I’ve just returned from a short trip to the UK and was pleasantly surprised by the upgrades that are taking place at Arrecife airport. Work has been carried out in the departures lounge with a new Duty Free zone – it has the feel of a modern airport lounge with a wider selection of products attractively displayed and encouraging you to wander and browse whilst you pass the time before flying. There is also a smart new coffee shop called Caffè Ritazza serving a huge range of Italian coffees, pastries and snacks, along the lines of the UK Costa franchise.

The whole airport departure experience was much improved and good to see Arrecife airport is moving with the times and provide what the discerning traveller is now looking for.