Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC)

Also known as Manado International Airport, is moderately organized through security yet the airlines seem to have loosely ordered lines as you check into your flight. Bring plenty of patience. However, before you proceed into this line, security at Manado Airport requires all checked baggage to be strapped shut and this is a free service provided by the airport.  The departure fee is collected at the airport and IDR (Rupiah) cash is the only method of payment, 30,000 domestic and 150,000 international. The transit hall offers a selection of services with a few restaurants and a handful of shops to pick up some souvenirs. The VIP Lounge is a fantastic deal with a selection of drinks, snacks, air conditioning, TV and free WiFi. Plan for additional security before your flight as this is at each gate.

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