February 09, 2012
The terminal and ATC tower of Peace Airport. The airport is dually operated by military and civilian aviation. The construction was completed in 1973 and the airport was open to commercial flights on Oct. 30, 2010. It is located in Jiangdang Township, 43 kilometers from Shigatse (Xigaze), the second largest city in Tibet Autonomous Region, China. With an elevation of 3,782 metres (12,408 ft), the airport is one of the highest in the world.