Daocheng Yading Airport in the town of Sangdui, Sichuan province, the world’s highest altitude airport, is expected to start operations from next Monday, Shanghai Daily reports.
According to a press release from the Sichuan tourism office, Air China will begin offering flights between Chengdu and Daocheng with more routes being considered.
The cost of a one-way ticket is 1,600 yuan according to the bureau.
Daocheng is famous for the scenery of Yading Nature Reserve Park, an area so beautiful that it’s sometimes called “the last Shangri-la”.
At an elevation of 4,411 metres, the airport overtakes Tibet’s Qamdo Bamda Airport but not for long. Nagqu Dagring Airport, also in Tibet, is set to be higher and due to open next year.
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