| As a small airport on a poor island in a poor country so I did not expect much. Previously I had arrived at the same airport. As expected, check-in was disorganised with locals carrying too much luggage in the form of large cardboard boxes. Customs carry out a pompous but cursory examination of my old backpack. Immigration checks fingerprints and take your photo after a bit of form filling. After immigration you can go back outside the airport because security has not opened yet! Security consists of a cursory search of the cabin bags. You then enter the dismal departure lounge with only ceiling fans for cooling. There is a decent toilet and that is about it. At boarding there is another security check and the guy asked me to raise my leg so he could see the sole of my shoes. I am not sure what that visual search achieved. Later I saw the same "security" guys helping the aircraft to taxi. If you want to see Anjouan, you have no choice but to pass through this airport. Keep your sense of humour!