Hangzhou airport gets a new passenger terminal

24 Aug 2010

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport’s new Terminal A now hosts all international flights. The former main terminal, now called Terminal B, handles domestic flights.

The 96,000sqm Terminal A features 48 check-in counters and has been designed to accommodate Airbus A380 arrivals.

Special attention has also been given to providing an extensive and stylish duty free shopping experience. Concessionaire China Duty Free Group (CDF) claims that prices can compare with those at Hongkong airport for their affordability. CDF China Duty Free – the core retail brand – covers nearly 2,000sqm. Besides carrying famous fragrances and cosmetics, Hangzhou well known specialities such as silk and tea are also offered.

With the expansion, airport authorities are expecting their facility to handle 25.6 million passengers by 2015. The airport is about a 40-minute drive to the city centre.

A long renowned tourist destination, Hangzhou opened in 1992 for business, rapidly developing into a hub for information technology, pharmaceuticals and automotive component manufacturing among others.

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Margie T Logarta

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