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Warsaw Chopin Airport Reviews

You got to admit it, the airport’s name is kind of weird. It sounded like a serial killing movie title about war, saw, and chopping. But, we are here to gather facts, not to creep you out of the Polish international airport. WAW or Warsaw Chopin Airport actually originated from the capital and largest city in Poland: Warsaw.

Warsaw Chopin Airport Reviews-Frédéric François ChopinIf you are pianist fan, then you might have an idea by now where the “Chopin” was derived from. Prelude No. 4 from 24 Preludes (Op. 28) in 1939. Correct, it’s Frédéric François Chopin. Why? He’s a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era who wrote primarily for the solo piano. Before we get carried away, let’s go back to the airport.

Warsaw Chopin Airport was founded in 1924 when air traffic began affecting the urban development around Warsaw’s aerodrome at Mokotów Fields. It is then that they established this new airport which after all these years, had served as a public, military, and international airport. Join me as we unfold and discover more about Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW).

Airport Facilities

With regards to sleeping over at Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) – since the staff are generally tolerant of overnight passengers – some Warsaw Chopin Airport reviews report feeling safe here. Get to know more about the airport through the customs information desks located at the centre of the departures hall. Or, obtain airport and flight information from the designated airport phone service.

shopThere are plenty of restrooms throughout the airport and showers are available in the Preludium Lounge. One reviewer even mentioned “A free shower is available midway down the airside terminal beside the bathrooms.”

Since the airport is open for 24 hours, free WiFi internet access is available throughout WAW, but only for 30 minutes. No worries, because some establishments have their own designated free WiFi service. Public telephones are also available to passengers. And, power outlets are also available to keep your electronic devices charged up.

barThere are several restaurants at Warsaw Chopin Airport serving both Polish and international cuisine. Additionally, snack bars and self-service cafés are located both pre- and post-security. Shops at Warsaw Chopin Airport include newsagents, souvenir retailers, and designer outlets. Duty-free shops can be found in the departures area. In addition, a newsagent and convenience store are situated in the railway station.

Getting To and From

busWarsaw Chopin Airport can be accessed via Zwirki í Wigury Avenue (634), which leads out of central Warsaw to the south. Bus stops are located immediately in front of the arrivals hall. The taxi rank is located in front of the arrivals hall. A number of operators serve the airport, but it is advised to only use licensed taxis.

Location – Traffic – Service
Warsaw Chopin Airport Reviews-LOT Polish Airlines

Warsaw Chopin Airport is situated 10 km (6 miles) southwest of central Warsaw, serving as the primary hub for LOT Polish Airlines, Wizz Air, Small Planet Airlines, Travel Service Polska, Enter Air, and Sprint Air. The compact airport has two terminals: the South Hall has areas A and B; the new North Hall is home to C, D, and E areas. Poland’s largest and busiest airport has two asphalt runways, and had successfully accommodated more than 11 million passengers last year.

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logoContact Information:

  • Airport Code:                WAW
  • Phone Number:            +48 22 650 42 20
  • Website URL:                http://www.lotnisko-chopina.pl/en/index.html
  • Address:                        Żwirki i Wigury 1, Warszawa, Poland

Overview

We scanned and read through Warsaw Chopin Airport reviews. Some travellers had issues at the security checks, though it seems like it has improved over the last 1-2 years. On Skytrax, they actually got an overall rating of 4/10 from passengers, but the most recent Warsaw Chopin Airport reviews are positive which leaves the airport on a good side.

The CEO of Warsaw Chopin Airport, Michał Kaczmarzyk, has plans on developing “the most important and largest airport in Central Europe,” as he said.

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Aerial view of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta (edited horizon). The view taken in 2 January 2010 from Garuda Indonesia airplane during take-off. The architecture reflect Indonesian vernacular architecture of Javanese Joglo roof with Pendopo as gate lounges (waiting hall) surrounded with tropical gardens.

Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta Airport Reviews

This Indonesian airport, Kemayoran Airfield, was initially used between 1928 and 1985 but was considered unsatisfactory because it was too close to the major Halim Perdanakusuma Indonesian military airport. It was then that Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta Airport was established to replace Kemayoran. Did you know that CGK’s first and second terminal were designed by the same French architect who designed
Charles de Gaulle Airport?

Due to its proximity to the suburb of Cengkareng, the airport is also known as Cengkareng Airport and this is where the airport code was derived from. One of the characteristics of the airport is the incorporation of the local architecture into the design, and the presence of tropical gardens between the waiting lounges. Imagine gardens inside an airport. Cool right? In this review, we’ll be giving you more about Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta Airport (CGK).

Aesthetics

Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta Airport Reviews-restaurantIf you are wary of being lost in the busiest airport in Indonesia, don’t. Because, there are manned information desks in all terminals. Generosity is practiced that restrooms are found throughout the airport. Meanwhile, showers are available in the lounges. ATM machines, banks, and currency exchange facilities are found in Terminal 1 and 2. Musholla/prayer rooms can be found throughout all 3 terminals.

