Shanghai Attractions: Pudong International Airport
Pudong International Airport 上海浦東國際機場
Shanghai's Pudong International Airport is one of Asia's largest and busiest airports with some 17 million passengers in 2006 rising to over 40 million passengers in 2010, making Pudong International Airport the third busiest airport in China.
The airport was built with a $400 million grant from the government of Japan and opened in 1999.
Shanghai's Pudong International Airport has flights to cities around the world and is a hub for local carriers China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines.
A second terminal opened prior to the Beijing Olympic Games, in August 2008.
Pudong International replaced Hongqiao International Airport as Shanghai's main airport for overseas flights. The latter, which could not expand any further, is now used primarily for flights within China.
Because of the tremendous growth of the Chinese economy, Pudong has seen large rises in the numbers of passengers. It may in the near future have more traffic than similar airports in the region, such as Tokyo's Narita and Seoul's Incheon.
Shopping is a bit limited at Pudong. In the center of the terminal is a row of enclosed shops with the standard duty-free options plus free WiFi.
Pudong International Airport Access
From central Shanghai, take Line 2 of the Metro to Long Yang Road Station. There you can take the Maglev airport express to the airport terminal.
Pudong International Airport, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 201202, China. Number of Terminals: 1.
Telephone: (0)21 6834 1000; Fax: (0)21 6834 2735.
Pudong International Airport Video
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