About Meilan
Airport Profile
Terminal II

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Haikou Meilan International Airport (hereinafter referred to as “Meilan Airport”), one of the prominent trunk airports in China, commenced its official operations on May 25, 1999, subsequently achieving listing on Hong Kong Stock Exchange in November 2002 (HK. 00357). Meilan Airport Phase II, was put into operation on December 2, 2021. In terms of design capacity, the Airport aspires to achieve an annual throughput of 35,000,000 passengers and 400,000 tons of cargoes and mails by the year 2025. More specifically, the international area T2 is poised to accommodate the operational demand of 4.2 million international and regional passengers in 2025. Since then, the Airport has embarked on a new trajectory characterized by “double terminals and double runways”, dedicating its efforts to building a regional aviation hub oriented towards the Pacific and Indian oceans.

Production and Operation Situation Has Gradually Improved

In 2023, the Airport secured the 18th position in China in terms of throughput, registering a passenger throughput of 24,340,400 person trips, 171,500 aircraft movements and a cargo and mail throughput totaling 312,100 tons.

In 2023, the Airport operated a comprehensive network comprising 254 routes. Among these, there were 218 domestic routes, 29 international and regional passenger routes, and 7 international and regional cargo routes, covering 146 cities. This extensive coverage included 121 domestic cities, 17 international and regional passenger route cities, 8 international and regional cargo route cities. As of the end of 2023, Meilan Airport has opened two cargo services with the 5th freedom traffic rights, namely Jakarta - Singapore - Haikou and Incheon - Haikou - Kuala Lumpur, as well as one passenger service with the 5th-freedom traffic rights, namely Phnom Penh - Haikou - Nha Trang. (Note: The above data excludes temporary and alternate routes and waypoints; calculations for international and regional routes are based on the number of airlines operating international and regional routes.)

In addition, the Airport has secured comprehensive channels for cross-border e-commerce export operations, enabling the execution of diverse business, such as cross-border trade e-commerce (customs code "9610"), B2B direct export in cross-border e-commerce (customs code "9710"), cross-border e-commerce export overseas warehouse (customs code "9810") and international express import. This introduces new supply models and avenues for international freight routes.

Star-Rated Service Quality Is Internationally Recognized

Safe Operation.So far, Meilan Airport has been operating safely for 25 years. In 2016, Meilan Airport passed the reevaluation for the Airport Excellence in Safety (APEX) certification by the Airports Council International (ACI). Notably, in 2018, the Airport made history as the first in China to be awarded the prestigious “APEX Airport Excellence in Security” certification. On December 7, 2023, Meilan Airport has successfully undergone the supervision audit for ISO9001 Quality Management System, securing the prestigious certification. Demonstrating consistent commitment to safety, the Airport achieved the top position in the annual safety assessment conducted by the Civil Aviation Administration in 2021 and 2022 among the nine Class I airports with a passenger throughput exceeding 10 million in the Central-South region for two consecutive years. In 2023, Meilan Airport was honored with the "Outstanding Collective Achievement in Safe Civil Aviation Construction" award by the Civil Aviation Administration.

Service Brand.In April 2017, Meilan Airport won the world's eighth and China' first (except Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) "SKYTRAX five-star airport" and in March 2022, T2 of Meilan Airport obtained "SKYTRAX five-star airport" certification. Meilan Airport has continued to be awarded "Five-Star Airport" title since 2017. Meilan Airport also won SKYTRAX's "Best Regional Airport Award in China" and "Best Airport Staff in China" several times, and the" Cleanest Airports 2023 in China". Besides, the Airport has multiply been awarded the "Asia Pacific Best Airport (the group of 15-25 million scale)" by Airports Council International (ACI) and the "Top Ten Excellent Airports for Service Quality Evaluation of Civil Airports in China". Additionally, Meilan Airport has won multiple domestic and foreign service awards such as ASQ Asia-Pacific "Best Hygiene Airport Award", "China Service" Top 500 Brand Competitiveness Enterprises, and "Service Quality Excellence Award" for Service Quality Evaluation of Chinese Civil Airports.

Supporting Commercial Services Accompany Passengers

The overall commercial area in the terminals is about 37,000 square meters, providing passengers with one-stop "food, drink, entertainment and shopping" commercial services. Meilan Airport became the first set up with an offshore island duty-free shop in China on December 21, 2011. The general duty-free business area mainly approved for international first-line and second-line brands and the 45 categories of commodities under the offshore duty-free policy, covering more than 600 international well-known brands of cosmetics, watches, bags, perfume, accessories, sunglasses, wine, mobile phones and so on. Meilan Airport hotel has 996 guest rooms it provides personalized rooms, which is the largest single airport hotel in China.

