Shanghai Pudong Airport Terminal 2 to Open

This is the second part of the article:  PVG: Second Terminal to Open.

This is an important notice to passengers to Pudong Airport. It may be even more important to frequent travelers to PVG than first time visitors, since habits will cause problem. I hope this information is provided in a timely manner to my readers, and please do read it if you are coming to Shanghai.

Moving Time

The Terminal 2 building of Shanghai Pudong International Airport will start trial operations on March 26th. BTW, I will be on business travel to Beijing on that day, and I will surely report that with photos. Many airline companies are going to move to the new terminal. Here is the plan.

Moving Plan

1) 0:00, 26 March 2008- The 1st stage moving, Carriers which are scheduled to move within the first stage are:

  • Air India(AI),
  • Alitalia Airline (AZ),
  • British Airways(BA),
  • Shanghai Airlines (FM),
  • Garuda Indonesia(GA), 
  • Malaysia Airlines(MH),
  • Northwest Airlines(NW), 
  • Philippines Airlines(PR), 
  • Qantas Airways (QF),
  • Qatar Airways(QR), 
  • Royal Nepal Airlines(RA), 
  • Transaero Airlines(UN),
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways(VS),
  • Air Ukraine(VV)
  • Cebu Pacific Air(5J)

It seems the only airline that may affect my travel is the Shanghai Airlines (FM). I never used other airlines before.

2) 0:00, 29 April 2008 – The 2nd stage moving, Carriers which are scheduled to move within the 2nd stage are:

  • Air Canada (AC),
  • Finnair (AY),
  • Royal Brunei Air(BI),
  • Air China (CA),
  • Cathay Pacific Airways (CX),
  • China Southern(CZ),
  • Emirates (EK), Dragonair (KA),
  • Deutsche Lufthansa (LH),
  • All Nippon Airways (NH),
  • Air Macau (NX),
  • Air New Zealand(NZ),
  • Asiana Airlines (OZ),
  • Singapore Airlines (SQ),
  • Russian Airlines(SU), 
  • Thai Airways (TG),
  • Turkish Airlines (TK)
  • United Airlines (UA)

In this second list, the most significant airlines are China Southern, Air China, Air Canada, and obviously, United Airlines. There are the airlines that may affect me most.

Moving Schedule

The Moving time will be 0:00 on 26 March and 29 April. Before 0:00 on the moving date (26 March and 29), if any flight delays their take off or landing, the operation will remain in T1 or based on the announcement of the individual airline.

Ground Transportation

1) Passengers may take Airport Shuttle Bus to T2. Connections to the Maglev Station have also been created.  People driving or taking taxis to the airport are advised to take the A20 and follow the signs to arrive at T2.

2) A special road and Airport Shuttle Bus will be available for the convenience of transfer passengers among T1 and T2. Shuttle bus service provided between 6:00am to 9:00pm only.

3) Please pay your attention to the direction indicators before the entrance to airport hall.


The airport hotline, +86-21-9608-1388, can handle questions regarding the new terminal building.

10 thoughts on “Shanghai Pudong Airport Terminal 2 to Open

  1. it is the first time for me to visit your blog.

    actually, i saw you at culture matters in ICS yesterday evening, and written down your blog address.

    it never occured me that all the essays are English, :-)


    i like it very much, maybe i will come here often.

    Have a nice day.

  2. it is the first time for me to log onto your blog.

    i learned you on “culturematters”.

    your blog really helps us a lot,esp the foreigners:) you are really the volunteer like you said in the TV show.

    i like your blog,which indeed helped me a lot,not only the information concerning SH,but also my English.

    I will come to your blog every day,I am keen on your blog.

    may happy around you.

    take care

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  3. :) 小逸凡的图片最可爱,最希望多看到小逸凡的可爱图片,呵呵,:)–读者建议 :)

  4. Wow, your blog is very very informative…even for people that live in SH. Thanks for the airport info and looking forward to the pics of the new terminal!

  5. Im arriving in Shanghai early orning of Nov 3. I remember there is a Motel 168 just beside the Terminal 2 Would you know what’s the telephone no. of the motel ? Thanks

  6. hi,

    my cousin and i are arriving at Pudong Airport on Friday

    November 21, 2008.

    We need help in booking for an overnight stay in Shanghai

    preferably Motel 168.

    Could we book online?

    I hope it’s in English!

    And how much would it cost per night

    – – for a double occupancy room

    I’ll be looking forward to your help



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