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Girona Airport Departures

If you are travelling to Girona airport as a passenger or if you are dropping of a friend or family member, it's always a good idea to the departure status before you set off. Delays can occur for time to time, so by checking our live departure information above, it can save you waiting in the terminal for longer than necessary.

If you are not sure when you should arrive and be checked-in, the general rules apply:

  • Domestic flights: check in 1 hour before departure
  • European flights: check in 2 hours before departure
  • Long haul flights: check in 3 hours before departure

Departure Area and Check-in

The departure area at Girona airport is split over two level. The check-in desks are located on the ground floor, and the departure hall and boarding gates are located on the first floor.

The check-in area has 33 desks and is located just inside the terminal from the drop off area. Each airlines has a certain number of desks allocated to them, and on first entering the terminal, take a look at the overhead monitors to see which desk to should proceed to. If you have already check-in in online and have no baggage to check-in, you can proceed straight to passport control, but make sure you have printed off your boarding pass beforehand.

If you need to check-in, or drop off your baggage, you will be required to present the passport or all passenger and your flight tickets or boarding pass if you have one. Remember there are restrictions the size, weight and piece of baggage you can check-in. These number vary by airliner, so check your confirmation ticket so find out the exact figures.

Generally, the check-in baggage allowance allows a bag be up to 90 cm x 75 cm x 43 cm (35.5 in x 29.5 in x 16 in) in size, and weight up to 22 kg. The weight limit is per bag, it's not possible to split the weight across multiple bags.

The facilities on the group floor include the following:

  • Toilets and baby changing facilities.
  • Vending machines selling a variety of snacks and drinks.
  • ATM for cash withdrawals
  • Information Desk & Meeting Point
  • A post box for last minute postcards
  • Self Service Check-In Facility for Ryanair
  • Food Gallery Café

Passport & Security Control

Once you have completed the check-in process, you need to make your way to Passport and Security control to clear security. This is located on the first floor and is accessible by the stairs or escalators.

To clear security you will be required to have your hand luggage scanned through an x-ray machine, to ensure you have nothing forbidden. You will also be required to place other belongings, such as laptops, mobile phones, shoes, jackets, belts and liquids, into a tray and allow them to pass through the x-ray machine separately. If you have liquids, remember these should not exceed 100 ml per item. If you have items over this, they will be taken away from you.

As you belongs are being scanned, you will be required to pass through a scanner too. This will check to make sure you have no metal object, if you do the scanner will bleep and you may be asked to be checked by an officer. This process is normally very efficient and it only takes a few minutes.

After clearing security you can make your way to the departure lounge.

Departure Lounge & Boarding Gates

The departure lounge at Girona airport is quite big where you will find several shops and restaurants. You will also find 3 terraces where can sit outside and wait for your flights.

Facilities and shops you will find include the following:

  • Aldeasa – Duty free shop
  • Divers – Newsagent
  • Medas Restaurant
  • McDonalds
  • Subway
  • Free, Unlimited Wi-FI

As you are waiting the departure lounge, keep an eye on the overhead monitors to see when you must board your flight and which boarding gate to go to. There are 15 boarding gates in total and they are all accessible within a few minutes walk.

Each boarding gate has its own seating area, so when its time, make your way to your boarding gate and take a seat until your called to board the aircraft.