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EDF Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: EDF / PAED
Airport Names:
  1. Elmendorf Air Force Base
  2. JB Elmendorf-Richardson
Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States
GPS Coordinates: 61°15'5"N by 149°48'23"W
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Facts about Elmendorf Air Force Base (EDF):

  • The furthest airport from Elmendorf Air Force Base (EDF) is Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ), which is located 10,542 miles (16,965 kilometers) away in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
  • The closest airport to Elmendorf Air Force Base (EDF) is Merrill Field (MRI), which is located only 3 miles (5 kilometers) SSW of EDF.
  • The strategic importance of Elmendorf AFB was graphically realized during the spring of 1980 when the 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron deployed eight of its F-4Es to Korea to participate in exercise Team Spirit.
  • In addition to being known as "Elmendorf Air Force Base", another name for EDF is "JB Elmendorf-Richardson".
  • On 12 November 1940, the War Department formally designated what had been popularly referred to as Elmendorf Field as Fort Richardson.
  • The late 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s brought about a gradual, but significant decline in air defense forces in Alaska due to mission changes and the demands of the Vietnam War.

Map of Nearest Airports from Elmendorf Air Force Base:

List of Nearest Airports from Elmendorf Air Force Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
12.90 miles (4.67 km) SSWMerrill Field (MRI)Anchorage, Alaska, United StatesView Merrill Field on a map View satellite image of Merrill Field Set MRI as destination Airport Get more information about Merrill Field
25.10 miles (8.20 km) EBryant Army Airfield (FRN)Fort Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska, United StatesView Bryant Army Airfield on a map View satellite image of Bryant Army Airfield Set FRN as destination Airport Get more information about Bryant Army Airfield
38.32 miles (13.39 km) SWTed Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)Anchorage, Alaska, United StatesView Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on a map View satellite image of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Set ANC as destination Airport Get more information about Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
419.67 miles (31.66 km) NBig Lake Airport (BGQ)Big Lake, Alaska, United StatesView Big Lake Airport on a map View satellite image of Big Lake Airport Set BGQ as destination Airport Get more information about Big Lake Airport
523.84 miles (38.37 km) NNEWasilla Airport (WWA)Wasilla, Alaska, United StatesView Wasilla Airport on a map View satellite image of Wasilla Airport Set WWA as destination Airport Get more information about Wasilla Airport
633.56 miles (54.01 km) NEPalmer Municipal Airport (PAQ)Palmer, Alaska, United StatesView Palmer Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Palmer Municipal Airport Set PAQ as destination Airport Get more information about Palmer Municipal Airport
735.67 miles (57.40 km) NNWWillow Airport (WOW)Willow, Alaska, United StatesView Willow Airport on a map View satellite image of Willow Airport Set WOW as destination Airport Get more information about Willow Airport
841.57 miles (66.91 km) WBeluga Airport (BVU)Beluga, Alaska, United StatesView Beluga Airport on a map View satellite image of Beluga Airport Set BVU as destination Airport Get more information about Beluga Airport
945.99 miles (74.01 km) WSWTyonek Airport (TYE)Tyonek, Alaska, United StatesView Tyonek Airport on a map View satellite image of Tyonek Airport Set TYE as destination Airport Get more information about Tyonek Airport
1067.10 miles (107.99 km) NWSkwentna Airport (SKW)Skwentna, Alaska, United StatesView Skwentna Airport on a map View satellite image of Skwentna Airport Set SKW as destination Airport Get more information about Skwentna Airport
1167.29 miles (108.30 km) SWKenai Municipal Airport (ENA)Kenai, Alaska, United StatesView Kenai Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Kenai Municipal Airport Set ENA as destination Airport Get more information about Kenai Municipal Airport
1267.79 miles (109.09 km) SWSoldotna Airport (SXQ)Soldotna, Alaska, United StatesView Soldotna Airport on a map View satellite image of Soldotna Airport Set SXQ as destination Airport Get more information about Soldotna Airport
1374.47 miles (119.84 km) NTalkeetna Airport (TKA)Talkeetna, Alaska, United StatesView Talkeetna Airport on a map View satellite image of Talkeetna Airport Set TKA as destination Airport Get more information about Talkeetna Airport
1478.79 miles (126.80 km) SSeward Airport (SWD)Seward, Alaska, United StatesView Seward Airport on a map View satellite image of Seward Airport Set SWD as destination Airport Get more information about Seward Airport
15101.75 miles (163.75 km) SEChenega Bay Airport (NCN)Chenega, Alaska, United StatesView Chenega Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Chenega Bay Airport Set NCN as destination Airport Get more information about Chenega Bay Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Elmendorf Air Force Base:

