Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) Airport
Shanghai Hongqiao SHA Airport Overview
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport SHA covers an area of 26 square kilometers. As China's fourth busiest Airport, it is one of two Shanghai Airports It goes back to the original Shanghai airport, started over 80 years ago. As passenger traffic grew, a second airport was built - the Pudong Airport (40 km from Shanghai). The two airports mainly differ in that Pudong has taken over the bulk of the international flights, while Hongquiao, closer to the city, concentrated mostly on domestic flights. However, Hongqiao, after extensive renovation, has become one of the four busiest Airports in China and now includes some international flights. In 2011 Skytrax conveyed upon the Airport the 'Most Improved Airport in the World' award, due to its recent expansion projects. It also received a 4-star ranking.
SHA Airport is located in Puxi, Changning District, and is 13 km west of downtown Shanghai, in Central-East China, situated close to the China Sea. Speedy accesss is now available via the expanded Metro train lines 2 & 10 (Line 10 serves both Terminals and interchanges with Line 2 at Terminal 2). The Airport is truly an integrated transport hub for shuttle and long-distance buses, the Metro, and connection to the Bullet train.
With two very long runways and 33 million passengers served, Hongqiao International is hub for China Eastern, Shanghai Airlines & Spring Air, and is served by domestic, Korean & Japanese airlines, offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
The passenger complex at Hongqiao International Airport consists of two passenger terminals - T1 & T2. Terminal-to-Terminal connection is by free shuttle bus service, as well as by the subway lines 2 & 10. (The Shanghai Hongqiao railway station is adjacent to Terminal 2).
Shanghai Hongqiao SHA Airport Update History
- SHA Airports - Oct 26, 2013
- SHA Airport Intro - Oct 17, 2013
- SHA Buses & Trains - Oct 17, 2013
- SHA Parking On site - Oct 17, 2013
- SHA Main Terminals - Jul 11, 2013