Shanghai Pudong International Airport is a major aviation hub in Asia, particularly in the East Asian region, and is the primary international airport serving Shanghai of the People's Republic of China. Located about 30 kilometres (19 miles) from the city centre, it occupies a 40 square kilometres (15 square miles) site adjacent to the coastline in the eastern edge of Pudong district within the boundaries of the Shanghai Municipality.
The airport is the main hub for China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines, and a major international hub for Air China. Pudong airport is organised around two main passenger terminals, flanked on both sides by three parallel runways. Current airport masterplans call for the building of a third passenger terminal, a satellite terminal and two additional runways by 2015, raising its capacity from the current 60 million passengers annually to 80 million, along with the ability to handle six million tonnes of air freight. A station for the Shanghai Maglev Train is sited between the passenger terminals, providing the world's first commercial high-speed maglev service to downtown Pudong in 7 minutes and 20 seconds. The airport is open 24 hours, one of only a few Chinese airports to be so.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport is a major hub for cargo traffic in the world. With 2,539,284 metric tonnes handled in 2009, the airport is the 3rd busiest airport in the world in terms of freight traffic. A total of 31.9 million passengers passed through the airport in 2009, making the airport the 3rd busiest in mainland China. However, it handles more international passengers than Beijing Capital International Airport currently the busiest Chinese airport in terms of total passengers handled, with 17,518,790 international passengers handled in 2007, a 9.0% increase over the previous year.
Facts about flying to Shanghai Pu Dong
It takes approximately 12 hours 20 minutes to fly to Shanghai Pu Dong from the UK.
The IATA airport code for Shanghai Pu Dong Airport is PVG. This will appear on your ticket.
The average temperature of Shanghai Pu Dong in May is 21°C.
Airlines that fly to Shanghai Pu Dong include Emirates, British Airways, Air France, Virgin Atlantic, Qantas, KLM, AA - and you can book them all at discounted prices with us.
For the cheapest flights to Shanghai Pu Dong, try departing on a Saturday.