Don’t worry if you plan to visit airport at late night or early morning, check the list of cafes running for 24 hours

cafe 24hours

Traveling is always joyful despite the departure time. But, it feels different when it comes out to be at late night or early morning. That is where people start to worry about how to get to the airport.

From ‘On-time type who takes night bus to get there right on time’, or

‘Sleep-tight type who is going to ensure quality sleep at hotel nearby’

,and to ‘Sleeping-out type who doesn’t have a car or person to take them to the airport’

There could be variety of ways.

The people who are not sure of waking up at dawn or have bad circumstances choose to wait for their departure at the airport, after getting there with bus or subway on the night before.

Even at the quiet dawn, Incheon Airport is very busy. Being at the top of the World Airport Service Assessment for 12 years in a row, Incheon airport is very devoted to operate various facilities and services for the convenience and enjoyment of passengers.

Especially, the food and beverage store is where waiting at the airport is turned into a greater joy. Even a simple cup of coffee tastes different at the airport! That is the reason Incheon Airport prepare various kinds of F&B shops from Terminal 1 and Concourse to Terminal 2.

“But… Don’t most of airport stores close at 10 pm?”

It’s a question that any passenger who enjoys using Incheon Airport can have. Yes! To provide better services to the passengers, most of food and beverage stores at Incheon Airport close between 10 pm and midnight.

But! Incheon Airport must not miss the convenience of passengers who fly early at dawn, right? Never worry, for there are many ’24hours Cafes’ around where you could enjoy hot coffee and desserts. If using airport lounge feels burdensome, a 24hours Cafe is a great choice to take care of slight hunger.

"I'm the coolest one around here!"

List of 24 hours cafes at Incheon Airport by area

(As of January 2020)

Terminal 1 

Terminal 1 1F
Terminal 1 3F

Concourse 

Concourse

Terminal 2 

Terminal 2 3F
Terminal 2 4F

Although they run for 24 hours, they still need a little break for better services. Some of the cafes are not available during the break time, so check out before the visit.

Check out Incheon Airport website for more details of the stores!

Link of food and beverage store inforamtion ▶ https://www.airport.kr/ap/ko/shp/getFoodInfoMain.do

It was the introduction of ’24 hours Cafes’ of the Incheon Airport. Now Incheon Airport at dawn is not so fearful, right? How about visiting a 24 hours cafe, if you are taking flight at dawn?

Please leave comments if you have your own ways of spending time in the airport at dawn.:)

Low carbon and eco-friendly travel starts at the airport before your flight departure

Low carbon and eco-friendly travel starts at the airport before your flight departure

Hello, Everyone. Incheon Airport is the place you must visit if you plan to go travel or business trip oversea!

Did you know that all of you have already experienced low carbon · eco-friendly activities on your way to the airport and during journey before your departure?

Incheon Airport is currently providing chance to experience low carbon · eco-friendly activity to passengers through eco-friendly facilities and environment.

Today is the story about experiences that Incheon Airport has provided!

Let’s go to Incheon Airport by eco-friendly transportation!

Carbon emission could be reduced by using eco-friendly transportation such as electric vehicle, hybrid automobile, and hydrogen fuel cell bus, etc. Using these eco-friendly transportation on the way to the airport contributes to low carbon · eco-friendly activity.

Incheon Airport is planning to gradually change vehicles and shuttles in airport into hydrogen fuel cell vehicle(HFCV)

Magnetic levitation train
Magnetic levitation train

Besides, Incheon Airport operates a magnetic levitation train for the convenience of passengers. Thanks to the environment-friendly characteristics of low noise, non-vibration and no-dust, Incheon Airport magnetic levitation train, which is first commercialized in Korea, provides another eco-friendly experience to the passengers.

Right after the arrival to Incheon Airport, beautiful natural scenery seizes your sight!

On your arrival to Incheon Airport, you could meet beautiful scenery!