The airport operates for 24 hours; according to  Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta Airport reviews, the best place for a sleepover is in Terminal 2, because plenty of seats are available but there can be a lot of overnight travellers. Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta Airport Reviews-shopJust so you know, the air conditioning is cold, so we advise you to bring an extra layer. A few hotels are also located at or close to the airport.

Free WiFi internet access is available throughout the airport. Post offices, telecommunications services, and telephones are provided in Terminals 1 and 2. Free local calling is offered in the waiting lounges.

Directions

Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta Airport Reviews-railwayFor driving directions,  the airport is a 30-minute drive (longer during rush hour) from Jakarta city centre, off the Soediyatmo toll road (Bandara exit). Public transportation is also an option, Airport shuttle bus services are available to destinations within Jakarta, Depok, Bandung, Cileungsi, and Pgc Cililitan.  Several car rental agencies can be found at the airport, the same with taxi services.

Location – Traffic – Service

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Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta Airport is situated 20 km (12 miles) northwest of Jakarta, serving as the hub for Batik Air, Cardig Air, Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air, and XpressAir. The public international airport has 3 terminals with the 4th to be expected completed by 2022. The 2 runways of CGK operate non-stop destinations to Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, and Japan. They successfully accommodated 59 million passengers in 2013.

Airport/Terminal Map
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Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta Airport Reviews-logoContact Information:

  • Airport Code:           CGK
  • Phone Number:       +62 21 5505179
  • Website URL:           http://www.jakartaairportonline.com/
  • Address:                   Jakarta, Kec. Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia

Conclusion

We checked on Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta Airport reviews, and we found out that the airport had been garnering an average rating score from travellers. Passengers are majorly commenting over their happy overall experience with CGK. As one of Southeast Asia’s main air transport hubs, the airport was able to maintain a positive relationship with its customers. This might be the reason why the airport is still part of the World’s Top 100 Airports by Skytrax. Ranking at 63rd spot, Indonesia has been considered one of the best countries to provide travel services.

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Sheremetyevo International Airport Reviews

The airport was originally established to serve as a military object called “
Sheremetyevsky,” in which the name was after a settlement with the same name. Though, after it was decided to turn the airport civilian, Sheremetyevo was opened on 11 August 1959 wherein its first international flight took place on the 1st of June 1960 to Berlin, Germany.

Sheremetyevo International Airport is one of three major airports in Moscow and the busiest in Russia since 2015. In this review, we’ll be giving you more about Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO)

Airport Facilities

Sheremetyevo International Airport Reviews-cafeSVO is a large, spread-out airport. The facilities and amenities are generally very good, but aren’t very comfortable for overnight sleepers. The floor is mostly tiled, so bring something to lie on for warmth.

The airport is generous with restrooms, each terminal will have at least 4-5 toilets. Shower rooms are available at the Baikal VIP Lounge located on the second floor of Terminal D, wherein disposable towels, shower gels, and soap are included to purchase.

Information desks and touch screen terminals are located in the main halls; these provide up-to-date flight information and details about the airport and transport to the city. Since Sheremetyevo International Airport is operational for 24 hours, WiFi is available for unlimited access, but only for travellers who have a Russian mobile phone. Non-Russian travellers will need to connect to the WiFi inside the cafes.

Sheremetyevo International Airport Reviews-shopThere is a wide choice of restaurants, cafés, and bars in each passenger terminal. These encompass a range of international and locally-branded establishments – from a cocktail bar serving a range of dishes in Terminal C to a sushi restaurant in Terminal F. A good selection of shops is available in each of the four main terminals. These include duty-free outlets, gift shops, pharmacies, and newsagents.

One of the best ways to learn more of the facilities and services of Sheremetyevo International Airport is through their official website. Travellers had even considered this the most reliable source of information.

Getting To and From

The main road leading to Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport is Leningradskoe Highway, which flows into the M10 motorway from Moscow.

The airport is served by several bus lines, all which depart from one of three Moscow Metro stations, which are the following: Rechnoy Vokzal, and Planernaya or Leninskiy Prospekt. Aeroexpress is a high-speed train service that travels between the airport and Belorussky Rail Terminal with a total one-way travel time of 35 minutes.
Sheremetyevo International Airport Reviews-AeroexpressTaxis are readily available outside of 1st floor Arrivals at Terminals C, D, E, and F. Also, many local hotels provide airport shuttle services as a courtesy to their guests. Ask your hotel for shuttle service availability and details.

Location – Traffic – Service

Sheremetyevo International Airport is situated 29 km (18 miles) northwest of Moscow and serves as the hub for Aeroflot, Nordwind Airlines, and Royal Flight. The public-type international airport of Russia has 6 terminals and 2 runways, in which, the several terminals consists of the following: the north terminal (Terminals A, B, and C) which caters low-cost carriers, and the south terminal (Terminals D, E, and F) which are interlinked.
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Public buses, express buses, and free airline shuttles are available for transfer between SVO’s five terminals, which are split between two separate sites. Last year, SVO had accommodated over 31 million passengers and had ranked up from 84th in 2015 to 78th this year on the  World’s Top 100 Airports.

