Suzhou Airport? When people ask me about Suzhou airport, my first impression was, does Suzhou has an airport?
Yangtze-Delta area has too Many Airports
This is a fact that you may not know. The Yangtze-Delta has one of the highest airport density in the world. There are 0.8 airport per 10,000 sq. km in the area. The average of U.S. is 0.6.
The airports I know are:
- Shanghai Hong Qiao Airport
- Shanghai Pudong Airport
- Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport
- Wuxi Shuofang Airport
- Changzhou Airport
- Nanjing Lukou Airport
Some reports said there are 8 in the area. Maybe they counted Suzhou Airport. Does Suzhou Airport really exist?
Ticket Reservation System Says Yes
I checked CTRIP and eLONG, and they have Suzhou listed in the airport list. However, I didn’t find any flight to or from this airport. Strange. This page also suggested Suzhou has an airport with code SZV.
People in Suzhou Uses Shanghai Airport
Suzhou is the nearest city to Shanghai. From Shanghai to Suzou is sometimes quicker to go to some places in Shanghai. Seriously. I have friends who has company in Suzhou and goes there to work every day – just 1 hour or less of ride on Highway.
Suzhou is only 88 km away from Hongqiao Airport or 130 KM from Pudong Airport. The government of Suzhou said in 2004 that Suzhou will not construct a new international airport in the next 5 years. So if you are going to Suzhou, the best choice is to go to Hongqiao Airport or Pudnog airport and take buses there.
Buses from Shanghai Airport to Suzhou
From Hongqiao Airport to Suzhou, there are also direct buses to Suzhou. Please refer to this page: Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Long Distance Buses