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Lhasa Gonggar

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ZULS
Airport
ICAO: ZULS
Summary
Name Lhasa Gonggar
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory China CN.gif
Location Lhasa, Tibet
Serving Lhasa
Coordinates 29° 17' 52.00" N, 90° 54' 43.00" E
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS

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Tag(s) Hot and High Operations

Lhasa Gonggar Airport

ICAO: ZULS IATA: LXA

Description

Lhasa Gonggar Airport is the airport serving Lhasa, the capital city of the Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It is located about 62 km33.477 nm <br />62,000 m <br />203,412.074 ft <br /> southwest of the city in Gonggar County of Shannan Prefecture.

Climatology

Due to its very high elevation, Lhasa has a cool semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSk) with frosty winters and mild summers, yet the valley location protects the city from intense cold or heat and strong winds. The coldest month is January with an average temperature of −1.6 °C and the warmest month is June with a daily average of 16.0 °C, though nights have generally been warmer in July. The annual mean temperature is 7.98 °C, with extreme temperatures ranging from −16.5 to 30.4 °C. Lhasa has an annual precipitation of 426 millimetres with rain falling mainly in July, August and September. The driest month is January at 0.8 millimetres and the wettest month is August, at 120.6 millimetres.

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of ZULS

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