Airport/Terminal Map
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Sheremetyevo International Airport Reviews and News

Reading through several Sheremetyevo International Airport reviews, the Russian airport had garnered a very low score rating from passengers’ feedback on Skytrax, since the comments posted online are mixed complaints and appreciation over the services of the airport. Most reviews from travellers focus on the south terminals, D, E, F, as those house most public international flights. Each gate has a lot of seats, and some don’t have armrests.

Sheremetyevo International Airport Reviews-newIn June 2016, Moscow region Government had approved the Sheremetyevo Airport development project. The project is the  Northern Terminal Complex that will make Sheremetyevo one of the major passenger and cargo hubs in the world. And, also, the new modern Terminal B with extended infrastructure will be built in place of the old terminal building by 2018. Here, there will be multi-level parking, and subterranean passenger and cargo tunnels connecting Southern and Northern Terminal Complexes. There is also a plan to lay a new railway track with an “Aeroexpress” station in Terminal B.

Sheremetyevo International Airport Reviews-logoContact Information:

  • Airport Code:          SVO
  • Phone Number:      +7 495 578-65-65
  • Website URL:          http://www.svo.aero/en/
  • Address:                  Khimki, Moscow Oblast, Russia, 141400

Overview

As the mission of Sheremetyevo International Airport says, “Every day and every hour we work to ensure comfort and safety for our passengers, render services to our customers, and establish conditions for the comprehensive development of our workers, so that our flight-supporting efforts help unify individual people to become the human universe.” They might be facing a lot of complaints lately, but they are currently taking action as well to accommodate passengers’ concern through their mission and ongoing development plan.

 

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Mariscal Sucre International Airport Reviews

Mariscal Sucre International Airport Reviews-Augusto Barrera
Augusto Barrera

You might be wondering why it appears to be Quito International Airport when you search for Mariscal Sucre International Airport. It is actually because UIO or Mariscal Sucre International Airport replaced an airport with the same name, and now serves as Quito’s main airport.

The new main airport of Quito began construction in 2006 and had its first test in 2012, where 100 passengers and the mayor of Quito, Augusto Barrera, toured the facilities of the passenger terminal building and the north and south ends of the runway. It was later then that they held a press conference saying that the airport is ready. UIO commenced operations on the 20th of February 2013.

That’s pretty much how Mariscal Sucre International Airport started. Today, we’ll be giving you more than its origins.

Aesthetics

Mariscal Sucre International Airport Reviews-foodAs a new airport that serves Quito or the capital of Ecuador, facilities are not a problem. Given the airport is open for 24 hours, there are actually more than enough services and establishments found throughout the airport. To begin with, you can start with the  airport information desk in the public departure area or the tourist information point.

There are actually 3 restrooms (with baby changing facilities) located at the upper level of the airport and even showers are available in the Salón Mitad del Mundo.

Mariscal Sucre International Airport Reviews-duty freeDuty Free is available at four locations as well as a decent selection of shops to pass the time, almost all of which are open 24 hours. Though, there is only a small selection of cafés, restaurants, and snack bars.

To learn more and get more detailed information about the airport’s dining, shopping, and free services, click the links below:
http://www.aeropuertoquito.aero/en/duty-free.html
http://www.aeropuertoquito.aero/en/free-service.html

Free WiFi is available at new Quito Airport near the gates. Additionally, an Internet Café is located in the Domestic Arrivals Hall.

Directions

If driving, from central Quito, take the E28 highway east via Cumbayå towards Tumbaco, turning north onto the E35 at Pifo. After 3km (2 miles) on the E35, the Conector Alpachaca road branches off the E35 and leads directly to the airport. Owing to the winding nature of the roads around Quito and traffic congestion, the journey can take anything between 60 to 120 minutes.
Mariscal Sucre International Airport Reviews-taxis
By means of public transportation, buses operate between the airport and the city bus stations, while shuttle minibuses serving major hotels in Quito are available outside arrivals. Taxis are readily available outside the terminal building.

Location – Traffic – Service

Mariscal Sucre International Airport is situated around 18km (12 miles) northeast of central Quito (36km/24 miles by road) and serves as a hub for Avianca Ecuador, LATAM, and TAME. The international airport of Quito has one terminal and a runway and had successfully accommodated 5.8 million passengers in 2015.

Airport/Terminal Map
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Mariscal Sucre International Airport Reviews and News

There’s not much acknowledgement acquired by Mariscal Sucre International Airport on online reviews. They actually got a 6/10 overall rating. Sounds good right? What is actually the problem here is the most recent feedback posted. Yes, they are all complaints about the incompliance of the airport’s services.

Mariscal Sucre International Airport Reviews-on progressTo personally read and see these Mariscal Sucre International Airport reviews, click here.

The new Mariscal Sucre International Airport opened for business in February 2013, replacing the previous facility of the same name, which was located just north of the city centre. Work on improving the access roads to the new airport is currently in progress.

