Ali Airport opens in Tibet

July 15: An Airbus A319 made the first commercial flight to Ali Airport in Tibet on July 1, officially opening the world’s third highest airport at an elevation of 4,274m (14,022ft).
The Air China aircraft arrived from China’s Chengdu Shuangliu Airport with a short-stopover in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. To date, the A319 is the only civil aircraft certified by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for flights to and from Ali Airport.