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The airport that’s above the clouds! World’s highest civilian airport opens in Tibet

By TRAVELMAIL

PUBLISHED: 10:50 GMT, 17 September 2013 | UPDATED: 11:44 GMT, 19 September 2013

article-0-1BD99A3F000005DC-503_634x360 High flyer: A plane takes off from the terminal of Daocheng Yading Airport

The take-off from the newly-opened Daocheng Yading Airport should be a relatively short affair.

Standing at 4,411 metres above sea level it is already half the height of a plane’s average cruising altitude.

Perched in the mountainous Tibetan region of south-west Sichuan Province, China‘s newest hub has broken the record for highest civilian airport in the world.

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Touching down: Local Tibetans wave hada, or traditional silk scarves, as they greet the first group of passengers at Daocheng Yading Airport. It takes the title from Qamdo Bamda Airport, also in Tibet, which sits at 4,334 metres.

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