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.

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

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About Andreas Moser

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

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

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