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 Nordic Aviation/Adria Airways, 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. However, if you have carry-on luggage to drop off, go to the check-in desk designated to your flight. If your flight is not open for check-in yet, you can leave your luggage at the luggage drop-off desk.
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
Passengers travelling with carry-on luggage are not excluded from using self-service check-in kiosks near check-in desks. If you opt for the above option, you can drop off your luggage at the check-in desk, or if your flight is not open for check-in yet, at the luggage drop-off desk. At the kiosks, travellers can check in for connecting flights as well, and you can even pick your seat on the airplane!
Check-in options available vary across airlines and that is why it is highly recommended to contact your selected airline or travel agent before arriving at the airport for additional information.
Air travellers can use self-service check-in kiosks if they are travelling with Finnair, Lufthansa or Turkish Airlines.