The second-largest airport terminal in Southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region started operation Monday [6 March 2017]. The new terminal, the sixth to open in Tibet, is located at Nyingchi Mainling Airport. It covers an area of 10,300 square meters and will be able to handle 750,000 passengers and 3,000 metric tons of cargo throughput annually by 2020…Full Article: China Daily Mar 2017

Key Point

  • The Nyingchi airport will service flights to Xi’an (Shaanxi Province), Beijing, Lhasa, Shenzhen, Guangzhou (Guangdong Province), Kunming (Yunnan Province), and Chongqing.

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  • Nyingchi Mainling Airport is located 52 km (~32 miles) from Nyingchi (~200,000 population) and ~15 km from Arunachal Pradesh, India. As of early 2017, air carriers that utilized Nyingchi Mainling Airport included Air China, Tibet Airlines, and Sichuan Airlines.

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