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Athens airport

We are flying into Athens airport on Olympic Air and out to Rome on Ryanair and only have one hour and 5 minutes. What will we have to do to make our flight and do you think we will experience a problem?

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You can go on the Athens airport site and see the incoming and outgoing flights for today, and that should give you an idea of how far apart the locations where Olympic and Ryan Air fly. You may also want to see if they use jetway or bus boarding. But yeah, 1:05 is tight at any airport. At the same time I am not sure what the point is of asking whether you will experience a problem on an already booked ticket. Even if it turns out that it is theoretically possible, your Olympic Air flight could be half hour late. So at this point I would say if you make it you make it, next time leave more time.

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Athens has one large terminal so that should help. Are you coming from another European city in the Schengen zone?

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Thank you for answers. We have no checked bags. I will contact booking agency tomorrow to see if I can make a change.

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To make matters worse I believe Ryanair uses the satellite terminal which is said to be 20 minutes away from the main terminal. I did read that the satellite terminal is mostly used for Domestic flights and yours is international so that may mean the Ryanair flight is from the main terminal. However a google search listing the airlines that use the main terminal does not have Ryanair on the list.
http://www.worldairportguides.com/athens-ath/terminals.php

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In the main terminal, walking distance from Area A to Area B is short. From https://www.aia.gr/traveler/landing-in-Athens/transfer-information/:

  • Regardless of origin, passengers of all inbound flights enter the main terminal building on the Arrivals Level.

  • All flights to non-Schengen countries depart from Area A. All flights to Schengen countries [and domestic] depart from Area B. Follow Terminal Signage.

Per this site, use of the satellite terminal is high-season only: https://www.airport-athens.com/satellite-terminal.php

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Once again thank you so much for all of your help. Kiwi said we should make our connection and if not they will rebook us