Pudong International Airport opened the doors to its new satellite terminal S1 and S2, and its new shuttle train service, thereby adding another level of convenience to passengers with faster transfer times, and improved punctuality.
The terminal’s construction, which began in 2015 as part of the third phase of the airport’s expansion, has added another 620,000 square meters overall, and will now be able to service 6 million more passengers annually, bringing the total number of passengers the airport can receive to 80 million. The train shuttle service between the main terminal and the satellite terminal will carry 9,000 passengers per hour in a ride that will take about 3 minutes between terminals. The terminal’s pillar-less design has all of the latest facilities to make passenger’s travel experiences as efficient and comfortable as possible, including 28,000 square meters of retail space and 41 restaurants.
As Shanghai’s passenger through-flow increases annually, the new satellite terminal will ease congestion, which is already up by 5.2% from last years 117 million passengers. Shanghai is the world’s 5th busiest air hub.
Video Source: Shanghai Live