Places to eat in Oslo Airport, Norway

Officially known as Oslo lufthavn Gardermoen, the international airport serving the capital of Norway and the neighbouring regions is a small yet strongly customer-oriented hub where special attention is paid to the amenities and services made available to passengers in transit. If you have ever travelled with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), Widerøe or Norwegian Air Shuttle, chances are that you have either had a layover in OSL or entered the country through this gateway. Otherwise, if you are planning to visit Oslo for the first time in the near future, we invite you to allow some extra time during your transit in order to discover and enjoy the varied selections of dining outlets present in both the public and the restricted zones, from the ones specialising in the local cuisine to the American-style ones, not forgetting the most popular worldwide-known coffee franchises. Below you will find a selection of our favourites.

Restaurants in Oslo International airport: public areas before security

There is no need to wait until the day of your departure to stop by the restaurants in the passenger terminal: some of them are located in the arrivals hall and the non-restricted areas of the facilities.

– If you are feeling hungry after your flight but you feel like having a healthy meal, the vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian options of Wagamama will surely meet your needs. And if you can’t wait for your trip to Oslo to start, you may as well order your food to take away.

-In case your sweet tooth strikes upon arrival, we recommend you head over to W.B. Samson for freshly baked bread and pastries or to La Baguette for some fruity cake and a baguette sandwich. In both places, coffee and other drinks are served.

-Many travellers look for their favourite coffee franchise as soon as they land; if you are one of them, know that there is a Starbucks Coffee in Oslo airport located in the non-restricted area of the departures hall which stays open between 5:30 and 20:30 every day (or until earlier according to scheduled flights) so that you can go straight there after claiming your baggage.

-Also in the public arrivals zone and open from 9:00 to 23 every day, Peppes Pizza offers a wide range of pasta dishes, salads, nachos, burgers and pizza portions. Passengers will find otions that are suitable for gluten-free and vegan diets here.

Where to eat in Oslo airport: domestic departures

-As could not be otherwise, the Norwegian cuisine is one of the favourite choices in the domestic concourse. By way of example, the menu at Bølgen og Moi delights departing passengers before the flight with traditional fish soup and lamb dishes, while Fiskebaren, situated next to boarding gate A6 serves champagne breakfasts, oysters, shellfish salads and sandwiches. Closer to gates C is Norgesglasset, where you can taste some of the best delicacies of the region.

-If you do not have much time to spare, you can always opt for quicker options like Jamie’s Deli next to boarding gate A8, where hearty breakfast plates, pizza and take-away healthy meals await. In the mood for some Asian food? Go to Two Tigers for a pre-flight meal consisting of noodles, miso soup, rice, suhi, sashimi and oriental desserts.

-Finally, if you are the type of traveller who always has the mandatory last beer pint whenever flying out of the city, the place to enjoy the best brewed beer in Oslo airport is Humle & Malt, and you can order side dishes of cheese, hamburgers, sweet potatoes and even try their traditional beer bread.

Coffee shops and restaurants in the international departures area of OSL

You may be sad because your trip to Oslo is coming to an end, but there still some time left to indulge in the good food and restaurants of Oslo airport. The international boarding concourse features the following outlets:

-If you are a frequent flyer ot at least take trips every once in a while, you probably know O’Learys already. Featured in airports across Europe, this franchised sports bar caters to the needs of solo travellers and families alike with their kids menu, lactose-free snacks, gluten-free meals and vegetarian or vegan dishes. You will find it near boarding gate E8, its working hours going from 7:30 to 22:00 on weekdays, and 11:00 to 21:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Fiskeriet, close to boarding gate E9, serves the best Fish & Chips in Oslo airport, although you may take advantage of the opportunity to try their fishcake and other seafood specialties when you stop by.

– The Hunter Bar, located close to gate D9, offers original combinations of homemade-style Norwegian food among which we count moose breadwurst, reindeer wrap and almond potatoes that can be washed down with your alcoholic drink of choice.

-The Havsalt is another Norwegian restaurant in Oslo airport, located near boarding gate E8, which serves high-quality seafood specialties such as lobster, shells, mussels, shrimp and a selection of fish soups.

-For organic and healthy options –including organic coffee, wine and beer-, we recommend the Haven near the shops before gate E8. Here, you will be able to enjoy or order to take away fruit salads, vegetarian meals, soups and smoothies.

-Closer to gate E8 is the Starbucks Coffee in Oslo airport’s international departures concourse, which remains open between 5:00 and 21:00 every day of the week.

