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Airport
ICAO: ZUAL – IATA: NGQ
Summary
Name Ngari Gunsa Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory China CN.gif
Location Ngari Gunsa
Serving Ngari Gunsa
Coordinates 32° 6' 31.00" N, 80° 3' 10.00" E
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Ngari Gunsa Airport

ICAO: ZUAL IATA: NGQ

Description

Ngari Gunsa Airport is a dual-use military and civil airport serving the town of Shiquanhe in Ngari Prefecture, in the southwest of China's Tibet Autonomous Region near the Indian border. It started operations on 1 July 2010, becoming the fourth civil airport in Tibet after Lhasa, Nyingchi, and Qamdo airports.

Situated at 4274 m2.308 nm <br />4.274 km <br />14,022.31 ft <br /> above sea level, Gunsa Airport is the fourth highest airport in the world after Daocheng Yading Airport, Qamdo Bamda Airport, and Kangding Airport. Gunsa airport has a 4500 m2.43 nm <br />4.5 km <br />14,763.78 ft <br /> runway .

Climatology

Ngari Gunsa has a rather dry, monsoon-influenced humid continental climate ( (Köppen climate classification Dwa)), characterized by hot, humid summers due to the East Asian monsoon, and generally cold, windy, dry winters that reflect the influence of the vast Siberian anticyclone. Spring can bear witness to sandstorms blowing in from the Gobi Desert across the Mongolian steppe, accompanied by rapidly warming, but generally dry, conditions. Autumn, like spring, sees little rain, but is crisp and short. The monthly daily average temperature in January is -3.7 °C, while in July it is 26.2 °C. Precipitation averages around 570 mm annually, with close to three-fourths of that total falling from June to August. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 47% in July to 65% in January and February, the city receives 2,671 hours of bright sunshine annually. Extremes have ranged from -27.4 °C on 22 February 1966 to 42.6 °C on 15 June 1942.

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