Sixty domestic flights a day have moved from Hongqiao Airport to Pudong International Airport as Hongqiao undergoes an overhaul that will last until October, said Shanghai Daily. The flights affected are those connecting Shanghai with the southern cities of Xiamen, Guilin, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Fuzhou, according to the Air Traffic Control Bureau. If in doubt, passengers are advised to check with their airlines before leaving for the airport.
Further changes will occur on October 28 when Pudong takes over all flights outside China’s mainland. Currently, Hongqiao handles some international flights and several flights to Hong Kong and Macau. In a separate development last month, a downtown terminal building on Nanjing Road was opened. From here, passengers can take a shuttle bus to Pudong airport.