Delta Air Lines has announced that it has moved from Terminal 1 at Shanghai Pudong International, China, to the airport’s new Satellite Terminal (S1). The relocation, alongside partner China Eastern Airlines, has been undertaken to create a more seamless and convenient connecting experience for customers.
“Delta is committed to continuously investing to improve customers’ on-the-ground and in-flight experience,” said Wong Hong, Delta’s president – Greater China and Singapore. “This move is part of our broader strategy to collaborate with China Eastern to better address the growing needs of the US-China market.”
Delta customers departing from and arriving to Shanghai-Pudong will enjoy fast and seamless customs procedures, connections and boarding at S1. Check-in will take place at Terminal 1 with mass rapid transit system transfer to S1 around the clock.
China Eastern’s new VIP lounges at S1 will be open to Delta One customers and SkyMiles Diamond, Platinum or Gold Medallion members. Moreover, Delta flights arriving at S1 can now park at the gate, so travelers no longer need to bother with remote parking, air stairs or bussing.
The new satellite terminal building, known as S1 and S2, covers 620,000m2 and is the largest structure of its kind in the world. The sprawling H-shaped terminal has 90 boarding bridges and connects with Terminals 1 and 2 easily via the mass transit system. With the opening of the new satellite terminal, the Shanghai Pudong Airport has the capacity to handle 80 million passengers annually.