An airport does not have to be fancy. It has to be functional. Changi Airport at Singapore (one of the best in the world) is as "boring" as you mention.
Today, January 23rd, a Boeing 737-400 took off from Athens Hellinikon and landed at New Athens Intl after it performed some tests to the VOR, ILS and traffic control systems.
There are two runways. The airport is really big and uses the latest technology in all of its systems.