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GWY Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: GWY / EICM
Airport Names:
  1. Galway Airport
  2. Aerphort na Gaillimhe
Location: Galway, Ireland
GPS Coordinates: 53°18'1"N by 8°56'27"W
Area Served: Galway
Operator/Owner: Corrib Airport Limited
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 81 feet (25 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Galway Airport (GWY):

  • Because of Galway Airport's relatively low elevation of 81 feet, planes can take off or land at Galway 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.
  • Galway Airport (GWY) currently has only 1 runway.
  • On 21 February 2007, the Government of Ireland announced that it was providing €6.3 million in capital grant money for Galway Airport.
  • By 2007 Galway was officially the fastest growing airport in Ireland, fast exceeding international airports with passenger growth at 63% per annum at that time.
  • In addition to being known as "Galway Airport", another name for GWY is "Aerphort na Gaillimhe".
  • In 1994 Aer Arann began the Dublin route supported by the state funded Public Service Obligation scheme.
  • In its hey-day, these were the busiest routes from Galway.
  • The furthest airport from Galway Airport (GWY) is Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS), which is located 11,976 miles (19,273 kilometers) away in Stewart Island, New Zealand.
  • The airport is located 6 kilometres by road from Galway city centre.
  • The closest airport to Galway Airport (GWY) is Connemara Airport (NNR), which is located 22 miles (36 kilometers) WSW of GWY.

Map of Nearest Airports from Galway Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Galway Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
122.29 miles (35.87 km) WSWConnemara Airport (NNR)Inverin, IrelandView Connemara Airport on a map View satellite image of Connemara Airport Set NNR as destination Airport Get more information about Connemara Airport
228.68 miles (46.16 km) SWInisheer Aerodrome (INQ)Inisheer, IrelandView Inisheer Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Inisheer Aerodrome Set INQ as destination Airport Get more information about Inisheer Aerodrome
329.75 miles (47.87 km) WSWInishmaan Aerodrome (IIA)Inishmaan, IrelandView Inishmaan Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Inishmaan Aerodrome Set IIA as destination Airport Get more information about Inishmaan Aerodrome
432.38 miles (52.11 km) WSWInishmore Aerodrome (IOR)Kilronan, Inishmore, IrelandView Inishmore Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Inishmore Aerodrome Set IOR as destination Airport Get more information about Inishmore Aerodrome
541.35 miles (66.54 km) SShannon Airport (SNN)Shannon (County Clare), IrelandView Shannon Airport on a map View satellite image of Shannon Airport Set SNN as destination Airport Get more information about Shannon Airport
642.45 miles (68.31 km) NIreland West Airport Knock (NOC)Knock, IrelandView Ireland West Airport Knock on a map View satellite image of Ireland West Airport Knock Set NOC as destination Airport Get more information about Ireland West Airport Knock
769.13 miles (111.26 km) NNESligo Airport (SXL)Strandhill (near Sligo), IrelandView Sligo Airport on a map View satellite image of Sligo Airport Set SXL as destination Airport Get more information about Sligo Airport
877.74 miles (125.11 km) NWBelmullet Aerodrome (BLY)Belmullet, IrelandView Belmullet Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Belmullet Aerodrome Set BLY as destination Airport Get more information about Belmullet Aerodrome
981.10 miles (130.51 km) SSWKerry Airport (KIR)Tralee, County Kerry, IrelandView Kerry Airport on a map View satellite image of Kerry Airport Set KIR as destination Airport Get more information about Kerry Airport
1081.84 miles (131.70 km) ESEKilkenny Airport (KKY)Kilkenny, IrelandView Kilkenny Airport on a map View satellite image of Kilkenny Airport Set KKY as destination Airport Get more information about Kilkenny Airport
1192.30 miles (148.54 km) NEEnniskillen/St Angelo Airport (ENK)Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United KingdomView Enniskillen/St Angelo Airport on a map View satellite image of Enniskillen/St Angelo Airport Set ENK as destination Airport Get more information about Enniskillen/St Angelo Airport
12102.56 miles (165.05 km) SCork Airport (ORK)Cork, IrelandView Cork Airport on a map View satellite image of Cork Airport Set ORK as destination Airport Get more information about Cork Airport
13109.21 miles (175.76 km) SEWaterford Airport (WAT)Waterford, IrelandView Waterford Airport on a map View satellite image of Waterford Airport Set WAT as destination Airport Get more information about Waterford Airport
14110.45 miles (177.75 km) EDublin Airport (DUB)Dublin, IrelandView Dublin Airport on a map View satellite image of Dublin Airport Set DUB as destination Airport Get more information about Dublin Airport
15115.01 miles (185.09 km) SSWBantry Aerodrome (BYT)Bantry, County Cork, IrelandView Bantry Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Bantry Aerodrome Set BYT as destination Airport Get more information about Bantry Aerodrome

Map of Furthest Airports from Galway Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Galway Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,975.65 miles (19,272.90 km) SSERyan'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
211,945.51 miles (19,224.38 km) SSEInvercargill 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
311,925.98 miles (19,192.96 km) SDunedin 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
411,872.83 miles (19,107.42 km) SAlexandra 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
511,861.23 miles (19,088.75 km) SOamaru 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
611,855.32 miles (19,079.25 km) SSEQueenstown 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
711,838.52 miles (19,052.20 km) SWanaka 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
811,824.17 miles (19,029.11 km) SSEMilford Sound Airport (MFN)Milford Sound, New ZealandView Milford Sound Airport on a map View satellite image of Milford Sound Airport Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport
911,815.09 miles (19,014.49 km) SRichard 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)
1011,786.67 miles (18,968.75 km) SAshburton 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
1111,786.39 miles (18,968.30 km) SGlentanner 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
1211,776.76 miles (18,952.82 km) SMount 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
1311,755.61 miles (18,918.78 km) SChristchurch 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
1411,755.39 miles (18,918.43 km) SFox 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
1511,705.32 miles (18,837.84 km) SHokitika Airport (HKK)Hokitika, New ZealandView Hokitika Airport on a map View satellite image of Hokitika Airport Set HKK as destination Airport Get more information about Hokitika Airport