SHA Hongqiao Airport Information
Where is Hongqiao Airport?
Famous for its fabulous nightlife, Shanghai is mainland China's most developed city. Shanghai is huge, vibrant and very cosmopolitan - and an interesting mix of East and West.
Shanghai was the most prosperous city in the Far East in the 1930's, and a variety of architectural styles is one of the outcomes. Fans of Art Deco buildings come here to enjoy some of the best examples in the world. Some of the other styles evident are Tudor, Parisian and shikumen, unique Chinese houses styled with European flair.
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (IATA: SHA, ICAO: ZSSS), or simply Hongqiao Airport is the main domestic airport serving Shanghai, China, although some international flights are handled. SHA Airport sits on the west side of the city, close to the town of Hongqiao in Changning District.
The city's other airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), on the east side of the city, serves international flights.
In 2011, Shanghai Hongqiao Airport handled 33,112,442 passengers, making it the 4th busiest airport in China and the 39th busiest in the world. Most flights for Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei and Hong Kong operate from Hongqiao Airport, for the convenience of business travellers.
Shanghai Airport Hongqiao was rated the most improved airport in the world by Skytrax in 2011, the result of expansion in 2010.
There is really no better Shanghai Hongqiao Airport transfer method than the Shanghai airport train. Details on all transportion methods are included in this guide.
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Distance from Hongqiao Airport to City Centre or CBD
Internet at Hongqiao Airport & WiFi Access
Yes, there is free WiFi at Hongqiao Airport. The name of the network is SHA-Airport-FreeWifi.
For security reasons, real identification is required to use the Shanghai Airport WiFi service.
- Cell phone users registered with a local provider: at login, request a password sent via text message
- All others: scan your passport at one of the scanning machines in the terminals to acquire a password
- Be a smart traveller and be in the know about some Internet at Hongqiao Airport WiFi Connection and Security tips before you connect
Other Items of Interest at Hongqiao Airport
Tip: Be sure to check which of Shanghai's two airports your flight is leaving from. If you need to transfer between the two airports:
- The trip takes about 1 hour by taxi.
- There are direct shuttle busses between the airports.
- You can transfer by metro (allow 2 hours), as both airports are on line 2, the main East-West line through downtown Shanghai, but at opposite ends of it (optional: reduce time by taking the Maglev train for the segment of the journey near PGV).
Tip: It is difficult to determine if a departing flight is from Terminal 1 or 2, a mistake involves a 20-minute ride between the terminals (so leave lots of time!).
Services at Hongqiao Airport includes:
- 15 waiting halls
- 18 VIP waiting halls (lounges)
- Pregnant? Over 70? Weak? See Disabled Facilities for services that may be available to you.
- Medical clinics
- 2 post offices
- 3 mini business centre
- Smoking room
- Free baby pram for loan
IMPORTANT: Like many Chinese airports, Hongqiao Airport is NOT open 24 hours. Terminals are open from the first departure flight to the time when the ticket sales for the last departing flight finishes.
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