Do you prefer to spend your waiting time before boarding the plane at the airport lounges? Then take a look at our posts about VIP passenger lounges in Madrid International airport and access to lounges in London Gatwick airport.

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A guide to Canberra airport in Australia’s capital city

Canberra airport (CBR), located in the Australian city of the same name roughly eight kilometres from the downtown, is the main air terminal serving the nation’s capital. It is from this point that a large number of domestic flights to and from the main cities across Australia are handled, in such a way that tourists and business travellers alike may fly from Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney to Canberra or take the reverse journey with carriers like Qantas, Virgin Australia, TigerAir and Qantas Link, or else catch connecting international flights via SYD with Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines. The full list of destinations and airlines operating from Canberra in Australia will be detailed below.

Passenger terminal of Canberra airport in Australia

Canberra airport has just one terminal building, although it is commonly seen as divided into two distinct concourses: the Southern Concourse, to the right, is eminently dedicated to domestic operations and the Western Concourse, to the left, is home to the international departures lounge and other passenger services.

The boarding gates in CBR on both sides encircle the central Atrium, an area where most shops and restaurants in Canberra airport are found. If you already have your passport and your Australian visa ready, continue reading to find out how to navigate Canberra airport whether you are flying direct to its terminal or you will be taking a domestic flight to explore more than one city in mainland Australia.

The Southern wing or domestic terminal comprises exhibits and temporary displays, the check-in desks for Qantas, FlyPelican and TigerAir flights, domestic and international baggage claim zones and a designated zone for public buses, taxis and shared vans to pick up arriving travellers. The departures lounge is on level 2.

The Western wing or international terminal accommodates the check-in counters for Virgin Australia, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines, as well as the exclusive Virgin’s lounge and THE CLUB. If you do not have access to an airport lounge, know that you can still enjoy meeting rooms, media lounges and comfortable seats equipped with power outlets in the public lounge. In this concourse, check-in is done on level 2 and you need to go upstairs to level 3 for departure.

Flights to Canberra in Australia

The airlines flying from international and domestics airports to Canberra in Australia are:

FlyPelican (Newcastle), Qantas (Adelaide, Perth), Qantas y Qantas Link (Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney), TigerAir (Brisbane, Melbourne), Virgin Australia (Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney), Qatar Airways (Doha) and Singapore Airlines (Singapore).

*If you are travelling from overseas and your journey will be a long-haul one with long layovers or stopovers, take a look at our recommended places to stay in Sydney, Doha and Singapore.

Wifi in Canberra airport

To connect your device while waiting, look for the free WiFi hotspots located across the terminal of Canberra airport.

Public transport options from Canberra airport

The Rapid 3 bus line takes 20 minutes to transport passengers from the arrivals area of Canberra airport to the city, and its services run all days of the week. You can purchase your one-way or all-day passes from a ticket machine in the arrivals hall. Alternatively, take an authorised taxi ride with ATC cabs, Canberra Elite or Cabxpress. If you land in Canberra late at night and there are no vehicles available, head over to customer service where they can get you one.

UBER in Canberra airport

UBER operates to and from Canberra airport; book your ride through the UBER app and wait for your driver at the designated express pick up zone by the car park outside the terminal.

Airport hotel

There is a transit hotel in Canberra airport for those having an overnight layover or catching a flight out of Canberra first thing in the morning. Located about 150 metres from the terminal building, it is easily reachable on foot from the public area. The hotel features a total of 191 guest rooms, suites and serviced apartments overlooking the surroundings of the airport.

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Flying to DUS airport to visit an exhibition in Messe Düsseldorf

Business travellers attending meetings and events in Dusseldorf may find it highly convenient to book their flights to Düsseldorf International Airport with Eurowings, Flybe or Lufthansa. These airline companies operate to and from the three terminals of DUS airport in Germany together with other carriers such as SunExpress and TuiFly. DUS is the third most important airport in the country and is located 7 kilometres from the city centre. Due to its excellent transport connections to the Fairgrounds and the financial and commercial district, many tradeshow visitors prefer to stay in this area during their trip.

Ground transportation from Dusseldorf airport to the Messe Exhibition Centre

On a business trip to Düsseldorf? If you are attending a major event in the city and are staying in a hotel near the airport or commuting directly from it, know that bus line 896 transports passengers from any of the three terminals in Dusseldorf airport (A, B or C) to every entrance of the Conference Venue. Hourly services are run and a single ticket costs less than 3 euros. The journey should take no longer than 15 minutes approximately.

