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Highest Altitude Airport?  
User currently offlineAcho From Mexico, joined Jan 2004, 339 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 21895 times:

Just wondering, Mexico City (7300ft) and Toluca (+8000) have to be among the highest.

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User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 21867 times:

These must also be among the highest in the world :-

La Paz, Bolivia
Lhasa, Tibet


User currently offlineCsavel From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1362 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 21862 times:

don't forget Cuzco, Peru


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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7092 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 21843 times:

There is one in the himalayas somewhere, I'll have to look it up.

User currently offlineTW741 From Liechtenstein, joined Sep 2004, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 21842 times:

the world's highest-altitude commercial airport is at Bangda, Tibet at
14,219 feet (4,334 metres), Airbus tested the A319 there, China Southwest flew B752 in there.
2nd highest must be LaPaz 13320ft/4060meters
Lhasa, Tibet is with 11,621 feet (3,542 metres) the 3rd highest commercial served.

Lowest is Furnace Creek / Death Valley National Park at -210 feet, -64 meters
, lowest international is Amsterdam at -11 feet (-3 meters).


=TW741=

[Edited 2004-10-12 12:50:30]


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User currently offlineBMAbound From Sweden, joined Nov 2003, 660 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 21815 times:

I believe there's a 5000 ft gravel strip in Tibet at an elevation of 17.000 or 18.000 feet or so.

Correct me if I'm wrong, just something I "remember"...  Smile

johan



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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6816 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 21803 times:

Does Bangda still have scheduled flights? If so it's the highest in that category.

User currently offlineBG001 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 21791 times:

the world's highest-altitude commercial airport is at Bangda, Tibet at
14,219 feet (4,334 metres)

How long the runway need to be for these fully loaded planes to get airborne from that airport?

1. B744
2. B777
3. A343
4. A346

How about From AMS for these same aircrafts.

( Given the Temp are the same in both airports )



User currently offlineTW741 From Liechtenstein, joined Sep 2004, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 21774 times:

Bangda Airport BPX

RWY Length is incredible 3.4miles/5500meters (should be a little more than 18000 ft, right?) making it most probably the airport with the longest rwy in the world.

CSWA - China Southwest Airlines should have regular flights into BPX from Chengdu with B757, Air China Southwest got especially equipped A319's capable to operate at runways at 4,419meters elevation - which is slightly above the BPX elevation for operations into Bangda. Most likely the majority of flights is seasonal for tourism. Bangda is also extensively used by Chinese Military flights.

I dont think that planes like 777/744 or A340 could operate there unless they are especially prepared. The A319 certified for this operation has high-thrust CFM56-5B engines (27,000 lb. Sea Level Static Thrust) in order to carry a full load into BPX. Testflights where also made with an A319 with CFM and IAE V2500 engines.

I will upload a few pictures later on today on my private webspace showing the airport with a 757 in this stunning environment - I have seen people asking for pictures from Bangda here earlier. Will be around 6pm GMT.

=TW741=

Edit:
here is a document from airbus reg A319 and Bangda Airport recently published:
http://www.airbus.com/airbus4u/articles_detail.asp?ae_id=1559

[Edited 2004-10-13 08:25:35]


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User currently offlineTW741 From Liechtenstein, joined Sep 2004, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 21738 times:

as promised - here you will find 3 photos of Bangda Airport BPX. Please do not link these photos, do not trade or distribute via other forums/boards. These pictures have a copyright (as shown on the pictures).

Link to BPX airport photos

Enjoy!
=TW741=



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8451 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 21666 times:
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As far as I know there are no airports at any altitude at all, except Lando Calrissian's Cloud City! The more correct term is elevation  Big grin





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User currently offlineAnxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 21636 times:

BOG is on 8360 ft (more or less 2600 m)

User currently offlineSayem55 From Pakistan, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 21558 times:

Gilgit in northern Pakistan… definitely in one of the mountain ranges if not in Himalayas.


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User currently offlineRatypus From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 21493 times:

For info - Cusco, Peru is at around 3,300 metres.

La Paz, Bolivia - on the other hand - is actually built ABOVE the world's highest major city - on the high bit of town called El Alto...at a whopping 4,100 metres....I flew in from sea level in Chile due to bus strikes, and had trouble even standing in the terminal on arrival due to the elevation!! Incidentally, depending which direction you land from, La Paz is a pretty exciting airport. We came in in a LAN A320 from the city-side eg out over the chasm in the mountains that La Paz is built in, turn, and drop over the city to land square on the edge of the cliff above it that the runway is built on. Awesome!


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