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Beijing-Lhasa Air Ticket Information

Update: Sep. 5th, 2013

Beijing-Lhasa Air Ticket

Tibet Plateau was even regarded as a "restricted space" by the experts in the international civil aviation industry. Tibet is universally recognized as the most challenging space for aviators all around the world. Noted as the largest airline company in China, Air China International Corporation cultivated a group of professional aviators who can cope with the high-altitude flight difficulty. Air China opened the Beijing-Lhasa direct flights on July 10th, 2009 officially. Tourists planning a Tibet tour from Beijing have one more choice in the transportation with the operation of the Beijing-Lhasa flight. As a professional Tibet tour operator, Tibet Tour would like to provide the Beijing-Lhasa air ticket information for tourists planning to go to Tibet from Beijing by air.

The direct flight between Beijing and Lhasa is the first scheduled direct flight between Lhasa and other domestic cities. With an average altitude of 4000 meters, Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is turning into a genuine golden flight route from a "restricted space" with the opening of the flights. Passengers taking the Beijing-Lhasa flight would find that the planes adopted in this airline are special "plateau type" A319 plane. There was only one Beijing-Lhasa flight at the very first. It takes about 4 hours to finish the flight journey between Beijing and Lhasa. It saves nearly two hours compared to the Beijing-Chengdu-Lhasa flight which would make a stop at Chengdu.

Both Beijing and Lhasa are noted as famous historical and cultural cities in China. But they are too far away from each other. The communication between Lhasa and other domestic cities was blocked by the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in a long period. It is recorded that Princess Wencheng of Chinese Tang Dynasty took nearly 3 years to finish the overland journey between ChangAn(XiAn) and Lhasa about 1300 years ago. But in the recent decades, the Beijing-Lhasa trains and flights were opened continuously. The transportation duration between Beijing and Lhasa is largely decreased.

A cargo plane completed the first trial voyage between Beijing and Lhasa successfully on May 26th, 1956. It flied over the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and landed on Lhasa safely at 9:23 a.m. Only a few days later, the trial voyage of Beijing-Chengdu-Lhasa airline was also completed successfully. Currently, there are direct or non-direct flights between Beijing and Lhasa from the morning to the afternoon. Tourists making a Tibet tour from Beijing could choose the flight which matches your trip plan the best. Tourists are kindly suggested to book the Beijing-Lhasa air ticket in advance, especially in the peak season.

Tourists making a Tibet tour from Beijing by air could have more choices in the peak season of Tibet tour between July and August. To meet the demand of both tourists at home and abroad, the airlines would open more flights in the high season. But after October, there are few Beijing-Lhasa flights for tourists' reference since there are only a small number of tourists willing to make a Tibet tour in the winter season. Tourists making a Tibet tour should note that Lhasa Gonggar Airport is about 70 kilometers away from the down town, and it takes about 70 minutes driving to get to the down town from the airport.

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