Serving one of the largest cities in the People’s Republic of China, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is primarily used for domestic flights. The service at Shanghai is dominated by major Chinese airline companies.
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport serves as the main hub for Shanghai Airlines. This local airline connects Shanghai to more than 30 domestic destinations. Shanghai Airlines operates direct flights to some of the largest cities in China such as Guangzhou, Qindao, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Taiyuan, Wuhan, Wenzhou, and Xiamen. Of course, Shanghai Airlines also offers non-stop flights to Beijing Capital International Airport in the capital city of China. All of these domestic flights depart from Terminal 2 in Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.
Shanghai’s local airline company is also one of the carriers to offer international service at Hongqiao International Airport. The airline operates direct trips to two of the major special administrative areas in the People’s Republic of China, which are officially considered international destinations. Hong Kong International Airport and Macau International Airport can be reached by flying on the Shanghai Airlines fleet.
Shanghai Airlines also takes passengers to the capital cities in China’s neighboring countries. The main airports in Seoul, Taipei, and Tokyo are easily accessible via Shanghai Airlines. All international flights operated by this Shanghai based airline company are offered in Terminal 1 of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.
Spring Airlines is also based in Shanghai and specializes in domestic destinations only. Operating in Terminal 1 at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, this local carrier offers flights to more than 20 large cities in China.
Shanghai is also linked to dozens of major cities in China thanks to several other busy Chinese airline companies. Air China, the official flag carrier for the People’s Republic of China, offers a rather limited schedule at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. This major Chinese carrier operates flights to metropolitan areas such as Beijing, Guangzhou, Kumming, Qindao, and Tianjin. China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Shandong Airlines, and Xiamen Airlines are other domestic companies that operate in Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is also served by several companies from independent regions that are physically located within the territories of the People’s Republic of China. The list includes Air Macau, Dragon Air, Hong Kong Airlines, and Tibet Airlines. Other major international airlines serving Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport are Taiwan’s Air China, Japan’s All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines, South Korea’s Asiana Airlines and Korean Air.