10-Apr-2012 12:23 PM

Shanghai Pudong to become largest cargo hub by 2015

CAAC announced (06-Apr-2012) it signed an agreement with Shanghai Municipal Government on 05-Apr-2012 to expedite the development of civil aviation in Shanghai, transforming Shanghai into an important aviation hub with 100 million passengers and 5.5 million tonnes of cargo p/a by 2015. Also under the agreement, Shanghai Pudong Airport will be transformed into a core aviation hub for the Asia Pacific region and the largest cargo hub while Shanghai Hongqiao Airport will become a network hub for domestic passengers. The two airports handled 74.6 million passengers, 3.5 million tonnes of cargo and 574,000 aircraft movements in 2011. As previously reported by CAPA, Shanghai Pudong has received approval to construct a fourth and fifth runway. [more - original PR -  CAAC] [more - original PR - Shanghai Airport Authority]