News from European and Caribbean Airports

  Traveling by air requires passengers to use airports. The accommodations and facilities these airport provide must be constantly upgraded and have regular maintenance preformed on them so they will be safe and functional.

Credit: Genève Airport

Airports in Europe and the Caribbean have made several public notices frequent fliers might need to know about.

From the island Curacao in the Caribbean the airport officials have released a statement about the closing of the Mirador. This is the viewing area many passengers migrate to during their wait while in the airport.

The Mirador area was closed on February 14th and will remain closed until March 31st of this year so routine maintenance in the area can be carried out. This regular maintenance work is necessary due to the high level of saltpeter in the air that accumulates in the Mirador. This affects the surfaces, especially the steel beams which have to be cleaned and repainted to ensure their longevity.

The Genève Airport in Switzerland has just completed their renovation of the Check-in Hall. The renovation work began in June of 2016 which closed off many connections in the airport. All of the previously closed sections are now open again including the vertical connection between the departure and arrival areas in the airport.

As part of the renovation, more than 3,000 square feet of floor space has been added in the terminal to accommodate more venders and places for passengers to rest along with additional airline counters. The food court, restaurants and toilet facilities are now open and operational for guest to use.

From the Birmingham Airport in England was the announcement of new routes by Monarch airline on their summer schedule.

On June 21st the first weekly flight to Rhodes will take to the sky. Ticket are only $86 USD for a one way flight.

On June 22nd the twice a week flight to Valencia will be on the schedule. This route is scheduled for Saturdays and Thursdays each week at a cost of $49 for a one way ticket.

On June 23rd the first of 2 weekly flights to Naples commences. This route is on the schedule for Mondays and Fridays with a cost of $49 per flight.

The last new route is to Split which commences on June 25th. This route appears on the schedule every Tuesday and Sunday at a cost of $49 USD per seat.

Sources: InselAir, Genève Airport, Monarch

Curacao , Genève , Birmingham
Posted On: 16 February 2017    Print    Email
Author: Douglas Gray

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