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Departure Hall of Qingdao Jiaodong Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Lei Yan)

Trip Report: Flying Through China’s Newest Mega Airport

Qingdao, China's Jiaodong International Airport is the newest mega Airport in the country. In August, the airport started its operations and replaced Liuting Airport — its predecessor — which served the city for over 30 years. The airport is designed to be a flagship of modern airports, with a smooth passenger experience enabled by the latest technology. Jiaodong Airport adopted the popular starfish layout. This configuration can maximize the number of gates in a given space while keeping a short walking…