Qamdo Bamda Airport
Qamdo Bamda Airport (IATA: BPX, ICAO: ZUBD), also known as Changdu Bangda Airport, is an airport serving Qamdo(Changdu), Tibet, China. It is located in the village of Bamda (Bangda).
At an elevation of 4,334 m (14,219 ft) above sea level, Qamdo Airport was formerly the highest airport in the world. It was surpassed by Daocheng Yading Airport, with an elevation of 4,411 m (14,472 ft), on 16 September 2013. It still has the longest publicly used paved runway in the world, at 5.5 km (3.4 mi), a necessary feature due to the reduction in engine and lift performance that aircraft are subject to at altitude, requiring higher than normal lift-off speeds and therefore longer take-off (and landing) runs.
The airport is 2.5 hours by road from the county seat of Qamdo.
Runway repairs took place in 2007 and 2013 after decay from the weather. Construction of a 4000-meter-long second runway began in October 2015.
Airlines and destinations
|China Southern Airlines||Chongqing|
|Tibet Airlines||Chengdu, Chongqing, Lhasa, Tianjin, Xi’an|