Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)
History, Facts and Overview
A relatively new addition to the airports scene in the Republic of China, Shanghai's Pudong Airport opened towards to the end of 1999, at the cost of around $400 million, being built as a part replacement to nearby Hongqiao International Airport. Pudong Airport immediately took control of all international flights and just over five years later, a new second runway was added.
In 2007, a third runway and additional terminal was added, meaning that the overall capacity of Pudong Airport has been greatly increased.
Shanghai is being visited by more and more people every year, both businessmen and tourists, and so expansion plans are afoot to add a further terminal, more runways and extra facilities. It is hoped that in the near future, Shanghai Pudong Airport will be able to serve more than 50 million passengers every year.
The main departures areas at the airport contain a selection of shops and places to eat. For the best selection of shops, head to the mall on the third floor, while for dining in Shanghai Pudong Airport, the Greeting Halls offer the most popular options, serving a range of cuisines.