List of highest airports

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This is a list of the world's highest civilian airports, situated at a minimum elevation of 2,500 m (8,202 ft) above mean sea level.

Rank Airport name City or region served Country IATA code ICAO code Coordinates Elevation (m) Elevation (ft)
1 Daocheng Yading Airport Daocheng, Sichuan  China DCY ZUDC 29°18′46″N 100°03′32″E / 29.31278°N 100.05889°E / 29.31278; 100.05889 (Daocheng Yading Airport) 4,411 14,472
2 Qamdo Bamda Airport[1] Qamdo, Tibet  China BPX ZUBD 30°33′13″N 97°06′31″E / 30.55361°N 97.10861°E / 30.55361; 97.10861 (Qamdo Bamda Airport) 4,334 14,219
3 Kangding Airport Kangding, Sichuan  China KGT ZUKD 30°09′27″N 101°44′05″E / 30.15750°N 101.73472°E / 30.15750; 101.73472 (Kangding Airport) 4,280 14,042
4 Ngari Gunsa Airport Shiquanhe, Tibet  China NGQ ZUAL 32°06′31″N 80°03′10″E / 32.10861°N 80.05278°E / 32.10861; 80.05278 (Ngari Gunsa Airport) 4,274 14,022
5 Garze Gesar Airport[2] Garzê, Sichuan  China GZG ZUGZ 31°45′18″N 99°33′13″E / 31.75500°N 99.55361°E / 31.75500; 99.55361 (Garzê Airport) 4,068 13,346
6 El Alto International Airport[3] La Paz  Bolivia LPB SLLP 16°30′48″S 68°11′32″W / 16.51333°S 68.19222°W / -16.51333; -68.19222 (El Alto International Airport) 4,061 13,323
7 Uyuni Airport Uyuni  Bolivia UYU SLUY 20°27′00″S 66°50′32″W / 20.45000°S 66.84222°W / -20.45000; -66.84222 (Uyuni Airport) 3,954 12,972
8 Captain Nicolas Rojas Airport Potosí  Bolivia POI SLPO 19°32′35″S 65°43′25″W / 19.54306°S 65.72361°W / -19.54306; -65.72361 (Captain Nicolas Rojas Airport) 3,936 12,913
9 Yushu Batang Airport Yushu, Qinghai  China YUS ZLYS 32°50′21″N 97°02′20″E / 32.83917°N 97.03889°E / 32.83917; 97.03889 (Yushu Batang Airport) 3,890 12,762
10 Inca Manco Cápac International Airport[4] Juliaca and Puno  Peru JUL SPJL 15°28′01″S 70°09′29″W / 15.46694°S 70.15806°W / -15.46694; -70.15806 (Inca Manco Cápac International Airport) 3,826 12,552
11 Golog Maqin Airport[5] Golog, Qinghai  China GMQ ZLGL 34°25′18″N 100°18′5″E / 34.42167°N 100.30139°E / 34.42167; 100.30139 (Golog Maqin Airport) 3,788 12,428
12 Shigatse Peace Airport[6] Shigatse, Tibet  China RKZ ZURK 29°21′06″N 89°18′25″E / 29.35167°N 89.30694°E / 29.35167; 89.30694 (Shigatse Peace Airport) 3,782 12,408
13 Juan Mendoza Airport Oruro  Bolivia ORU SLOR 17°57′45″S 67°04′34″W / 17.96250°S 67.07611°W / -17.96250; -67.07611 (Juan Mendoza Airport) 3,702 12,146
14 Lhasa Gonggar Airport[7] Lhasa, Tibet  China LXA ZULS 29°17′52″N 90°54′43″E / 29.29778°N 90.91194°E / 29.29778; 90.91194 (Lhasa Gonggar Airport) 3,570 11,713
15 Hongyuan Airport[8] Hongyuan, Sichuan  China AHJ ZUHY 32°31′45″N 102°21′25″E / 32.52917°N 102.35694°E / 32.52917; 102.35694 (Hongyuan Airport) 3,535 11,598
16 Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport[9] Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan  China JZH ZUJZ 32°51′15″N 103°41′07″E / 32.85417°N 103.68528°E / 32.85417; 103.68528 (Huanglong Airport) 3,448 11,312
