Wed, 11 Nov 2015
at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport,
Xiamen has two major terminals used by travellers, named as Terminal 3 (for international flights and all Xiamen Airlines flights); Terminal 4 is for domestic flights within China. It is the quickest airport I have ever moved through for international arrivals but is notorious for departures being delayed because of lack of air space as it is one of the busiest airports in China due to its popularity for domestic tourism, especially in the golden holiday periods. The proximity to Taiwan also creates a heavy military base concentration and at times, the air space is closed for military purposes, not that anyone expects war to break out any more.