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Shanghai Pudong International Airport (IATA: PVG, ICAO: ZSPD) (Simplified Chinese上海浦东国际机场, Traditional Chinese 上海浦東國際機場, pinyin Shànghǎi Pǔdōng Guójì Jīcháng) is an airport located in the eastern part of Pudong district of Shanghai, China. It is a major international gateway into China, handling 17.15 million passengers on international flights in 2006, of which 9 million are foreigners, and beating Beijing Capital International Airport's 12.6 million international passengers. The airport is the main hub for China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines. The airport opened on October 1, 1999, replacing Shanghai Hongqiao Airport as Shanghai's international airport and taking over all of its international flights (including flights to Hong Kong and Macau). A second identical runway was opened on March 17, 2005 and a third runway is currently under construction. The second terminal is under construction and scheduled for completion by 2007. The long-term plan calls for a total of three terminals, two satellite halls and five parallel runways, for a final capacity of 80 million passengers per year. Transrapid constructed the first operational maglev railway in the world, from the Pudong International Airport to Long Yang Road Metro station. It was inaugurated in 2002. It has a peak speed of 431 km/h and a track length of 30 km.
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