You can check in either online or at the check-in desks and self-service kiosks at the airport.
Several airlines do not allow advance check-ins and passengers can only check in at the airport. We recommend that you always arrive at the airport early so that you have enough time to check in, go through the security control, and reach your departure gate.
Check-In at the Airport
Check-in at the airport normally starts 2 hours before departure. All airlines allow check-in at the desks at the airport but some airlines may charge a fee for this service.
Check-in for Aegean Airlines and Avies flights as well as charter flights is possible only at the airport’s check-in desks.
Checking in online is easy and saves a lot of time at the airport. By checking in early, you can choose a seat to your liking. Check-in opening times vary from one airline to another. Some airlines allow you to also print out an A4 format boarding card at home. If you do that, you no longer need to check in at the airport. You can hand over your baggage at the airport service desk marked “Baggage drop off”.
Important! Come to the airport early even if you have checked in online. Normally, airlines close check-in 45 minutes before departure. This means that even if the flight is to depart outside of rush hours and there are no security or check-in queues, a passenger arriving at the airport a half an hour before departure will probably miss their flight.
Check-In at the Self-Service Kiosks
You can use the self-service kiosks near the check-in desks even when travelling with baggage. In this case, the baggage must be dropped off at the service desk marked “Baggage drop off” after you have checked in for your flight. These kiosks also enable you to check in for connecting flights.
As different airlines offer different advance check-in options, we recommend that you contact the airline or your travel agent to go over the details before you come to the airport. Estonian Air, Finnair and Lufthansa allow check-ins using the self-service kiosks.