Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is situated in the western outskirts of Shanghai, about 13 kilometers (about 8 miles) from downtown area and about 60 kilometers (about 37 miles) from Pudong International Airport.
The five-year US$2.2 billion Hongqiao Airport Expansion Project created a new 3,300 meter-long runway along with the terminal and will boost Hongqiao’s annual handling capacity by an estimated 40 million passengers and one million tons of cargo by 2015.
According to a 2010 Shanghai municipal government press statement, Hongqiao Airport’s Terminal 1 was straining under increasing passenger demands. “It had a designed capacity for 9.6 million passengers a year but handled more than 25 million last year,” the statement said.
Being the first civilian airport in Shanghai, Hongqiao International Airport is more than eighty years old. After a series of renovations it has become one of the three international air transit centers in China. 91 airlines currently fly from the airport to both domestic and international cities.
Terminal 2 – four times larger than the older Terminal 1 – will serve 11 domestic carriers and handle three-quarters of Hongqiao’s passenger traffic. Terminal 1 will offer a mix of domestic and international options including flights to Japan and South Korea.
In addition to the 80 check-in counters and 45 boarding gates, the new terminal also offers luxury shopping and a full range of restaurants. Food prices in restaurants and convenience stores like Family Mart match those found outside the airport.
Terminal 1 is comprised of Zone A and Zone B cover about 82,000 square meters (about 20.3 acres) with 15 waiting halls, 18 VIP lounges and 15 baggage transfer belts. Terminal 2 is completed and open into public use on March 16, 2010, which is a support to Shanghai Expo. After extension of Hongqiao Airport, in addition to a new terminal, there is a new runway of 3300 meters and a new set of assistant facilities. The newly built runway can handle the largest aircraft, including A380.
Since March 16, 2010, 11 airlines use the new terminal (T2) of Hongqiao Airport. They are: China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Air China, China Southern Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and Juneyao Airlines.
In T1, there are: Spring Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air and flights to Japan and Korea by Shanghai Airlines, China Eastern Airlines
For passengers with through boarding pass of connecting flights:
Walk to Transfer Hall – enter transfer area – Departure Hall – Boarding Gate
For passengers without through boarding pass:
Walk to Transfer Hall – enter transfer area – recheck-in at transfer counter – Departure Hall – Boarding Gate
For passengers who have to handle luggage by them self:
Get to 1F to claim luggage – transfer counter on 1F – recheck-in – up top 2F by escalator – Departure Hall by elevator – Boarding Gate
Transportation between Terminals
Hongqiao Airport has its runways in the middle and terminal buildings on two sides. It is a wast of time to walk from one to another if you go to the wrong terminal. There are free shuttle buses running between terminals. The shuttle bus runs every a few minutes and it takes 15 minutes between T1 and T2.
south side of Gate 6, Departure Hall, T1
north side of Gate 1, Arrival Hall, T2
Frequency: every 15 minutes, 5 minutes in peak hours
Transportation between Hongqiao Airport and Shanghai City Center
By Hongqiao Airport Shuttle Bus
Bus routes at T1: 925, 941, 938, 807, 806 and 941
Bus routes at T2: Shuniu Line 4, Shuniu Line 9, Airport Bus Line 1 and 941 at daytime; night lines are 316 and 320.
Special Notes: Passengers who get to T1 first by other modes of transportation can change to Bus 941 to T2.
The taxi fare from Hongqiao International Airport to People’s Square in the city center is approximately CNY60 and it takes about half an hour. A taxi from Hongqiao International Airport to Xujiahui, a bustling commercial area in Xuhui District, costs about CNY 40-50 and takes 20 minutes.
Exit of the Arrival Hall, T1
south side of Gate 4, Arrival Hall, T2
Special Notes: Not easy to get a taxi in peak hours.
The east extension project of Subway Line 2 connects Hongqiao Airport to the city center and further to Pudong Airport. Passengers can use this subway train (only available in T2) to Jing’an Temple, People’s Square, Nanjing East Road, Lujiazui, Longyang Road and Pudong International Airport directly from Hongqiao Airport. Subway station is in basement of the terminal building. Passengers have to get off at Guanglan Road Subway Station from a 8-car train and change to a 4-car train to go on to Pudong Airport.
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Shopping and Dining
T1: Stores are in Departures Hall, like A3, A4, A6 and A8 and Waiting Hall. Food halls are mainly distributed in in A4 and A5, Waiting Hall
T2: departure level (M2) and ticketing & check-in level (3F)
T1: near the Security Check in Domestic Departures Hall on 2F
on the right of Domestic Arrivals on 1F
T2: between Boarding Gate 47 and 48, M2 (Hours: 07:30-last flight)
beside the Transfer Area, 2F (Hours: 08:30-17:30)
besides the Luggage Locker, Arrivals Hall, 1F (Hours: 06:30-22:00)
You are provided computer, fax, copy, internet, telephone and other services.
T1: A5 Waiting Hall, Departures Hall
beside the Baggage Storage Area in Departures Hall
beside B 11 First-Class Cabin Lounge in Departures Hall
Business hours: 07:30-19:00, 07:00-18:30
T2: business triangle area in M2
Business hours: following the flights time
T1: smoking rooms in A5, A8, A9, B1 and B11, Waiting Hall in Departures Hall
T2: nearby Boarding Gates 21, 29, 47, 49, 68 and 72, Departure Hall, M2
Lounges for the old, the weak, the pregnant and the disabled.
