Xi'an Xianyang International Airport...report

A little bit of a different set up for international departures from this airport (presently they depart from terminal 2)There are only 4 to 6 international flight departures from XIY- terminal 2/day....so I was told by an attendant. They will only open the international departures section 90 minutes before the flight....

First you go through customs, then you check-in your bags , then you go through security. There is no food in the international departure area, but they do have duty-free, drinking water dispensers and a smoking lounge.The washroom was filthy and there was no toilet paper in the stalls or anywhere else for that matter.If you arrive at the airport well ahead of your flight ,head to Terminal 3, where you can find some quieter seating and lots of cheap food options and cleaner bathrooms. Also the currency exchange is only before entering the international departures area and have a 60 yuan commission on all transactions.