Jinjiang Airport (Fujian) China
I was fortunate enough to get the chance to guide our inaugural Least Visited Countries Tour, with my initial flight to Papua New Guinea departing from Manila, a place I often go. Usually, I would take the HKIA (Hong Kong International Airport) route, but alas I left it to the last minute, and flights were horrendously expensive. I had to find a quick and cheap alternative, which led me to Jinjiang in Fujian province, a mere 4-hour fast train from Shenzhen.
Can you transit Jinjiang Airport (Fujian) China? Is there a transit area at Jinjiang Airport (Fujian) China?
I never got to test it out as this is a damned small airport, but China does allow a 72-hour transit visa for most major passports.
What are the facilities like at Jinjiang Airport (Fujian) China?
One coffee shop, one regular shop (which also sold toys), and a duty free shop that was stocked fairly well. But overall, one could say quite lacking in this department.
What are the restaurants like at Jinjiang Airport (Fujian) China?
There is exactly one coffee shop that looked like it might also sell food but seemed expensive and of poor quality.
The toy shop also sold the kind of Chinese snacks that are best avoided.
Is there free internet at Jinjiang Airport (Fujian) China?
Apparently, there were two free internet portals, but I could get neither to work. On both, you would need a working phone, and/or a Wechat account.
Are there power points at Jinjiang Airport (Fujian) China? Can I charge my phone at Jinjiang Airport (Fujian) China?
A rare score for Jinjiang Airport (Fujian) China as they have multiple phone charging points, USB charging points, and plug sockets for laptops etc, split relatively evenly throughout the gates.
Can you smoke at Jinjiang Airport (Fujian) China?
Early signs were bad, as it was not sign posted, but there is a smoking area with Chinese style lighters, and an open door at the far end of the airport. With it being so small, it did not matter what gate you were at.
Review of Jinjiang Airport (Fujian) China
Jinjiang Airport (Fujian) China isn’t the worst airport I have ever been to, but I will not be rushing anytime soon to come back here.
That being said with them offering regular, and it seems cheap 2-hour flights to Manila, and its proximity to Shenzhen (being connected to Shenzhen North Railway Station), it does make a valid alternative if your other Manila flight options are down.
We award Jinjiang Airport (Fujian) China 2.5/5 Travel Stars!