People who visit Terminal 1 could enjoy view of Haneul Park with seasonal flower gardens such as rape flowers and cosmos, around the avenue. Haneul Park, decorated with beautiful flowers, is becoming a popular place to visit for many people especially in spring and fall to enjoy the airport and nature at the same time.

Haneul Park
Haneul Park

People who visit Terminal 2 could see Rock Garden located around the Cargo Terminal area. Rock Garden is a beautiful place decorated by silver grass and creates an island-like scenery of the west coast by using stone mountain. Rock Garden has been awarded of grand prize in Ecological Sector of Korea’s Landscape Culture Awards organized by the Ministry of Environment.

Rock Garden
Rock Garden

Eco-friendly Incheon Airport Terminal 2!

After entering duty-free area of Incheon Airport Terminal 2, a dense forest greets people.

While appreciating great natural scenery of Terminal 2, a single thought might come up to people’s mind.

Wouldn’t it take a lot of energy to run this place around the clock?

The answer is NO! Incheon Airport was constructed through external design that minimizes energy loss, and has introduced renewable energy facilities such as solar and geothermal power generator to save energy. Due to that, Incheon Airport improved its energy efficiency by 40%!

It is a good chance to experience renewable energy environment, which is upcoming in near future, in the Incheon Airport

Solar power generation facility: Total 13 plants and 5,832kW scale of solar power generation facility is being operated by utilizing roof tops and unused area of Incheon Airport. Through this 3,472tCO2 of green house gas is being reduced annually and 43MW scale solar power generation facility is planned to be introduced by 2023.

Fuel Cell power plant: To ensure the stability of heat supply to major facilities at Incheon Airport, a project to build a 40MW fuel cell power plant in an area adjacent to the airport’s cogeneration plant is being pushed ahead.

Geothermal power generation facility: A method that can be used for heating and cooling using ground and underground heat or temperature difference. Incheon Airport is being supplied of 5,752,682kWh energy annually by installing and operating total seven plants and 8,195kW scale geothermal power generation facility in Terminal 2 and Government Agency Building 2.

The beginning of the excitement, waiting to board

After checking in, outside the window, an aircraft that will carry people shows its presence at Incheon Airport’s mooring. Passengers who have seen this could not hide their excitement.

To repay the excitement, Incheon Airport operates an efficient system to get on the plane quickly. It is the A-CDM(Airport Collaborative Decision Making)! By reducing the waiting time for aircraft with this system, Incheon Airport can save fuel and significantly improve carbon emissions.

A system that shares information on the flight time of aircraft separately managed by airport operators, airlines, handling companies, ground controls, and air control. Through this system that allows prediction of aircraft operating hours in advance and joint response to traffic flows, waiting time could be hugely reduced.

It is not the end. Incheon Airport operates a PC-Air (Preconditioned-Air Supply), which supplies air conditioning and heating directly to the aircraft to ensure the temperature inside stays at a comfortable level! This device reduces fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, by minimizing aircraft engine operation.

Preconditioned-Air for the aircraft

From your way to the airport to your departure! How was your experience of low carbon · eco-friendly world through Incheon Airport? Aren’t you proud of low carbon · eco-friendly world embodied in Incheon Airport?

In the future, Incheon Airport plans to gradually expand the proportion of eco-friendly energy to replace 20 percent of the airport’s total energy use with renewable energy by 2030!

With these investments in eco-friendly facilities and energy saving activities, Incheon Airport will keep on working hard to become a world-leading low carbon · eco-friendly airport! Thank you.

Who is loading my baggage to my flight?

Who is loading my baggage to my flight?

Hello, everyone!

Most of you must have wondered, at least once, how your baggage has been safely loaded to the plane after the check-in.

Today let’s look closer to the journey that the baggage goes through until it gets safely to the plane!

Passenger’s baggage is transported to their destination by Baggage Handling System(BHS) in Incheon Airport.

