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Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Shanghai Pudong International Airport
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Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorShanghai Airport Authority
LocationPudong New Area
Elevation4 m (13 ft)

Shanghai Pudong International Airport

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Shanghai Pudong International Airport (SSE - 600009) ( ) is the primary international airport serving Shanghai, China, and a major aviation hub in Asia. The other major airport in Shanghai, Hongqiao, mainly serves domestic flights. Located about 30 km (18.6 mi) east of the city centre, Pudong Airport occupies a 40 km2 (15.4 sqmi) site adjacent to the coastline on the eastern edge of Pudong New Area of Shanghai.

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 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 busiest airport by cargo traffic. Pudong Airport also served a total of 40,578,621 passengers in 2010, making it the third busiest airport in mainland China and the 20th busiest in the world. Both passenger and cargo traffic grew by more than 27% in 2010. As China's busiest international airport, about half of Pudong's passenger traffic is international.

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