In the future, Meilan Airport will be dedicated to establishing itself as a regional aviation hub catering to the demands from the areas of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and providing convenient air transport services that align with the construction of Hainan Free Trade Port. Meilan Airport will persist in broadening and optimizing the airline network, aiming for comprehensive coverage of domestic passenger air routes to provincial capital airports, operations with fixed schedules of flights in key cities, and significantly enhanced accessibility of flights to medium and small cities during the 14th Five-Year Plan period. Furthermore, the Airport will accelerate the expansion of the international aviation market, fully leveraging the benefits of open traffic rights to improve the structure of the international route network, and concurrently continue to develop transit routes and improve the level of transit convenience. Additionally, Meilan Airport will focus on optimizing customs clearance efficiency, enhancing the convenience of customs clearance services, and fully unlocking the potential of international freight ports. The Airport will also strive to improve and perfect the construction of integrated transport supporting facilities, explore the commercial prospects of the Airport, and expedite the development of regional international airport hubs.

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Phase II project of Meilan International Airport, as a major landmark project for the construction of Hainan Free Trade Port, aims at building an airport with characteristics of “safety, environmental protection, intelligence and culture”. The airspace, with the design class of 4F, is of the highest grade in China civil aviation at present, which could meet the take-off and landing requirements of A380, the largest civil airliner in the world. The building of Terminal T2 adopts a compact and concise structure, with an area about twice that of the building of Terminal T1, which can provide more convenient and efficient services for passengers.

“Larger”-- The area of Terminal 2 is about twice that of Terminal I.

Terminal II covers an area of about 300,000 square meters, which is about twice that of Terminal I. It is 550 m away from Terminal I in a straight line, and is mainly composed of the central main building and four fingerpiers. Terminal II is arranged with 5 check-in islands, 110 check-in counters, 41 self-service check-in, 5 sets of self-service baggage check-in equipment and 46 security check channels.


T2 Terminal has a commercial area of 23,000 square meters, which is divided into dutiable zone and duty-free zone, in order to enrich passengers’ life in waiting time. Among them, tax-free zone is the first airport-based offshore duty-free shop in China, in which more than 500 international brands have been introduced. It adopts “pick-up-after-buy” mode, so that consumers may take their goods with them on plane after purchasing.

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“Faster” -- It takes only 5.5 minutes to walk from the security checkpoint to the most distal boarding gate.

The building of Terminal II of Meilan International Airport adopts a compact and concise structure, so that from the perspective of passengers, the check-in hall and the fingerpiers are closely and efficiently combined with each other. It needs only 5.5 minutes for passengers to walk from the nearest security checkpoint to the most distal boarding gate.

Terminal II is arranged with 5 check-in islands, 41 self-service check-in points and 5 sets of self-service baggage check-in equipment. Each self-service check-in area is equipped with a temporary ID handling terminal, and the handling procedure of temporary check-in certificate can be completed in 2 minutes.

The Phase II project of Meilan International Airport also adopts the advanced DCV high-speed pallet baggage sorting system, with the intelligent system of which not only can the baggage be distributed correspondingly to the flights accurately, but also the optimal transmission route can be selected according to the current baggage traffic condition and flight urgency. It only takes 5 minutes to deliver the baggage to the baggage transportation area after completion of baggage check-in procedure.

In the intelligent passenger check channel, millimeter-wave security scanner can effectively detect metal and nonmetal suspicious objects within 5-10 seconds. Additionally, the Phase II project of Meilan is also equipped with an intelligent security check basket returning system, which can automatically send the empty baskets used by passengers from the back end to the front end, reducing the waiting time of passengers for luggage baskets and reducing the work intensity of security inspectors.

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“More Considered” – Facilities such as five-hole socket and USB interface-available seat all show considerations in service.

The Terminal II of Meilan Phase II project is built with a landscaping area of 21,000 square meters, in which more than 50,000 ornamental plants are planted. It creates multiple “online celebrity punch-in spots”, such as the Meilan flower-blooming dome, the roof of the garden courtyard and the overhang business district, by integrating various Hainan cultural elements, including “overhang building, Li-nationality weaving cloth and boat house”. Passengers here are all welcomed by the natural beauty and humanistic beauty of Hainan.

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In response to the demand of passengers to keep sufficient power supply for their mobile phones, laptops and other electronic devices, the Terminal II of Meilan International Airport provides 4,900 seats with USB interfaces and five-hole sockets in the waiting area.

In addition, the Phase II project of Meilan International Airport also arranges two visual video inquiry terminals respectively in Gate 3 of departure hall and at the entrance from high-speed railway station to Terminal II, in order to realize the functions such as real-time consultation and self-service inquiry of flights, thus to greatly improve the efficiency of passenger inquiry service. In the special passenger service area, the airport makes the travel easier for the special passengers such as the elderly, those in wheelchair and unaccompanied minor; through handling the application for special assistance and providing boarding pass printing and full-process baggage check-in services.