The city seat is the town of Gyêgu (also known as Yushu and Jiegu in Chinese), built in the valley of the Batang River, a right tributary of the Tongtian, which becomes the Jinsha at their confluence. All of these make up part of the Yangtze watershed.
Yushu-Lhasa flights schedule:
There are two flights from Yushu to Lhasa on every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday:
China Eastern Airlines MU5281, taking off at 8:50am and arriving at Lhasa Gonggar Airport at 10:15am;
Tibet Airlines TV9940, taking off at 11:50am and arriving at Lhasa Gonggar Airport at 16:00pm.
1. The above flight information is for reference only, please contact us for the latest information on Yushu-Lhasa flight.
2. In the off seasons, as there are fewer tourists, airlines might reduce flights accordingly. If you want to travel to Tibet during the low seasons, please contact our travel consultants in advance to make sure you can book the ideal flight. Yushu Batang Airport
The Yushu Batang Airport (IATA: YUS, ICAO: ZLYS) is the airport serving Yushu City in Qinghai Province, China. It is located 18 kilometers to the south of the city center, Gyêgu, at the 3,890 meters elevation about the sea level, which makes it the highest civilian airport in Qinghai Province, and one of the highest in the world.
Yushu Batang Airport has a 3,800 meter-long runway, and can receive A319 aircraft. The passenger terminal is designed to serve up to 80,000 passengers per year. According to the CAAC statistics, the airport served 7,484 passengers during 2009, the first (incomplete) year of its operation.
The airport played an important role in the delivery of rescue personnel and relief supplies to the area affected by the 2010 Yushu earthquake. The facility was re-opened at noon on the day of the earthquake (Wednesday, April 14), and the first flight with personnel and supplies of the China International Earthquake Rescue Team landed there at 8 pm the same day.