Lhasa Gongkar Airport is one of the civil airports with the highest altitude (about 3,600 meters) in the world. In 1965, Lhasa terminal station was established and Beijing – Chengdu – Lhasa flight first unveiled the mysterious ‘third pole of the earth’.
Lhasa Gongga Airport – Terminal T3 was officially opened on August 7, 2021, and the original T2 terminal was suspended. China International Airlines (CA), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Tibet Airlines (TV), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Xiamen Airlines (MF), Chongqing Airlines (OQ), Chengdu Airlines (EU), Western Airlines (PN), Xiangpeng Airlines (8L) and other airlines All domestic flights from Lhasa in and outgo are actually carried by the department to T3.
Air China (CA), China Southern Airlines (CZ), China Eastern Airlines (MU), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Tibet Airlines (TV), West Air (PN), Xiamen Airlines (MF), Lucky Air (8L)
At present, the airport operates 40 more air routes every week to both domestic and international cities. Hereinafter is the list: (listed in alphabetical order)
- Domestic Cities: Beijing, Chamdo, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dazhou, Diqing, Fuzhou, Golmud, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Kangding, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lijiang, Mianyang, Nanchong, Nanjing, Nanning, Ngari, Nyingchi, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Xiahe, Xiamen, Xian, Xining, Yushu, Zhengzhou
- International City: Kathmandu
Passengers can take airport shuttle bus to the downtown area from the airport. The buses are catchable between 05:40 and 14:30 every 30 minutes. The duration is about an hour. The ticket price is CNY 30 per person. The hotline is +86 0891-6827727.
The airport passenger point is located outside Gate 6 on the T3 Arrival Level, and Gates 5 and Gate 6 are equipped with pick-up point guide signs. Ticket purchase location: outside Gate 6, T3 Arrival Floor.
The departure point in Lhasa is: the passenger flight bus office of No. 1 Niangre Road (about 180 meters from the intersection of Niangre South Road and Beijing Middle Road, Chengguan District).
In addition, it takes CNY100 to travel between the airport and Shigatse by shuttle bus; it takes CNY50 to travel between the airport and Shannan.
- Book Taxi
Passengers can take a taxi from the airport. It takes about 45 minutes and costs CNY 200-250 per person.
- Shared Taxi
If passenger share taxi with other travelers. It may cost around CNY 50. The chartered taxi can usually accommodate 4 passengers.
If you need to travel from Lhasa to Lhasa Airport, please choose the corresponding means of transportation according to the flight you are taking and arrive at the airport 2 hours before the departure of the flight to reserve enough time to check on the plane, pass the security check and check-in. The check-in time for domestic flights is 40 minutes before the departure of the flight.
The check-in deadline at Lhasa Airport is 40 minutes before the departure of the flight. If the normal queue check-in time is tight, please go to the corresponding airline to the counter late in time, or ask the on-site staff and the manager on duty for assistance.
- 1.1 Check-in counter processing
The departure hall has a check-in island marked with six large English letters A-H. Please line up according to the airline you are riding to the corresponding check-in island and manual check-in counter. The check-in area distribution of various airlines at Lhasa Gongga Airport is as follows (The following table is for reference only. For various reasons, the check-in counter may be temporarily changed or closed. The specific business processing counter is subject to the instructions issued by the airport/airline on the same day and the actual situation on the spot. Please make travel arrangements and consult the on-site staff in time to avoid scheduling. )
|Region||Facilities||Directional guidance||Airline counter (airport)|
(East side of the departure hall)
|Duty Director/Alternate Counter||C01 counter||Air China (CA), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Sichuan Airlines (3U),|
Xiamen Airlines (MF), Chongqing Airlines (OQ), Chengdu Airlines (EU), Western Airlines (PN), Xiangpeng Airlines (8L)
|Aviation company gold and silver card, first class/business class counter||C02 counter|
|Priority counter for military personnel/fire rescue personnel||C03 counter|
|Economy counter||B02-B06 Counter|
|Special passengers (old, weak, sick and disabled pregnancy) / late arrival at the passage counter||B01|
|Team counter||Please go to another counter for consultation.|
|Airport ticket counter/Air China ticket counter/overweight baggage charging counter/first flight service counter||C/D check-in island head|
|Check the baggage unpacking inspection counter||B06, C06 counters, the opening of the package||B/C check-in area checked baggage unpacking inspection|
(West side of the departure hall)
|Tibetan Airlines business class counter||F01 counter||Tibet Airlines (TV)|
|Tibetan Airlines platinum card, gold card, military/fire rescue personnel priority counter||F02 counter|
|Tibetan Airlines economy class counter||F03-F06 Counter|
|Zanghang Special (old, weak, sick and disabled) passenger service counter (also charge for excess baggage of Zanghang)||G01|
|Tibet Airlines check-in officer/night arrival at the passenger counter||G02 counter|
|Tibet Airlines ticket counter||F Island Head|
|Airport air cargo counter||G Island Head||All airlines|
|Check the baggage unpacking inspection counter||F06 counter next to the bag opening||F check-in area checked baggage unpacking inspection|
|Check the baggage unpacking inspection counter||G06 counter-packing office||G check-in area checked baggage unpacking inspection|
- 1.2 Self-service check-in (self-service)
If you don’t have checked baggage, using self-service check-in can handle the boarding procedures faster than the ordinary ticket counter.
Self-service check-in on the T3 floor is in the C/D and E/F areas (entering the left and right sides of the hall), and all airlines can handle it.
Please check the official website of Lhasa Gongga Airport for further information