Shanghai has two international airports which are about 40 km apart: Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao International Airport.
Located in Pudong District in the coastal belt of Jiangzhen, Shiwan and Zhuqiao, about 30 km from Shanghai city center, Shanghai Pudong International Airport (IATA PVG) covers an area of 40 square kilometers. It averages some 560 flights daily, accounting for around 60 percent of all flights registered daily in Shanghai. It opens to the air traffic of 48 Chinese and foreign airlines, covering 73 international (regional) cities and 62 domestic cities. The Shanghai Maglev, the world's first commercialized maglev line, has a station at the airport and connects to Longyanglu Station on Shanghai Subway Line 2. A single trip on the line takes about eight minutes.
Located in the western suburbs of the city, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (IATA SHA) lies about 13 km from the city center. Before the construction of Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Hongqiao was China's busiest airport. Averaging some 540 flights daily, it mainly undertakes the functions of international airport connections and domestic departures and arrivals.
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Shanghai Pudong International Airport 上海浦东国际机场
Night view of Shanghai Pudong International Airport [Photo/IC]
Shanghai Pudong International Airport is a major Chinese international aviation hub. Located about 30 kilometers east of downtown Shanghai, Pudong Airport occupies an area measuring 40 square kilometers adjacent to the coastline of eastern Pudong New Area
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport 上海虹桥国际机场
Self-service machines are pictured at the T1 terminal of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai, China, 15 October 2018. [Photo/IC]
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is the other international aviation hub of Shanghai. It is located in Changning district, 13 kilometers west of downtown Shanghai, and is closer to the city center than Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Hongqiao Airport is mainly for domestic flights.