Lhasa Gonggar International Airport
Lhasa Gonggar Airport is one of the civil airports with the highest altitude in the world, at an altitude of 3600 meters (12,000 feet), with a runway measuring 4 km (2.5 miles) in length and 45 meters (150 feet) in width, being the longest runway in China, which can handle many large types of big aircrafts landing and taking-off.
Lhasa Gongga International Airport has launched 12 flight routes, including one international flight route: Lhasa-Katmandu. This airport connects Tibet with the following Chinese cities: Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Xian, Xining, Kunming, Diqing, Changdu and Hong Kong. There are over 40 flights every week, with a passenger throughput of over 700,000 people every year.
The airport is close to the road to Tsetang, the capital of Shannan Prefecture. At an elevation of 3,570 metres (11,710 ft), Lhasa Airport is one of the highest airports in the world. The airport was built in 1965, a second runway was built in 1994 and terminal facilities were upgraded in 2004.
Locations: Gonggar County, Shannan Region, Tibet, about 98 km south of Lhasa.
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