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Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) Airport

Shanghai Hongqiao SHA Airport Overview

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport SHA serves the greater area of the City of Shanghai in Central-East China, covering an area of 26 square kilometers. As China's fourth busiest Airport, it is one of two Shanghai Airports (the other being Pudong). 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.  Hongqiao markets itself as 'most user-friendly airport in China'.
Hongqiao Airport 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 also includes some international flights.

NOTE: both Hongqiao & Puding can be reached by the same hotline: 96990

SHA Airport is located in Puxi, Changning District, and is 13 km west of downtown Shanghai, situated close to the China Sea. .  The Airport is truly an integrated transport hub for shuttle and long-distance buses, the Metro, and connection to the Bullet train.  Speedy accesss to/from the Airport  is available via the expanded Metro train lines 2 & 10 (Line 10 serves both Terminals and interchanges with Line 2 at Terminal 2).

With two very long runways and an average of 33 million passengers per annum, 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.

Hongqiao International Airport has two passenger terminals - T1 & T2. 

Present and future Airport developments:  It was just announced that an 800-km rail network - with a rapid rail system to connect both Pudong & Hongqiao - is planned for 'the next decade'.  



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