Hi All, Seems part of the new departures building at the airport is now open! You will no longer have to carry your luggage to the x-ray machines as its all in line now when you check in. From the photos I've seen it looks great. Not before time I must say, last year was a nightmare! Happy holidays folks... 😎🍻🇬🇷
Last Edit: May 2, 2019 11:58:45 GMT 2 by MalcClayt
That's great news - I believe there are also new eating places (Starbucks for example) in Departures now as well. In addition I saw another post elsewhere that suggested the arrivals hall had been updated with more passport control booths and faster conveyor belts - unless I was dreaming it!
Yes arrivals has been updated as well. Sadly the thing noticeable at present is that too many planes are late arriving and departing (most within 30 minutes). If they cannot get them off on time when there are only about 10 international flights a day what will happen when there are 30? Hopefully they will get that small problem fixed in the coming weeks.
Like Edinburgh, mapleoak, or Manchester perhaps ... no doubt Fraport is following a model that works for them in other places meaning that airports, like UK towns, will end up looking the same. If I go to the airport, I want to catch a flight, not have a 'shopping experience,' Maybe the modern thinking is that if you take aways the seats and make people browse in the shops, they'll be less critical of the time it takes to process passengers safely through the airport. At the end of the day, there is a minimum time needed to process both arrivals & departures, and this is unlikely to change in the long term. But Starbucks, really! Time to move islands I think ...!
Yes Steve, you're absolutely right about the shopping experience element and the "sameiness" - but they do need to make a profit after all. I recall Liverpool Airport when it was pretty much a shed and although it had character it lacked pretty much everything else as well - hence the fact that following a fair amount of investment you can now travel to many many foreign destinations - thankfully Corfu included! Although to reinforce your point there is a Starbucks at Liverpool Airport as well....
kaz: Happy holidays everyone............wish I was there this time of the year.......one day?
Jun 5, 2019 18:15:07 GMT 2
janiemou: Are you surviving the rain Kaz?
Jun 12, 2019 16:35:23 GMT 2
kaz: Just about janiemou..its raining now,,grey skies and windy its " s'windy, loved your pics of the sea....not been up on the sea wall since accident, maybe soon,getting around I bit better now............rain just stopped!! strange weather?? take care xx .
Jun 13, 2019 10:30:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope you are both well Jan & Steve and enjoying the Roda sun!!!....the days here have been dry but humid,phew..........not able to get to Roda again this year ( I miss it so much) never mind, one day..take care, love Kaz & Rosie xxx
Jul 15, 2019 16:43:37 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz,I had pretty good weather when on quick trip back to the UK, not been so good since I have been back. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow.
Jul 16, 2019 14:36:06 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Janiemou.........as you may have heard, we had a Heat Wave for two days here.....my was it hot?? shouldn't complain though only it hasn't stopped raining to-day...we can't win can we?? Hope you and Steve are keeping well and still enjoying life.........
Jul 27, 2019 16:04:20 GMT 2
kaz: Not able to make Roda again this year.....family holidays in progress!!!So it will be just me n Rosie up on the sea wall!!! take care..love Kaz xx
Jul 27, 2019 16:07:29 GMT 2
janiemou: Oh Kaz, we will miss you, as will Roda.
Jul 27, 2019 17:37:57 GMT 2
kaz: I will miss you to...............one day a?
Aug 3, 2019 13:00:50 GMT 2
kaz: Nice cooling rain here in Kent after 2days of sweltering SUN...shouldn't complain though should I.....I have friends on their way to Roda at the wkend staying at the Afroditi, I expect you will know them..........just wish I could be there with them. Enjoy
Aug 28, 2019 20:34:49 GMT 2
kaz: Just got on my 'puter..thanks for missing me!!...I am there in spirit (always)just wish my BODY was !!!never mind, next year with luck ( before I have to use a walking frame!!!)glad the weather is good for you all....hold on, just want to wipe the tears
Sept 11, 2019 19:50:02 GMT 2
kaz: Now my puter is playing up.......I cant win
Sept 11, 2019 19:53:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope Forum meetings are going well?? I miss them too xxxx
Sept 11, 2019 20:01:03 GMT 2