List of Furthest Airports from Elmendorf Air Force Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,541.86 miles (16,965.44 km) SPort Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)Port Elizabeth, South AfricaView Port Elizabeth International Airport on a map View satellite image of Port Elizabeth International Airport Set PLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Port Elizabeth International Airport
210,522.61 miles (16,934.46 km) SSEGeorge Airport (GRJ)George, South AfricaView George Airport on a map View satellite image of George Airport Set GRJ as destination Airport Get more information about George Airport
310,517.40 miles (16,926.08 km) SPort Alfred Airport (AFD)Port Alfred, South AfricaView Port Alfred Airport on a map View satellite image of Port Alfred Airport Set AFD as destination Airport Get more information about Port Alfred Airport
410,484.34 miles (16,872.87 km) SEast London Airport (ELS)East London, South AfricaView East London Airport on a map View satellite image of East London Airport Set ELS as destination Airport Get more information about East London Airport
510,482.65 miles (16,870.14 km) SSECape Town International Airport (CPT)Cape Town, South AfricaView Cape Town International Airport on a map View satellite image of Cape Town International Airport Set CPT as destination Airport Get more information about Cape Town International Airport
610,383.23 miles (16,710.15 km) SMthatha Airport (UTT)Mthatha, South AfricaView Mthatha Airport on a map View satellite image of Mthatha Airport Set UTT as destination Airport Get more information about Mthatha Airport
710,336.91 miles (16,635.60 km) SMargate Airport (MGH)Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Margate Airport on a map View satellite image of Margate Airport Set MGH as destination Airport Get more information about Margate Airport
810,268.85 miles (16,526.07 km) SLebakeng Airport (LEF)Lebakeng, LesothoView Lebakeng Airport on a map View satellite image of Lebakeng Airport Set LEF as destination Airport Get more information about Lebakeng Airport
910,264.17 miles (16,518.54 km) SSemonkong Airport (SOK)Semonkong, LesothoView Semonkong Airport on a map View satellite image of Semonkong Airport Set SOK as destination Airport Get more information about Semonkong Airport
1010,259.58 miles (16,511.15 km) SMafeteng Airport (MFC)Mafeteng, LesothoView Mafeteng Airport on a map View satellite image of Mafeteng Airport Set MFC as destination Airport Get more information about Mafeteng Airport
1110,259.02 miles (16,510.25 km) SLesobeng Airport (LES)Lesobeng, LesothoView Lesobeng Airport on a map View satellite image of Lesobeng Airport Set LES as destination Airport Get more information about Lesobeng Airport
1210,253.10 miles (16,500.73 km) SPietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)Pietermaritzburg, South AfricaView Pietermaritzburg Airport on a map View satellite image of Pietermaritzburg Airport Set PZB as destination Airport Get more information about Pietermaritzburg Airport
1310,250.65 miles (16,496.78 km) SKing Shaka International (DUR)Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView King Shaka International on a map View satellite image of King Shaka International Set DUR as destination Airport Get more information about King Shaka International
1410,237.04 miles (16,474.88 km) SMoshoeshoe I International Airport (MSU)Maseru, LesothoView Moshoeshoe I International Airport on a map View satellite image of Moshoeshoe I International Airport Set MSU as destination Airport Get more information about Moshoeshoe I International Airport
1510,227.30 miles (16,459.21 km) SMokhotlong Airport (MKH)Mokhotlong, LesothoView Mokhotlong Airport on a map View satellite image of Mokhotlong Airport Set MKH as destination Airport Get more information about Mokhotlong Airport