Contact Information:

  • Mariscal Sucre International Airport Reviews-logoAirport Code:        UIO
  • Phone Number:   +593 2-395-4200
  • Website URL:       http://www.aeropuertoquito.aero/en/
  • Address:               Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de Quito, Tababela S/N                              – Via Yaruqui,  Quito 17107032, Ecuador

Conclusion

Ecuador is known to be the country in the middle of the earth. Well, the country’s name itself was derived from the word Equator or the imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from both poles, dividing the earth into northern and southern hemispheres and constituting the parallel of latitude 0°. As the center of everything, Mariscal Sucre International Airport sure had been good at providing air facility services but needs some room for improvement which they are currently working on right now.

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Athens International Airport Reviews

Athens International Airport Reviews-wonder womanWhen you first hear the word Athens, what comes to your mind first? Greece? The Greeks? Amazons? Did you know that the Amazons were based on Greek mythology? And, when we talk about Amazon, there’s only one Amazon who caught our attention recently. Wonder Woman:  a fictional character from DC comics, but who has been mainstream lately due to the Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice movie.

Moving forward, the airport is more known as “Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport,” which is named after Elefthérios Venizélos, a prominent Cretan political figure and Prime Minister of Greece, who made a significant contribution to the development of Greek aviation and the Hellenic Air Force in the 1930s. Today, let’s take a closer look at Athens International Airport (ATH).

Airport Facilities

Athens International Airport Reviews-shopWith an estimated passenger volume annually reaching 18 million, Athens International Airport has several facilities, restaurants, and other services found throughout. To know your way around, start by referring to the information desk in the main terminal.

Eleven restrooms are located in the departures level and two more in the arrivals area. Though, showers are only available in the 8 lounges. For safety precaution, a 24-hour emergency is available at the airport. There are a total of 11 food and beverage establishments 14 shopping stalls, and 25 retail services.Athens International Airport Reviews-bar

Free WiFi is available at Athens Airport for 45 minutes. Connect to the “ATH Free Wi-Fi” network. ATH is fairly new with modern facilities and amenities. Please be advised that airport staff do not allow sleeping at the airport and will wake up anyone attempting to do so.

Getting To and From

The drive could also take up to forty-five minutes, depending on traffic conditions.  The airport is in the Attica region of Greece and its main access road is the E94.  Athens is located to the far south of Thessaloniki and Larissa.  Areas nearby to Athens and the airport include Mandra, Glifada, Kalyvia Thorikou, and Artemida.

Athens International Airport Reviews-Shuttle BusPassengers arriving by private vehicle can park at the airport, in either short-stay or long-term parking areas. The short-term car park is within walking distance of the terminal, but the long-term car park is served by free shuttle buses (or is about a ten-minute walk over a pedestrian bridge).

Passengers can also reach the airport by bus, train or taxi.  The airport’s train station is on the Athens Metro Blue Line 3, and provides a convenient connection to central Athens. The station is also served by suburban trains.  Frequent public bus connections are available from a couple of locations in the city, as well as from a few regional locations, and taxis can be used at any hour of the day or night.

Location – Traffic – Service

Athens International is located nearby the towns of Markopoulo, Koropi, Spata, and Loutsa, and is approximately 20 km or 12 miles east of central Athens, although the drive to the airport will cover a distance of about 30 km.

Athens International Airport Reviews-passenger trafficThe public airport serves as the main airport serving Athens and is the busiest airport in Greece. ATH is an international airport which was designed to accommodate the largest aircraft carrier in the world (Airbus A380); it also serves as the hub for Aegean Airlines, Ryanair, and Olympic Air. Since Athens International Airport is the 30th busiest airport in Europe, they had accommodated a total of 18,086,894 passengers last year, which made a 19% increase in traffic change compared to 2014’s at 15 million.

Airport/Terminal Map
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Athens International Airport Reviews-logoContact Information:

  • Airport Code:       ATH
  • Phone Number:   +30 21 0353 0000
  • Website URL:       http://www.aia.gr/traveler/
  • Address:              Attiki Odos, Spata Artemida 190 04, Greece

Overview

To be honest, this review alone is not enough to describe Athens International Airport. ATH has a lot to offer. If you’ll be asking how did we know about the airport, well, actually through word of mouth. The airport is actually part of the World’s Top 100 Airports. Knowing Greece as one of the best destinations in the world, it’s quite obvious why they have to work on accommodating the volumes of passengers annually. And, they are good at this.

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Muscat International Airport Reviews

To replace a smaller airfield, the airport was opened as “Seeb International Airport” in 1973. In the past, the airport had hosted Royal Air Force BAe Nimrods, including the 1991 Gulf War. The airport, in a nutshell, was used as a military air facility. Moving forward, in time, the airport was rebranded as “Muscat International Airport” in 2008 and has been operated by Oman Airports Management Company (as a military/public type of airport).

In this review, we’ll be talking about the largest airport in Oman, more known as Muscat International Airport (MCT).

