Shanghai Pudong International Airport is situated just east of the city centre on the coast of eastern Pudong in Shanghai, China. It is a renowned international aviation hotspot and ranks the highest in China. In addition, the Shanghai Pudong International Airport is the 13th busiest airport in the world.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport boasts leading numbers in both passenger and cargo transportation. The location primarily serves three airlines that include China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, and Air China. Two terminals are designed across four different runways making for efficient flight plans and increased passenger capacity. Seventy boarding bridges coupled with over 200 plane parking spots create additional utility for this massive aviation centre.
Transportation options to and from the Shanghai Pudong International Airport are plentiful and include the Maglev Train which routes to the Longyang Road Metro Station, a metro line that links to Longyang Road, Lujiazui, People's Square, and Hongqiao International Airport, and multiple airport buses.
The Shanghai Pudong International Airport was built to handle the growing travel demands overflowing from the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Construction cost over a billion dollars and spanned a period of two years from 1997 to 1999, with the most recent renovation completed in 2015.