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China tests world's highest airport


Published on Nov 26, 2012

A new airport in the mountains of southwest China's Sichuan province has received its first test flight. Daocheng Yading Airport, which is located close to the borders with Tibet and Yunnan, is situated 4,411 meters above sea level, making it the highest commercial airport in the world. An Air China flight landed at the new airport last week, with full commercial operations due to commence in early 2013. Currently Tibet's Qamdo Bangda Airport is the world's highest airport, at 4,334m.

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