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Lhasa Gonggar Airport is a medium sized airport in China, serving the region of Lhasa, Gonggar County, Shannan Prefecture.
Local name: 拉萨贡嘎机场, ལྷ་ས་གོང་དཀར་རྫོང་ Airport size: medium airport Serving area: Lhasa, Gonggar County, Shannan Prefecture Longest runway: 0 (ft)
IATA: LXA, ICAO: ZULS
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About the airport
Lhasa Gonggar Airport (IATA code: LXA, ICAO code: ZULS) is the main airport serving Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region, China. Located approximately 62 kilometers southwest of Lhasa, it is one of the highest airports in the world, situated at an elevation of 3,570 meters (11,710 feet) above sea level.
The airport offers both domestic and international flights, connecting Lhasa to major cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, and Kathmandu in Nepal. It serves as a crucial gateway for travelers visiting Tibet, renowned for its rich cultural heritage and stunning landscapes.
Facilities at Lhasa Gonggar Airport include modern terminals with various amenities such as restaurants, duty-free shops, and currency exchange services. The airport provides convenient transportation options to the city center, including taxis and shuttle buses.
Due to the high altitude, travelers are advised to take precautions to prevent altitude sickness, such as acclimatizing properly and staying hydrated. It is recommended to consult a healthcare professional before traveling to Tibet.
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