Kanze airport is built at the site that is 8-9 kilometers from the township of Kanze (Garze) which was the capital town of Kanze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, now the capital has been moved to Kangding. Its county extends from the lower region of Yi-chu valley and Rongpatsa township as far as the Latseka watershed pass (also known as Dresel La) in Trehor. The county capital is located at Kanze town, 95 kilometers east of Manigango, and 93 kilometers NW of Luhuo.
This new airport will become the 3rd airport of Kham – the western Sichuan. The two other airports are Kangding airport and Daocheng airport; 2017 is the year that Kanze airport will be on testing for flight landing and take off; It is planned to be activated within 2018. With the opening of this airport, the trip to the remote Kham will be much more easier than ever;