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ELS Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: ELS / FAEL
Airport Name: East London Airport
Location: East London, South Africa
GPS Coordinates: 33°2'5"S by 27°49'17"E
Area Served: East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 436 feet (133 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about East London Airport (ELS):

  • The furthest airport from East London Airport (ELS) is Kalaupapa Airport (LUP), which is located 11,569 miles (18,618 kilometers) away in Kalaupapa, Hawaii, United States.
  • Because of East London Airport's relatively low elevation of 436 feet, planes can take off or land at East London 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.
  • East London Airport (ELS) has 2 runways.
  • East London Airport resides at an elevation of 435 feet above mean sea level.
  • The closest airport to East London Airport (ELS) is Port Alfred Airport (AFD), which is located 65 miles (105 kilometers) WSW of ELS.
  • In 1965 the airport was again moved, this time to its present site, 9 km west of the city centre.
  • The airport had an inauspicious beginning in 1927, when Lieut Colonel Alistair Miller asked the East London town council to help establish a municipal aerodrome at Woodbrook, west of the city.

Map of Nearest Airports from East London Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from East London Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
165.15 miles (104.85 km) WSWPort Alfred Airport (AFD)Port Alfred, South AfricaView Port Alfred Airport on a map Set AFD as destination Airport Get more information about Port Alfred Airport
2114.31 miles (183.96 km) NNEMthatha Airport (UTT)Mthatha, South AfricaView Mthatha Airport on a map Set UTT as destination Airport Get more information about Mthatha Airport
3143.28 miles (230.59 km) WSWPort Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)Port Elizabeth, South AfricaView Port Elizabeth International Airport on a map Set PLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Port Elizabeth International Airport
4210.82 miles (339.28 km) NEMargate Airport (MGH)Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Margate Airport on a map Set MGH as destination Airport Get more information about Margate Airport
5221.32 miles (356.17 km) NSemonkong Airport (SOK)Semonkong, LesothoView Semonkong Airport on a map Set SOK as destination Airport Get more information about Semonkong Airport
6222.73 miles (358.45 km) NNELebakeng Airport (LEF)Lebakeng, LesothoView Lebakeng Airport on a map Set LEF as destination Airport Get more information about Lebakeng Airport
7226.04 miles (363.78 km) NMafeteng Airport (MFC)Mafeteng, LesothoView Mafeteng Airport on a map Set MFC as destination Airport Get more information about Mafeteng Airport
8228.78 miles (368.18 km) NLesobeng Airport (LES)Lesobeng, LesothoView Lesobeng Airport on a map Set LES as destination Airport Get more information about Lesobeng Airport
9247.37 miles (398.09 km) NMoshoeshoe I International Airport (MSU)Maseru, LesothoView Moshoeshoe I International Airport on a map Set MSU as destination Airport Get more information about Moshoeshoe I International Airport
10269.67 miles (433.99 km) NNEMokhotlong Airport (MKH)Mokhotlong, LesothoView Mokhotlong Airport on a map Set MKH as destination Airport Get more information about Mokhotlong Airport
11279.14 miles (449.23 km) NNEPietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)Pietermaritzburg, South AfricaView Pietermaritzburg Airport on a map Set PZB as destination Airport Get more information about Pietermaritzburg Airport
12286.72 miles (461.43 km) NNWBloemfontein International Airport (BFN)Bloemfontein, Free State, South AfricaView Bloemfontein International Airport on a map Set BFN as destination Airport Get more information about Bloemfontein International Airport
13289.10 miles (465.25 km) NLeribe Airport (LRB)Leribe, LesothoView Leribe Airport on a map Set LRB as destination Airport Get more information about Leribe Airport
14305.60 miles (491.81 km) NEKing Shaka International (DUR)Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView King Shaka International on a map Set DUR as destination Airport Get more information about King Shaka International
15320.45 miles (515.72 km) WSWGeorge Airport (GRJ)George, South AfricaView George Airport on a map Set GRJ as destination Airport Get more information about George Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from East London Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from East London Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,568.58 miles (18,617.79 km) NNEKalaupapa Airport (LUP)Kalaupapa, Hawaii, United StatesView Kalaupapa Airport on a map Set LUP as destination Airport Get more information about Kalaupapa Airport
211,567.16 miles (18,615.49 km) NNEPrinceville Airport (HPV)Hanalei, Hawaii, United StatesView Princeville Airport on a map Set HPV as destination Airport Get more information about Princeville Airport
311,563.78 miles (18,610.05 km) NNEDillingham Airfield (HDH)Mokuleia, Hawaii, United StatesView Dillingham Airfield on a map Set HDH as destination Airport Get more information about Dillingham Airfield
411,562.20 miles (18,607.51 km) NNEMolokai Airport (MKK)Kaunakakai, Hawaii, United StatesView Molokai Airport on a map Set MKK as destination Airport Get more information about Molokai Airport
511,561.78 miles (18,606.84 km) NNEWheeler AAF (HHI)Wahiawa, Hawaii, United StatesView Wheeler AAF on a map Set HHI as destination Airport Get more information about Wheeler AAF
611,558.95 miles (18,602.28 km) NNEHana Airport (HNM)Hana, Hawaii, United StatesView Hana Airport on a map Set HNM as destination Airport Get more information about Hana Airport
711,558.59 miles (18,601.70 km) NNEKahului Airport (OGG)Kahului, Hawaii, United StatesView Kahului Airport on a map Set OGG as destination Airport Get more information about Kahului Airport
811,558.30 miles (18,601.24 km) NNEKapalua Airport (JHM)Lahaina, Hawaii, United StatesView Kapalua Airport on a map Set JHM as destination Airport Get more information about Kapalua Airport
911,556.31 miles (18,598.04 km) NNELihue Airport (LIH)Lihue, Hawaii, United StatesView Lihue Airport on a map Set LIH as destination Airport Get more information about Lihue Airport
1011,554.09 miles (18,594.46 km) NNEHonolulu International Airport (HNL)Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesView Honolulu International Airport on a map Set HNL as destination Airport Get more information about Honolulu International Airport
1111,554.09 miles (18,594.46 km) NNEHickam Field (HIK)Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesView Hickam Field on a map Set HIK as destination Airport Get more information about Hickam Field
1211,549.72 miles (18,587.42 km) NNEKalaeloa Airport (NAX)Kapolei, Hawaii, United StatesView Kalaeloa Airport on a map Set NAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalaeloa Airport
1311,545.26 miles (18,580.25 km) NNEPMRF Barking Sands (BKH)Kekaha, Hawaii, United StatesView PMRF Barking Sands on a map Set BKH as destination Airport Get more information about PMRF Barking Sands
1411,543.40 miles (18,577.26 km) NNEPort Allen Airport (PAK)Hanapepe, Hawaii, United StatesView Port Allen Airport on a map Set PAK as destination Airport Get more information about Port Allen Airport
1511,541.15 miles (18,573.63 km) NNELanai Airport (LNY)Lanai City, Hawaii, United StatesView Lanai Airport on a map Set LNY as destination Airport Get more information about Lanai Airport