Heavy pounds! Pudong Airport Satellite Office officially opened on September 16! Simultaneous Enablation of MRT System

 Heavy pounds! Pudong Airport Satellite Office officially opened on September 16! Simultaneous Enablation of MRT System

The third phase of the expansion project started on December 29, 2015. The project mainly includes the terminal area project, the flight area project, the production auxiliary facilities project and the municipal supporting projects. Among them, 620,000 square meters of satellite hall and passenger express system, 950,000 square meters of harbour apron, two groups of flight area underpass, baggage system to meet airline transit, long-term parking garage with more than 5300 parking spaces, green energy-saving energy center are its core projects.

Harbour apron of Satellite Hall of Pudong International Airport

During the construction process, we always adhere to the safety baseline, under the condition of 70 million people per year operating in Pudong Airport, we will not stop the construction; we will work with more than 60 participating units and more than 5,000 builders to build it with ingenuity and complete it on schedule. After the completion of the project, Pudong Airport can meet the operating demand of 80 million passengers per year. It will continue to improve the service quality of Pudong Airport, better serve the efficient hub operation of airlines, and better serve the convenient travel of passengers.

Sketch map of terminal building + satellite Hall of Pudong International Airport

Highlights of the Third Phase Extension Project of Pudong Airport

Overall layout

The T1 and S1 on the west side operate together, with an annual passenger throughput support capacity of 36.8 million people, serving Eastern Shanghai Airlines and Tianhe Alliance; the T2 and S2 on the east side operate together, with an annual passenger throughput support capacity of 43.2 million people, serving Air China, Southern Airlines, Star Alliance, Ontario, etc. The basic process of satellite office is domestic mixing and international diversion, adopting the pattern of international arrival layer in the lower, domestic mixing layer in the middle and international departure layer in the upper.

Panorama of Satellite Hall of Pudong International Airport

The MRT system is the first one to adopt urban rail transit wheel and rail system in the empty side of the airport in the world. The train carriage adopts the A-type car with the largest passenger capacity at present, four groups, two domestic and international carriages, the highest speed of the train is 80 kilometers per hour, the fastest one-way journey is 2 minutes and 30 seconds, and the workshop interval is less than 5 minutes.

MRT Station Distribution

MRT carriage

MRT Train

Express Station of S2 Satellite Hall of Pudong International Airport

Highlights 3: Hub operation is more efficient and convenient. There are 90 new boarding bridges in the Satellite Office, and the rate of flight alignment will increase from 50% to more than 90%. Among them, there are 35 three-storey convertible boarding bridges around the central core area, and the same bridge-aligning aircraft can complete international and domestic flights switching in situ. The central transfer Hall of the S1 Satellite Office has centralized international, international and national flights. Three international transfer processes, domestic transfer can transfer in the same layer of the domestic mixed layer, which will greatly shorten the shortest connecting time of flights, provide convenience for airlines to launch more transit products, and airlines in Pudong Airport will operate more smoothly. The underpass of the flight area built with the satellite office achieves the three-dimensional layered passage of aircraft taxiing and vehicle driving, and improves the transportation efficiency between the terminal and the satellite office.

Boarding Bridge of Satellite Hall of Pudong International Airport

Self-service inspection equipment

Love Channel Indicator

Highlights 4: The waiting experience is more comfortable and pleasant. The rolling roof of the satellite hall and the 6-kilometer-long transparent glass curtain wall bring the passengers a large visual experience of free side accessibility, thanks to 35,000 tons of steel structure.

Obstacles-free view of the terminal of the Satellite Hall of Pudong International Airport

Stepping into the satellite hall, S1 continues the blue system of T1 and S2 continues the Yellow system of T2, which makes passengers feel the service from the same roof. Compared with T1 and T2, the seat settings of satellite hall are also very diverse. In addition to conventional seats, Internet Cafe seats, triangular enclosure seats, sofa seats and other functional seats are also set up in different areas.

Terminal Area of S1 Satellite Hall of Pudong International Airport

Terminal Area of S2 Satellite Hall of Pudong International Airport

The waiting area is also equipped with a special charging area and a wireless charging device. The Central Business District of satellite hall gathers 159 merchants with business area of more than 28,000 square meters (including 100 commercial shops, 55 catering shops and 4 financial outlets). The area of duty-free shops is nearly 10,000 square meters. The same price is applied to catering in the same city. More than 85% of the catering and shopping brands are different from the existing terminal buildings.

WiFi coverage

Preparations for Pudong Airport Extension Project

At present, all the preparations for the operation of the main part of the third phase expansion project of Pudong Airport are in place. All kinds of facilities, equipment and systems have been debugged and put into operation. The staff of airport, customs, border inspection, airlines and other operational security units have completed training and all of them are in place. In view of the possible faults and emergencies of the system, corresponding emergency plans were formulated and repeated drills were organized, including large-scale comprehensive operation drills under full load operation.

Station Level Dispatching Center 2

The results of various exercises show that the satellite Hall of Pudong Airport has stable operation, normal operation of equipment and facilities, convenient and smooth service process, and will be in good operation to meet the departure of September 16.

