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Lhasa Gonggar Airport (Chinese: 拉萨贡嘎机场,IATA: LXA, ICAO: ZULS) is the airport serving Lhasa, the capital city of the Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It is about 62 kilometres (39 mi) southwest of the city in Gonggar County of Shannan. The airport is close to the road to Tsetang, the seat of Nêdong District and the capital of Shannan.

There are more than 10 flights from Chengdu to Lhasa in peak travel season and 5 flights in low travel season, from early morning to late afternoon. The full price for one way flight ticket is 1500RMB (Appro 230USD) and the airport tax is about 190RMB (appro.30USD), while the roundtrip flight tickets Chengdu-Lhasa-Chengdu unusually at 70-90% of the full price. The flight from Lhasa to Chengdu is the same.

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tibet Flight from Chengdu to Lhasa

Dep. Arr. Flight Code   Airlines  Dep.   Arr.  Type  Schedule
7:20 9:25 SC4405  Shandong Airlines Chengdu  Lhasa  319  3
7:20 9:25  CA4405 Air China Chengdu  Lhasa 319 3
7:40 9:45 CA407 Air China Chengdu  Lhasa 319 1234567
7:50 9:50  CA4401 Air China Chengdu Lhasa JET 1234567
8:00 9:50 3U8657 Sichuan Airlines  Chengdu Lhasa 319 1234567
8:10 10:10 CA4403 Air China Chengdu Lhasa 319 1234567
8:20 10:10 3U8901 Sichuan Airlines Chengdu Lhasa 319 1234567
13:00 15:00 SC4112 Shandong Airlines  Chengdu Lhasa 330 1234567
13:00 15:00 CA4112 Air China Chengdu Lhasa 330 1234567
14:05  16:00 3U8697 Sichuan Airlines  Chengdu Lhasa 319 1234567

Flights from Lhasa to Chengdu

Dep. Arr. Flight Code   Airlines   Dep.  Arr.  Type  Schedule
10:45 12:40 3U8658 Sichuan Airlines Lhasa  Chengdu 319  1234567
11:00 12:50  CA4402  Air China Lhasa Chengdu JET 1234567
11:30 13:25  3U8902 Sichuan Airlines Lhasa Chengdu 319 1234567
11:35 13:25 SC4406  Shandong Airlines Lhasa Chengdu 319 7
11:35 13:25 CA4406  Air China Lhasa Chengdu 319 7
15:00  16:50 CA408 Air China Lhasa Chengdu 319 2467
16:00 17:50  SC4111 Shandong Airlines Lhasa Chengdu JET 1234567
16:00  17:50 CA4111  Air China  Lhasa Chengdu JET 1234567
16:50  18:45  3U8698  Sichuan Airlines Lhasa Chengdu 319 1234567
17:30  19:20  CA4404 Air China Lhasa Chengdu 319 1234567

There are two direct flights a day from Beijing to Lhasa with a stopover in Chengdu and it takes about 5 hours from Beijing to Lhasa. One is operated by Air China, and the other is by China Southern Airlines. The flight departs from Beijing in the morning and arrive in Lhasa in the afternoon. The price is 395USD including airport tax and usually at full fare in peak travel season, at 70%-80% of full fare in low travel season. The flights return to Beijing are the same.

Flights from Beijing to Lhasa

Dep. Arr. Flight Code   Airlines   Dep.  Arr.  Type  Schedule
7:50 13:30 CZ3183  China South Airlines Beijing Lhasa JET  1234567
9:00 15:00  CA4112  Air China Beijing Lhasa 330 1234567

Flights from Lhasa to Beijing

Dep. Arr. Flight Code   Airlines   Dep.  Arr.  Type  Schedule
15:05 21:00 CZ3184  China South Airlines Lhasa Beijing JET  1234567
16:00 21:30  CA4111   Air China Lhasa Beijing 330 1234567

There is only one direct flight a day flying from Shanghai to Lhasa, operated by China Eastern Airlines. It takes 6 hours to travel from Shanghai to Lhasa by plane. 445USD for one way includes airport tax. This flight is always at full fare all year around for large number of tourists flying to Lhasa from Shanghai.

Flight from Shanghai to Lhasa

Dep. Arr. Flight Code   Airlines   Dep.  Arr.  Type  Schedule
7:50 14:15 MU2335 China Eastern Airlines Shanghai Lhasa JET  1234567

Flight from Lhasa to Shanghai

Dep. Arr. Flight Code   Airlines   Dep.  Arr.  Type  Schedule
15:40 21:00 MU2336 China Eastern Airlines Lhasa Shanghai JET  1234567

Unfortuntely, Air China is the only one to operate the flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu and Kathmandu to Lhasa. The flight originally starts from Chengdu to Kathmandu with a stop over in Lhasa. The number of seats is limited in airplane so the price is high. Its normal price is 450USD including tax for one way and raises to more than 650USD during Chinese National Holiday (Oct 1st-7th) and Chinese Spring Festival( Jan to mid Feb).

Flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu

Flight Code  Airlines  Dep.   Arr.  Type  Schedule
CA407 Air China 12:00 11:10 319  2467

Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa

Flight Code  Airlines  Dep.   Arr.  Type  Schedule
CA408 Air China 12:15 15:50 319  2467

There are 1 or 2 flights a day flying from Xian to Lhasa, taking more than 2 hours. The one way flight is about 280USD including airport tax. The airline company sometimes provides discount but not too much.

Flight from Xian to Lhasa

Dep. Arr. Flight Code   Airlines  Dep.   Arr.  Type  Schedule
11:35 14:15 MU2335  China Eastern Airlines Xian Lhasa 319  1234567

Flight from Lhasa to Xian

Dep. Arr. Flight Code   Airlines  Dep.   Arr.  Type  Schedule
15:40 18:10 MU2336 China Eastern Airlines Lhasa Xian 319  1234567