Airport Officially Starts the Twenty Four Hour Customs Clearance Services
The Shenzhen International Airport has officially opened its 24 hour customs clearance service starting today and allowing airline companies in opening more international and intercontinental routes. Also two runways are optimized by using a two takeoff and one landing mode that allows the airport to host 55 flights per hour, which is seven flights more than the one take off one landing mode that allow only 48 flights at full capacity in one hour. By doing this it will allow the airport to open more flight routes.
The increase of international travelers pushed the airport into considering a around the clock customs clearance that will stimulate flow of international passengers especially passengers from Northeast and Southeast Asian countries that are only four hour away by plane. Once the twenty four hour customs clearance started China Southern Airlines opened flights to Sydney and Dubai in December and January, followed by Shenzhen Airlines that opened direct flights to Tokyo in January and will add Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City soon.
Next year, the airport will be opening more flights to European countries and will not worry if the can get enough passengers. In 2014 more than four million local residents traveled abroad and 90 percent of these passengers flew out of Hong Kong or Guangzhou, once Shenzhen airport opens more international and intercontinental routes, these passengers won’t have to go to Hong Kong or Guangzhou for their trips. As of the moment Shenzhen airport operates 18 international air routes to 20 airports in Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and South Korea. The amount of international passengers going through Shenzhen airport between January to September have reached 1.22 million an increase of 40 percent compared to the same period last year.