Kangding airport is located in the capital of Ganzi, Kangding County, off the northwest over the mountains, elevation 4280 meters, 4334 meters above sea level after the world's highest altitude airport in Qamdo, Tibet. Laid in natural permafrost platform of the airport runway length of 4,000 meters, to meet Boeing and Airbus models such as the landing requirements, the airport designed annual passenger throughput of 33 million passengers, cargo and mail throughput of 1980 tons. Chengdu to Kangding more than six hours of road journey will be shortened 35-minute flight.
Kangding airport from pre-siting, planning to start construction and it took 14 years, a total investment of 960 million yuan. Kangding airport on September 7, 2006 started construction, October 28, 2007, by the National Executive to fly Airbus aircraft from the Chengdu, Kangding, a successful trial run the entire process took 35 minutes. Kangding airport, 40 kilometers from Kangding, in which more than 30 km relying on the original State Road 318. Department of Transportation State Road 318 will also Kangding sections of the airport to upgrade and transform the drive after a good 40 minutes drive from the airport can be dot-com set. In addition, Kangding airport is being built around the tower of the airport to the public and the airport to travel Mu Gecuo Link to the tower 30 minutes after the opening of the public.
Kangding County, 40 kilometers from the airport, roads are under construction at present. After the completion of only 40 minutes car ride. With this road, like around the Kangding Airport in Ganzi, is to build the airport to the tower of the public and Muge Cuo, xinduqiao and other scenic tourist loop. Within two years, these roads will be fully completed. Bin Hu said that after the completion of the road reconstruction, from the Kangding Airport, two hours to reach 10 rings can be basically a world-class scenic Gongga Mountain. If Hailuogou, swallows ditch, eight United States, tower of public and Ha Racing and so on.
● Flight: Model: Boeing 737-700, flight number: Chengdu to Kangding MU5879, flight takes about 40 minutes. The current daily intervals in the future will depend on the situation on the flight to make appropriate adjustments.
7:30 am to take off from Kunming, 8:40 flew to Chengdu, 9:30 took off from Chengdu, 10:10 to reach Kangding; return flight MU5879, 10:50 take off from Kangding, 11:30 flew to Chengdu, 12:20 took off from Chengdu, Kunming, 13:30 back.
● airport: an altitude of about 4200 meters above sea level, the runway 4,000 meters long, with three stands, two boarding bridges, the terminal area of 5,500 square meters, the airport's existing facilities and equipment to meet the night flight. Clearance conditions are relatively good, second only to the airport in Qamdo, Tibet. Airport is located off the mountainous ridge, it can be dangerous Gongga overlooking the wonderful mountains and Yala Kamiyama, known as China's first airport, the landscape is also China's highest tourist airport.
Ganzi Prefecture is currently being actively seek open Beijing via Chengdu to Kangding and Chengdu via Kangding to Lhasa, Guangzhou and Chongqing to Kangding via routes.
Airport can not stay. The reception is being set up to address and coordinate issues dealing with land access.