Hotels near Messe Düsseldorf Venue and Dusseldorf international airport

Booking a room in a hotel near Dusseldorf airport for your trip to Germany will not only reduce the hassle of travelling both upon arrival and before catching your flight back home, but also ensure smooth, quick transfers to the Dusseldorf tradeshow centre. Find our recommendations below:

The Maritim Hotel close to Düsseldorf International airport

This lodging option can be reached from the airport by crossing a pedestrian bridge from the terminal building and offers well-appointed guest rooms with soundproofed windows, ideal to get a good night’s sleep before your meetings or after a hard day of work. Additionally, it provides complimentary WiFi, room service, indoor wellness pool, daily breakfast buffet and a varied culinary offer with its onsite restaurants. The Düsseldorf Messe is only 10 minutes away.

To benefit from their promotional packages and offers to either “sleep and fly” or attend conferences and meetings in Düsseldorf, check now the nightly rates and availability for the Maritim Airport Hotel.

Airport Hotel in Dusseldorf: the Lindner

This accommodation for travellers in transit is conveniently located 1,2 kilometres away from the airport, and guests enjoy their free shuttle between the hotel and the terminals. Furthermore, a direct tram service to downtown Düsseldorf and the Trade Fair Venue (Messe) runs regularly from a stop in front of the establishment.

The Lindner Hotel Dusseldorf Airport constitutes an exceptional location for business and entrepreneurs may take advantage of its ample rooms with safe, minibar, work desk and complimentary phone calls. They are also offered an early breakfast option, high-speed Internet access at no cost, and facilities like a restaurant, a bar and a spa centre. Book your stay here.

Accommodation near Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre and the airport

The Messe-Zimmer Tus-Treff is situated 1 kilometre away from DUS terminals and 2,3 kilometres from Messe Düsseldorf. Its units range from single, double and triple occupancy to apartments with shared bathroom. The amenities for guests include WiFi throughout the entire premises, free parking, in-room coffee and continental breakfast, thus being considered as a great value for money hotel in Düsseldorf for short business stays. Enter the dates of your trip here.

Airport hotels for plane spotters: rooms with the best runway views around the world

Many would say that transit hotels inside or near the facilities of airports have their own essence. They are often that last-minute accommodation for those suffering the consequences of flight delays and cancellations, the choice of jet-setters having a stopover on a long-haul journey to an exotic faraway destination, and the best option for frequent flyers and busy business travelers on a short layover, who cannot afford a single minute of leisure and must stay as close to the passenger terminals as possible. However, when any of these three traveler types are also aviation geeks, airplane enthusiasts or aircraft spotters, it’s a whole different story. In their eyes, an airport hotel is a whimsical place, especially when it offers some kind of themed space or memorabilia, and most importantly, when all or some of its guest rooms overlook the runways or feature at least tarmac or apron views. Are you one of these guests? If you are, we strongly advise you to take a look at our recommended transit hotels below.

Hotels for plane spotting: book a room with airport runway views

Excel Hotel Tokyu (Haneda airport, Japan)

Conveniently located within short walking distance of the facilities of Haneda International airport in Tokyo, Japan, the Excel Tokyu Hotel can be accessed directly on foot from passenger terminal 2 of HND in just 3 minutes, or else by monorail from the terminal station. Alternatively, travelers arriving via terminal 1 may ride the Keihin Kyuko line and get to the hotel in 5 minutes. Room categories are exceptionally varied, ranging from standard to suites including premier, superior, excel, accessible and deluxe, one of them even featuring a Boeing 737-800 flight simulator (the cockpit room). To ensure you can enjoy the runway views during your stay, make sure you book a high-category room instead of a standard one.

Fairmont In-Terminal Hotel (Vancouver airport, Canada)

The Fairmont In-Terminal Hotel in Vancouver airport, Canada, is found near the United States Departures Hall. In order to reach it, follow the signs to “International Terminal Departures” and get through the hall until you see “US Baggage Claim”. Then take the stairs, the escalators or an elevator that will take you right to the hotel reception. Nicely built within the passenger building, this transit accommodation offers 386 well-appointed rooms, all of which are spacious and soundproofed, affording beautiful runway views against a mountain background.

