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ESH Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: ESH / EGKA
Airport Names:
  1. Shoreham Airport
  2. Shoreham (Brighton City) Airport
Location: Lancing, West Sussex, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 50°50'8"N by 0°17'49"W
Area Served: South of West Sussex
Operator/Owner: Brighton City Airport Ltd
Airport Type: Private
Elevation: 7 feet (2 meters)
# of Runways: 4
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Facts about Shoreham Airport (ESH):

  • Shoreham Airport handled 1,500 passengers last year.
  • The airfield was bombed several times and a Messerschmitt Bf 109 was shot down by ground fire during one such attack, crash-landing near the terminal building.
  • Shoreham Airport (ESH) has 4 runways.
  • During the First World War the aerodrome was used by the Royal Flying Corps.
  • Because of Shoreham Airport's relatively low elevation of 7 feet, planes can take off or land at Shoreham 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.
  • The closest airport to Shoreham Airport (ESH) is Chichester/Goodwood Airport (QUG), which is located 20 miles (33 kilometers) W of ESH.
  • The furthest airport from Shoreham Airport (ESH) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,919 miles (19,182 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • A B-17 Flying Fortress crash-landed at the airfield after being damaged during a raid on Germany.
  • In addition to being known as "Shoreham Airport", another name for ESH is "Shoreham (Brighton City) Airport".
  • There is one terminal building at Shoreham, with a central reception and information desk, together with flight indicator boards announcing all arrivals and departures.
  • The airport is used by privately owned light aeroplanes, flying schools, and for light aircraft and helicopter maintenance and sales.
  • The Shoreham Airport Rescue and Firefighting Service provides a professional fire-fighting capability at the airport during operating hours.

Map of Nearest Airports from Shoreham Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Shoreham Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
120.22 miles (32.54 km) WChichester/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
222.09 miles (35.55 km) NNEGatwick 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
327.01 miles (43.48 km) NNERedhill 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
436.85 miles (59.31 km) NWFarnborough 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
537.09 miles (59.69 km) NNELondon Biggin Hill Airport (BQH)Biggin Hill / London, England, United KingdomView London Biggin Hill Airport on a map View satellite image of London Biggin Hill Airport Set BQH as destination Airport Get more information about London Biggin Hill Airport
637.13 miles (59.76 km) WSWBembridge 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
739.31 miles (63.26 km) NWRAF 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
840.19 miles (64.68 km) NWLasham 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
941.34 miles (66.53 km) NWBlackbushe 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
1044.92 miles (72.29 km) NLondon 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
1146.85 miles (75.39 km) WSouthampton 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
1248.73 miles (78.42 km) NNELondon 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
1349.78 miles (80.11 km) NERochester 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
1449.85 miles (80.23 km) NRAF 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
1554.52 miles (87.74 km) ELydd International Airport (LYX)Lydd, England, United KingdomView Lydd International Airport on a map View satellite image of Lydd International Airport Set LYX as destination Airport Get more information about Lydd International Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Shoreham Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Shoreham Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,919.32 miles (19,182.23 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
211,885.08 miles (19,127.13 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
311,868.57 miles (19,100.56 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
411,844.44 miles (19,061.74 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
511,837.64 miles (19,050.80 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)
611,834.43 miles (19,045.62 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
711,832.31 miles (19,042.20 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
811,828.26 miles (19,035.69 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
911,822.28 miles (19,026.06 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
1011,794.36 miles (18,981.13 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
1111,790.61 miles (18,975.10 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
1211,788.13 miles (18,971.10 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
1311,782.16 miles (18,961.50 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
1411,774.93 miles (18,949.87 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
1511,754.87 miles (18,917.59 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