El Alto Airport in Bolivia

Flying to El Alto Airport, the airport serving La Paz in Bolivia and the highest international airport in the world (4061 m), is a beautiful experience, particularly when you whiz past Illimani, sometimes dangerously close.

Allegedly, flying to and from such a high-altitude airport requires special training, and manufacturers of planes use the airport in El Alto for high-altitude testing of new models.

But I was more taken in by the vintage planes sitting next to the runway.


If you think that these planes don’t fly anymore, you are wrong, as demonstrated by James Bond in Quantum of Solace.

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a writer, a spy or a hobo.
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1 Response to El Alto Airport in Bolivia

  1. Pingback: Der Flughafen von El Alto in Bolivien | Der reisende Reporter

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