The Satellite Hall, the third phase expansion project of Shanghai-Pudong (PVG), officially opened on 16 September.
The H-shaped Satellite Hall is the world’s largest single-building satellite terminal. Located south of the airport’s existing Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, the new 620,000-square-meter structure consists of two parts, S1 and S2, and will provide boarding, arrival, and transit services. It is part of a new integrated airport operation of “terminals + satellite hall”. The S1 hall runs with T1 in the west, serving China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, and members of the SkyTeam airlines alliance. The S2 hall runs with T2 in the east, and serves Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and members of the Star Alliance and the Oneworld Alliance.
As the Satellite Hall has 90 boarding bridges, it is expected to increase the number of flights that can access the bridges from 50 to 90 per cent and will increase the number of passengers to 7 million per year.
The third phase of the expansion of Shanghai-Pudong (SVG) began on 29 December 2015 and lasted for over three years. The construction project included the terminal area, the flight area, the support facilities and municipal infrastructure. The new operation of the Satellite Hall helps the airport meet the needs of the increasing number of passengers and improves efficiency in-flight transfers. Pudong now has two terminals, one satellite hall and four runways, and can handle a total of 80 million passengers a year.
— Shangai Airport