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BQH Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: BQH / EGKB
Airport Names:
  1. London Biggin Hill Airport
  2. Biggin Hill Airport
Location: Biggin Hill / London, England, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 51°19'50"N by 0°1'57"E
Operator/Owner: Regional Airports Ltd.
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 599 feet (183 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about London Biggin Hill Airport (BQH):

  • London Biggin Hill Airport (BQH) has 2 runways.
  • Besides the passenger terminal and RAF enclave, other former RAF buildings still exist in the 'North Camp' to the west of the main runway, including the Sergeant's Mess of 1932, the Airmen's Institute of circa 1926, the former Station Headquarters building of 1931 and several barrack blocks.
  • The closest airport to London Biggin Hill Airport (BQH) is Redhill Aerodrome (KRH), which is located only 11 miles (18 kilometers) SW of BQH.
  • In 2001, the London Borough of Bromley as freeholder of the airport succeeded in an action in the Court of Appeal.
  • The furthest airport from London Biggin Hill Airport (BQH) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,892 miles (19,139 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • In addition to being known as "London Biggin Hill Airport", another name for BQH is "Biggin Hill Airport".
  • Because of London Biggin Hill Airport's relatively low elevation of 599 feet, planes can take off or land at London Biggin Hill Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • Construction on a new state-of-the-art hangar alongside the Passenger Terminal commenced in October 2010.
  • Towards the end of 1963, the Orpington Urban District Council was approached by the Board of Trade as to whether the Council would purchase Biggin Hill airfield.
  • The airport is the scene of the landing of Sir Leigh Teabing's private jet in the bestselling book, The Da Vinci Code by author Dan Brown.

Map of Nearest Airports from London Biggin Hill Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from London Biggin Hill Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110.97 miles (17.65 km) SWRedhill Aerodrome (KRH)Redhill, Surrey, England, United KingdomView Redhill Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Redhill Aerodrome Set KRH as destination Airport Get more information about Redhill Aerodrome
212.09 miles (19.46 km) NLondon City Airport (LCY)London, England, United KingdomView London City Airport on a map View satellite image of London City Airport Set LCY as destination Airport Get more information about London City Airport
315.89 miles (25.56 km) SWGatwick Airport (LGW)London, England, United KingdomView Gatwick Airport on a map View satellite image of Gatwick Airport Set LGW as destination Airport Get more information about Gatwick Airport
420.35 miles (32.75 km) ERochester Airport (RCS)Rochester, Kent, England, United KingdomView Rochester Airport on a map View satellite image of Rochester Airport Set RCS as destination Airport Get more information about Rochester Airport
523.58 miles (37.94 km) WNWLondon Heathrow Airport (LHR)London, England, United KingdomView London Heathrow Airport on a map View satellite image of London Heathrow Airport Set LHR as destination Airport Get more information about London Heathrow Airport
624.75 miles (39.84 km) NWRAF Northolt (NHT)Ruislip, England, United KingdomView RAF Northolt on a map View satellite image of RAF Northolt Set NHT as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Northolt
732.43 miles (52.19 km) NNWHatfield Aerodrome (HTF)Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, United KingdomView Hatfield Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Hatfield Aerodrome Set HTF as destination Airport Get more information about Hatfield Aerodrome
832.91 miles (52.97 km) ENELondon Southend Airport (SEN)Southend, Essex (near London) United KingdomView London Southend Airport on a map View satellite image of London Southend Airport Set SEN as destination Airport Get more information about London Southend Airport
935.20 miles (56.65 km) WFarnborough Airport (FAB)Farnborough, United KingdomView Farnborough Airport on a map View satellite image of Farnborough Airport Set FAB as destination Airport Get more information about Farnborough Airport
1037.09 miles (59.69 km) SSWShoreham Airport (ESH)Lancing, West Sussex, United KingdomView Shoreham Airport on a map View satellite image of Shoreham Airport Set ESH as destination Airport Get more information about Shoreham Airport
1138.00 miles (61.15 km) WBlackbushe Airport (BBS)Yateley, Hampshire, England, United KingdomView Blackbushe Airport on a map View satellite image of Blackbushe Airport Set BBS as destination Airport Get more information about Blackbushe Airport
1239.26 miles (63.19 km) NNELondon Stansted Airport (STN)Essex (near London), England, United KingdomView London Stansted Airport on a map View satellite image of London Stansted Airport Set STN as destination Airport Get more information about London Stansted Airport
1341.33 miles (66.51 km) NNWLondon Luton Airport (LTN)Luton (near London), England, United KingdomView London Luton Airport on a map View satellite image of London Luton Airport Set LTN as destination Airport Get more information about London Luton Airport
1442.67 miles (68.68 km) WRAF Odiham (ODH)Odiham, United KingdomView RAF Odiham on a map View satellite image of RAF Odiham Set ODH as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Odiham
1543.29 miles (69.68 km) NWRAF High Wycombe (HYC)High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, United KingdomView RAF High Wycombe on a map View satellite image of RAF High Wycombe Set HYC as destination Airport Get more information about RAF High Wycombe

Map of Furthest Airports from London Biggin Hill Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from London Biggin Hill Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,892.17 miles (19,138.54 km) SSWChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map View satellite image of Chatham Islands Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
211,853.69 miles (19,076.61 km) SEDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map View satellite image of Dunedin International Airport Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
311,834.82 miles (19,046.25 km) SEOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map View satellite image of Oamaru Airport Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
411,817.50 miles (19,018.37 km) ESERyan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS)Stewart Island, New ZealandView Ryan's Creek Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Ryan's Creek Aerodrome Set SZS as destination Airport Get more information about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
511,806.12 miles (19,000.07 km) ESEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map View satellite image of Invercargill Airport Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
611,803.07 miles (18,995.15 km) SERichard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU)Timaru, New ZealandView Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) on a map View satellite image of Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
711,796.95 miles (18,985.30 km) SEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Ashburton Aerodrome Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
811,792.16 miles (18,977.60 km) SEChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map View satellite image of Christchurch International Airport Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
911,790.60 miles (18,975.08 km) SEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Alexandra Aerodrome Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
1011,762.10 miles (18,929.23 km) SEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map View satellite image of Wanaka Airport Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
1111,759.29 miles (18,924.69 km) SEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map View satellite image of Queenstown Airport Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
1211,751.24 miles (18,911.74 km) SSEKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Kaikoura Aerodrome Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
1311,748.15 miles (18,906.77 km) SEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Glentanner Aerodrome Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1411,740.78 miles (18,894.91 km) SEMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map View satellite image of Mount Cook Airport Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
1511,720.55 miles (18,862.35 km) SEFox Glacier Aerodrome (FGL)Fox Glacier, New ZealandView Fox Glacier Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Fox Glacier Aerodrome Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome