On December 2, Haikou Meilan International Airport’s second phase expansion project was officially put into use. At 9 o’clock in the morning of the same day, with China Southern Airlines Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as China Southern Airlines) CZ6444 Haikou-Shenzhen flight took off smoothly, marking China Southern Airlines’ formal transfer to Terminal 2 of Haikou Meilan International Airport. With immediate effect, the domestic flights operated by China Southern Airlines in Haikou will be gradually transferred to Terminal 2 for operation. As one of the main airlines stationed in Haikou Meilan International Airport’s Terminal 2, China Southern Airlines successfully completed the first flight of the China Southern Airlines flight after many transition exercises and careful preparations in the early stage.
Haikou Meilan International Airport Phase II of China Southern Airlines made its first flight successfully.
Service upgrade check-in process is quick and convenient
“Compared with the old terminal, the new terminal looks more stylish and atmospheric, which is very convenient for our passengers. The self-service check-in machine next to it can carry out self-checking of luggage. The experience is very good, and it does not cost too much. More queuing time can be done.” said a passenger who had just checked in.
At 9 o’clock on December 2, China Southern Airlines CZ6444 Haikou-Shenzhen flight took off smoothly.
According to the staff of the Hainan branch of China Southern Airlines, China Southern Airlines informs passengers in advance via telephone, text messages and other means. On the day of the transfer, after careful guidance by ground service personnel, 139 China Southern Airlines passengers were allowed to “early taste” the new terminal of Haikou Meilan International Airport for the first time. China Southern Airlines has opened a China Southern Airlines check-in counter on check-in island D in the third floor of the new terminal building. Next to it, there are the latest self-service check-in equipment, as well as a self-service baggage check-in and check-in machine. Passengers can check in in the least amount of time. Let passengers “walk less, queue less, and wait less”. China Southern Airlines also placed eye-catching route guidance signs in the terminal building, and dedicated ground personnel, party member vanguards and volunteer teams carried out on-site guidance to assist passengers in self-check-in and check-in. At the same time, staff will be arranged near the waiting hall of the T1 terminal to assist passengers who have gone to the wrong terminal to take the shuttle bus to the new terminal in time.
The flight crew professional flight process is safe and reliable
The flight crew of the maiden voyage carried out research on the operating conditions of Terminal 2 in advance, timely grasped the weather and other route conditions of the day, and dispatched release personnel to focus on emergency procedures for take-off and landing, ground taxi routes and conflict hot spots, and air traffic control. The command mode, parking space and runway characteristics were explained in detail to ensure the safe operation of the flight. Zhong Nan, the captain of China Southern Airlines, who performed the first flight this time, has been flying safely for 21 years, with more than 19,000 hours of safe flight. He said: “I can perform the first flight mission of China Southern Airlines, which is very memorable. I will strictly implement the flight standards and deliver passengers to their destinations safely and steadily.”
The crew on the maiden flight prepares to board the aircraft for pre-flight preparations.
Enriched with activities, the first voyage is warm and unforgettable
“It’s really great. The signs of China Southern Airlines along the way are clear. The overall route design is very reasonable and convenient. I found the China Southern Airlines counter immediately and went through the check-in procedures soon.” The first person rushed to the new terminal of Meilan Airport to apply for China Southern Airlines. The passenger with his boarding pass to Shenzhen said excitedly. As the first passenger of China Southern Airlines in Terminal 2 of Meilan Airport, he was presented with an Airbus A380 aircraft model, which left a fond memory for his journey. Other passengers on the same flight also received a gift with the “First Flight” logo carefully prepared by China Southern Airlines. Everyone checked in and took a group photo in the new terminal.
Broad prospects inject China Southern Airlines into the construction of a free trade port
From December 2nd, China Southern Airlines started the first batch of flight transfers. The 10 flights between Haikou and Shenzhen will be the first to operate in the new terminal. In the future, China Southern Airlines will gradually transfer all China Southern Airlines flights to Meilan Airport’s Terminal 2 based on the unified arrangement and deployment of Meilan Airport and the specific operation of the flights. In recent years, the number of inbound and outbound flights and passenger throughput at Meilan Airport has increased rapidly, and the amount of inbound and outbound flights and passenger traffic of China Southern Airlines has also increased rapidly. According to the strategic cooperation agreement signed between China Southern Airlines and the Hainan Provincial Government, China Southern Airlines will increase its investment in the Hainan market, while continuously optimizing the route network layout of the Hainan market, seizing the opportunity of a free trade port, accelerating the implementation of industrial projects, and further assisting Hainan’s free trade Hong Kong builds an air bridge for foreign exchanges and cooperation, turning Hainan into a first-class international aviation hub.
China Southern Airlines will increase its investment in the Hainan market and help Hainan build an air bridge for foreign exchanges and cooperation.
Text: Li Hongbo
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