were efficient and there were a couple of shops. At international departures they had no counter for APEC cardholders and we needed to join everyone else. Whilst they had the automatic custom clearance almost all who were not Australians had to have their passports re checked. If that is the case why not simply ask us to go to a counter for our passports to be checked. The border officers were pleasant however and professional. Duty Free shops are simply not comprehensive. Anyone on international flights are usually looking for last minute shopping and its was quite a sad experience if you ask me.
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitJuly 2016
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
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8/10

"spacious and welcoming airport"

(United Kingdom)

A spacious and welcoming airport. No problem with security and guests can wait at the departure gate until the last minute. Although the airport is about 10 years old it is clean and fresh. There are plenty of shops and eateries to amuse you whilst you are waiting for your flight.
Experience At AirportDeparture Only
Date VisitMarch 2016
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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10/10

"efficient custom officers"

(Australia)

It was a pleasure to come back home after some horrific experience overseas. All together 11 airports from broken aircon to faulty luggage belts to rude staff to long line ups to delayed boarding. Filthy washroom lazy staff. Seen it all this time. Then we landed home to a warm welcome off the aircraft to a present smile from boarder security. To efficient custom officers. What a difference. Some times we forget how good we have it here.
Experience At AirportArrival Only
Date VisitApril 2016
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages N/A
Airport Shopping 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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8/10

"a very fine airport"

(Malaysia)

A very fine airport above average. The only downside was just the WiFi. The toilet was a bit dirty but nothing too disturbing as there were only toilet papers scattered on the floor. Other than that everything else was fine. The ground staffs were very nice and helpful. The security was also very tight but at the same time they were very polite and not rude. A good airport overall.
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Terminal Cleanliness 12345
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10/10

"light and bright and modern"

(Australia)

Airside it looks very 60's but entering it was light and bright and modern. The signage to collect baggage was very poor and we just followed everyone else hoping they too were collecting bags. Apart from this it is an easy small airport to travel from/to and I really liked it. Sure there are not a lot of food places or shops but there are enough for the size of it. Outside there is an open space concreted not sure what that is for? You traverse it to go to catch a taxi it is easily marked however. There are huge windows while waiting for your flight that you can see the runway clearly which was really nice. I definitely think this is one of Australia's better/easier airports.
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Terminal Cleanliness 12345
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10/10

"impressed with rapidity of baggage"

(United Kingdom)

Flew in here in October and very impressed with rapidity of baggage collection and cleanliness of terminal.
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2/10

"fails in its basic function"

(Australia)

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.
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5/10

"bordering on stupid"

(Australia)

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.
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9/10

"the greatest I have been to"

(Australia)

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!
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
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8/10

"overall a very good airport"

(Malaysia)

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 good airport by Australian standards.
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
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