Crowne Plaza (Changi airport, Singapore)

This Crowne Plaza transit hotel boasts a superb location in Terminal 3 of Singapore’s Changi airport. Guests may arrive walking from the arrivals hall of T3 or else by going across the link bridges from The Jewel. If you want to wake up to stunning views of the busy runway, you will need to book a premier room; you will even be able to watch planes taking off and landing from the bathtub. This room category also features ergonomic chairs, personal safe, pillow menu, premier toiletries, a 40-inch smart TV and working space.

Regal Hotel (Hong Kong airport)

Will you be having a layover at Hong Kong International airport? Travelers staying here can enjoy good views of the runways, particularly those who book a room on the upper floors: the higher, the better. To find out more about this 5-star hotel connected to Terminal 1 of HKIA, read our post about the Regal Airport Hotel.

Embassy Suites LAX South (Los Angeles airport, USA)

The Embassy Suites Hotel in Los Angeles International Airport / South lies 3,2 kilometers from the facilities of LAX in El Segundo, California. You may request a free airport pick-up regardless of the terminal you arrive through. All suites in this hotel feature two bedrooms, fridge and microwave, but if you are particularly interested in plane spotting from your bed, ask to stay on the 5th floor facing the terminal buildings: rooms 581, 584, 501, 502, 503 and 550 through 566 have all been indicated as ideal for aviation geeks.

Sofitel airport hotel (Athens, Greece)

If you take a trip to Athens and you are an airplane lover, we suggest that you spend the night at the Sofitel Airport Hotel in Eleftherios Venizelos International. Aviation experts guarantee that as long as you stay in a room on the sixth, seventh or eighth floor, you will get unforgettable views of the aircraft operations on the tarmac, aside from enjoying front-row landings and take-offs. In case there are no guest rooms available on the upper floors of the Sofitel Athens airport hotel, you can always have a drink at the rooftop bar, which also affords breathtaking views of the runway activity taking place.

Sheraton Hotel & Conference Centre (Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, France)

At this transit hotel inside terminal 2 of Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris (also known as Roissy), you can stay in beautifully-appointed suites or rooms featuring soundproofed windows, flat-screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. Its exceptional location makes it not only highly convenient for passengers having a layover in CDG, but also strongly recommended for aviation geeks. Visit the following link to find out more about this and other hotels in Paris International airport.

ParkRoyal Hotel (Melbourne airport, Australia)

The ParkRoyal Melbourne Airport Hotel in Australia is another accommodation frequented by plane spotters and aircraft photographers and enthusiasts. To discover more about this one and other hotels in MEL, visit this post.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Las Vegas Airport South (McCarran airport, USA)

This airport hotel in Las Vegas lies close both to McCarran International airport and The Strip, and is one of the most popular places to stay in the area among airplane spotters. Should you need further information regarding accommodation options for plane spotting in Vegas, check out our post about where to sleep near Las Vegas airport.

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A guide to Salzburg airport in Austria

Salzburg International airport (SZG), also referred to as W. A. Mozart airport, is the second largest aviation hub in Austria only behind Vienna International. Its passenger terminals lie roughly 3 kilometres away from Salzburg city centre and just 2 kilometres from the German border. It serves as a hub for the carrier Eurowings in the country, although it handles high volumes of both scheduled and seasonal operations by major international airlines and is also known for being a primary gateway into the main ski holiday areas in the neighbouring regions. Continue reading our recommendations if you plan to land in Salzburg for the first time anytime soon.

Travelling from the airport to Salzburg

In order to cover the short distance between Salzburg airport and the city, you may ride one of the trolley bus lines (2 and 10) departing every 10 minutes from the airport terminals on working days and every 20 minutes on weekends and holidays. The trolley bus journey from the airport to Salzburg takes about 15 minutes, and a one-way ticket costs 2,5 euros. If you plan to explore the city and get the 3-day Salzburg card to visit its main attractions, you will also be able to use it as a transport pass. Alternatively, you may take a taxi outside the arrivals zone of the airport to get to your hotel in Salzburg in a matter of minutes.

Terminals of Salzburg airport in Austria

There are two terminal buildings in Salzburg airport of Austria (SZG): Terminal 1 is the largest terminal, and its facilities comprise two distinct areas for Schengen and non-Schengen operations each; it also features shops, restaurants and an observation deck affording privileged views of the runway. In Salzburg airport, passengers walk across the runway or else are transported by bus to board the airplanes since there are no jet bridges available. Terminal 2 is a smaller building dedicated to the air traffic of the peak holiday season, which accounts for its extra counters specifically designated for checking in skiing gear. The dining options are limited here, so consider stopping at T1 to grab a bite to eat first if you are hungry.

