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User currently offlineBoeing 777-400 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 128 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5569 times:

What is the tallest airport in the world???

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User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5528 times:

Do you mean the tallest building or do you mean which airport is the highest in the world (above sea level?)?

I don't know either way Laugh out loud

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User currently offlineChris7217 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2002, 168 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5485 times:
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I'm pretty sure it's Quito Airport, Ecuador. The airport is located 9,000 ft above sea level in the Andes in South America and after the close of Kai Tak in Hong Kong the most difficult airport to approach.

I guess there's no other airport in the world which is located even higher.

Chris


User currently offlineMighluss From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 945 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5460 times:

La Paz-El Alto, 13000 ft. over sea.


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User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5413 times:

Bangda = 4334m

La Paz - El Alto = 4060m
Most of the crazy Nepali airstrips are in the 3000-4000m range.

Bangda is in eastern Tibet, and supposedly the approach isn't so bad cos it's on less rugged terrain than, say, Lhasa (3542m). There are various different spellings, it doesn't transliterate easily in English. Try also "Bamda".

Do you mean the tallest building
The control tower at Chek Lap Kok is pretty big  Smile




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User currently offlineMighluss From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 945 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5398 times:

Mmm... True, But I think that El Alto counts for the higher intl. Airport.




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User currently offlineChris7217 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2002, 168 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5386 times:
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Wow .... I knew Nepal airports are located high above sea level but I didn't know Bangda is that high ! Great info Bobrayner ...  Smile

As for the control tower: The control tower of Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) in Malaysia is even taller than the one in Hong Kong. If I'm not wrong the control tower at KLIA is about 90m tall. It's probably the world's tallest ...?

Chris


User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5320 times:

I think that El Alto counts for the higher intl. Airport.

That's debatable! Just to be awkward, I consider Tibet to be a separate country under illegal occupation by China. Obviously, it's a bad idea to mention such beliefs when visiting.  Innocent

Sorry for nitpicking though. La Paz is definitely the highest "major" airport, for a given value of "major".



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User currently offlineWunderk From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5158 times:


What about Paro, the only airport in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan?


User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5146 times:

Paro (VQPR) is 7333ft asl

User currently offlineB752fanatic From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 918 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5129 times:

El alto y La Paz Bolivia.

Is the highest.

Just to know that the flights that leave Bolivia to the US, or any other place away, they have to do a stop in Santa Cruz, since for the a/c is too hard for taking off with a lot of fuel.

So they continue the flight in Santa Cruz and there they refuel.

Nice example is AA922, it departs to La Paz from MIA, and continues to Santa Cruz, then MIA.



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User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5096 times:

1. Bangda = 4334m, La Paz - El Alto = 4060m

2. El alto y La Paz Bolivia. Is the highest.

Statements 1 and 2 are difficult to reconcile, unless you are using a different definition of "highest".  Smile



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User currently offlineGoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5085 times:

I believe one of these airports also has the longest runway because of the length of runway needed for a take-off in such thing air. In South America, I believe, anyone know where?

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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2420 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5039 times:

LaPaz, Bolivia elevation is 13,310 ft. LaPaz's longest runway is 13,124 ft.
Source: Pratt & Whitney Handbook



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User currently offlineWNfan From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 12 months 23 hours ago) and read 4935 times:

I've heard that for most airliners to land at La Paz, they have to be adjusted for the low air pressure, as the oxygen masks will deploy for most aircraft at 13,000 feet. Has anyone else heard the same, or can anyone provide confirmation?

I've never been to South America but I certainly would like to visit Bolivia.


User currently offlineCapt078 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 12 months 20 hours ago) and read 4845 times:

pretty amazing about the bolivian airports. the highest airport i knew about before reading these comments was lhasa, tibet, somewhere around 11,000 feet. it's an international airport, in that flights do arrive from nepal and occasionally india.

for those of you who have not flown into high airports, it's pretty cool. upon arriving in lhasa, i proceeded to have a sense of euphoria and dizziness for about two hours, having originated in shanghai, much nearer to sea level.


User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (10 years 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 4739 times:

I've heard that for most airliners to land at La Paz, they have to be adjusted for the low air pressure, as the oxygen masks will deploy for most aircraft at 13,000 feet. Has anyone else heard the same, or can anyone provide confirmation?

It seems likely. Boeing mentioned that this was one of the tweaks they had to make for 757s at the Tibetan airports.



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