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In 1956, Damxung County, about 103mi (166km) from Lhasa City, was chosen as the base to construct the first airport in Tibet. On May 29, 1956, a Convair CV-240-401 departed from Guanghan Airport in Sichuan Province, and made successful landing on the runway of Damxung Airport. As the deployment of both aerotechnics, there were four five more airports was constructeded. Firstly it was Gonggar International Airport constructed in 1965. After the establishment of Lhasa Gonggar Airport, Damxung Airport was dismantled. Later, Qamdo Bangda Airport, Nyingchi Mailin Airport, Shigatse Peace Airport and Ngari Gunsa Airport were established successively. Currently there are five airports are under operation, connecting Tibet with outside world with fast and comfortable flights.

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Airports in Tibet

Currently there are five airports under operations in Tibet. Lhasa Gonggar International Airport is the most popular and important one.

  • Lhasa Gonggar International Airport
  • Nyingchi Mainling Airport
  • Shigatse Peace Airport
  • Qamdo Bangda Airport
  • Ngari Gunsa Airport
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