Passenger services in SZG

Salzburg airport has an airport lounge for first-class and business-class passengers of flights operated by Air Baltic, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Eurowings, Finnair, Lufthansa, S7Airlines and Turkish Airlines. Likewise, members of Priority Pass, Lounge Cub and Diners Club, and travellers who purchase a pass at the Ticket Centre of Terminal 1 are admitted into the Salzburg airport lounge. Opening hours go from 5am to 9pm, so if you need to stay overnight to wait for your early morning flight, we recommend you book a hotel near Salzburg airport.

Among other amenities for travellers going through this airport in Austria we count the aforementioned observation deck, which is accessible from the upper level of Terminal 1, features a cafe and provides impressive runway views; an art gallery with temporary exhibitions on display that stays open from 7am to 10pm daily; a security fast track that can be accessed by buying a 5€ pass at the Ticket Centre and free unlimited WiFi in the majority  of public and restricted zones.

Flights to Salzburg in Austria

The listed below are the airlines flying to Salzburg in Austria both regularly and seasonally.

Airlines that operate scheduled flights to SZG (all year round):

Air Serbia (from Nis), Austrian Airlines (Vienna), British Airways (London Gatwick), easyjet (Berlin Schönefeld), Eurowing (Berlin Tegel, Köln Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg), Finnair (Helsinki), Lufthansa (Frankfurt) and Ryanair (London Stansted).

Flying to Salzburg on peak-holiday season

You can get seasonal flights to Salzburg in Austria with Aer Lingus (from Dublin and Cork), Air Baltic (Riga, Tallinn), Air Cairo and FlyEgypt (Hurghada), British Airways (London Heathrow, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow), Jet2.com and easyJet (Amsterdam, Belfast International, Bristol, Hamburg, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, Birmingham, Leeds), Eurowings (Corfu, Gran Canaria , Heraklion, Terme), Olbia (Palma de Mallorca), Flybe (Birmingham and Newcastle), I-Fly and Pobeda (Moscow Vnukovo), Norwegian Air Shuttle (Bergen, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Helsinki, London Gatwick, Oslo Gardermoen, Stavenger, Stockholm Arlanda) and Pegasus (Antalya).

Flights to the Faroe Islands, airport and nearby hotels

The volcanic landscape of the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean keeps attracting adventure travelers and travel photographers from all over the world every year. Found right between Iceland and Norway, this archipelago is actually a self-governed territory of the Kingdom of Denmark. It is composed of 18 islands -17 of which are inhabited-, the major ones being Streymoy, Eysturoy, Vágar, Suouroy, Sandoy , Kunoy, Mykines and Kalsoy.

If you plan to travel to the Faroe Islands soon, you should know that temperatures in the winter stay around 5°C, while summers are a bit warmer, with average temperatures of 12°C. Continue reading below to learn more about how and when to book flights to the Faroe Islands, its international airport (Vágar), ways of transportation between the islands and hotels to stay at once you get there.

Flights to the Faroe Islands

There are two airlines currently operating international flights to the Faroe archipelago: Atlantic Airways and Scandinavian Airlines (SAS). You can fly non-stop from Copenhagen airport in Denmark to the Faroe Islands in just one hour. This route is operated twice per day all year round by Atlantic Airways, and five times per week by SAS. It is also possible to fly to the Faroe Islands from Paris, Reykjavik, Edinburgh and Bergen with these carriers, which also handle seasonal flights from other airports such as Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Gran Canaria, Crete and Malta. Atlantic is also in charge of helicopter operations from Vágar to the minor islands.

Vágar airport in the Faroe Islands

The airport in the Faroe Islands where all these flights land or originate is known as Vágar airport, situated roughly 2 kilometers from the village of Sørvágur. The passenger terminal provides bus and taxi services for arriving visitors throughout the day, while they will also find a car rental office to the left of the building. To get around the Faroe Islands during your trip, you may hire vehicles from renowned companies like Hertz, Europcar, Sixt, Avis and Budget, or local ones, namely Faroe Cars and Arctic Rental Cars.

Traveling through the Faroe Islands

If you would like to tour the Faroe archipelago while you are there, you won’t find it hard because the islands are well connected by highways, tunnels, bridges, ferry lines and helicopter services. Whether you rent a car, hire taxi services or opt for using public transportation, the tunnel connecting Vágar airport to the main towns and villages in the Faroe Islands will make the journey a lot easier, and from that point you can take ferry trips and helicopter rides to make sure you reach every corner of the archipelago, take stunning pictures and have unforgettable experiences.

