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LHR Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: LHR / EGLL
Airport Name: London Heathrow Airport
Location: London, England, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 51°28'38"N by 0°27'41"W
Area Served: London, United Kingdom
Operator/Owner: Heathrow Airport Holdings
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 83 feet (25 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about London Heathrow Airport (LHR):

  • Until 2008, air traffic between Heathrow and the United States was strictly governed by the countries' bilateral Bermuda II treaty.
  • Heathrow Airport is used by over 90 airlines flying to 170 destinations worldwide.
  • London Heathrow Airport or Heathrow is a major international airport serving London, England, known as London Airport from 1946 until 1965.
  • The closest airport to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is RAF Northolt (NHT), which is located only 6 miles (9 kilometers) NNE of LHR.
  • Because of London Heathrow Airport's relatively low elevation of 83 feet, planes can take off or land at London Heathrow 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.
  • London Heathrow Airport (LHR) has 2 runways.
  • The furthest airport from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,875 miles (19,112 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • Full body scanners are now used at the airport, and passengers who object to their use after being selected are not allowed to fly.
  • When runway alternation was introduced, aircraft generated significantly more noise on departure than when landing, so a preference for westerly operations during daylight was introduced, which continues to this day.
  • The airport has been criticised in recent years for overcrowding and delays.

Map of Nearest Airports from London Heathrow Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from London Heathrow Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
15.54 miles (8.91 km) NNERAF 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
219.52 miles (31.42 km) SWFarnborough 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
319.74 miles (31.77 km) WSWBlackbushe 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
420.30 miles (32.68 km) NWRAF High Wycombe (HYC)High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, United KingdomView RAF High Wycombe on a map View satellite image of RAF High Wycombe Set HYC as destination Airport Get more information about RAF High Wycombe
521.87 miles (35.20 km) NNEHatfield Aerodrome (HTF)Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, United KingdomView Hatfield Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Hatfield Aerodrome Set HTF as destination Airport Get more information about Hatfield Aerodrome
622.31 miles (35.90 km) ELondon 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
722.95 miles (36.93 km) SERedhill 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
823.58 miles (37.94 km) ESELondon 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
925.60 miles (41.19 km) SSEGatwick 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
1026.72 miles (43.01 km) SWRAF 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
1127.73 miles (44.63 km) NLondon Luton Airport (LTN)Luton (near London), England, United KingdomView London Luton Airport on a map View satellite image of London Luton Airport Set LTN as destination Airport Get more information about London Luton Airport
1228.90 miles (46.51 km) WNWRAF Benson (BEX)Benson, Oxfordshire, England, United KingdomView RAF Benson on a map View satellite image of RAF Benson Set BEX as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Benson
1331.82 miles (51.21 km) SWLasham 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
1440.91 miles (65.84 km) NNWMilton Keynes Airport (KYN)Milton Keynes, England, United KingdomView Milton Keynes Airport on a map View satellite image of Milton Keynes Airport Set KYN as destination Airport Get more information about Milton Keynes Airport
1541.02 miles (66.02 km) NELondon Stansted Airport (STN)Essex (near London), England, United KingdomView London Stansted Airport on a map View satellite image of London Stansted Airport Set STN as destination Airport Get more information about London Stansted Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from London Heathrow Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from London Heathrow Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,875.41 miles (19,111.57 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
211,864.53 miles (19,094.06 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
311,842.85 miles (19,059.17 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
411,832.19 miles (19,042.01 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
511,819.80 miles (19,022.08 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
611,809.87 miles (19,006.09 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)
711,802.34 miles (18,993.98 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
811,801.20 miles (18,992.14 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
911,795.88 miles (18,983.58 km) SSEChristchurch 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
1011,772.10 miles (18,945.31 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
1111,770.30 miles (18,942.41 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
1211,755.89 miles (18,919.22 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
1311,752.08 miles (18,913.09 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
1411,748.32 miles (18,907.04 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
1511,727.83 miles (18,874.07 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