Work has finished on the fourth runway at the Pudong International Airport, which will open for service next year, Shanghai Daily reported on Tuesday, citing the city’s airport authority. The new runway will enable the airport to handle 80 million passengers a year, Li Derun, deputy president of the Shanghai Airport Authority, was quoted as saying. At 3,800 meters long, the fourth runway can cope with the world’s largest commercial plane — the Airbus 380, according to the newspaper. Under construction is a 3,400 meter runway, which will be used for test flights of the Chinese-made C919 jumbo jet and the ARJ21 regional jet. Once that is complete, Shanghai will have seven runways — five at Pudong and two at the Hongqiao International Airport, the report said.
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