Qingdao Jiaodong Airport Starts Operation Today, Replacing Liuting

Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport officially started operation, Liuting International Airport closed simutaneously

At 00:00 today (Aug.12th), Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport in Shandong Province officially started operation and Liuting International Airport was closed simultaneously.

The old Liuting airport at night. Source

At 7:57 p.m. on August 11, Qingdao Liuting International Airport sent off its last flight with the departure of Qingdao Airlines Flight 9779. At the same time, Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport, which has the highest operation level of 4F in the country, was officially opened.

At 9:00 a.m. on August 12, Captain Zhang Dong of Shandong Airlines SC4651, who was tasked with the first flight to be put into operation at Jiaodong International Airport, made a special announcement to passengers. With SC4651 Qingdao-Beijing flight taking off first from Jiaodong Airport, all flights from and to Qingdao of Shandong Airlines were transferred to Jiaodong Airport for operation.

Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport is located in Jiaodong Town, Jiaozhou City, Qingdao, with a terminal area of 478,000 square meters and a total of 184 stands. It is planned that by 2025, the airport will be able to meet the needs of 35 million passengers, 500,000 tons of cargo and mail throughput, and 300,000 aircraft movements per year.

The new Jiaodong airport. Source

From an aerial view, the terminal building of Jiaodong Airport is in the shape of a starfish, and the terminal hall is integrated with five finger corridors, with high-speed rail and subway passing through the terminal building and setting up stations in the comprehensive traffic interchange area. Passengers can get off from the high-speed railway station and walk 80 meters to the departure hall of the airport, truly realizing the “zero transfer” between the airport and rail transportation.

Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport offers about 130 domestic destinations and international and regional destinations to about 50 key cities in Japan, Korea, Europe, America, Australia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

News translated from here


Chinese architecture is beautiful! Can’t wait to see if the airport thrives.

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That looks very similar to PKX

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Fun Fact: The design of this airport is completed a year before PKX did, but the construction of PKX started a half year earlier so it opened earlier.

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China is really good at churning out mega airports. There’s been several in the last few years including Beijing Daxing and Chengdu Tianfu. There’s only a handful of airports like Istanbul that can compete in size with these giants. But I guess China will need it since they’re projected to have the biggest aviation market in the world in near future. The architecture firms designing these airports know how to design some sexy buildings though, that’s for sure.


Is this Airport in IF currently?
just wondering

No, but I have the only copy of it in my laptop.


just to be clear were talking bout the new airport right?



oh thats nice

I think china just Lots of places,have 1.4 billion people,Have a relatively large creative space.In Practicality,other big city must best china,because the government have not many place use,Also consider the noise problem of the nearby environment,but in china is no the problem.

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Interestingly Qingdao is more of a domestic destination. But I guess the main reason for the airport is that due it is location, high speed rail from north eastern cities (eg. Dalian) would have to go around the sea which takes too long.

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Love this architecture 😍😍

I think this will get thousand of destination soon :)

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It kinda looks like a star fish

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