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Lhasa Gonggar Airport

Lhasa Gonggar Airport
Airport information
 Location of airport in Tibet
Airport typePublic
OwnerChina Civil Aviation Administration of the Tibet Autonomous Region
ServesLhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region
LocationGonggar County, Shannan Prefecture
*Tibet Airlines
Elevation3569.5 m (11710 ft)

Lhasa Gonggar Airport

TitleLhasa Gonggar Airport
PLāsà Gònggá Jīchǎng
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Wla1sa4 gong4ga2 ji1ch'ang3
Wylielha sa gong dkar rdzong
Thdllha sa gong kar dzong
ZwpyLhasa Konggar

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Lhasa Gonggar Airport ( , Tibetan: ལྷ་ས་གོང་དཀར་རྫོང་) , in the Shannan Prefecture, with its capital of Tsedang, is in Gonggar County in Tibet, China, is close to the Gonggar Dzong and the Gonggar Choide Monastery. This airport is known as “the airway door to Tibet.”

The airport serves the city of Lhasa, which is about 62 km (38.5 mi) from the south-southwest of Lhasa, on the right (southern) bank of the Yarlung Zangbo River. The airport (elevation 3700 m (12139.1 ft)) was built in 1965. It is a civilian airport, one of the highest airports in the world and has large terminal facilities and is close to the road to Tsetang, the capital of Shannan Prefecture. A second runway was built in 1994 and terminal facilities were upgraded in 2004.

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