BHS: Baggage Handling System

Scale of Incheon Airport’s Baggage Handling Facility is about 130km long, which is longer than the distance between Incheon Airport and Sejong City, or between Seoul and Daejeon!

Size of the facility is huge as well. Area of the BHS is 53 times larger than Seoul World Cup Stadium, 375,610m2!

Scale of Incheon Airport's Baggage Handling Facility

While handling huge scale of over 100,000 baggage, Incheon Airport has great accuracy by only letting two out 1 million baggage to be late.

BHS of Incheon Airport could be described as the blood vessel throughout the body of airport. This vessel like BHS of Incheon Airport sends the baggage to their aircraft in a very short time, averaging 22 minutes at a speed of 7m/sec by adopting High Speed Tray System for the first time in Korea, and it also transport baggage very accurately to their destination by using Radio Frequency Identification Tray.

Would you like to feel the speed of High Speed Tray System?

As BHS is the one of the core facility of the airport, the competition for dominance is accelerating among the major airports all around the world. So BHS is being continuously developed, and variety of advanced technologies are adopted to it.

BHS: Baggage Handling System

Incheon Airport is always trying hard to provide convenient airport services to passengers by applying smart technologies to enhance BHS. Thank you.

Have a happy New Year with the news of 2019 Incheon Airport’s social contribution activities!

social contribution activities

Hello, everyone.

Incheon Airport has been striving for various social contribution activities based on social value, ‘Connecting people to airport’.

Incheon Airport is trying hard to make a better tomorrow in various fields such as job creation, supporting socially vulnerable, win-win cooperation, and education.

Incheon Airport delivering warm message to the society!

Let’s find out what kinds of activities delivered warm message in 2019.

Share warm message with others! Incheon Airport’s supporting activities to socially vulnerable.

Incheon Airport is constantly running services to aid lives of people in Incheon

Consoling social welfare organizations on Lunar New Year (left) / Sharing event of agricultural products from Incheon (right)
Consoling social welfare organizations on Lunar New Year (left) / Sharing event of agricultural products from Incheon (right)

On last Lunar New Year, Incheon Airport visited social welfare organizations to deliver items, and also sponsored two social welfare organizations and 500 households by hosting sharing event of agricultural products from Incheon, on Korean Thanksgiving Day.

Donation ceremony of briquettes (left) / Kimchi sharing volunteer work (right)
Donation ceremony of briquettes (left) / Kimchi sharing volunteer work (right)

And furthermore, Incheon Airport donated 20,000 briquettes to about 100 low-income households in Incheon, so that they stay in warm house during winter, and gave away 17,000kg of Kimchi made by all employees to 1,200 alienated households and four social welfare organizations.

Besides these activities, Incheon Airport conducted various social contribution activities such as donating 200 million won to Gangwon-do who suffered from forest fire, social contribution activity for disabled people, donating walking aid to whom having hard time walking, and providing new life to Uzbekistani children suffering cardiac diseases. Please look forward to Incheon Airport creating social values with warm heart this year, too.

Good job! Job creation activities to make a better society

Incheon Airport is operating Incheon Airport job platform to create job with fine quality. There was a tangible outcome, matching 1,650 job seekers just three month after the establishment of the platform.

Actual-scene of operating Incheon Airport job platform
Actual-scene of operating Incheon Airport job platform

The programs conducted by job platforms are ‘Online recruitment center’, ‘Operation of job support center & hosting job fair’, and etc. Through these programs, Incheon Airport aims for creating about 50,000 new jobs by 2022, on top of about 60,000 jobs it already has.

Incheon Airport plans to lead the job quality improvement, too!

Incheon Airport will lead the diffusion of social values by being successful on both job creation and job quality improvement^^.

‘Win-win cooperation’ activities, ranging from local communities to global communities!

Incheon Airport operates win-win programs of mutual growth, ranging from local communities to foreign airports.

