Qamdo Bamda Airport – 2nd Highest Airport

Enter a captionQamdo Airport was the highest airport in the world by 4,334 m (14,219 ft) above from sea level.  (IATA: BPX, ICAO: ZUBD), also known as Changdu Bangda Airport, (Tibet, China)

Location
City: Bangda, Qamdo (Chamdo), TibetChina
Near (Alt.): Bamda, Bangdag
Name: Qamdo Bamda Airport
Old (Alt.): Pangda Airport
ICAO: ZUBD
IATA: BPX
Details
Type: Airport (Aerodrome, Airfield)
Latitude: 30°33’13″N (30.553611)
Longitude: 97°06’30″E (97.108333)
Elevation: 14219 ft (4334 m)
Variation: 0.66°W (WMM2015 magnetic declination)
0.01° annual change
Runways: 1
Longest: 18045 × 148 ft (5500 × 45 m), paved
Time
Time Zone: UTC+8
Local Time:
05 Jan 2019 23:48 CST
information by http://www.gcmap.com/airport/BPX

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map image via skybrary.aero

Then Daocheng Yading Airport came had the record with 4,411 m (14,472 ft) high on 16 September 2013.

Really long runways. Why?
Location height causes reduction in engine and lift performance. So aircrafts need more than normal lift-off speeds and so longer runs.

 

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