6 Facts About Pakyong Airport

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  1. It is one of India’s five highest-altitude airports, located at a height of 1,399 m or 4,590 feet.
  2. It boasts of being the highest environmentfriendly retaining wall in Asia and one of the finest engineering feats of the Airports Authority of India.
  3. The airport is an engineering marvel in its own class, which has been constructed by cut and fill of earth in hill slope.
  4. Geogrid, a green technology with high strength has been used to create almost vertical retaining walls.
  5. The challenging Pakyong Airport project was completed in 92 months.
  6. The airport has been developed as Greenfield airport for operation of ATR-72/ Q-400 type of aircraft.

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