Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Terminal 1 to Reopen Next Week

By Urban Family, October 11, 2018

0 0

201711/originally-uf.jpgThis article originally appeared on our sister website, Urban Family Shanghai.


By Yuzhou Hu

Following a three year renovation, the T1 terminal of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport will reopen to the public with full-service operation starting on October 15, reports Shine.

The Terminal 1 building revamp commenced during December 2014. To minimize the impact on routine operations at the airport, the reconstruction was divided into two phases. The first half was completed in March 2017, and the second phase will be finalized next week, right before the opening of the China International Import Expo.


Image via Shanghai Airport/WeChat

A welcomed element of the renovation is the introduction of self-service machines. In Section D of the new T1 building, travelers will find 28 self-service check-in machines, through which they can print their boarding passes and print luggage tags themselves. Travelers can also check their luggage at one of the 18 self-service counters. Moreover, security check and boarding can be managed through machines as well. All procedures can be finished by merely scanning an ID card.


Images via The Paper

"Take security check as an example. We used to rely on manual power, now with the help of machines the process time can be shortened to 12 seconds per person," one staff member at the airport advised The Paper. "We hope more and more tourists can experience the convenience of this."


Images via The Paper

In addition to the newly-added self-service machines, the revamped Terminal 1 is also equipped with 11 restrooms,10 wheelchair accessible toilets and nine nursing rooms. Free Internet and recharging areas will also be available. 

The primary purpose of the upgrade is to elevate the service quality by improving the internal infrastructure, interchange system and the surrounding environment. 

"It is safe to say that Hongqiao International Airport is currently the most advanced airport in the country regarding self-service," one of the airport managers told The Paper. "It may take some time for tourists to adjust to the new layout, but they will see it is in line with the development trends for international airports around the world."

[Cover image via Wikipedia]


This article was originally published by our sister magazine Urban Family Shanghai. For more articles like this, visit the Urban Family website, or follow the Urban Family WeChat account (ID: urbanfamilyshanghai).

more news

You Can Now Check In with Your Face at Hongqiao Airport

Experience the convenience brought by this advanced technology.

China's Breakneck Metro System Growth, in One Amazing GIF

Watch Chinese cities' metro systems grow at staggering speed in just 30 years with this mesmerizing GIF.

Shanghai's Getting Rid of Its Old Taxis

Say goodbye to Shanghai's iconic VW Santana taxis, as they are set to be completely phased out soon.

Tickets Now on Sale for High-Speed Train to Hong Kong

The high-speed train to Hong Kong will begin operation later this month.

New Metro Line Will Link Suzhou and Shanghai

​It will soon be easier (and faster) than ever to get between Shanghai and Suzhou.

WATCH: Passengers Caught Dodging Fares on Shanghai Metro

In the video, several people can be seen ducking underneath the turnstiles to avoid subway fares.

Guangzhou Outranks Shanghai, Beijing in Evening Public Transport

Guangzhou was ranked #1 in the Evening Public Transportation Index.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at Thats_Shanghai for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Shanghai With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Shanghai!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.