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7/10

"not a bad airport"

(United States)

A small airport with about 6 gates, half of which were closed for construction. Not a bad airport-has reasonably spacious gates, shopping, and dining, although most of the dining is before immigration. Immigration and security go quickly. They claim to have wifi, but I couldn't find it. There is a post office, so you can get stamps for postcards, but they have no stamps for collectors despite having a display and book with with current collectables. The shops are staffed by people who will jump on you like vultures if you show casual interest. The duty free sells coffee for more than twice what I paid at LaColonial supermarket and that sets the tone for most of the pricing. Most people seem to browse without buying anything. When you arrive internationally, immigration is reasonably efficient. Your bags get stamped as you exit and you need to pay a $10 fee which is more or less a visa fee. Once you go through the X-ray, you exit into a scrum of taxi drivers. Airport taxis appear more functional than the ones on the street, but will charge more. There's a $2 air departure fee, but it was not levied on my international departure and seemed inconsistently enforced for my domestic flights. Security for incoming baggage on domestic flights into this airports consists of bringing in dogs to sniff your bags. Overall, not a bad airport-easy to get around, but not great for shopping and related services.
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitJanuary 2016
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
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Terminal Cleanliness 12345
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8/10

Managua Airport customer review

(United States)

The airport is small. Only 6 gates I think. When you arrive from overseas there is a ten dollar fee per tourist for a visa. They scan your luggage with a scanner. If you have anything that they need to take a look at they will pull you over but didn't hassle me a lot. When you leave in the pre-boarding area there is a food court which has free wifi. But I didn't find free wifi in the terminals. Lots of places to plug in along the walls to charge your laptop or iphone.
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
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9/10

Managua Airport customer review

(United Kingdom)

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.
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
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7/10

Managua Airport customer review

(Brazil)

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.
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
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5/10

Managua Airport customer review

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!
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4/10

Managua Airport customer review

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.
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3/10

Managua Airport customer review

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.
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Managua Airport customer review

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.
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Managua Airport customer review

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.
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Managua Airport customer review

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.
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