17 Andahuaylas Airport[10] Andahuaylas  Peru ANS SPHY 13°39′0″S 73°25′0″W / 13.65000°S 73.41667°W / -13.65000; -73.41667 (Andahuaylas Airport) 3,444 11,299
18 Francisco Carle Airport[11] Jauja  Peru JAU SPJJ 11°47′0″S 75°28′0″W / 11.78333°S 75.46667°W / -11.78333; -75.46667 (Francisco Carle Airport) 3,363 11,033
19 Manang Airport Manang    Nepal NGX VNMA 28°37′59.99″N 84°00′00″E / 28.6333306°N 84.00000°E / 28.6333306; 84.00000 (Manang Airport) 3,353 11,001
20 Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport[12] Cusco  Peru CUZ SPZO 13°32′8″S 71°56′37″W / 13.53556°S 71.94361°W / -13.53556; -71.94361 (Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport) 3,310 10,860
21 Ninglang Luguhu Airport[13] Ninglang, Yunnan  China NLH ZPNL 27°32′38″N 100°45′27″E / 27.54389°N 100.75750°E / 27.54389; 100.75750 (Ninglang Luguhu Airport) 3,293 10,804
22 Diqing Shangri-La Airport[14] Jiantang, Yunnan  China DIG ZPDQ 27°47′36″N 99°40′38″E / 27.79333°N 99.67722°E / 27.79333; 99.67722 (Diqing Shangri-La Airport) 3,280 10,761
23 Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport[15] Leh, Ladakh  India IXL VILH 34°08′09″N 77°32′47″E / 34.13583°N 77.54639°E / 34.13583; 77.54639 (Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport) 3,256 10,682
24 Gannan Xiahe Airport[16] Xiahe, Gansu  China GXH ZLXH 34°48′38″N 102°38′41″E / 34.81056°N 102.64472°E / 34.81056; 102.64472 (Gannan Xiahe Airport) 3,203 10,509
25 Qilian Airport[17] Qilian, Qinghai  China HBQ 38°00′43″N 100°38′38″E / 38.012°N 100.644°E / 38.012; 100.644 (Qilian Airport) 3,163 10,377
26 Alcantarí Airport[18] Sucre  Bolivia SRE SLAL 19°14′49″S 65°08′59″W / 19.24694°S 65.14972°W / -19.24694; -65.14972 (Alcantarí Airport) 3,112 10,210
27 Lake County Airport Leadville, Colorado  United States LXV KLXV 39°13′13″N 106°19′00″W / 39.22028°N 106.31667°W / 39.22028; -106.31667 (Lake County Airport) 3,026 9,928
28 San Luis Airport[19] Ipiales  Colombia IPI SKIP 00°51′43″N 77°40′18″W / 0.86194°N 77.67167°W / 0.86194; -77.67167 (San Luis Ipiales Airport) 2,976 9,764
29 Nyingchi Mainling Airport[20] Mainling, Tibet  China LZY ZUNZ 29°18′12″N 94°20′07″E / 29.30333°N 94.33528°E / 29.30333; 94.33528 (Nyingchi Mainling Airport) 2,949 9,675
30 Huatugou Airport[21] Mangnai, Qinghai  China HTT ZLHX 38°12′12″N 90°50′30″E / 38.20333°N 90.84167°E / 38.20333; 90.84167 (Huatugou Airport) 2,945 9,662
31 Teniente Coronel Luis A. Mantilla International Airport[22] Tulcán  Ecuador TUA SETU 00°48′34″N 077°42′29″W / 0.80944°N 77.70806°W / 0.80944; -77.70806 (Teniente Coronel Luis a Mantilla International Airport) 2,941 9,649
32 Juana Azurduy de Padilla International Airport (closed)[23] Sucre  Bolivia none
(former: SRE)
none
(former: SLSU)
19°0′25″S 65°17′19″W / 19.00694°S 65.28861°W / -19.00694; -65.28861 (Juana Azurduy de Padilla International Airport) 2,904 9,528