Travel Tips for Starting Passengers in Satellite Hall of Pudong Airport

The Satellite Office of Shanghai Pudong International Airport will be officially opened on September 16, 2019. Some flights will board, transfer and arrival in the Satellite Office. The satellite hall is divided into S1 and S2, which are connected with the main building of T1 and T2 respectively by MRT trains. The one-way travel time of MRT is less than 3 minutes.

International Departure Floor of S1 Satellite Hall of Pudong International Airport

Departure passenger check-in, baggage check-in, exit formalities and security checks are still carried out in the main building of T1 or T2. Passengers with the letters G or H at the boarding gate of their boarding pass need to take the MRT train to the satellite hall after security check-in.

Pudong International Airport T2 Terminal MRT Station

For arriving passengers in the satellite hall, they need to take the MRT train to return to the main building of T1 or T2 for entry formalities and check-in baggage. Transit passengers can go to the nearest Transit counter according to the on-site signs to go through the corresponding formalities.

Transfer Zone of S1 Satellite Hall of Pudong International Airport

Achievements of Shanghai Aviation Hub Construction

In recent years, the construction of Shanghai Aviation Hub has achieved remarkable results, and the status of Asia-Pacific Portal Composite Aviation Hub has been basically established.

First, the construction of infrastructure has been accelerated. We will vigorously promote the construction of the fifth runway of Pudong Airport, the third phase expansion of Pudong Airport and the renovation of the T1 terminal building of Hongqiao Airport. At present, the two airports have four terminal buildings, one largest single satellite hall in the world, five freight areas, six runways and 435 parking spaces. The passenger and cargo design capacity reaches 120 million passengers and 5.2 million tons, and the urban aviation foundation. Facilities supply capacity is in the leading position in the Asia-Pacific region.

Second, the network energy level is constantly increasing. Continuously improve the coverage of the airline network and the frequency of flights, attract domestic and foreign airlines and aviation alliances to develop in Shanghai, and improve the overall layout of the Shanghai airline network. In 2018, Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao Airport opened a total of 107 airlines to 300 destinations in 48 countries, with air passenger throughput reaching 118 million people, ranking fourth in the world for three consecutive years. Air cargo throughput reached 4.18 million tons, ranking third in the world for 11 consecutive years.

Third, the quality of service has improved significantly. We will continue to promote the construction of civil aviation safety management system, personnel qualification capacity building and the application of new civil aviation technologies in East China, and improve the air traffic control safety supervision system. In 2018, Hongqiao and Pudong will achieve the 31st and 19th safety years respectively. Cooperate to promote pilot reform of airspace refinement in the Yangtze River Delta, promote the release of airspace resources, improve the efficiency of airport operation, and improve the normality of the two flights to more than 80% per year. Accelerate the improvement of customs clearance environment at air ports, improve the service quality of airports, and promote the convenient travel of passengers. Hongqiao and Pudong have both been certified by the International Airport Association as Platinum Airport.

Key Tasks to Promote the Construction of Shanghai Aviation Hub in the Future

Shanghai will seize the opportunity to further improve the energy level of Shanghai Aviation Hub and consolidate and enhance the status of Asia-Pacific International Aviation Hub Port. Focus on the following tasks:

One is to strengthen planning guidance. Promoting the planning of Pudong comprehensive transport hub, combining Shanghai East Railway Station with Pudong Airport to form Pudong comprehensive transport hub, highlighting the function of international gateway, enhancing comprehensive transport services, building a world-class comprehensive transport hub of high standards, integration and full integration, and jointly forming Shanghai with Hongqiao comprehensive transport hub. Two major international hubs.

The second is to speed up the construction of facilities. We will improve the supporting facilities for two long-distance passenger transport, rail transit, ground bus, taxi and static traffic. Accelerate the construction of airport contact line and the transformation of S32 South Entry Road interchange; speed up the construction of Shanghai-Tong Railway Phase II, Shanghai-Suhu Railway, Shanghai-Chahao-Hangzhou Railway and other projects in conjunction with the planning of Pudong Comprehensive Transport Hub, and build a rapid collection and distribution system connecting Shanghai with various regions and cities in the Yangtze River Delta region.

The third is to improve the service level. Optimize the use structure of aviation airspace, enhance the air traffic management capacity, improve the throughput capacity of aviation facilities and transport efficiency. Continuous improvement of air network accessibility, vigorous development of international transport, construction of a global air transport network, network coverage to reach the international level of large hub airports.

Fourth, to promote the linkage development of airport groups in the Yangtze River Delta region. Pudong and Hongqiao airports will be the core of Shanghai International Aviation Hub, and Nanjing, Hangzhou, Hefei, Nantong and Ningbo airports will be coordinated to form the Yangtze River Delta Airport Cluster. Serve the development of Yangtze River Delta urban agglomeration. Expanding the capacity of gathering and dispatching corridors and constructing air-rail intermodal transport system. Strengthen the unified layout of general airports.