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Top 10 highest altitude airports in the World

Sep 24, 2018 17:53 IST
    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

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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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