Closest hotels to Vágar airport

The Vágar Hotel is the nearest accommodation to the passenger terminal, and you can get there on foot in a couple of minutes. However, if you want to get around the Faroe Islands by car while you stay here, this hotel provides free parking spaces. Besides, its fully equipped guest rooms afford beautiful views, daily breakfast is included in the nightly rate, and you can join fishing, hiking and horse riding tours.

The Gásadalur Apartments are 10 kilometers away from Vágar airport, but confirmed guests are entitled to transfer services for a small surcharge and complimentary WiFi, and will enjoy well-appointed and cozy apartments featuring private bathroom, living area, kitchenette and balcony. There is a car rental office on site.

If staying somewhere else will fit your trip needs better, browse these other hotels in the Faroe Islands and check prices and availability for the dates of your stay.

Flying to and from Aberdeen airport in Scotland

Aberdeen International airport (IATA code: ABZ) is roughly ten kilometres away from the city of the same name in Scotland. If you are planning a trip from an overseas airport, you may be wondering which airlines operate flights to Aberdeen and how frequently. First and foremost, know that this terminal serves as primary hub for Eastern Airways and Loganair, but is also a base from which other carriers handle both scheduled and chartered international routes that have their origin and arrival airports in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Portugal, Norway and Latvia –to mention but a few countries.

Upon landing, arriving passengers can easily commute to their hotel in Aberdeen by means of public transportation (buses, coaches and trains), by using the 24-hour airport shuttle called Jet 727, by taxi or by rental car. This journey should not take longer than thirty minutes under normal traffic conditions.

Flights from and to Aberdeen in Scotland

Below, you will find the airlines operating regularly scheduled flights from Aberdeen airport sorted out by country/city. This means that the airline operates this route all year round and so you can buy a plane ticket to fly to this airport in Scotland whenever suits you best.

Flights from Aberdeen to Spain: Alicante and Málaga (operated by Ryanair).

From ABZ to the Netherlands: Amsterdam (KLM – Royal Dutch Airlines).

Flights from Aberdeen to Norway: Bergen (Wideroe), Stavenger (Eastern Airways, SAS), Oslo (Loganair and Scandinavian Airlines).

From Aberdeen in Scotland to cities in the UK: Kirkwall, Newcastle, Bristol and Norwich (operated by Loganair), Birmingham and Manchester, Cardiff (Eastern Airways), Wick (Eastern Airways) and various London airports (British Airways, Easyjet and Loganair).

From ABZ to Denmark: Copenhagen (Scandinavian Airlines – SAS), Esbjerg (Loganair).

Flights from Aberdeen to Dublin in Ireland (operated by Aer Lingus).

From Aberdeen to Portugal (Faro by Ryanair), Poland (Gdansk by Wizz Air), France (Paris Charles de Gaulle operated by Air France) and Latvia (Riga with Air Baltic).

The following flights are seasonal and chartered direct flights from Aberdeen towards holiday destinations in Europe. In this case, you will need to check with the airline whether they have flights available for your desired dates or not.

From Aberdeen to Spain: Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Reus and Tenerife (operated by TUI).

Flights to Greece from ABZ: Corfu and Rhodes (TUI).

From Aberdeen to Verona in Italy operated by Newmarket Holidays.

Transport to and from Aberdeen airport

The only terminal building in Aberdeen International airport is well connected to the city centre as well as to surrounding regions and destinations across the UK thanks to an effective network of public buses, coaches, trains and its well-organised taxi fleet.

Public bus lines depart from a dedicated shelter on the curb side, which can be found by following the wayfinding system of the terminal from the arrivals hall. Should you prefer to use the direct Jet Bus 727 service from the airport to central Aberdeen, which operates around the clock every day of the year, look for its signposted shelter, get your ticket from the driver and enjoy its extra space for luggage, the complimentary WiFi and its USB ports.

Alternatively, direct trains linking Aberdeen airport and the central railway station in the city depart from Dyce, a short taxi ride away (no longer than ten minutes). Once travellers get to Aberdeen train station, they may equally transfer to trains heading towards other destinations in Scotland, London, Birmingham or Manchester.

Taxi cabs are parked in front of the airport terminal. In order to take a taxi to Aberdeen, simply wait to be assigned a vehicle by the dispatcher or head over to the pre-book taxi office if you have already made a reservation online.

Car rental offices in Aberdeen airport include renowned companies such as Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Enterprise, Sixt, Alamo and National.

