As I sit in the departure lounge tapping into the free wifi, I must admit that the new airport is something of the 21st century. Trouble was getting all the way to the gate.
Step 1. Taxi Dropoff - No Trolleys out the front but not too far to walk except the 30 degree incline up to security check No. 1.
Step 2. Security Check No.1. Females and Males go to separate lines for the security check. Im not a fan, having to leave the wife and two daughters to fend for themselves (which they accomplished with no problems).
Step 3. Air Asia check in - Easy.
Step 4. Departure tax line - no problem.
Step 5. Security - watching passengers from another country in a large travel group easily take over the airport security. One goes left, three go right, makes for funny stories at midnight.
Males one line, Females another (Time to tip out the water).
Step 6. Immigration - no problems, pretty quick line.
Step 7. New and Fancy and Flash was the duty free shops, I didn't want to shop but you have no choice but to encounter the crowds through narrow shopping aisles to get to the departure gates.
Step 8. Gate 5 Security. Yes, Air Asia you may take the water I just purchased from a vendor across the hall. Note Sarcasm tone.
Aircon is nice. Wife is sitting here with a blanky. Airport is clean. Toilets ok. We found some seating quite easy. As I look around there is at least 40 seats still free.