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BRO Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: BRO / KBRO
Airport Names:
  1. Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport
  2. (former Brownsville Army Airfield)
Location: Brownsville, Texas, United States
GPS Coordinates: 25°54'24"N by 97°25'32"W
Area Served: Brownsville / South Padre Island, Texas
Operator/Owner: City of Brownsville
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 22 feet (7 meters)
# of Runways: 3
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Facts about Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport (BRO):

  • The Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport is the first airport in Texas to offer flight status notification via text-messaging through its website.
  • The closest airport to Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) is General Servando Canales International Airport (MAM), which is located only 11 miles (18 kilometers) SSW of BRO.
  • For the first year of the United States' involvement in combat of the war, Pan American continued to operate the airport, providing training to Ferrying Command pilots and ground mechanics assigned to the 18th Transport Transition Training Detachment.
  • With the end of the Pacific War in August 1945, operations at Brownsville AAF were dramatically reduced.
  • Because of Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport's relatively low elevation of 22 feet, planes can take off or land at Brownsville/South Padre Island International 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.
  • In addition to being known as "Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport", another name for BRO is "(former Brownsville Army Airfield)".
  • Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) has 3 runways.
  • The furthest airport from Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) is Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG), which is located 11,143 miles (17,933 kilometers) away in Rodrigues Island, Mauritius.
  • This airport included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service facility.

Map of Nearest Airports from Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111.31 miles (18.20 km) SSWGeneral Servando Canales International Airport (MAM)Matamoros, Tamaulipas, MexicoView General Servando Canales International Airport on a map Set MAM as destination Airport Get more information about General Servando Canales International Airport
226.31 miles (42.34 km) NNWValley International Airport (HRL)Harlingen, Texas, United StatesView Valley International Airport on a map Set HRL as destination Airport Get more information about Valley International Airport
350.35 miles (81.03 km) WGeneral Lucio Blanco International Airport (REX)Reynosa, MexicoView General Lucio Blanco International Airport on a map Set REX as destination Airport Get more information about General Lucio Blanco International Airport
453.77 miles (86.53 km) WNWMcAllen Miller International Airport (MFE)McAllen, Texas, United StatesView McAllen Miller International Airport on a map Set MFE as destination Airport Get more information about McAllen Miller International Airport
5113.08 miles (181.98 km) NNWNaval Air Station Kingsville (NQI)Kingsville, Texas, United StatesView Naval Air Station Kingsville on a map Set NQI as destination Airport Get more information about Naval Air Station Kingsville
6123.65 miles (198.99 km) NNaval Air Station Corpus Christi (NGP)Corpus Christi, Texas, United StatesView Naval Air Station Corpus Christi on a map Set NGP as destination Airport Get more information about Naval Air Station Corpus Christi
7128.83 miles (207.33 km) NCorpus Christi International Airport (CRP)Corpus Christi, Texas, United StatesView Corpus Christi International Airport on a map Set CRP as destination Airport Get more information about Corpus Christi International Airport
8132.02 miles (212.46 km) NNWAlice International Airport (ALI)Alice, Texas, United StatesView Alice International Airport on a map Set ALI as destination Airport Get more information about Alice International Airport
9152.39 miles (245.25 km) NAransas County Airport (RKP)Rockport, Texas, United StatesView Aransas County Airport on a map Set RKP as destination Airport Get more information about Aransas County Airport
10166.92 miles (268.63 km) WGeneral Mariano Escobedo International Airport (MTY)Monterrey, Nuevo León, MexicoView General Mariano Escobedo International Airport on a map Set MTY as destination Airport Get more information about General Mariano Escobedo International Airport
11169.04 miles (272.04 km) NWLaredo International Airport (LRD)Laredo, Texas, United StatesView Laredo International Airport on a map Set LRD as destination Airport Get more information about Laredo International Airport
12169.73 miles (273.15 km) NWQuetzalcóatl International Airport (NLD)Nuevo Laredo, MexicoView Quetzalcóatl International Airport on a map Set NLD as destination Airport Get more information about Quetzalcóatl International Airport
13179.95 miles (289.60 km) SSWGeneral Pedro J. Méndez International Airport (CVM)Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, MexicoView General Pedro J. Méndez International Airport on a map Set CVM as destination Airport Get more information about General Pedro J. Méndez International Airport
14205.88 miles (331.34 km) NVictoria Regional Airport (VCT)Victoria, Texas, United StatesView Victoria Regional Airport on a map Set VCT as destination Airport Get more information about Victoria Regional Airport
15207.77 miles (334.38 km) NNWCotulla–La Salle County Airport (COT)Cotulla, Texas, United StatesView Cotulla–La Salle County Airport on a map Set COT as destination Airport Get more information about Cotulla–La Salle County Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,143.30 miles (17,933.36 km) ESESir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG)Rodrigues Island, MauritiusView Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport on a map Set RRG as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport
211,110.44 miles (17,880.48 km) SWCocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK)Cocos Islands, AustraliaView Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport on a map Set CCK as destination Airport Get more information about Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport
310,813.85 miles (17,403.15 km) ESir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU)Plaisance, MauritiusView Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on a map Set MRU as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
410,692.43 miles (17,207.75 km) EPierrefonds Airport (ZSE)Saint-Pierre, RéunionView Pierrefonds Airport on a map Set ZSE as destination Airport Get more information about Pierrefonds Airport
510,689.72 miles (17,203.39 km) ERoland Garros Airport (RUN)St Denis, Réunion, FranceView Roland Garros Airport on a map Set RUN as destination Airport Get more information about Roland Garros Airport
610,587.08 miles (17,038.21 km) WSWChristmas Island Airport (XCH)Christmas Island, AustraliaView Christmas Island Airport on a map Set XCH as destination Airport Get more information about Christmas Island Airport
710,566.23 miles (17,004.65 km) SSEFuvahmulah Airport (FVM)Fuvahmulah, MaldivesView Fuvahmulah Airport on a map Set FVM as destination Airport Get more information about Fuvahmulah Airport
810,514.48 miles (16,921.37 km) WShark Bay Airport (MJK)Monkey Mia, Western Australia, AustraliaView Shark Bay Airport on a map Set MJK as destination Airport Get more information about Shark Bay Airport
910,504.43 miles (16,905.20 km) SSEKaadedhdhoo Airport (KDM)Kaadedhdhoo Island, Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, MaldivesView Kaadedhdhoo Airport on a map Set KDM as destination Airport Get more information about Kaadedhdhoo Airport
1010,498.96 miles (16,896.40 km) WCarnarvon Airport (CVQ)Carnarvon, Western Australia, AustraliaView Carnarvon Airport on a map Set CVQ as destination Airport Get more information about Carnarvon Airport
1110,484.09 miles (16,872.47 km) WKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport
1210,460.67 miles (16,834.77 km) WSWGeraldton Airport (GET)Geraldton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Geraldton Airport on a map Set GET as destination Airport Get more information about Geraldton Airport
1310,440.90 miles (16,802.96 km) WSWJurien Bay Airport (JUR)Jurien Bay, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jurien Bay Airport on a map Set JUR as destination Airport Get more information about Jurien Bay Airport
1410,437.38 miles (16,797.30 km) WRAAF Learmonth (LEA)Exmouth, Western Australia, AustraliaView RAAF Learmonth on a map Set LEA as destination Airport Get more information about RAAF Learmonth
1510,436.48 miles (16,795.84 km) SWRokot Airport (RKI)Sipura, IndonesiaView Rokot Airport on a map Set RKI as destination Airport Get more information about Rokot Airport