Nagqu Dagring Airport

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Nagqu Dagring Airport (Chinese: 那曲达仁机场; pinyin: Nǎqū Dárén Jīchǎng) is a planned airport that will serve Nagqu in the Nagqu Prefecture of Tibet.[1] If built it will be the highest airport in the world at 4,436 m (14,554 ft), surpassing Daocheng Yading Airport as the highest.[2] The airport is part of a Chinese government development scheme to build 97 airports across China by 2020. By then, the authorities intend that four-fifths of China's population will be within a 90-minute drive of an airport.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "World's Highest Airport". Airports of the World (28): 15. March–April 2010. ISSN 1747-4396.  External link in |journal= (help)
  2. ^ Branigan, Tania (January 12, 2010). "Tibet to be location of highest airport in the world". London: The Guardian. Retrieved May 19, 2010.