Qamdo Bamda Airport
Ch?ngd? B?ngdá J?ch?ng
|Serves||Qamdo, Tibet Autonomous Region, China|
|Elevation AMSL||4,400 m / 14,436 ft|
|Qamdo Bamda Airport|
At an elevation of 4,334 m (14,219 ft) above sea level, Qamdo Airport was formerly the highest airport in the world. It was surpassed by Daocheng Yading Airport, with an elevation of 4,411 m (14,472 ft), on 16 September 2013. It still has the longest publicly used paved runway in the world, at 5.5 km (3.4 mi), a necessary feature due to the reduction in engine and lift performance that aircraft are subject to at altitude, requiring higher than normal lift-off speeds and therefore longer take-off (and landing) runs.
The airport is 2.5 hours by road from the county seat of Qamdo.
|China Southern Airlines||Chongqing|
|Tibet Airlines||Chengdu, Chongqing, Lhasa, Tianjin, Xi'an|