Shanghai's Pudong Airport is set to expand its capacity further when it opens its new satellite terminal after it passed inspections by China's civil aviation authorities.
The expansion project of the airport – set to be the world's largest satellite terminal building - is called S1 and S2 and will occupy an area of 620,000 square meters. Set to open on September 23, the satellite terminal will have 83 boarding bridges and 125 aprons. Travelers could access the terminals from both Terminal 1 and 2 through people movers for both Terminal 1 to S1 and Terminal 2 to S2.
Construction for the satellite terminal was first started in 2015 and is part of a larger effort by the airport to boost its capacity. Handling 74 million passengers in 2018, it is the 9th busiest airport in the world. The facility will help boost Pudong Airport's capacity to accommodate 80 million annually.
While S1 and S2 have not opened yet, the airport has used some of its facilities such a the tarmac, remote boarding gates, and four taxiway bridges.
In it's media statement, the Shanghai Airport Authority released some photos of the interior of the satellite terminal.