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Airports and hotels in Montenegro (the Balkans)

Planning to travel to Montenegro soon? This country in Southeastern Europe has two main international airports, one located in its capital city -Podgorica-, and a secondary one –Tivat– that is actually the busiest of the two during the peak tourist season due to its proximity to the Adriatic coast. Since your decision to fly into Podgorica or into Tivat in Montenegro will largely depend on the purpose of your trip, this post intends to help you discern which terminal you should book your flight to, as well as how to commute to your final destination and where to find the nearest hotels to each airport.

Podgorica airport in Montenegro

The airport serving the capital city of Montenegro is named after it (Podgorica, IATA code: TGD) and lies 11 kilometres from the centre. Among the international airlines operating to and from its only passenger terminal building we count Air Montenegro, Air Serbia, Austrian Airlines, LOT, Ryanair, Turkish, Wizz Air and other carriers in charge of a large part of the seasonal operations. Thus, travellers can fly to Podgorica airport from Milan Malpensa, Vienna, Dortmund, Istanbul, Barcelona, Charleroi, London Stansted, Zagreb, Krakow, Warsaw, Belgrade, Frankfurt and Ljubljana. In order to commute to the downtown, you can opt for taking a train at the Aerodrom railway station and arrive in 7 minutes, or else hire taxi services at the terminal for a higher price and travel with the utmost comfort and privacy.

Tivat airport in Montenegro

Tivat airport (IATA code: TIV) is superbly situated close to the Adriatic coast, only 5 minutes from the city by car, 10 minutes from the Bay of Kotor and 20 minutes from the ancient town of Budva, a popular vacation spot. The majority of airlines operating flights to Tivat in Montenegro do so on a seasonal basis, as is the case with Jet2.com, Aeroflot, LOT, Wizz Air, Turkish Airlines, Austrian, Alitalia, Ryanair, Air Serbia and Montenegro Airlines. Tourists land in Tivat aboard planes flying from Moscow, Brussels, Vilnius, Düsseldorf, Tel Aviv, Luxembourg, Geneva, Saint Petersburg, Paris, Tallinn or Copenhagen. Getting either to the downtown or to Kotor from the passenger terminal is fast and inexpensive thanks to the taxi fleet available on site, however, if you want to transfer to Budva, you will need to go to the central station in the city first to catch a bus.

Closest hotels to Podgorica airport

Aria Hotel

This hotel near the airport in the capital city of Montenegro (1,5 km. from its terminal) has been rated 4 stars and offers complimentary transfer service, soundproofed rooms that can be double, twin or suites, an onsite Mediterranean-style restaurant, a bar, a gym and organized tours to several national parks and the coastal zone. Book a room here.

M Hotel

This accommodation near Podgorica airport (6,8 kilometres) provides guests with shuttle services, free parking spots, WiFi internet at no extra cost, and modern double, triple and family rooms (or suites) that in some cases feature a balcony. It has a lounge bar and it serves breakfast every morning. There is a bus stop 100 metres away, while the central train station stands a couple of kilometres from the M Hotel.

Oasis Hotel

The Oasis hotel features individual, double, triple and family rooms and suites -some of them with balcony- 7 kilometres from Podgorica airport in Montenegro and 12 kilometres from the Albanian border. During their stay, guests can enjoy complimentary WiFi, parking spaces, a fitness centre, a restaurant and private bathroom with amenities. Check availability for your trip dates here.

Nearest hotels to Tivat airport

Franca Hotel

The 4-star Franca hotel in Montenegro is roughly 2 kilometres away from its passenger terminal, 5 kilometres from Kotor and 19 kilometres from Budva, and it offers free parking aside from fully equipped individual, double and triple guest rooms with views to the sea and complimentary WiFi.

Helada Hotel

The Helada hotel near Tivat airport is superbly situated just 200 metres from the sea. While Budva and this point are 20 kilometres apart, visitors staying here can enjoy the nearby beaches, a restaurant with terace, balconies, in-room safes for greater peace of mind, and free wireless internet in their standard or deluxe double rooms.

Hotel Villa Royal

Located right on the seafront, the Villa Royal hotel close to Tivat airport (3,2 km.) has double rooms, twin rooms and apartments including private bathrooms next to its exclusive private beach, a terrace restaurant & bar and a nearby bus station. The city centre is within easy reach on foot, and travellers can benefit from the proximity to the port to enjoy boat cruises and trips to Kotor Bay.