Aesthetics

loungeAs the country’s principal international gateway, Muscat International Airport has several facilities located throughout the airport. To know your way around, an information desk is available near the main terminal entrance and in the arrivals hall near the baggage concourse. Here, travellers visiting Oman can seek information about all that Oman has to offer and can obtain free leaflets, brochures, and maps about the Sultanate.

Restrooms are conveniently and clearly signposted. Another good news: shower facilities are also available but only for passengers with lounge access. If you are seeking for medical attention, first aid and emergency medical attention is provided at the airport’s medical clinic located in the arrivals terminal right before immigration.

Muscat International Airport Reviews-shopsThere is a good choice of cafés, fast food outlets, and restaurants both in Arrivals and Departures, along with an Irish-style pub, while a duty-free is available in International Departures and Arrivals, offering a variety of goods including souvenirs, alcohol, perfumes, and tobacco.

MCT is actually open for 24 hours. To stay connected, free WiFi is available, but a phone number is required for access.

Directions

Muscat International Airport serves the capital of Oman.  MCT is directly linked to the city via Route 1, Sultan Qaboos Street, if you are driving. But, if you are going to use means of public transportation, most hotels operate courtesy bus services to and from the airport for their guests. Or, there is an official taxi desk in the terminal which will take you to Muscat city in 25 minutes.

Location – Traffic – Service

The one-runway and single-terminal airport which will soon have a new 29-gate terminal, is situated roughly 26km (16 miles) west of central Muscat, and serves as the primary hub for Oman Air. The largest international airport of Oman had made a huge leap from total passengers accommodated last year compared with 2014.
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Muscat International Airport Reviews and News

Judging through 55 Muscat International Airport reviews posted online on Skytrax, the airport had been garnering an average score of 5/10 from feedback of travellers. The average score states that the airport is small and not enough for the volume of passengers. Most reviews are actually complaints over the facilities and services of the airport itself. Some have considered the airport as very basic and old. To see more of these Muscat International Airport reviews, click the link below:
http://www.airlinequality.com/airport-reviews/muscat-seeb-airport/
Muscat International Airport Reviews-development
Muscat International and Salalah International Airport, including three regional airports, are under development and will be the new gateway to the Sultanate of Oman. The current development under construction at Muscat International Airport is said to have a capacity to handle more than 12 million passengers every year. This project is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
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Contact Information:

  • Airport Code:            MCT
  • Phone Number:        +968 24 519223
  • Website URL:            http://www.omanairports.co.om/
  • Address:                   Post Box 1, PC 111, Muscat, Oman

Conclusion

As we noticed with Muscat International Airport reviews and current construction, the development plan will create a new impression about the largest airport of Oman. MCT, no matter how small they think of the airport, is actually part of the world’s top 100 airports this year. Muscat International Airport took the 94th spot and keeps on improving. Let’s see more of the airport’s performance this year.

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Kansai International Airport Reviews

Kansai International Airport Reviews-man-made islandThe construction of the man-made island was done in 1987-1990s; the airport built to gain the losing trade of Kansai region to Tokyo was opened in 1994.

Not to scare you, even after twenty years of planning, three years of construction, and fifteen billion (US) dollars of investment, the man-made island sunk, making for the most expensive civil works project in modern history. Kansai International Airport is located 15 feet above sea level and the site is built on compacted fill. So, it suffers from subsidence that it sinks at 2-4 centimetres a year.

Though, on a positive note, Kansai International Airport had always been there and kept on fighting even after earthquakes and typhoons hit them. In this review, we’ll be talking about Kansai International Airport (KIX).

Airport Facilities
Kansai International Airport Reviews-food and restaurants

Getting your way around to one of the largest airports in Japan is easy because numerous information counters are found throughout the airport. Locations are in Terminal 1 at the first, second, and fourth floors. The main information center is located at the northern side of the second floor. Terminal 2 has an information desk in the main concourse. A Tourist Information center is in Terminal 1 as well.

If you’ll think that transfer between terminals is complicated, it’s not. Because, they are just a walking distance from each other. Travellers with a baby or a small child can borrow strollers in Terminal 1.

There are many cafés, bars, and restaurants at Osaka Kansai International Airport, serving both Japanese and Western fare. The majority of these options are in Terminal 1, but Terminal 2 has a small selection of restaurants and cafés, while newsagents and a wide variety of shops are available at Kansai International Airport, including duty free outlets, designer boutiques, electronics retailers. and gift shops.

To stay connected, free unlimited-access Wi-Fi is available throughout KIX.

For a list and more detailed information of the facilities, click the link below:

Kansai International Airport Reviews-loungeThe KIX airport lounge is open for 24 hours and no advanced reservations are needed. Though, a restriction is given under the Osaka Prefectural Ordinance of Juvenile Protection: customers under the age of 16 cannot use the lounge between the hours of 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM, and customers under the age of 16 – when accompanied by a guardian – and customers within the ages of 16 and 17 cannot use the lounge between the hours of 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM. The airport lounge is located in Terminal 1 at 2F (North).

