Highest Altitude Civilian Airport In the World !!!

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World's highest-altitude airport in China.

AT 4411m above sea level, a new airport in a mountainous Tibetan village sits about halfway to the cruising altitude of most commercial planes.

The Daocheng Yading Airport was opened in China on Monday, becoming the highest-altitude civilian airport in the world.

The airport is in Garzi, a restive and remote Tibetan region of south-western Sichuan province.
The first planes touch down at the world's highest altitude airport. Picture: AP
The first planes touch down at the world’s highest altitude airport.

It will cut journey times from the provincial capital of Chengdu from a two-day drive to a little more than an hour in the air.

The 1.58 billion yuan ($258 million) airport, designed to handle 280,000 passengers a year, will help open up the nearby Yading Nature Reserve to tourism, the official Xinhua news agency said, referring to an area renowned for its untouched natural beauty.



Read more: http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/daocheng-yading-airport-claims-world-record-for-highest-altitude/story-e6frfq80-1226720989926#ixzz2fCoRmxiX


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