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Top 10 highest altitude airports in the World

An airport is an aerodrome with extended facilities, mostly for commercial air transport. It facilities to store and maintain aircraft, and a control tower. It is consists of a landing area, which comprises an aerially accessible open space including at least one operationally active surface such as a runway for a plane to take off or a helipad, and often includes adjacent utility buildings such as control towers, hangars and terminals. It is also termed as aerodrome, airfield, and airstrip.

Top 10 highest altitude airports in the World

The list of the world's highest altitude airports, situated at a minimum elevation of 2,500 m (8,202 ft.) above sea level is drafted on the basis of report given by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) are given below:

10. Golog Maqin Airport

IATA Code: GMQ

Height (m): 3,788

City or region served: Golog, Qinghai

Country: China

9. Inca Manco Cápac International Airport

IATA Code: JUL

Height (m): 3,826

City or region served: Juliaca and Puno

Country: Peru

8. Yushu Batang Airport

IATA Code: YUS

Height (m): 3,890

City or region served: Yushu, Qinghai

Country: China

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7. Captain Nicolas Rojas Airport

IATA Code: POI

Height (m): 3,936

City or region served: Potosí

Country: Bolivia

6. Uyuni Airport

IATA Code: UYU

Height (m): 3,954

City or region served: Uyuni

Country: Bolivia

5. El Alto International Airport

IATA Code: LPB

Height (m): 4,061

City or region served: La Paz

Country: Bolivia

4. Ngari Gunsa Airport

IATA Code: NGQ

Height (m): 4,274

City or region served: Shiquanhe, Tibet

Country: China

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3. Kangding Airport

IATA Code: KGT

Height (m): 4,280

City or region served: Kangding, Sichuan

Country: China

2. Qamdo Bamda Airport

IATA Code: BPX

Height (m): 4,334

City or region served: Qamdo, Tibet

Country: China

1. Daocheng Yading Airport

IATA Code: DCY

Height (m): 4,411

City or region served: Daocheng, Sichuan

Country: China

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Top 10 highest altitude airports in the World

Name of Airport

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1. Daocheng Yading Airport

IATA Code: DCY

Height (m): 4,411

City or region served: Daocheng, Sichuan

Country: China

2. Qamdo Bamda Airport

IATA Code: BPX

Height (m): 4,334

City or region served: Qamdo, Tibet

Country: China

3. Kangding Airport

IATA Code: KGT

Height (m): 4,280

City or region served: Kangding, Sichuan

Country: China

4. Ngari Gunsa Airport

IATA Code: NGQ

Height (m): 4,274

City or region served: Shiquanhe, Tibet

Country: China

5. El Alto International Airport

IATA Code: LPB

Height (m): 4,061

City or region served: La Paz

Country: Bolivia

6. Uyuni Airport

IATA Code: UYU

Height (m): 3,954

City or region served: Uyuni

Country: Bolivia

7. Captain Nicolas Rojas Airport

IATA Code: POI

Height (m): 3,936

City or region served: Potosí

Country: Bolivia

8. Yushu Batang Airport

IATA Code: YUS

Height (m): 3,890

City or region served: Yushu, Qinghai

Country: China

9. Inca Manco Cápac International Airport

IATA Code: JUL

Height (m): 3,826

City or region served: Juliaca and Puno

Country: Peru

10. Golog Maqin Airport

IATA Code: GMQ

Height (m): 3,788

City or region served: Golog, Qinghai

Country: China

China hosting eight out of top 10 highest altitude airports in the world and the world's highest Airport is Daocheng Yading which is 4,411m above sea level.

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