Win-win development with local communities

Incheon Airport’s win-win flee market, ‘Wing-wing Fair
Incheon Airport’s win-win flee market, ‘Wing-wing Fair

Last May, Incheon Airport hosted Incheon Airport’s win-win flee market, “Wing-wing Fair”, to provide various joyful attractions to passengers and local residents. About 170 small business owners participated and presented variety of things such as handmade shoes, handmade desserts, and products for children, etc! Some of the money from selling the items was donated to disabled groups, and apart from that, Incheon Airport donated separately to local vulnerable households:)

Actual-scene of 2019 Incheon Airport SKY FESTIVAL
Actual-scene of 2019 Incheon Airport SKY FESTIVAL

And on August 31st ~ September 1st, there was 2019 Incheon Airport SKY FESTIVAL. SKY FESTIVAL is a famous cultural festival of Korea, enjoyed by everyone including airport employees, passengers, and local residents! Being participated by small-medium enterprises, start-ups, social enterprises, local small business owners, and young artists, it is regarded as a cultural festival that leads development of airport industry & local economy:)

Incheon Airport donating to Hope Sharing Campaign
Incheon Airport donating to Hope Sharing Campaign

Last December, Incheon Airport led mutual development with local communities by donating 2 billion won to the community chest of Incheon’s ‘Hope Sharing Campaign’!

Moreover, Incheon Airport is conducting various social activities such as ‘Customized airport tour program’, inviting hearing-impaired to experience services and facilities for them, or considering the transportation vulnerable, etc.

Transferring management know-how to foreign airports

Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam being trained (left) / Management training of Tanzanian airport (right)
Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam being trained (left) / Management training of Tanzanian airport (right)

Since 2009, Incheon Airport is running training programs customized to developing countries as a global social contribution activity. This activity informs everyone Incheon Airport’s excellent management know-how, and contributes to foreign airports’ empowerment of their management.

Participants of Incheon Airport’s Vietnam value trip
Participants of Incheon Airport’s Vietnam value trip

From last July, Incheon Airport is running a value trip program based on “Fair Tourism” respecting local culture and economy! This year at Vietnam, Incheon Airport fulfilled various social values through constructing networks with socio-economic organizations, volunteering, and cultural experience.

So far was the story of Incheon Airports various social contribution activities.

Incheon Airport has been contributing to various social fields, ranging from local communities to global communities, and will be leading fulfillment of social value on upcoming year, too! Please look forward to it!

Happy New Year everyone! Thank you.

Incheon Airport provides clean forest with fresh air to children! “Clean Forest for Happy Children Campaign”

Clean Forest for Happy Children Campaign

Hello, everyone!

Have you had a nice end-of- the-year season?

Every year on December, there is a holiday that makes everyone happy and look forward to, it is ‘Christmas’!

Along with carols, colorfully decorated & beautiful Christmas trees can’t be left out to make a Christmas vibe.

But did you know that one of the kinds of the tree that is used to make Christmas trees is our native kind, Korean fir? Korean fir (registered as an ‘endangered species’ on IUCN) grows naturally in the barren environment on Mt. Halla and Mt. Jiri. But 70~80% of their habitats are damaged because of abnormal climate caused by global warming.

Korean fir

For this, Incheon Airport started a campaign to inform Korean fir’s crisis of extinction to the public and at the same time creating an environment where children, whom are very vulnerable to fine dust, can live along with trees. It is ‘Clean Forest for Happy Children Campaign’.

‘Clean Forest for Happy Children Campaign’ is a meaningful cultural event helping children grow safely and healthy against threatening environmental issue such as fine dust, and also contributing to protection of our endangered native tree by participation of the passengers.

A child who is taking picture in ‘Clean Forest for Happy Children Campaign'
A child who is taking picture in ‘Clean Forest for Happy Children Campaign'

And now, let’s look at the actual event scene of ‘Clean Forest for Happy Children Campaign’.

