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LYM Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: LYM / EGMK
Airport Names:
  1. Lympne Airport
  2. Ashford Airport
Location: Lympne, Kent, England, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 51°4'58"N by 1°1'1"E
Area Served: Ashford, Kent,
Hythe, Kent
Operator/Owner: Royal Flying Corps (1916–18)
Royal Air Force (1918–19)
civil (1919–39)
Fleet Air Arm (1939–40)
Royal Air Force (1940–46)
civil (1946–84)
Airport Type: Closed
Elevation: 351 feet (107 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Lympne Airport (LYM):

  • On 12 March 1938, Captain Davis, managing director of the Cinque Ports Flying Club, was killed in an accident shortly after take-off from Lympne.
  • Just before the Second World War, Lympne was requisitioned by the Fleet Air Arm.
  • Because of Lympne Airport's relatively low elevation of 351 feet, planes can take off or land at Lympne 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.
  • In January 1925, notification that red edge lights had been installed along the runways and taxiways at Lympne was made.
  • Lympne Airport (LYM) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The closest airport to Lympne Airport (LYM) is Lydd International Airport (LYX), which is located only 9 miles (15 kilometers) SSW of LYM.
  • In addition to being known as "Lympne Airport", another name for LYM is "Ashford Airport".
  • On 4 June 1937, a British Klemm Swallow made a pilot-less take-off from Lympne and flew for some 35 minutes before crashing into a tree.
  • A meeting was held over the Easter weekend in 1928 by the Cinque Ports Flying Club.
  • In May 1919, Lympne was one of the first four customs and excise "Appointed Aerodromes" in the United Kingdom.
  • From 1–31 May 1924, the Royal Air Force conducted a number of night flying experiments.
  • The furthest airport from Lympne Airport (LYM) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,921 miles (19,184 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.

Map of Nearest Airports from Lympne Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Lympne Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
19.40 miles (15.12 km) SSWLydd International Airport (LYX)Lydd, England, United KingdomView Lydd International Airport on a map Set LYX as destination Airport Get more information about Lydd International Airport
222.88 miles (36.83 km) NEManston Airport (MSE)Manston, Kent, England, United KingdomView Manston Airport on a map Set MSE as destination Airport Get more information about Manston Airport
328.99 miles (46.66 km) NWRochester Airport (RCS)Rochester, Kent, England, United KingdomView Rochester Airport on a map Set RCS as destination Airport Get more information about Rochester Airport
436.45 miles (58.66 km) NNWLondon Southend Airport (SEN)Southend, Essex (near London) United KingdomView London Southend Airport on a map Set SEN as destination Airport Get more information about London Southend Airport
541.48 miles (66.75 km) ESECalais–Dunkerque Airport (CQF)Calais / Dunkerque, FranceView Calais–Dunkerque Airport on a map Set CQF as destination Airport Get more information about Calais–Dunkerque Airport
645.93 miles (73.91 km) WNWLondon Biggin Hill Airport (BQH)Biggin Hill / London, England, United KingdomView London Biggin Hill Airport on a map Set BQH as destination Airport Get more information about London Biggin Hill Airport
747.46 miles (76.38 km) SELe Touquet - Côte d'Opale Airport (LTQ)Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, FranceView Le Touquet - Côte d'Opale Airport on a map Set LTQ as destination Airport Get more information about Le Touquet - Côte d'Opale Airport
850.77 miles (81.71 km) NWLondon City Airport (LCY)London, England, United KingdomView London City Airport on a map Set LCY as destination Airport Get more information about London City Airport
950.89 miles (81.90 km) WRedhill Aerodrome (KRH)Redhill, Surrey, England, United KingdomView Redhill Aerodrome on a map Set KRH as destination Airport Get more information about Redhill Aerodrome
1052.56 miles (84.58 km) WGatwick Airport (LGW)London, England, United KingdomView Gatwick Airport on a map Set LGW as destination Airport Get more information about Gatwick Airport
1159.69 miles (96.07 km) WSWShoreham Airport (ESH)Lancing, West Sussex, United KingdomView Shoreham Airport on a map Set ESH as destination Airport Get more information about Shoreham Airport
1264.83 miles (104.33 km) NNWLondon Stansted Airport (STN)Essex (near London), England, United KingdomView London Stansted Airport on a map Set STN as destination Airport Get more information about London Stansted Airport
1365.36 miles (105.18 km) NNWMDPGA Wethersfield (WXF)Braintree, England, United KingdomView MDPGA Wethersfield on a map Set WXF as destination Airport Get more information about MDPGA Wethersfield
1465.93 miles (106.11 km) NIpswich Airport (IPW)Ipswich, EnglandView Ipswich Airport on a map Set IPW as destination Airport Get more information about Ipswich Airport
1566.76 miles (107.44 km) EDunkerque – Les Moëres Airfield (XDK)Dunkerque, FranceView Dunkerque – Les Moëres Airfield on a map Set XDK as destination Airport Get more information about Dunkerque – Les Moëres Airfield

Map of Furthest Airports from Lympne Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Lympne Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,920.69 miles (19,184.45 km) SSWChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
211,827.76 miles (19,034.89 km) ESEDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
311,813.96 miles (19,012.67 km) SEOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
411,785.02 miles (18,966.10 km) ESERyan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS)Stewart Island, New ZealandView Ryan's Creek Aerodrome on a map Set SZS as destination Airport Get more information about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
511,784.54 miles (18,965.33 km) SERichard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU)Timaru, New ZealandView Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) on a map Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
611,781.02 miles (18,959.67 km) SEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
711,779.37 miles (18,957.01 km) SEChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
811,775.39 miles (18,950.61 km) ESEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
911,765.27 miles (18,934.32 km) ESEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
1011,744.02 miles (18,900.13 km) SSEKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
1111,737.94 miles (18,890.33 km) SEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
1211,733.32 miles (18,882.90 km) ESEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
1311,728.09 miles (18,874.48 km) SEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1411,721.10 miles (18,863.23 km) SEMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
1511,701.38 miles (18,831.50 km) SEFox Glacier Aerodrome (FGL)Fox Glacier, New ZealandView Fox Glacier Aerodrome on a map Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome