El Alto International Airport

Airport in La Paz

On the altiplano 10km via toll-road from the city center. At 4062m, it’s the world’s highest international airport; larger planes need 5km of runway to lift off and must land at twice their sea-level velocity to compensate for the lower atmospheric density. Stopping distance is much greater too, and planes are equipped with special tires to withstand the extreme forces involved.

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