Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is located near the city centre of Shanghai in the Changning District closest to the town of Hongqiao. It is the reigning hub for domestic aviation transportation in Shanghai, ranked as the 4th most active airport in China and the 21st most active in the entire world. It offers a small variety of international flights in addition to its unrivalled domestic services.
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport houses the offices of China Eastern Airlines and its subsidiary Shanghai Airlines. The airport serves the predominant China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and Spring Airlines, respectively, but hosts more than 20 aviation brands in totality. In addition to notable passenger accommodation, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport maintains massive cargo transport, ranking as the fifth busiest in mainland China.
The Shanghai Hongqiao railway station provides public railway transport to and from Terminal 2 of the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Additionally, the metro network connects to two stations at the airport as well as the Shanghai Hongqiao railway station.
The Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport was the first constructed airport in Shanghai built back in 1907. It was initially used strictly for military purposes but over time developed for commercial allocation. It was the reigning aviation hub until the completion of the Shanghai Pudong International Airport in 1999.