China to construct highest airport in the world


Key - Tony Dixon
Key - Tony Dixon

China plans to build the world’s highest airport in Tibet.

January 13: News agency AFP reports that China plans to build the world’s highest airport by 2014 at an altitude of nearly 15,000ft.
Construction of the airport near Nagqu in Tibet will start next year and cost around 1.8 billion yuan ($260 million), according to Chinese sources. At an altitude of 4,436m (14,639ft) the new airport would be 102m higher than the current record holder, Tibet’s Bamda airport constructed in 1994.