Getting To and From

If you are driving your way to Kansai International Airport, the road access is built via a dedicated access bridge (with a toll gate on entry). This connects to the Bayshore Route on the Hanshin Expressway, which leads northwards to Osaka. There’s also a direct rail access to Kansai International Airport, so that means railway companies can be your other means of public transport
Kansai International Airport Reviews-MK Skygate Shuttle
Making your way out? Buses are available to all major hotels in surrounding destinations, while shuttle services are available from MK Skygate Shuttle. Also, taxis are readily available outside the terminals, serving central Osaka and other destinations.

Location – Traffic – Service

Kansai International Airport is situated 50 km (31 miles) southwest of Osaka and serves as the hub for All Nippon Airways, FedEx Express, Japan Airlines, Jetstar Japan, Nippon Cargo Airlines, and Peach. KIX is the international gateway for Japan’s Kansai region, which contains the major cities of Kyoto, Kobe, and Osaka. Currently, the airport has only two terminals and runways. The public type airport had already accommodated 23 million passengers last year.

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Kansai International Airport Reviews

Looking through 58 Kansai International Airport reviews on Skytrax, the airport had been making a steady standing on their rating with their passengers. They actually got a total of 6/10 rating. Good enough, but checking the current updates and comments, it seems like customers are not that happy with their overall experience at Kansai International Airport. Some are complaining over long lines and some about the immigration.

To see more of these Kansai International Airport reviews, click here.

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Overview

A third terminal facility is planned for the airport, scheduled to open in March 2017. Did you know that Kansai International Airport is at the 9th spot now on the World’s Top 100 Airports? Cool right? KIX had been on the 12th spot last year, but now rose 3 steps forward.Kansai International Airport Reviews-thumbs up

We’ll be looking forward to seeing more about Kansai International Airport in the future. Being part of the Top 10 is no joke. Just imagine an airport competing and being compared to Incheon International or Singapore International Airport. The Asians sure had been good at getting numbers and recognition globally.

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Halifax Stanfield International Airport Reviews

When the Halifax Civic Airport was closed and converted to an army base in 1942, the Department of Transport established a new airport near Kelly Lake in 1960. The air facility accommodated over 180,000 passengers by then, and it became quite apparent in the 1970’s that the growth rate of YHZ was greater than an average airport.

Halifax Stanfield International Airport Reviews-Robert Stanfield
Robert Stanfield

As a result, long-range development plans were made. And, that’s what it makes the Halifax Stanfield International Airport as it is now.

Did you know that YHZ was part of Operation Yellow Ribbon of Canada? An operation to handle the diversion of civilian airline flights in response to the September 11 attacks in 2001. And, also to honour the people of Gander and Halifax for their support during the operation, Lufthansa named a new Airbus A340-300 “Gander-Halifax” on May 16, 2002.

The airport was named in honour of Robert Stanfield, or the 17th Premier of Nova Scotia and leader of the federal Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. In this review we’ll be looking through about the services and traffic reviews of Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ).

Aesthetics

Halifax Stanfield International Airport Reviews-facilitiesThe airport that was awarded as “Best Airport in North America” of the Airport Service Quality and also had been the 3rd Best Airport by Size in 2011, Halifax Stanfield International Airport serves as the main airport of Nova Scotia of the Canadian province and has several facilities. So, getting lost won’t be a problem at YHZ. An information desk is located in the Arrivals area and more tourism Nova Scotia centers are located at the main level of the domestic arrivals. Volunteer assistants are available throughout the airport to help passengers with a range of queries.

There are a lot of restrooms located throughout the airport, but sad to say, showers are not available. To keep customers entertained, art and scheduled live music exhibitions are available throughout the airport.

There are two duty free shops at the airport. One is located on the Departures Level, across from Gate 24, and closes 45 minutes prior to the departure of non-US international flights. The other duty free shop, located in the US Pre-Clearance facility, stays open for all US-bound international flights and closes at the last call.

Halifax Stanfield International Airport Reviews-insideThere is a wide selection of fast-food outlets, cafés, and snack bars both pre- and post-security within the terminal, including licensed bars and pubs. Most food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules, one of which (Tim Horton) is open for 24 hours.

Free WiFi is available at Halifax Airport. Connect to the “Halifax_Airport” network. Additionally, telephones with internet access are situated throughout the departure lounges, while dedicated internet kiosks are positioned throughout the terminal.

Non-passengers who are on a tour are also accommodated, through tours that can be conducted on Wednesdays from mid-September to mid-June. Tours can be customized to suit your group.

Transportation Directions

Halifax Stanfield International Airport can be reached from Highway 102, when heading north out of Halifax. Take exit 6 off the highway and follow the signs to the airport.
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Other means of public transportation are via MetroX bus 320 which links the airport to central Halifax, Airport Express that provides express shuttle service to various destinations in Nova Scotia, and Taxi or Limousine services from Domestic Arrivals.