‘Clean Forest for Happy Children Campaign'

On last December 5th and 6th, ‘Clean Forest for Happy Children Campaign with Incheon Airport’ took place in Millennium Hall of Incheon Airport Terminal 1! On this event, there were activities such as class for making a mobile made of Korean fir, distribution of eco-friendly coffee, and a donation ceremony 🙂

class for making a mobile made of Korean fir

Children participating in class for making a mobile made of Korean fir as a part of ‘Clean Forest for Happy Children Campaign with Incheon Airport’
Children participating in class for making a mobile made of Korean fir as a part of ‘Clean Forest for Happy Children Campaign with Incheon Airport’

Class for making a mobile made of Korean fir is a program that children can have a chance to make a mobile themselves and decorate it with message that wishes for their healthy growth with trees! They conveyed their warm heart with messages such as ‘Dear my friend, let’s grow well like a fresh tree’, ‘I hope fresh air like white snow would always be with you’. Introduction of Korean fir and warm messages for children! It was meaningful time that gave us smile and happiness^^

Distribution of eco-friendly coffee

Besides Class for making a mobile made of Korean fir, there was free distribution of barrister’s hand drip coffee with beans from foreign eco-friendly coffee plantation, too.

It was great time of introducing the environment of coffee farms to passengers, and let them rethink about coffee.

Donation ceremony for creating an eco-friendly classroom

On the last day of campaign, there was a ‘donation ceremony for creating an eco-friendly classroom’. Ceremony was for Incheon Airport to donate Korean fir tree with the warm messages from the class of making a Korean fir mobile. And along with the tree, promise to provide air purifying indoor forest for children to Incheon Boramae Children’s Center which is a child shelter in Incheon.

Incheon Airport Corp.’s chief of the headquarters, Mr. Baek handing over Eco-friendly classroom forest composition signboard to director Lee from Incheon Boramae Children's Center at ‘Clean Forest for Happy Children Campaign with Incheon Airport’
Incheon Airport Corp.’s chief of the headquarters, Mr. Baek handing over Eco-friendly classroom forest composition signboard to director Lee from Incheon Boramae Children's Center at ‘Clean Forest for Happy Children Campaign with Incheon Airport’

It was a story about ‘Clean Forest for Happy Children Campaign’ event.

Due to the active and passionate participation of passengers, it was very meaningful time:)

On upcoming March, Incheon Airport is planning on planting Korean fir and setting up memorial stone with names of participants in ‘Baekdudaegan Mountain Range arboretum: Endangered species restoration forest’!

Incheon Airport wishes ‘Clean Forest for Happy Children Campaign’ become an opportunity for children to grow healthier through environmental issues such as fine dusts:) Thank you!

The Incheon Airport will lead the future growing together by warmly accompanying small & medium enterprises

warmly accompanying small & medium enterprises

Hello, this is Incheon Airport’s Blog!

Today, we would like to tell you a heartwarming story.

Incheon Airport is seeking win-win cooperation culture to enhance ‘Competitiveness and Sustainability of small & medium enterprises and traditional market owners’. Especially, we provide infrastructures to small & medium enterprises whom are hard to gather information and having huge risks on failure, so that they could enable commercialization of technology and securing achievements.

And furthermore, we provide expansion of markets to give chances to small & medium enterprises with remarkable technologies, and we are also engaged in various activities to establish a win-win cooperation culture & mutual growth environment.

Among those activities our finest achievement is the Incheon Airport’s mascot, ‘Air-Star’ guide robot!

 

* What is Incheon Airport’s Air-star?

It is Incheon Airport’s guide robot co-invented by Big enterprise(LG CNS) and Small enterprise(Pureun Technology)

Incheon Airport’s guide robot, Air-star
Incheon Airport’s guide robot, Air-star

And now we are going to find out how Incheon Airport developed together with small & medium enterprises this year, including the invention of the guide robot, Air-star.

