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Xinhua: Chinese region of Tibet to build three more airports

  • Published at 07:35 am June 9th, 2018
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File photo: Bottles with oxygen are offered for sale to passengers landing at Lhasa Gonggar Airport that is built at an elevation of 3,570 m (11,713 ft), near Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China November 16, 2015 Reuters

Construction of the three new airports, all above the altitude of 3,900 metres, will begin in 2019, according to Xinhua

The Chinese region of Tibet is planning to build three new airports to promote tourism and economic growth, bringing the total of civil airports in the far west region to eight, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday.

Construction of the three new airports, all above the altitude of 3,900 metres, will begin in 2019, according to Xinhua.

Currently, there are nine airlines operating 86 routes out of Tibet, including an international one, Xinhua said.

Tibet’s economy, the smallest among all Chinese provinces and regions, expanded at 10% last year to 131 billion yuan ($20.46 billion).


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