Worlds highest airport for China

first_imgChina is planning to further strengthen its position as the third largest tourism market in the world with new plans of building the world’s highest airport in Nagqu, Tibet. Sitting at an altitude of 4,436m above sea level, the new proposed airport will be 102 meters higher than Bamba Airport in Tibet, currently the highest airport in the world, Travel and Leisure reported. Construction plans are due to commence later this year and is scheduled to begin operation as soon as 2015. Government establishments have carried out a feasibility study to confirm that it is safe to operate at such high altitudes. Nagqu Airport is one of the key features the government is planning to further develop the infrastructure on the Tibetan Plateau at a cost of US$285 million. The increase in flight services will assist Tibet’s airports deal with the 2.2 million passengers and 15,000 tonnes of Cargo it receives each year. Nagqu’s District Administration Officer Tan Yongshou spoke on the upcoming structural infrastructure in place for the near future.“Quinhai-Tibet Highway, Qinghai-Tibet Railway and this airport will form a multi-level traffic system in Nagqu,” Tan Yongshou said. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P The proposed airport will be 102 meters highter than Bamda Airport Tibet, currently the world’s largestlast_img

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