Localization of Airport Technologies and Joint R&D with small & medium enterprises

Incheon Airport is developing local technology by performing joint R&D with small & medium enterprises. Among the technologies we succeeded on localizing, there are mainly ‘Airport Construction Standard Duration Estimating System’, ‘AC-GPS: Aircraft Ground Power Supply & PC-Air: Pre-Conditioned-Air’ and ‘Automatic Detection of Airport Debris (FOD)’.

AC-GPS: Aircraft Ground Power Supply (left) and PC-Air: Pre-Conditioned-Air (right)
AC-GPS: Aircraft Ground Power Supply (left) and PC-Air: Pre-Conditioned-Air (right)

Airport Construction Standard Duration Estimating System: System that estimates construction duration automatically.

AC-GPS: Aircraft Ground Power Supply: Device that supply electric power to the aircraft from the outside while the plane is waiting for passengers’ boarding

PC-Air: Pre-Conditioned-Air: Device that maintains in flight temperature to be on pleasant state while the plane is off-engine in the airport

Automatic Detection of Airport Debris (FOD): Automatic detection system that finds pieces of metal, rocks, or debris.

And also Incheon Airport is proceeding Joint R&Ds with small & medium enterprises, especially one on civil engineering and two on IT industry.

Thanks to Incheon Airport’s constant efforts, we could expect discounting effects on foreign currency expenses and exportation of domestic airport technologies. Our path with small & medium enterprises! Please continue to support us!

First in South Korea to host Airport Industry's New Technology Expo

Airport Industry’s New Technology Expo

Last July, Incheon Airport hosted Airport Industry’s New Technology Expo for the first time in South Korea. It was participated by over 700 people including 33 small & medium enterprises and authorities of civil engineering and construction in Airport Industry.

new technologies

On this exposition site, we presented brand new technologies based on the fourth industrial revolution such as ‘Structure coating methods using robot system’ and ‘Worker safety supervision system based on their location and environmental information’.

Airport Industry’s New Technology Exhibition Sky Expo

Incheon Airport annually held ‘Sky Festival’ event since 2004 to present the beauty of Korean culture and give thanks to our passengers and employees in the airport. The event is loved by many people by presenting K-P0P at the peak of its popularity and high quality classic concert at the same time.

Sky Festival

On our 16th anniversary, this year we presented one more brand new event on ‘Sky Festival’! It is a new technology experience center where you could experience the airport industry with your whole body, ‘Sky Expo’!

Sky Expo experience center

Sky Expo experience center is divided into three sections, first, ‘Small & medium enterprise zone’ where you could see their fourth industrial revolution products and experience AR/VR, next, ‘Start-up zone’ presenting start-ups by exchanging changepoints and lending carriers, and last, ‘Social enterprise zone’ that presents social enterprises that produce upcycling clothing or bags, etc.

We expect it would be a great time for participants to experience new technologies and products of small & medium enterprises personally.

Incheon Airport enhanced win-win cooperation and arranged place for mutual growth by holding ‘Sky Expo’! We will always try to keep on our effort of diffusing social value.

 

Promoting united start-up to form impartial economy

Hosting site of Incheon Airport’s travel agency start-up promotion support demo-day
Hosting site of Incheon Airport’s travel agency start-up promotion support demo-day

Another mutual growth activity performed by Incheon Airport is ‘Promotion of united start-ups’.

For this, we are promoting 45 start-ups in total, on three fields, travel agency, local, and socioeconomic groups. We are supporting start-ups in these three fields freely on various activities such as educating & consulting, funding, promoting, and pioneering foreign markets.

Running arrival hall duty shops as a place that creates social value.

This May, we reduced inconvenience of carrying duty frees during whole time of traveling by opening duty free shops in the arrival hall.

products in duty free shop in the arrival hall
products in duty free shop in the arrival hall of terminal 1 (left) / products in duty free shop in the arrival hall of terminal 2 (right)