Shanghai Airports welcomed 90 Million Passengers in 2014

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore January 26, 2015 20:55

Shanghai Airports welcomed 90 Million Passengers in 2014

With the arrival of 2015 New Year, Shanghai Airport Authority witnessed its 15th consecutive year without accident — something that Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport has managed to do for 27 years since the civil aviation structural reform in 1988.

In the past year, Shanghai’s two airports have maintained a steady growth in passenger numbers, aircraft movement and cargo traffic. According to relevant statistics, a total of 89.62 million passengers traveled through Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao International Airport in 2014, up 8.25 percent from the previous year. The two airports handled a combined 3.61 million tonnes of cargo and mail, up 7.33 percent from last year, and third in the world in terms of the total volume handled. PVG and SHA have also reported a total of 655,500 aircraft movements in the past 12 months, up 6.56 on last year’s figures.

Pudong airport celebrated its 50 million annual passenger landmark at the end of 2014, marking a new milestone for the airport in terms of traffic performance. In 2014, the airport introduced 10 more domestic and foreign airlines and added 6 destinations, with more transit passengers.

A total of 27 domestic airlines and 67 international (regional) airlines are currently operate at the two airports, with connections to 142 domestic destinations and 114 international (regional) destinations.

As air traffic demand will continues to grow over the coming years, both Shanghai-based airports are expected to handle more than 110 to 120 million passengers annually by 2020, ranking them third in the world in terms of annual passenger volume.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore January 26, 2015 20:55