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Cairo International airport in Egypt: terminals, transit hotel, shops and lounges

*Travel advisory: all travellers arriving in Cairo airport of Egypt must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result upon arrival. The test must have been taken not earlier than 72 hours prior to departure. 

The International airport of Cairo in Egypt is the main commercial aviation hub for the national flagship carrier EgyptAir, and offers transportation to the business district and the Giza pyramids by means of an array of taxi, bus and shuttle transfer services. The projected expansion of line 3 of Cairo Metro will provide fast and effective connections between the airport, the nearby Heliopolis area, Central Cairo and Giza.

While Cairo airport’s bus station has its own location between the terminals and arriving travellers carrying lightweight luggage may easily find public intercity bus lines here, most tourists prefer the convenience of the taxis, shuttle transfers and fancy limousines available on the curb side right outside each building. Travelling times will largely depend on the area’s usually congested traffic, so allow forty minutes approximately to get to the city centre and more than one hour to reach Giza from Cairo airport.

Both EgyptAir and FlyEgypt operate domestic routes between Cairo and holiday destinations in Egypt like Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh, but the highest volumes of air traffic are handled by EgyptAir to and from major world cities like Abu Dhabi, Athens, Bangkok, Barcelona, Brussels, Casablanca, Johannesburg, Madrid, Istanbul, London, Mumbai, Munich, Rome and Washington. Other international airlines which operate flights to Cairo in Egypt are Emirates, Air Malta, Lufthansa, Swiss and Turkish Airlines.

Terminals of Cairo International airport

Terminal 1 (referred to as old airport) is the oldest terminal in Cairo airport, even though it has undergone remodelling and upgrading works which have ensured it remains a state-of-the-art facility, just like the newest spaces of this aviation hub. Aside from 12 departure gates used by non-Star Alliance members, it features arrivals halls for international and domestic arrivals, a hall used by private and executive charter companies and an onsite shopping centre known as the Air Mall.

Terminal 2 (commonly referred to as new airport) was the second terminal to be built and originally served as a hub for airlines operating flights to and from Europe, the Gulf area and East Asia. It also underwent significant upgrading works and was reopened in 2016 as reinforcement for domestic and international operations of Terminal 3. As a matter of fact, one of the chief improvements carried out was to connect the two terminals via an air bridge, in such a way that today T2 of Cairo airport is considered as an integrated zone of T3.

Terminal 3 is the largest terminal, home to all EgyptAir and Star Alliance partner airlines operations. It is adjacent to Terminal 2 and linked to it by the air bridge. Its main building does not only accommodate two distinct piers with its respective concourses, but also the largest retail zone in Cairo airport with several EgyptAir Tourism stores and Cairo International airport Duty Free outlets.

Where to sleep in Cairo International airport: Le Méridien hotel

Even when there are several hotels near Cairo airport in Egypt, if you are having a short layover and you would rather not leave the facilities of the airport for just a few hours or one night, we recommend that you stay at Le Méridien airport hotel in Cairo International, conveniently located in front of T3. You can walk from the arrivals hall to the lobby, being the only hospitality establishment situated in the landside. Make a reservation to spend the night at Cairo airport in one of its exclusive Club Rooms or Suites, and enjoy complimentary breakfast, drinks or snacks depending on the time of the day. Should your stay be extended for longer than one night, do not hesitate to indulge in room service, the international cuisine of the onsite restaurants or a dive in the heated pool.

Shopping in Cairo International airport

Aside from the opportunity of buying traditional gifts and souvenirs, the retail and Duty Free areas in Cairo airport give travellers the chance to purchase exclusive items by high-end international brands that cannot be found anywhere else in the country. Whether you are looking for local products, luxury fashion, jewellery, cosmetics and fragrances or alcoholic drinks, head to the signposted shopping zones at the Air Mall, the departure concourses, the arrivals halls and the Duty Free space in Cairo Airport’s Terminal 3 and be amazed at their extensive selection.

Accessing airport lounges in Cairo, Egypt

The E-lounge in Cairo airport (Terminal 3) grants admission to holders of major credit cards such as Mastercard Platinum or American Express, as well as to members of frequent-flyer programs like Priority Pass, Lounge Club, Lounge Pass and Dragon Pass. Also, if you are flying First Class or Business Class with Emirates or EgyptAir, they may arrange your access to their lounge in CAI. In case neither of these requirements is met but the passenger still wants to spend the waiting time before boarding inside the VIP lounge, they can purchase a pass at the reception.