China opens world's highest civilian airport

Associated Press
China opens world's highest civilian airport

A Tibetan woman uses her cellphone to take photos of a flight that touched down at Yading airport, the world's highest-altitude civilian airport at 4,411 meters (14,471 feet)above the sea level, in Daocheng of Garzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, known as "the last Shangri-La'', in southwest China's Sichuan province Monday Sept. 16, 2013. Local media reported the highest-altitude airport begins operations Monday and offers daily flight from neighboring Chengdu, reducing a two-day drive to a 65 minutes flight. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

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