Specializing in international service, Shanghai Pudong International Airport is served by more than twenty airline companies from outside of the People’s Republic of China. Yet Shanghai Pudong International Airport still offers solid domestic service that is comparable to the Hongqiao International Airport, which is the primary airport for domestic flights departing the city of Shanghai.
China Eastern Airlines uses Shanghai Pudong International Airport as a major domestic hub. This huge Chinese carrier is based in the city of Shanghai. China Eastern Airlines offers non-stop flights to major international destinations on multiple continents. Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Paris, and Rome are some of the major European cities that can be reached by boarding China Eastern Airlines flights.
The busiest airline at Shanghai Pudong International Airport also operates transpacific flights to North America. U.S. cities such as Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco are part of the long haul service operated by this major Chinese carrier. Additionally, Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada is also listed on the schedule of this busy carrier. The intercontinental China Eastern Airlines covers major Australian cities such as Melbourne and Sydney. China Eastern Airlines uses Terminal 1 at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
The Shanghai Pudong International Airport serves as a major hub for Shanghai Airlines, a large local airline company. This company offers limited domestic flights to cities such as Harbin, Jinzhou, Qingdao, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Tianjin, and Zhengzhou. Such domestic service at Pudong International Airport is a stark contrast to the dozens of domestic destinations that Shanghai Airlines offers at the Honqqiao International Airport. This Shanghai based company also offers international flights to major Asian cities like Bangkok, Busan, Da Nang, Phuket, Osaka, Seoul, Taipei, and Tokyo. All Shanghai Airlines service is offered at the Terminal 2 building in Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
Another local airline company that is based in Shanghai Pudong International Airport is Spring Airlines. This modest size carrier mostly offers regional service within China. Dailan, Harbin, Guiyang, Mianyang, Sanya, and Xiamen are some of the Chinese cities accessible via this Shanghai based airline. Bangkok, Hong Kong, Macau, and Ibaraka are the international destinations offered by Spring Airlines.
Some of the other major Chinese airlines that operate at Shanghai Pudong International Airport include Air China, China Southern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, and Shenzhen Airlines. These companies mostly offer domestic service within the People’s Republic of China.
Shanghai’s main international airport also receives service from major Asian airlines such as Air India, All Nippon Airways, Hong Kong Airlines, Korean Air and Singapore Airlines.