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2/10

"inadequate for the traffic"

(France)

Italy is a country where there is not a major dominating airport, but plenty of medium to small airports. It has some advantages, but some of them are not really up to the challenge. Many refurbished airports have had the bad habit to make the simple fact of getting a rental car difficult, clumsy, badly signed and in a word unduly complicated. Although not being refubished, Bologna falls into these defects. You have to walk outside quite a distance on not-at-all "suitcase-friendy" paveways to get to a "temporary" metallic construction where the cars are parked like sardines in a tin (had to enter the car by passenger door). My understanding of this situation is that Bologna airport authorities could not care less about business travellers. When coming back, I (foolishly) followed the sign "departures", arrived straight at safety control, and finally found somebody who explained me I had to check-in at arrival level. Did that (had to wait because they open check-in only 2 hours before boarding time), came back to the security, and discovered: 1 - that there is no priority lane, and 2 - that the business lounge is before the security. Security was not too long, but the food/drink offer Inside is limited especially if you want to sit (and as my plane was 2 hours late, it was the case). Then boarding is not nice because in Bologna, all deboardings / boardings are done by bus, which means priority boarding is a joke, and difficult for elderly people, or those who carry their luggage or bags. Globally this terminal seems inadequate for the traffic and it is worse in summer (the whole area is a wonderful destination).
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitMarch 2016
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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10/10

"well organized airport"

(Namibia)

Bologna's airport is a very nice airport. It's a very clean and well organized airport. Yearly an improvement takes place and the airport is becoming nicer year by year. Food is excellent, with several traditional restaurant and also shopping is quite worth. When I fly to and from Italy I always use BLQ.
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitMay 2015
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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2/10

Bologna Marconi Airport customer review

(Netherlands)

The security procedures were awful: too few staff and it was a fight to be there on time. It took me and my family two hours to get through and the staff were inefficient and did not really care about anything. Our gate had already closed but due to the helpful staff of Ryanair, we just managed to board. I had a similar experience a few months before when travelling alone to Bologna. I try to prevent using Bologna, but sometimes it is just necessary when Rimini has no flights from Holland.
Experience At AirportDeparture Only
Date VisitOctober 2014
Type Of TravellerFamily Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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3/10

Bologna Marconi Airport customer review

(Italy)

Luggage claim is very long: you can wait up to 40 minutes to get your luggage. Security check is done by persons not polite and professional and English language skills of the personnel is quite poor. Parking is very expensive and access to airport with the car is not easy. Seats of the airport are unconfortable.
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitJune 2015
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
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2/10

Bologna Marconi Airport customer review

(Italy)

Took forever to have my passport checked. Only one really unfriendly officer was working and looks like she was more worried with the "don't cross the line" rule then actually trying to check the passports fast. Seems like the air conditioner doesn't ever work. The bus to the city is ridiculously expensive (6 euros for 6km ride).
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
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Bologna Marconi Airport customer review

(United Kingdom)

We were due to catch a flight at 10.25am on Sat 29 June 2013. The queue to check in the Easyjet flight was lengthy but nothing to compare to the queue for passport control. There was no proper queue so passengers were joining the line from all directions. There were only 2 customs officers checking passports which they scrutinised in considerable detail. At 10am we were nowhere near the front of the queue and there was no representative from Easy Jet to assist. We were all stressed that we would miss our flight. Eventually an indistinct announcement told Easyjet passengers to move to the front of the queue which we all tried to do. This was not popular with other passengers. We boarded the flight 5 minutes late. A horrible experience.
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
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1/10

Bologna Marconi Airport customer review

(Luxembourg)

Totally misleading information on the departure screens. Arrived by taxi at the airport from Bologna Train Station (15 euros for 4 people) only to read that Ryanair's flights have to be checked in in the East terminal. That is 10 minutes walk away at a fast pace or wait for a small yellow novelty train shuttle. Only to discover that passengers with just hand luggage need not check in here first and can go directly to the departure gates. The message on the departure lounge screens should say Only passengers with luggage to be checked in should go to the East terminal. Imagine this journey on a wet night with luggage a pram and a toddler in tow?
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
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4/10

Bologna Marconi Airport customer review

(Luxembourg)

This airport is being upgraded but in the meantime is quite run down. Check-in area with large queues check- in staff not nice at all. Lounge has a dedicated security lane which is nice and the guy responsible for the bar in the lounge is very nice! Limited shopping possibilities. Boarding process as chaotic as can be bussed to the airplanes which is not very nice if there's no air-conditioning in 40 degrees sun. All-in-all not my favourite airport.
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
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9/10

Bologna Marconi Airport customer review

(United Kingdom)

No major complaints this is an efficient and convenient airport. Queues for immigration check-in and security all less than 2 minutes and luggage retrieval about 5 minutes. Having read previous comments we took taxis to and from the city centre - about €15 each way which for four people is very reasonable. One slight gripe the coffee was not hot - but this seems to be the way it is in Bologna.
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
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2/10

Bologna Marconi Airport customer review

(Italy)

Bologna Marconi My experience has always been below average of previous comments. Long queues at check in. Toilets / WC are insufficient: very few and very small dirty at any time of the day and used by people as smoking rooms. Arrival area is particularly unwelcoming. Price of the Aerobus to/from city centre is high related to the distance; frequency anyway very good.
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
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