Bissau Airport Reviews

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2 out of 5 stars

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    Not for the Faint-Hearted

             

    01.10.2015

    Pros: If there is ever a seige, there's plenty of people with weapons

    Cons: Potholes on the tarmac, no baggage detectors, tickets are issued by hand

    (Review by doubledang) I arrived at the airport at roughly 11pm for a 5am flight. I walked in and was immediately asked to put my bag on a metal table. They then proceeded to open my bag and check everything inside. This was the only form of a check done to my bags prior to my boarding the flight. I then walked to the counter and the woman took my bag and checked me in by comparing my passport to a paper list they had printed out and simply putting a check next to my name. She scribbled on a piece of card and handed it to me as that was to be my boarding pass. I proceeded forward and toward security which consisted of 3 army officers with weapons sitting down an asking me in broken english where I'd gone and what I'd done in Bissau. I answered and they let me into the terminal. The terminal consists of plastic bolted down chairs and some tv's playing Domestic soap operas. No one was manning the entry gate (only 2/3 gates to get to the tarmac), so people walked out onto the tarmac area as they pleased. (to smoke etc). They did, however, stop them from passing the point where the busses would pick up people so it wasn't too crazy. I went back into the terminal and slept on the bucket seats for a few hours until I couldn't handle the mosquito's any more and then I got up and went outside to stare at the evening. When the flight arrived, the busses pulled up and we loaded in. The tarmac to the plane is riddled with potholes and cracks which makes you worried if the plane can take off. But not to worry, as soon as you get to the plane, the runway is smooth and there were no issues. For the most part it seemed every flight going out of there was pick your own seat and everyone had handwritten boarding passes. I can see why some would say its a thirdworld airport and might be a nominee for one of the worst….but to be honest, you don't get hassled, and you can't expect one of the poorest countries in the world to have a luxury airport, so you kind of have to go into it with realistic expectations

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