The Passenger Rapid Transit System, which connects Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 to two satellite halls, opened on 16 September. The Keolis joint venture Shanghai Keolis will operate and maintain the metro network for a period of 20 years. Shanghai Keolis won this contract in October 2017. This new airport metro means Shanghai Keolis now operates two automated metros in China.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport is the ninth-busiest in the world. It processes 60 million travellers every year. The airport has undergone an expansion – the two satellite halls – to keep up with growing passenger numbers at the airport. Estimates suggest Shanghai Pudong will see a rise to 80 million passengers annually.