Few cities in the world evoke so much history, excess, glamour, mystique and exotic promise in name alone, as Shanghai does.
Originally, Shanghai was a small fishing village. Today, it has grown to become China’s business and financial centre, while being one of the most active ports in China.
Shanghai is an amazing mix of architectural styles. The Bund buildings of the 1930s, the modern skyscrapers of Pudong, the European residences of the former French concession and the traditional Chinese houses in the old city coexist. It can be said that in Shanghai, several worlds coexist and the discovery of this city offers many surprises. Let Shanghai amaze you !
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Shanghai has two international airports : Pudong International Airport (IATA PVG) and Hongqiao International Airport (IATA SHA).
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 km2. 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.