As the largest and most prosperous city in the nation, Shanghai is the economic, financial and cultural center of China . Shanghai boasts the best transportation systems in China . As a major port city and the largest city in Eastern China , this is the major hub for the eastern region. There are direct flights to many international cities from Shanghai . Shanghai is served by Pudong International Airport (PVG) and Hongqiao International Airport (SHA).
Pudong International Airport (PVG): This is the usual airport for overseas passengers. With an area of 40 square kilometers, Pudong International Airport is in the eastern part of shanghai. At present, it has the flight of 560 per day. There are 48 airliners home and abroad establishing connection with Pudong International Airport and the flying lines cover 73 international cities. There are flights directly to Los Angeles , New York , San Francisco , Seattle , Ankh, Rich, Fukuoka , Nagasaki , Nagoya , Osaka , Tokyo , Bangkok , Brussels , Frankfurt , Madrid , Paris , Singapore , Kasha, Rome and other big cities. Besides, there are also district ional flights from Shanghai to Hong Kong and Macaw.
Hongqiao International Airport (SHA): Hongqiao International Airport is located in the western of Shanghai , only several kilometers away from the city center. For domestic participants, it is convenient because it is adjacent to the center. For many years, it has always been an alternative name of Shanghai airport. Since 1996, Hongqiao International Airport has consecutively won the first prize among airport group with an annual passenger throughput of over eight million in the "Passengers Poll for Civil Aviation" activities organized by China 's civil aviation industry. The terminal of Hongqiao International Airport covers an area of 82,000 m2 , with 15 waiting halls, 18 VIP lounge and 15 luggage-conveying belts. Currently, Hongqiao International Airport accommodates an average of over 300 aircraft movements per day, and safe operation is better guaranteed.
There are regularly scheduled flights between Pudong International Airport and Hong Kong, Macau, Kuala Lumpur , Bangkok , Tokyo , Seoul , Osaka , Frankfurt, London , Singapore , Los Angeles and San Francisco etc.
The airlines include RAC, CLX, CRX, SHQ, NCA, PEC, UPS, Aeroflot-Russian Airline, Air Bridge(Cargo), Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air Hong Kong, Air India, Air Liberte(France), Air Macau, Air New Zealand, AirEuropa, Alitalia, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, CEBU PACIFIC, China Airlines, China Cargo Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Postal Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Chongqing Airlines, ELAL Israel Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Eva Airways, Far Eastern Air Transport, Fedex, Finn Air, Garuda Indonesia, Greatwall Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Dragon Airlines, Japan Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Kataer Airways, KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, LTU International Airway, Lufthansa-German Airlines, Malasia Airlines, Mandarin Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Polar Air Cargo, Qantas Airways, Royal Brunei Airlines, Royal Nepal Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Spring Airlines, Tezis (Russian Federation), Thai Airways International, TNT Airways S.A., Transavia Airways, Turkish Airlines, Uni Airways Corporation, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Viva Air, Volga-Dnepr Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Yangzi River Cargo etc.
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