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Shigatse Peace Airport
Shigatse Peace Airport

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Terminal Building
Summary
Airport typeMilitary/Public
ServesShigatse, Tibet A.R.
LocationJangdam, Samzhubzê District, Shigatse
Opened1973 (military)
30 October 2010 (public)
Elevation AMSL3,782 m / 12,408 ft
Coordinates29°21?06?N 89°18?25?E / 29.35167°N 89.30694°E / 29.35167; 89.30694Coordinates: 29°21?06?N 89°18?25?E / 29.35167°N 89.30694°E / 29.35167; 89.30694
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RKZ is located in Tibet
RKZ
RKZ
Location of airport in the Tibet A.R.
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 5,000 16,404 Concrete
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Shigatse Peace Airport
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Shigatse Peace Airport

Shigatse Peace Airport (IATA: RKZ, ICAO: ZURK), Shigatse Heping Airport, or Shigatse Air Base, is a dual-use military and civilian airport serving Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It is located in Jangdam Township,[2] 43 kilometres (27 mi) from Shigatse. Situated at an elevation of 3,782 metres (12,408 ft), it is one of the highest airports in the world.[2]

Construction of Shigatse Airport started in 1968 and was completed in 1973. It was solely for military use until 2010, when a 532 million yuan expansion was completed. On 30 October 2010, the airport was opened as the fifth civilian airport in Tibet.[3]

Facilities

The airport has a 5,000 meter runway with a 60-meter asphalt overrun at each end. It is the longest public runway in the world.[4] It also features a 4,500 square-metre terminal building. It is projected to handle 230,000 passengers and 1,150 tonnes of cargo annually by 2020.[3][1]

Airlines and destinations

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Airport information for Shigatse Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ a b (in Chinese). Xinhua. 2010-10-30.[dead link]
  3. ^ a b (in Chinese). Xinhua. 2010-10-30.
  4. ^ List of Longest Runways
  5. ^ "China West Air flight PN6450". Flightradar24.



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