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Tibet to Build 3 New Airports and Second Runway of Lhasa Gonggar Airport

TIBET Autonomous Region and the Civil Aviation Administration of China jointly decided to build three regional airports, namely Lhoka Longzi Airport, Xigaze Tingri Airport and Ngari Burang Airport. These three airports are all located at 3, 900 meters above sea level. Efforts will be made to start construction in 2019. After built, there will be eight airports in the Tibet Autonomous Region, making travel to Tibet more convenient, and the economic development of the Tibetan agricultural and pastoral areas will also be benefited.
Lhasa Gonggar Airport Terminal
Terminal of Lhasa Gonggar Airport 
This is the news from the 8th meeting of the Civil Aviation System Supporting the Construction and Development of Tibet Airport. Early in April, China National Aviation Administration - CNA reviewed the construction project progress of the Longzi Airport, Tingri Airport, Burang Airport and Second Runway of Lhasa Gongga Airport, and studied the acceleration of the work plan for assisting and building the Tibet Airport. At present, the preliminary work on the three newly built airports is underway. The preferred sites are initially identified and the temporary meteorological observation stations at each site are completed.
At the meeting, Tibet Regional Administration of Civil Aviation and Construction Companies signed a letter of agreement on the entrustment of aid on the construction of Tibet Airport. The Capital Airport Group is responsible for the construction of Lhoka Longzi Airport, the Shanghai Airport Group for Shigatse Tingri Airport, and the Western Airport Group for Ngari Burang Airport. During the period of construction, the CAAC Tibet Regional Bureau will arrange no less than 20 technical and managerial personnel to perform internships in aid delivery units every year and will be transferred after completion for one to two years of operation.
Baizhen, director of the Tibet Regional Administration of Civil Aviation, said that Tibet currently has five airports, including Lhasa Gonggar Airport, Chamdo Bamda Airport, Nyingchi Mainling Airport, Ngari Gunsa Airport and Shigatse Peace Airport, all high plateau airports, accounting for 12% of the total number of high plateau airports in the world. Nine companies, including Air China, China Eastern and Sichuan Airlines have operated the flight services to Tibet with a total of 86 air routes, including one international route to Kathmandu, Nepal.
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