T1: A5, B12 Waiting Hall, departures level
Opening hours: 07:00 – 18:00
First-class cabin lounge: 2F Waiting Halls, Opening hours: 08:30 – 18:00
T2: widely distributed on 1F, 2F, M2 and two on 3F
VIP Lounge: one opposite the Security Check on 3F
Room V1-3 next to Boarding Gate 24, M2
Room 4-6 next to the Information Desk on
Pram for babies: There is a service counter on M2 level. Pram is offered free of charge.
Shanghai Hongqiao Airport: 211-214 counters, Departures Hall
Arrivals Hall, Building B
Shanghai Airlines: Counters 202-206, Check-in Hall, Departures Hall
China Eastern Airlines: Counters 251-255, Check-in Hall, Departures Hall
China Southern Airlines: Counters 206, 261 and 266, Departures Hall
T2: Check-in & Ticketing Hall, 3F (China Eastern, Air China, Shanghai, China Southern, Shenzhen, Hainan, Xiamen, Shandong, Spring and Juneyao Airlines as well as Hongqiao Airport all have ticketing counters here.)
Air China: Counters 262 and 263, Departures Hall
China Southern Airlines: Counters 105-107, Departures Hall
Counters A01-A13 (Xiamen, Shandong, Hainan, Juneyao and Sichuan and Tianjin Airlines)
Counters A14-A21(China Air)
Counters B01-B18 (Shenzhen Airlines and Shanghai Airlines)
Counters C01-C18, D01-D10 (China Eastern Airlines)
Counters D11-D15 (China Southern Airlines)
Shanghai Airlines and China Eastern Airlines share the same check-in counters. They have totally 48 check-in counters and 28 check-in machines in Terminal 2. Passengers of the two airlines can handle check-in at any of those 48 counters.
Service counter can be found on M2. Battery cars make it easy to get around the T2 of Hongqiao Airport.
Left & Lost Luggage T1:
Lost & Found: Beside Gate 1, Arrivals Hall
Baggage Storage: beside Gate 5, Arrivals Hall
Gate 5, Departures Hall
T2: Left-luggage, Lost & Found services are in the same counters available in Arrivals Hall and E Island, East Traffic Center, 1F
Tel: 021-22381086 (Lost & Found); 021-22381085 (left-luggage)
Car type mini type Big-sized over sized Special type
The first hour CNY7 CNY8 CNY9 CNY10
From the second hour CNY5 (for each hour) CNY6(for each hour) CNY7(for each hour) CNY8(for each hour)
Note: If your car is parked for less than one hour, the fee is the same with that of one hour.
If your car is parked for more than eights but less than 24 hours, the fee is the same as that of eight hours. But if the parking time is over 24 hours, the fee will be recharged according to the form above.
There are two parking lots (P6 and P7) in East Traffic Center which is connected with T2.
Car type In first two hours 3-12 hours 13-24 hours (constantly) More than 24 hours
Mini type CNY10 per hour CNY5 per hour CNY60 in total follow again the previous charging
Big-sized Price doubled
Vehicles should run through the parking lots in T2, then reach the taxi parking area to pick up passengers in T2.
P6 and P7 are located in the south and north sides of East Traffic Center, only accessible by walking from each other. Apart from universal signs to figure out your parking space, the airport also appoint some images of animals and fruits as the indication to each parking areas.
P6 (Animals): Giraffes (2F), Elephant (M1), Kangaroo (1F), Zebra (BM1), Camel (B1)
P7 (Fruits): Orange (2F), Water melon (M1), Banana (1F), Grape (BM1), Pineapple (B1)
Official website of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport :
Planes that stop at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport Termanal 2
|Airline Company||Airline Code||Phone||Web||Flight|
|Hainan Airlines||HU||950718||HU7604, HU7206, HU7606, HU7208, HU7602, HU7376|
|Jixiang Airlines||HO||95520||HO1123,HO1195,HO1111,HO1121,HO1135,HO1159,HO1171,HO1119, HO1177, HO1209, HO1129, HO1235,HO1193,HO1125, HO1115,HO1215,HO1101, HO1127, HO1133, HO1137,HO1145|
|Shenzhen Airlines||ZH||400-88-95080||ZH9722, ZH9716, ZH9814, ZH9816, ZH9102, ZH9562|
|Air China||CA||4008-100-999||www.airchina.com.cn||CA1837, CA1858, CA3339, CA1590, CA1162, CA4668, CA4866, CA1832, CA4584, CA1502, CA1520, CA4662, CA1164, CA1558, CA3343, CA1518, CA1166, CA4666, CA1522, CA1534, CA1524|
|China Southern Airlines||9C||400-820-6222||www.csair.com/en/|
|China Eastern Airlines||MU||95530||www.ce-air.com||MU5137, MU5643, MU5661, MU9637, MU5521, MU5685, MU9669, MU5263, MU5537, MU5389, MU5357, MU5389, MU5357, MU5429, MU5395, MU9415, MU5101, MU8261, MU2514, MU8257, MU9613, MU9647, MU5203|
|Xiamen Airlines||MF||95557||MF8518, MF5661, MF5597, MF5663|