|Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):|
The altitude of La Paz is 3,600 m. I think that must be the reason why not many international flights fly there .I think its difficult for airplanes to land and take off at such altitude (why ?? )
|Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 1):|
Due to the airports elevation, the air is not as dense as it is at sea level resulting in a loss of performance. The engines need to work much harder with less air then they usually need to under normal conditions, that's why La Paz also has a fairly long runway, 13 000ft I believe. So I guess there are not many international flights there because their weight restrictions wouldn't make it worth while.
|Quoting COSPN (Reply 7):|
SOmeone can look it up but a few people have died upon de pressurization of flites in LaPaz Just cant take the pressure change...
|Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 8):|
Now that you mentioned it, I remember reading an article in a magazine about La Paz and that due to the elevation, non local pilots (people who are not used to the high altitudes and thinner air) are supposed to wear their oxygen masks during that landing.
|Quoting Mason (Reply 3):|
This is puzzled me as well. The closest major international city to La Paz is Lima, which is only served via TWO daily non-stop flights, one on LAB (727) and one on TACA (A319). Flights to other cities are sparse. I have no idea why there are only two daliy non-stop flights between LPB and LIM. I am flying there next month, and have to connect in CUZ to avoid spending 10+ hours in LIM. My first time to Bolivia, so I'm excited.
|Quoting Ratypus (Reply 15):|
La Paz is a fantastic city though - I'd recommend the journey to anyone - even if you do have to change planes in LIM. And between ourselves....more flights is no bad thing, right?
|Quoting Miguel0881 (Reply 16):|
I've done Copa with a stopover in Panama City, and you can do Taca in SJO too.