Verona Airport is a reasonably large international airport, which handles flights to and from many destinations. It is located amidst the provinces of Brescia, Mantua, Rovigo, Vicenza, Trento, Bolzano and Verona, in Northern Italy. It is also only 12 km from the city center of Verona. The airport serves a population of over four million people, and handles more than three million passengers per year.
The airport now consists of two terminal buildings. The new Arrivals terminal was completed in May 2006, allowing for more space in the Departures terminal, although this terminal was also expanded around the same time by about 3000 square meters. The Arrivals terminal has only one level, and is divided into domestic, Schengen and international arrivals. The Departures terminal is a building with two levels, and the ground floor is divided into pre- and post-security areas. There are various amenities and facilities available in the pre-security area, and these include the check-in desks, a bank and ATM cash machine, a waiting room, VIP lounge, nursery, first-aid station, internet points and various shops. The post-security area houses a pharmacy, ATM machine, cafes and passport and security check points. The first floor of the Departure terminal has a restaurant, a few cafes, a waiting room and the VIP Catullo Lounge.
Business travelers can make use of the Infracom technological meeting room, which has a 50 inch plasma display and video conference services. In the room are also WiFi connections, fully equipped tables, personal computers and high-speed internet access. Business lunches can be booked at the ‘Free Fly Verona’ Restaurant and Cafè. All business-class passengers, fidelity card ‘For you’ passengers and frequent flyer card holders may use the reserved check-in service, which allows for a faster way through the security control procedures.
Verona Airport serves many local and international destinations, and many airline companies operate from this airport. There are Lufthansa flights to Frankfurt and Munich, and British Airway flights to London-Gatwick. Local flights are made by Windjet to Palermo, and by Alitalia to Rome-Fiumicino. Other airline companies at the Verona include Air Italy, Air Malta, Carpatair, Meridiana Fly, Germanwings, Mistral Air and Transvania.
Passengers departing from Verona should take note of the new rules and procedures in regards to carrying liquids onboard airplanes. Only small quantities of liquids are now allowed in hand baggage (a total of one liter, and each different liquid in a separate 100 milliliter container), and these must be packed in a re-sealable plastic bag. Your bag of liquids should be presented to the security officers for inspection. An exception to the new liquid rules are medicines and dietary requirements, including baby foods. These items do not have a quantity limit. You may also buy as many liquids as you like from the airport shops located beyond the boarding pass check points. These rules do not have any effect on liquids carried in checked baggage.
The airport has facilities to help parents who are traveling with young children. There are changing tables and bathrooms for children, as well as entertainment areas in both of the terminals. Children between the ages of 0 and 2 do not have their own seat on the aircraft. Two infants may travel with two adults, but they will be placed in separate rows, as each row has only one extra oxygen mask for emergency scenarios. A parent could however purchase a full ticket, which would then entitle the child to his own seat. Children between the ages of 2 and 12 have their own seat, but usually pay a reduced price for their ticket. They have the same baggage allowances as adults. Special arrangements can be made with your airline if a minor child will be traveling alone.
Small animals are allowed to be transported in the cabin of the aircraft, provided that they are kept in an adequate pet carrier. Larger animals are transported in the hold, and should also be kept in an appropriate pet carrier. Guide dogs are allowed to travel free of charge, and in the cabin if space allows, provided they are kept on a leash and wear a muzzle. If you are traveling with any animal, your airline must be notified in advance.
Plan your departure from Verona well in advance, to allow sufficient time to find parking, check in baggage, pass the security control measures and enjoy a little time at the airport shops and restaurants.
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