Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG/ZSPD)

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Shanghai – everything you would expect from a city with a GDP of more than $300 billion in 2011. The Chinese Grand Prix celebrates it 10th anniversary next year.

Most large cities in China, Korea and Japan are within two hours, both the US and Europe can be reached in 10 hours. You will almost be able to see them from the 632-meter Shanghai Tower – China's tallest building opens 2014.

  • Shanghai is China’s most important port city and large international financial, economic, trade and transportation centre
    • GDP in 2011: RMB 1,920 billion ($300 billion).
    • Economic value of import and export via Shanghai port equaled $812.3 billion in 2011.
  • By the end of 2011, companies from 151 countries have directly invested in almost 64,000 projects with the total contract amount of $1,200 billion.
  • 353 multinational regional headquarters, 240 investment companies, and 334 foreign R&D centers have settled in Shanghai.
  • Located in Yangtze River Delta, the most developed region in China with:
    • Land coverage: 1%
    • Population: 5.8%
    • GDP: 17.6%
    • Export value: 37.6%
  • Shanghai is the intersection of the east coastal economic belt and the Yangtze River economic belt. It takes about 10 hours to fly from Shanghai to Europe or the west coast of North America.
  • The following can be reached from Shanghai within two hours:
    • 80% of top 100 national big cities
    • 54% of Chinese territory
    • 90% of national population
    • 93% of national GDP producing area
    • Majority of Japan and South Korea’s territories

Marketing and other support

Services to Paris and Copenhagen are only two of the many recent launches. Two dozens of great route opportunities are still available.

  • Marketing support: Available to airlines operating scheduled flights between Shanghai and Africa with at least 12 months consecutive operation. Incentive will be enjoyed from the second year in the form of rebate.
  • Inaugural ceremony on new air route  will be supported by the airport
  • Tailored reportage in airport magazine

Rewards Policy

First 6 months Month 7-12 Second year
Landing fee 50% off 25% off
Landing fee surcharges free free 50% off

Catchment Area

23 million people make Shanghai the world's largest city proper. Prosperous already in the 1930s, the city achieved double-digit growth for all but two years since 1992.

  • 30 min catchment area: Pudong – New Area of Shanghai
  • 60 min catchment area: downtown Shanghai
  • 120 min catchment area: Suzhou, Kunshan, Wuxi, Hangzhou, Nantong

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

Shanghai's globalised producers offer more air freight opportunities than anywhere else in the world. But the city is also a renowned consumer – and host to Asia's biggest luxury goods show – Top Marques.

  • The radius of 300km from Shanghai covers 8 major industrial parks or hi-tech parks. Dominant industries such as pharmaceuticals, automobile, textile and hi-tech electronics highly rely on air transport.


Time from airport – eight minutes by 430km/h Maglev – the world's fastest commercial train journey.

Richard Rogers' Terminal 2 was commissioned in March 2008. Terminal 1, opened in 1999, will emerge reborn after refurbishment from 2012-14.

  • Pudong International Airport is located on the east of Shanghai 30km from downtown
  • The subway line 2 links PVG directly to CBD and downtown; the maglev and buses connect the airport with most of the city.
Choices for passengers Time to downtown
Subway (Line 2) 60 mins
Maglev 8 mins to Longyang road
Shuttle bus 45 mins
Taxi 40 mins

Infrastructure & Operations:

  • Runway:
    • 1st runway 4000/60m
    • 2nd runway 3800/60m
    • 3rd runway 3400/60m
  • Operating hours: 24 hours
  • Terminals:
    • T1 278,000m2
    • T2 485,500m2

Other relevant Infrastructure & Operations details:

  • Parking Stands: 218 (70 boarding bridges; 65 remote stands; 58 freight stands; 25 maintenances stands)
  • Check-in counters: 544
  • ILS: Cat Ⅱ

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

  • T1 will be under refurbishment from the end of 2012 to 2014.
  • Planning to build 2 satellite terminals S1 and S2 to facilitate passenger throughput of 80 million per year.

Vital statistics

2011 figures

  • Passenger numbers: 41.4 million
  • Freight: 3.1 million
  • Largest carrier: China Eastern
  • Movements: 344,086
  • The ratio of transfer passengers to the total: 7.72%, amongst which the proportion of 4 types of transferring services are:
    • I-D & D-I: 54.1%
    • I-I: 24.7%
    • D-D: 21.2%


Airport charges (业务收费 –中文版)

Airport charges (English)

Annual report