Location – Traffic – Service

Halifax Stanfield International Airport is located 35 km (22 miles) north of central Halifax and is a hub for Air Canada Express, Cougar Helicopters, Maritime Air Charter, Provincial Airlines, and SkyLink Express. The public-type international airport of Canada was ranked to be the 8th busiest airport in the country by passenger traffic. YHZ had accommodated 3.7 million passengers last year.
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The airport is also served by several fixed-base operators which handle handle fueling, ground handling, hangarage, catering, etc. These include Atlantic Sky Service, Shell AeroCentre, and Gateway Facilities.

Airport/Terminal Map
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Halifax Stanfield International Airport Reviews & News

Since the comments posted on Skytrax were pretty much outdated, we looked for more Halifax Stanfield International Airport reviews and found some on Yelp. On Yelp, we found several feedback regarding the airport. Halifax Stanfield International Airport reviews have stated that YHZ is probably one of the better airports in Canada, especially if you are used to Pearson. With a total rating of 4/5 on Yelp, this proves that passengers had a nice experience with Halifax Stanfield International Airport. One reviewer even said, “Otherwise, for a city of this size, I think YHZ does a marvelous job,”

To get updated with the latest news within Halifax Stanfield International Airport, follow the link below:
http://globalnews.ca/tag/halifax-stanfield-international-airport/
Halifax Stanfield International Airport Reviews-logoContact Information:

  • Airport Code:         YHZ
  • Phone Number:     +1 902-873-4422
  • Website URL:         1 Bell Blvd, Enfield, NS B2T 1K2, Canada
  • Address:                 http://hiaa.ca/

Conclusion

However, we are still puzzled why Halifax Stanfield International Airport had ranked down from the 56th to 61th spot from the World’s Top 100 Airports. Maybe, because of some complaints over the neutrality of their services? Or, maybe because the airport needs more development given its size and traffic. I hope they won’t keep going down every year.

Feel free to leave a comment below.

 

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Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Reviews

More commonly known as “The Lone Star State” in the US, it has the best barbecue joints around. Texas is the second most populous and the second-largest of the 50 states in the United States of America. Did you know that “Texas” came from the Caddo Indian word ‘tayshas’ meaning “friends” or “allies”? Back in 1927, Dallas proposed a joint airport with Fort Worth. Initially, the proposal was declined by Fort Worth; each city had opened their own airports.

joint proposalBut in the long run, the proposal was made effective in 1961 after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) refused to invest more money in separate Dallas and Fort Worth airports, since Fort Worth’s airport was eventually abandoned by then.

In 1973, the public international airport was established. The airport opened for commercial service as Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Airport on January 13, 1974, at a cost of $700 million. The joint Texas city airport was rebranded to what it is known today as “Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport” in 1985.

Airport Facilities

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is the primary international airport serving the Dallas–Fort Worth area in the U.S. state of Texas and is largest hub for American Airlines. DFW has enough facilities to accommodate customers. Let us help travellers to enumerate some of them.
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Multilingual information boards can be found throughout Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. In addition, interactive visitor information centres are located near the baggage reclaim areas, providing information about the airport and public transportation.

DFW Airport Ambassadors, who are stationed throughout all terminals, provide assistance, including directing passengers to connecting flights, baggage reclaim, and other airport facilities.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Reviews-shopsThere are more than 100 food and drink outlets at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, ranging from snack bars and fast food counters to à la carte dining establishments, including a high-end restaurant in the Grand Hyatt hotel .

In all, there are more than 100 shops offering everything from cosmetics and drinks to Texan souvenirs (think cowboy hats and boots). Duty-free shopping is available to international passengers in Terminals A and B.

Since Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is operational for 24 hours, workstations offer free power outlets and USB ports for charging. Free WiFi is also available throughout the airport, along with numerous fixed internet kiosks.

Getting To and From

There are airport connections from the south on highways 183 and 360, or from the north on highways 114 and 121. All exits are on the left. From central Dallas, head north on Interstate 35E, continue (northwest) on Route 183, turn off onto Ramp DFW Airport, and then continue (north) on International Parkway North toll road. From central Fort Worth, take Route 121 (Airport Freeway) all the way to the International Parkway junction. The International Parkway leads directly to the airport.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Reviews-Dallas Area Rapid TransitThe Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), located inside Terminal A, is convenient for connecting to the Dallas Amtrak Station. The Amtrak Station is located in Union Station at 400 South Houston Street. Travel time by DART public transportation should be about 1 hour, depending on the time of day you are traveling.

Location – Traffic – Service

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is situated 24km (15 miles) northwest of Dallas and 29km (18 miles) northeast of Fort Worth, serving as a hub for American Airlines, Ameriflight, and UPS Airlines. DFW is the second biggest airport in the US with 17,207 acres, 5 terminals, and 7 runways. It is also the ninth busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic. The public type airport had served domestic and international flights with more than 64 million passengers last year.
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Airport/Terminal Map
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Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Reviews & News

Like other airports we wrote about, DFW had also garnered an overall score of 4/10, which is obviously below the average rating. According to 108 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport reviews, the airport is not organized and confusing. Some customers had even said they had an inconvenient experience at DFW and will avoid the airport at all costs. But above all, travellers are mainly complaining about the airport staff’s lack of customer service skills. To see more of these Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport reviews, click here.

