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Lhasa Gonggar Airport

Lhasa Gonggar International Airport is located at Gyazuling Town of Gonggar County of Shannan Prefecture. It is lies at the south river bank of Yarlung Zangbo River with an altitude of 3600m which is one of the highest airports in the world. It is the 4E level Airport with a runway of 4000m long and 45 m wide which can use for taking-off and landing of Boeing 747, airbus and other large aircrafts.
 
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Basic information of Lhasa Gonggar International Airport
English Name:
Lhasa Gonggar International Airport
Chinese Name
拉萨贡嘎国际机场
Location
Phoenix village in Sanya, Hainan Province, China
Service From
1994
Type
International Airport
IATA:
SYX
ICAO:
ZJSY
Distance from Sanya City
14 km
 
History
Tibet, located at the southwest border of China, is a vast territory with a sparse population. Due to the high altitude and highland climate, it used to be considered as the “restricted airspace”. In 1956, Damxung Airport was built and opened to aircrafts. Later, in 1965, civil aviation terminal in Lhasa completed construction and Beijing-Chengdu-Lhasa Lines officially opened.

Since 1965, Lhasa Gonggar Airport got an unprecedented development. At the beginning, it was just a civil aviation terminal with 16 staffs. Now it has more than 500 staffs. The air lines increased from 1 to 12 including one international line to Katmandu, and lines to Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Xian, Xining, Kunming, Diqing, Chamdo, Hong Kong and so on. There are more than 40 flights in each week, and annual passenger throughput reaches 700,000 person-times.
 
Airlines
The flights of Gonggar Airport are operated by 7 airlines in China: Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Shenzhen, Hainan, Sichuan, and Tibet Airlines.
 
In Each week there are more than 40 fights taking-off or landing on Lhasa Gonggar Airport, carrying annual passenger throughput about 7000,000 persons-times. Lhasa to Kathmandu it the only international line now. It flies once or twice in a week.
 
►Lhasa can be connected by domestic flights in the following cities
First Letter Ordering
Cities
A
 
B
Beijing-Capital
C
Chengdu, Chongqing, Chamdo-Bangda
D
Diqing
E
 
F
 
G
Guangzhou
H
 
I
 
J
 
K
Kunming
L
Lanzhou
M
 
N
Ngari
O
 
P
 
Q
 
R
 
S
Shanghai-Pudong
T
 
U
Urumqi
V
 
W
 
X
Xian
Y
 
Z
 
 
►Airlines served in Sanya Fenghuang Airport
Airlines
Website
Air China
http://www.airchina.com/
China Eastern
http://www.ceair.com/
China Southern
http://www.flychinasouthern.com/
Hainan Airlines
http://global.hnair.com/
Sichuan Airlines
http://www.scal.com.cn/
Shenzhen Airlines
http://www.shenzhenair.com/
Note: above flights information is listed for you reference only. Better to check about the airline officials sites to ensure the flights are served or not.

Transportation Tips
Airport Shuttle Buses:
Now the 2 bridges 1 tunnel project was completed. It just takes 35-40min to get from the airport to Lhasa. The price is 45 Yuan per person.
 
Taxi:
It takes about 150 Yuan for each taxi from Lhasa Gonggar Airport to the downtown.
 
Related Information:
More transportation information: Lhasa Transportation
More travel information: Lhasa Travel Guide
Recommended China Tour to Lhasa: 14 Days Adventure of Tibet and Yangtze (Beijing-Xian-Lhasa-Chongqing-Yangtze River Cruise-Yichang-Shanghai Tour)