Shanghai Prepares for Expo 2010 by Opening New Airport Terminal


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Shanghai's Hongqiao Airport opened a new terminal today as part of a major overhaul intended to ready the city for the Expo 2010, a 6-month event in the tradition of world fairs that will kick off on May 1st.

The renovated terminal -- which spans four levels, making it four times larger than the old facility -- welcomed its first flight early Tuesday morning, according to a report by the Agence France-Presse.