Shanghai airports show record growth

Shanghai’s two airports handled a record 51.57 million passengers last year, an 11.8 per cent increase over 2006. The Pudong International and Hongqiao airports offered services to 440,809 planes in total in 2007, up 7.61 per cent.

Pudong handled 58 per cent, or 253,671 takeoffs and landings, while Hongqiao accommodated 42 per cent, or 187,138 takeoffs and landings, according to a Shanghai Airport Authority source.