Highest Airport in the World Expected to Open Later This Year

Work is reportedly currently under way on Daocheng Yading Airport, which is scheduled to open sometime later this year and serve the Ganzi Tibetan autonomous prefecture in the Chinese province of Sichuan. At an altitude of approximately 4,436 meters or 14,500 feet, Daocheng Yading Airport — located in Nagqu, which is approximately 186 miles from Lhasa — will supposedly become the highest commercial airport in the world at only 764 meters lower than…

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