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Shanghai Pudong International Airport

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Shanghai Pudong International Airport (Exterior) September 2004

Pudong International Airport (Chinese: 浦东国际机场 pinyin: Pǔdōng Guj Jīchng) is an airport located in the eastern part of Pudong district of Shanghai, People's Republic of China. Its IATA Airport Code is PVG and its ICAO Airport Code is ZSPD.

The airport opened on October 1, 1999, replacing Hongqiao Airport as Shanghai's international airport and taking over all of its international flights (including flights to Hong Kong and Macau). A second runway was opened on March 17, 2005. A second terminal is under construction and scheduled for completion by 2007. The long-term plan calls for a total of four terminals and four runways, for a final capacity of 80 million passengers per year.

Transrapid (a German maglev company, which has a test track in Emsland, Germany), constructed the first operational maglev railway in the world, from Shanghai, to the Pudong International Airport. It was inaugurated in 2002. It has a peak speed of 430 km/h and a track length of 30 km.

The airport was largely funded by a $40 billion grant from Japan. In 2004, the airport handled nearly 500 flights per day, carrying more than 35 million passengers.

Airlines

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Shanghai Pudong International Airport (Interior) September 2004

China Eastern Airlines' main hub is located at Pudong. Other airlines include:

External link

ja:上海浦東国際空港 zh:上海浦东国际机场

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