New ‘World’s Highest Airport’ Planned for Tibet

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  01.21.10 | 12:32 PM ET

The AFP reports that the new facility will be built in the Nagqu prefecture, at 4,436 meters (14,554 feet) above sea level—102 meters, or 335 feet, higher than the current record holder, also in Tibet. (Via @alisonbrick)


Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.


7 Comments for New ‘World’s Highest Airport’ Planned for Tibet

Cheap Vegas Hotels 01.21.10 | 8:06 PM ET

4,436 meters! Thats quite a height.

Wendy 01.22.10 | 3:31 AM ET

That’s great!I planed to Tibet 3 years ago,but it’s didn’t come ture.

luxury villa bali 01.22.10 | 8:44 AM ET

The only reason someone would build an expensive airport in remote desolate place like, and at that place, would be to have it available for moving troops. The title of this news article should be “China Hides its Hegemonistic Dreams behind an Airport”.

TambourineMan 01.22.10 | 7:55 PM ET

Tibet? I thought the worldest highest airport was Norman Manley International (Kingston, Jamaica).

Chris 01.24.10 | 10:14 PM ET

The only thing funnier than that comment is that it came from a guy called Tambourine Man! :-)

Car Hire Barcelona 01.25.10 | 12:40 PM ET

Why do they need to build it at such height?

Erdek 02.04.10 | 5:22 PM ET

There is no doubt that the climate change affects many touristic areas transforming them unexpectedly. The need for greet tourism becomes acute, we have to act more responsibly and start protecting these places. I had the chance to have a green vacation and I am telling you that I had the same exact fun as before only this time I felt better because I know I dont affect any touristic area. Turkey is a great place for green tourism, I will definitely go back there.

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