New Airport Terminal Scheduled to Open in November
The new terminal C of the Shenzhen International Airport is set to open by the end of November and passengers taking that metro should add at least 30 minutes to their travel time just to reach terminals A and B. construction of Metro Line 11 the airport’s express line is still ongoing and is scheduled to be completed in 2016. During this time the airport will be providing passengers shuttle buses that link Airport East Station with the Terminal C.
Thirty buses will be placed in service and these buses will depart at an interval of 3 to 5 minutes. Among the 30 buses, 13 of these will be used to link Terminal C to other parts of the city. Private vehicles can get to the new terminal using the Hezhou Flyover on Guangzhou-Shenzhen Expressway that links Shenzhen International airport which will take only five minutes to reach using the flyover. The new airport terminal will have 62 boarding gates and will house new boarding and security areas and check in systems. Passengers will check in for their flights on the fourth floor and depart on the third floor, while international passengers check in at the third floor.
To ensure that the airport can handle the rush of passengers, a drill was held last Saturday using mock passengers which commented that the airport should need more detailed signs that will help guide drivers to look for check in areas since the terminal is trice the size of Terminals A and B. also some suggested that the airport provide more electric carts to assist and transport its passengers to gates.
Its takes 15 minutes to reach a gate after passing through all necessary checks, all though the new terminal has moving sidewalks to that allows passengers to walk around quickly, it still takes 30 to reach the farthest gates this will be a burden to small children with luggage and elderly people. Passengers can get their baggage at the first floor and electronic detail signboards are installed to inform passengers on the flight arrivals and luggage details.