Longest Runway In The World: A Brief Guide To China’s Rikaze Peace Airport

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Summary Rikaze Peace Airport (RKZ) is one of the highest airports and has the world's longest runway. Higher altitude airports in China and Bolivia pose challenges due to thin air and low oxygen levels. Airbus A319 aircrafts are used for high-elevation airports, equipped with special features for operations. First opened as a purely military facility in 1973, Rikaze Peace Airport (RKZ) became a dual-use military and civilian airport in 2010 following a 532 million yuan expansion. Serving Shigatse in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, Rikaze Peace Airport (RKZ) is one of the highest elevations in the world at 12,408...