Shanghai Pudong International Airport is the leading international airport in China serving the commercial hub of Shanghai. The city's other major airport, Hongqiao only serves domestic flights. Located about 30 kilometres east of the city centre, Shanghai Pudong Airport is operated by the Shanghai Airport Authority
The airport is the main hub for China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines and a major international hub for Air China.
Pudong Airport has two main passenger terminals, flanked on both sides by three parallel runways. A third passenger terminal is planned for 2015, in addition to a satellite terminal and two additional runways, raising its annual capacity from 60 million passengers to 80 million, along with the ability to handle six million tonnes of freight.
Pudong Airport is a fast-growing hub for both passenger and cargo traffic. With 3,227,914 metric tonnes handled in 2010, the airport is the world's third biggest airport by cargo traffic.
There are many shopping outlets in terminal 1 featuring the latest brands and consumer products. Terminal 2 is comparable with Anna Sui and Chanel being some of the available brands.
The airport has corridor shopping and dining. Corridor dining features fast food eateries for a grab-and-go meal. However, restaurants serving Chinese and Western food as well as fast food are available at Terminal 1 while Terminal 2 also has restaurants serving Japanese and Korean food for those craving kimchi and udon.
Post offices, banks, ATMs, vending machines and photo kiosks line the terminals.
As one of the busiest airports in the world, Pudong Airport gathers passengers from all over the world. It is a good place for cultural exhibitions and indeed, since the Shanghai Expo, Shanghai Pudong Airport has begun holding large-scale cultural activities.
There are several hotels within the airport’s vicinity and these include the Ramada Pudong, the QUBE Pudong and the Bund Changning. Ramada Pudong Airport Hotel is located near the airport terminal. The hotel provides frequent free shuttle bus services to and from Pudong airport.
The QUBE Pudong Airport Hotel is located within 15 minutes driving distance from Pudong airport. The hotel offers comfortable accommodation and provides a free shuttle bus to and from Pudong airport. The QUBE Pudong Airport Hotel is the perfect place to stay on a stopover near Pudong airport.
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