The whole airport is currently undergoing a huge renovation and improvement project scheduled for completion in 2018. While the work is carried out, a number of gates will close temporarily, check the official website for the latest updates on this. Coinciding with the renovation project, a new terminal, Terminal F, is in the planning stages.
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Contact Information:

  • Airport Code:           DFW
  • Phone Number:       +1 972-973-3112
  • Website URL:           https://www.dfwairport.com/
  • Address:                  International Pkwy, DFW Airport, TX 75261, United States

Overview


It seems like DFW had been going through a lot lately. But, the development in process might resolve the complaints of the frequent travellers. We are looking forward to see the improvements of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in 2018. Despite these negative feedback, their ranking was not affected. In fact, they leveled up from 62nd last year to the 58th spot this year.

Have you been to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport? Feel free to leave a comment below.

 

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Johannesburg International Airport Reviews

If you are imagining about safaris, giraffes, and lions when you hear about “South Africa,” then you definitely need to know more about the country. But, today we’ll be sharing some things about the 120-year-old city in Africa, which is still one of the youngest major cities in the world.

Well, did you know that OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg was named after the famous former leader of the African National Congress. The airport is the biggest and busiest airport on the continent of Africa. Discover Johannesburg and its international airport: Johannesburg International Airport (JNB).

Airport Facilities

Johannesburg International Airport Reviews-shopsAs the biggest airport in Africa, Johannesburg International Airport has several facilities found at the airport. Let us help you with them. Information desks are located in the arrivals and departures areas of the international terminal and also in the arrivals halls of the domestic terminal.

There are restrooms in all terminal buildings. Baby-changing facilities and other amenities for young children are available in most ladies’ restrooms. Showers are available in the Bidvest, Ses’fikile, and Shongolo Lounges.

Johannesburg International Airport Reviews-insideThere are plenty of places to eat and drink at JNB. These outlets include cafés, juice bars, steak houses, and fast-food restaurants. Also, Johannesburg International Airport has a wide variety of shops, including a duty-free mall in Terminal A. Among the specialist shops are gift retailers, bookshops, designer clothing brands, and jewellers.

Johannesburg International Airport is open for 24 hours and free WiFi is available for 30 minutes. The internet provider is “AlwaysOn.” Additionally, static computer terminals, with internet capabilities, are also available at JNB.

Directions

Here’s how you’ll get to JNB by driving: From Johannesburg, take the eastbound R24 to the airport; from Pretoria, take the R21. The airport is clearly signposted from these approach roads. The total drive time from Johannesburg to the airport is approximately 25 minutes.

GautrainIf you are planning to use public transportation, be advised that the high-speed train Gautrain runs between the airport and Sandton with 10 minutes estimated travel time. Magic Bus also operates scheduled bus services to Sun City and other destinations. (an office on the ground floor of the domestic car park building).  Official taxis operate from in front of the multi-storey car park building. The journey time to central Johannesburg is upwards of 30 minutes.

Location – Traffic – Service

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President Oliver Tambo

The air facility known as Jan Smuts Airport was founded in 1952. You might be wondering who is Jan Smuts? He is actually “Jan Christiaan Smuts,” a prominent South African and British Commonwealth statesman, military leader, and philosopher. The airport was established two years after his death.

Now, the airport is also known as “O. R. Tambo International Airport” (Oliver Tambo, a former President of the African National Congress). It is located 22km (14 miles) east of Johannesburg, and about 35 km (20 miles) south of Pretoria,  serving as a hub for Airlink, Comair, Interair South Africa, South African Airways, South African Express, Mango, and Kulula.
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There are six terminals at the airport, but these can be broken down into three major areas: the international terminals, the domestic terminals, and the transit terminals. It is estimated that 28 million passengers pass through its terminals every year.

Airport/Terminal Map
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Johannesburg International Airport Reviews

Unfortunately, the air facility had been getting a lot of complaints and comments from travellers. On Skytrax, out of 187 Johannesburg International Airport reviews, they gave the airport a 4/10 score rating. Even the most recent posts are showing a lot of dissatisfaction over the airport’s services and facilities. The main problem revolves around the lines that take forever and travellers blame the system and process of the airport as being unorganized.

To see more of these Johannesburg International Airport reviews, click here.
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Contact Information:

 

  • Airport Code:        JNB
  • Phone Number:    +27 11 921 6262
  • Website URL:       http://www.johannesburg-airport.com/
  • Address:               O R Tambo Airport Rd, Johannesburg, 1627, South Africa

Conclusion

The Johannesburg International Airport reviews might be the reason why the airport has ranked down from 24th last year down to 30th spot in this year’s World’s Top 100 Airports. This might sound bad, but if you’ll look on the positive side, it only shows that the airport had been fighting and trying to maintain at a good standing even after all those Johannesburg International Airport reviews online.

Have you been to Johannesburg International Airport? Feel free to share your experience below.