Tontouta Airport is a building dating back to the 1970s offering basic facilities. However it is undergoing an amazing expansion and facelift which looks promising : modern with pleasant architecture and more user-friendly. The new airport should be completed by 2011. On arrival pax climb down steps and cross the air-parking zone to enter the airport. There are five-six immigration booths open per flight however the quarantine service is small and slow. Tontouta airport is a no smoking area. The departure hall is of reasonable size for the current traffic and the ground staff is friendly. The café is expensive and basic but it could be worse. The whole airport is a free WI-FI zone. On departure after checking in the luggage pax often wait long minutes in a line to perform the immigration and security controls. The police and security staff are usually friendly enough though cruelly lacking the ability to communicate in English! The boarding lounge where the gates are located is well air- conditioned though boring. The main features being a largish duty-free shop and a café on the 1st floor. The business class lounge is comfortable and obviously more interesting. There is a post-office and a bank in both arrival and boarding lounges for money exchange however the only ATM distributor is in the main hall across from the souvenir shop.