32 Delingha Airport[24] Delingha, Qinghai  China HXD ZLDL 37°7′30″N 97°16′7″E / 37.12500°N 97.26861°E / 37.12500; 97.26861 (Delingha Airport) 2,860 9,383
34 Golmud Airport[25] Golmud, Qinghai  China GOQ ZLGM 36°24′02″N 94°47′10″E / 36.40056°N 94.78611°E / 36.40056; 94.78611 (Golmud Airport) 2,842 9,324
35 Simikot Airport Simikot    Nepal IMK VNST 29°58′9.59″N 81°49′4.79″E / 29.9693306°N 81.8179972°E / 29.9693306; 81.8179972 (Simikot Airport) 2,818 9,245
36 Old Mariscal Sucre International Airport (closed)[26] Quito  Ecuador none
(former: UIO)
none
(former: SEQU)
00°08′28″S 078°29′17″W / 0.14111°S 78.48806°W / -0.14111; -78.48806 (Cotopaxi International Airport) 2,813 9,229
37 Cotopaxi International Airport[27] Latacunga  Ecuador LTX SELT 00°54′25″S 078°36′57″W / 0.90694°S 78.61583°W / -0.90694; -78.61583 (Cotopaxi International Airport) 2,806 9,206
38 Tenzing–Hillary Airport[28] Lukla    Nepal LUA VNLK 27°41′16″N 86°43′53″E / 27.68778°N 86.73139°E / 27.68778; 86.73139 (Tenzing-Hillary Airport) 2,774 9,101
39 Comandante FAP Germán Arias Graziani Airport[29] Huaraz  Peru ATA SPHZ 9°20′50″S 77°35′54″W / 9.34722°S 77.59833°W / -9.34722; -77.59833 (Comandante FAP Germán Arias Graziani Airport) 2,773 9,098
40 Telluride Regional Airport Telluride, Colorado  United States TEX KTEX 37°57′14″N 107°54′31″W / 37.95389°N 107.90861°W / 37.95389; -107.90861 (Telluride Regional Airport) 2,767 9,078
41 Jomsom Airport Jomsom    Nepal JMO VNJS 28°46′33.59″N 83°43′12.59″E / 28.7759972°N 83.7201639°E / 28.7759972; 83.7201639 (Jomsom Airport) 2,736 8,976
42 Mayor General FAP Armando Revoredo Iglesias Airport[30] Cajamarca  Peru CJA SPJR 7°8′21″S 78°29′21″W / 7.13917°S 78.48917°W / -7.13917; -78.48917 (Mayor General FAP Armando Revoredo Iglesias Airport) 2,676 8,780
43 Shennongjia Hongping Airport Shennongjia, Hubei  China HPG ZHSN 31°38′01″N 110°20′17″E / 31.63361°N 110.33806°E / 31.63361; 110.33806 (Shennongjia Hongping Airport) 2,580 8,465
44 Toluca International Airport Toluca  Mexico TLC MMTO 19°20′13″N 99°33′57″W / 19.33694°N 99.56583°W / 19.33694; -99.56583 (Toluca International Airport) 2,580 8,465
45 Rodríguez Ballón International Airport[31] Arequipa  Peru AQP SPQU 16°20′28″S 71°34′59″W / 16.34111°S 71.58306°W / -16.34111; -71.58306 (Rodríguez Ballón International Airport) 2,562 8,406
46 El Dorado International Airport[32] Bogotá  Colombia BOG SKBO 04°42′5″N 74°8′49″W / 4.70139°N 74.14694°W / 4.70139; -74.14694 (El Dorado International Airport) 2,548 8,360
47 Jorge Wilstermann International Airport[33] Cochabamba  Bolivia CBB SLCB 17°25′15″S 66°10′37″W / 17.42083°S 66.17694°W / -17.42083; -66.17694 (Jorge Wilstermann International Airport) 2,548 8,360
48 Mariscal Lamar International Airport[34] Cuenca  Ecuador CUE SECU 02°53′22″S 078°59′04″W / 2.88944°S 78.98444°W / -2.88944; -78.98444 (Mariscal Lamar International Airport) 2,532 8,307

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