World's highest airport to open this year

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    Work began on the Daocheng Yading Airport, in the Ganzi Tibetan autonomous prefecture in Sichuan, in June, according to China’s Xinhua news agency.

    The airport, likely to cost around £155 million, is expected to open later this year and will offer routes through to the western cities of Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming in the south, Guiyang and Xi’an.

    It lies 130km from Yading, an area of sacred mountain peaks and alpine valleys.

    There will be one 4,200m runway and around 500,000 passengers are expected to pass through its gates annually, Xinhua said.

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