Shenyang Taoxian Airport opened it’s new terminal, Terminal 3 on August 15. We have Chinese friends that work for the CAAC and so we have been hearing about what’s happening at the new terminal at the airport in the last few weeks. The 248,000sqm building includes new check-in counters and security screening areas. All signage in the terminal is in Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean. The airport has also added 30 parking bays to the lower ground floor and provided direct access for passengers to Shenyang’s Metro Line 2 subway station. Shenyang Taoxian’s terminals 1 and 2 will cease operations, with all departing and arriving flight operations transferred to the new terminal. A total of 25 million passengers are expected to use the terminal especially in the coming days with Shenyang being the host city for the National Games which start August 31st.
When we arrived in Shenyang June 30th we arrived in the old terminal but we could see lots of work being done. On August 18 when we went on vacay to Malaysia and Singapore we used the new terminal! Whoa! What a difference!!! It doesn’t even seem like we are in Shenyang. It is absolutely beautiful and seems like other international airports we’ve been to. CAAC and China Southern Airlines the companies that our friends work for are very pleased with the new terminal and now I understand why! I should have snapped some more pics…everything is bright, clean and new with nice bathrooms and sitting areas. I especially liked this area where we sat enjoyed a coffee before heading off on our vacay.