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The new airport will beat the current altitude record holder Bamda Airport in Bangda, Qamdo which is also in Tibet which sits at an elevation of 14,219ft (4,334m).
The record holder is Tibet's Bamda airport, in Bangda Qamdo, which is at 4,334m.
''We are receiving more foreign tourists now than any other time since March 14 last year,'' Xinhua quoted Liu Mingzan, manager of the Tibet Qamdo International Travel Agency, as saying.
Recently approved projects include the expansion of Qamdo Bangda Airport in Bangda, Qamdo, Tibet and Changsha Huanghua Airport in Changsha, Hunan Province, both of which are scheduled to be completed by 2015, according to the National Development and Reform Commission.
Tests on dead birds at the farm in the village of Zhuba in Qamdo county revealed the virus was the deadly H5N1 strain, according to an announcement on the ministry's web site.
The airport, which is expected to open in 2008, will be 4,280 metres above sea level and will be the second highest airport in the world, after Qamdo airport in Tibet.
(Ely is the clearest example.) Note the Qamdo station, which is at an intermediate location, and thus shows characteristics intermediate between the tropical and truly temperate areas (Qamdo, or Qabdo in the Pinyin transcription of the Tibetan locality of Chab-mdo, traditionally written as Chamdo, or Ch'angtu in the Wade system).
The majority live in a red deer nature reserve in Qamdo Prefecture.
The fifth scariest runway is of Tibet's Qamdo Bamda Airport, which is located more than 4200 meters above the sea level.
China has certified the Cessna Citation XLS for operations at elevations of up to 15,000ft (4,572m) after tests at TibetOs Qamdo Bangda Airport in February.
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