|Qamdo Bangda Airport|
Qamdo Bangda Airport is situated in Tibet which is also known as Bamda Airport. This airport is situated at a great height of more than 14,200ft which is also the highest airport in the world. This airport is very unique and impressive due to its high elevation and location. Qamdo Bangda Airport is also said to have one of the longest runway at 14,000 ft higher than sea level. The runway is 3.5 mile long which can fit around 60 football fields in it.The landing as well as takeoffs at this airport is challenging for pilot due to its high altitude.
Qamdo Bangda Airport can be reached in a time span of around 2.5 hrs from Qamdo. Qamdo is a very remote region like every other Tibetan place and is 78 miles away from the airport. The airport comprises of single runway. Air China is the airlines which serves the Qamdo Airport. The airport comprises of single storey terminal building. The airport has all primarily essential amenities for travelers. The airport being at an impressive height of 14,000 ft requires lot of effort for takeoffs due to high winds. Due to the high altitude, it is necessary for the pilots to takeoff as well as land in a much higher speed. This is the sole reason for constructing a longer runway for safe landing.
Qamdo Bangda Airport will soon give away its title of being the highest airport in the world to the airport constructed at Nagqu. The airport at Nagqu will proceed for its construction in the mid of 2011 and will be completed within a period of 3 to 4 years. Flights for Shuangliu and Lhasa are one of the major routes from Qamdo Bangda Airport. This airport is one of the famous airport in Bangda.