Shanghai Pudong International airport has received government approval to build a fourth and fifth runway, said the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

The 3.8km long fourth runway, which will come with new air traffic control equipment, will cost yuan (CNY) 2.58 billion ($407 million). This runway will be built to handle large aircraft such as the Airbus A380, said regulator CAAC.

A new air traffic control building will be built alongside the 3.4km long fifth runway. This project is expected to cost CNY4.7 billion.

The new runways will cater to the estimated 650,000 flights that the Shanghai airport will likely handle by 2020, said CAAC.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news