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Qingdao Airport (TAO) Information

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Qingdao International Airport

Where is Qingdao Airport?  

Home of the world's longest sea bridge (the Qingdao Haiwan Bridge links urban Qingdao with the Huangdao district, straddling the Jiaozhou Bay), Qingdao is a major port, naval base and industrial centre. Yet, lying on the shore of Jiaozhou Bay, looking out to the Yellow Sea, Qingdao is considered one of China's most beautiful cities.

One of China's most livable cities, Qingdao is both orderly and relatively clean. Some have even called Qingdao City an up and coming wanna-be Singapore. This is not your typical Chinese city. In Qingdao, you can buy Bratwurst on the street (a favourite from long-ago German colonization), but you can't ride a bicycle (they are forbidden). All considered, Qingdao is an ideal destination if you want your trip to China to include a change of pace and some seaside fun.

Qingdao Liuting International Airport (IATA: TAO, ICAO: ZSQD), also known as Liuting Airport, Tsingtao Airport, or simply Qingdao Airport, is the main airport serving the city of Qingdao, in Shandong Province, in the People's Republic of China. 

In 2014, Qingdao Airport served 16,411,789 passengers, making it in the top 20 busiest airports in China.

The city's new Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport is under construction in Jiaodong, Jiaozhou, 39 kilometres (24 miles) from the central Qingdao. When complete, Qingdao Jiaodong Airport will replace Qingdao Liuting Airport as the city's main airport.

Airlines serving Qingdao Airport include Air China, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern (focus city), Japan Airlines, Korean Air and Shandong (focus city). 

Qingdao Airport serves destinations throughout China, as well as international destinations in Asia, including Hong Kong, Osaka, Seoul, Taipei and Tokyo. 

Your best bet for a Qingdao Airport transfer is the shuttle. Details on all options are included in this guide.

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 Other Items of Interest at Qingdao Airport

TAO Qingdao International Airport has information desks available:

  • Domestic Information Desk is located at Area C in the Departure Hall on the second floor of Terminal 1, opposite to Gate 3.
  • International Information Desk is located in the central area of the Departure Hall on the second floor of Terminal 2, opposite to Gate 5.
  • Information Desk for Shandong Airlines is located at Area A in the Departure Hall on the second floor of Terminal 1, opposite to Gate 1.
  • Information Desk for China Eastern Airlines is located in the central area of the Departure Hall on the second floor of Terminal 2, opposite to Gate 4.
Other services at Qingdao Airport include:

  • Business Centre is located near the Security Checkpoint in the Domestic Departure Hall on the second floor
  • Visible Multimedia Telephone Sets are located at some entrances of the Terminal and near boarding gates in the Departure Lounge; each telephone set has a special panel for you to receive or send emails and obtain information.

  • Battery chargers ffor cell phones, laptops and other electronics are available near every boarding gate and the entrances of the Departure Lounge.
  • Left luggage services near Gate 3 on the second floor;  you may rent electronic code cases or cargo shelves to keep your baggage in complete security (flight ticket and valid ID card are required)

Additional Qingdao Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.

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Last Updated: 28 Apr 2024