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CER Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: CER / LFRC
Airport Names:
  1. Cherbourg - Maupertus Airport
  2. Aéroport de Cherbourg - Maupertus
  3. (Advanced Landing Ground A-15)
Location: Cherbourg, France
GPS Coordinates: 49°39'2"N by 1°28'31"W
Area Served: Cherbourg-Octeville
Operator/Owner: SNC-Lavalin France
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 459 feet (140 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Cherbourg - Maupertus Airport (CER):

  • The closest airport to Cherbourg - Maupertus Airport (CER) is Alderney Airport (ACI), which is located 33 miles (54 kilometers) W of CER.
  • The enemy, however, continued to offer determined resistance and not until the following day was the airfield finally taken.
  • Because of Cherbourg - Maupertus Airport's relatively low elevation of 459 feet, planes can take off or land at Cherbourg - Maupertus 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.
  • Known as Advanced Landing Ground "A-15", the airfield consisted of a 6000' Pierced Steel Planking runway aligned 11/29.
  • Cherbourg - Maupertus Airport (CER) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The furthest airport from Cherbourg - Maupertus Airport (CER) is Dunedin International Airport (DUD), which is located 11,973 miles (19,269 kilometers) away in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.
  • After the Americans moved east into Central France with the advancing Allied Armies, the airfield was used as a resupply and casualty evacuation airfield for several months, before being closed on 22 December 1944.
  • No destinations served at present, as Twin Jet dropped services to Jersey and Paris Orly followed by Chalair and also Airlinair, which both failed to make links to Paris profitable.
  • The remains of the World War II main runway are still visible just to the south of the current airport runway.
  • In addition to being known as "Cherbourg - Maupertus Airport", other names for CER include "Aéroport de Cherbourg - Maupertus" and "(Advanced Landing Ground A-15)".
  • Planes began taking off and landing despite the fact that stacked along the main runway was a pile of bombs, live shells, duds, and 600 mines lifted from the airfield.

Map of Nearest Airports from Cherbourg - Maupertus Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Cherbourg - Maupertus Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
133.27 miles (53.54 km) WAlderney Airport (ACI)Alderney, Channel Islands, United KingdomView Alderney Airport on a map View satellite image of Alderney Airport Set ACI as destination Airport Get more information about Alderney Airport
244.53 miles (71.66 km) SWJersey Airport (JER)Jersey, Channel Islands, United KingdomView Jersey Airport on a map View satellite image of Jersey Airport Set JER as destination Airport Get more information about Jersey Airport
352.67 miles (84.77 km) WSWGuernsey Airport (GCI)Guernsey, Channel Islands, United KingdomView Guernsey Airport on a map View satellite image of Guernsey Airport Set GCI as destination Airport Get more information about Guernsey Airport
456.68 miles (91.22 km) SECaen la Mer Airport (CFR)Caen, FranceView Caen la Mer Airport on a map View satellite image of Caen la Mer Airport Set CFR as destination Airport Get more information about Caen la Mer Airport
570.48 miles (113.43 km) ELe Havre - Octeville Airport (LEH)Le Havre, FranceView Le Havre - Octeville Airport on a map View satellite image of Le Havre - Octeville Airport Set LEH as destination Airport Get more information about Le Havre - Octeville Airport
672.80 miles (117.16 km) NNEBembridge Airport (BBP)Bembridge, Isle of Wight, United KingdomView Bembridge Airport on a map View satellite image of Bembridge Airport Set BBP as destination Airport Get more information about Bembridge Airport
775.72 miles (121.86 km) ESEDeauville - Saint-Gatien Airport (DOL)Deauville, FranceView Deauville - Saint-Gatien Airport on a map View satellite image of Deauville - Saint-Gatien Airport Set DOL as destination Airport Get more information about Deauville - Saint-Gatien Airport
878.37 miles (126.13 km) SSWDinard–Pleurtuit–Saint-Malo Airport (DNR)Dinard, FranceView Dinard–Pleurtuit–Saint-Malo Airport on a map View satellite image of Dinard–Pleurtuit–Saint-Malo Airport Set DNR as destination Airport Get more information about Dinard–Pleurtuit–Saint-Malo Airport
979.69 miles (128.25 km) NNWBournemouth Airport (BOH)Bournemouth, England, United KingdomView Bournemouth Airport on a map View satellite image of Bournemouth Airport Set BOH as destination Airport Get more information about Bournemouth Airport
1089.30 miles (143.71 km) NNEChichester/Goodwood Airport (QUG)Chichester, England, United KingdomView Chichester/Goodwood Airport on a map View satellite image of Chichester/Goodwood Airport Set QUG as destination Airport Get more information about Chichester/Goodwood Airport
1189.94 miles (144.74 km) NSouthampton Airport (SOU)Eastleigh (near Southampton), England, United KingdomView Southampton Airport on a map View satellite image of Southampton Airport Set SOU as destination Airport Get more information about Southampton Airport
1297.00 miles (156.11 km) NNEShoreham 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
1399.11 miles (159.50 km) SWSaint-Brieuc - Armor Airport (SBK)Saint-Brieuc, FranceView Saint-Brieuc - Armor Airport on a map View satellite image of Saint-Brieuc - Armor Airport Set SBK as destination Airport Get more information about Saint-Brieuc - Armor Airport
14107.92 miles (173.68 km) NLasham Airfield (QLA)Lasham, England, United KingdomView Lasham Airfield on a map View satellite image of Lasham Airfield Set QLA as destination Airport Get more information about Lasham Airfield
15109.46 miles (176.16 km) WSWLannion - Côte de Granit Airport (LAI)Lannion, FranceView Lannion - Côte de Granit Airport on a map View satellite image of Lannion - Côte de Granit Airport Set LAI as destination Airport Get more information about Lannion - Côte de Granit Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Cherbourg - Maupertus Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Cherbourg - Maupertus Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,972.94 miles (19,268.52 km) ESEDunedin 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
211,968.71 miles (19,261.73 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
311,961.64 miles (19,250.34 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
411,932.33 miles (19,203.18 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)
511,928.26 miles (19,196.62 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
611,925.07 miles (19,191.48 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
711,921.72 miles (19,186.11 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
811,915.17 miles (19,175.56 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
911,911.06 miles (19,168.94 km) ESEAlexandra 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
1011,884.83 miles (19,126.73 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
1111,884.49 miles (19,126.19 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
1211,878.69 miles (19,116.86 km) ESEQueenstown 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
1311,875.89 miles (19,112.34 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
1411,868.92 miles (19,101.13 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
1511,849.20 miles (19,069.39 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