Zunz Airport, Tibet, Cn
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Zunz Airport, Tibet.
Nyingchi Airport (pinyin: Línzhi Milín jichang) is an airport in Mainling, Nyingchi, Tibet, People’s Republic of China (IATA: LZY, ICAO: ZUNZ). It is suggested to be one of
the most challenging instrument approaches in the world, since the airport is in a winding valley.. Nyingchi Airport is the third airport that Tibet has put into operation. Built at a cost of 780 million yuan (96.18 million U.S.
dollars), including investment by the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC), the airport is 2,949 meters above sea level, lower than the other two civil airports, with a designed annual passenger flow of 120,000.
Known as"the world's most difficult airport for planes to reach", Nyingchi Airport is situated in the valley of Yarlung Zangbo River in the Southeast of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, surrounded by over 4000-meter high mountains enveloped
by clouds and fogs throughout the year. Planes have to fly through the narrow and winding river valley. The narrowest flight path is less than 4 kilometers from one mountain ridge along the valley to the opposite one. According to
meteorological data, there are just 100 days overall that are airworthy in the airport each year.
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