Successful Test Flight of Kunsha Airport in Tibet
At 8:21 on September. 5th, 2009, the people of Ali, as well as the technical officers from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) ,were in wittness of the first successful test flight, which was a CAAC plane flied to Ali and smoothly landed at Kunsha Airport — the highest altitude airport in the world. It setted the stage for the formal flights in July 1, 2010. Kunsha Airport lies at an altitude of 4300 meters in Shiquanhe town in Ali of western Tibet. Currently, it is the highest airport in China and in the whole globe, with an investment of about 1.6 billion yuan. It is a airport with a high value of commercial and military, which shares in both. It is also the highest site in western China. After it is built, it will greatly boost the tourism industry of Ali region in Tibet, and it will shorten 10 days journey when travel to Ruinen Von Guge, Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar.
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