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MPN Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: MPN / EGYP
Airport Name: RAF Mount Pleasant
Location: Falkland Islands
GPS Coordinates: 51°49'22"S by 58°26'49"W
Operator/Owner: Ministry of Defence
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Facts about RAF Mount Pleasant (MPN):

  • On 2 April 2012, an Uruguayan air company, Air Class Líneas Aéreas, gained permission from the Uruguayan Ministry of Defence to start a commercial flight to the Falkland Islands.
  • The furthest airport from RAF Mount Pleasant (MPN) is Mohe Gulian Airport (OHE), which is nearly antipodal to RAF Mount Pleasant (meaning RAF Mount Pleasant is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Mohe Gulian Airport), and is located 12,353 miles (19,879 kilometers) away in Mohe, Heilongjiang, China.
  • The closest airport to RAF Mount Pleasant (MPN) is Port Stanley Airport (PSY), which is located 30 miles (49 kilometers) ENE of MPN.
  • Currently located at Mount Pleasant are No.
  • 33 Engineer Regiment provides constant support and is part of the Joint Service Falkland Islands Detachment which consists of RAF and RLC EOD teams.
  • The British government felt that Stanley airfield was not the best option for a large, permanent station and decided to construct a new RAF station and make it the centrepiece of considerably strengthened air defences for the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
  • After the surrender of the Argentine ground forces on the islands, the British still faced the problem of potential Argentine air attacks from Argentina, so an aircraft carrier had to remain on station to guard the islands with its squadron of Sea Harriers until the local airfield was prepared for jet aircraft.

Map of Nearest Airports from RAF Mount Pleasant:

List of Nearest Airports from RAF Mount Pleasant:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
130.16 miles (48.55 km) ENEPort Stanley Airport (PSY)Stanley, Falkland Islands, United KingdomView Port Stanley Airport on a map View satellite image of Port Stanley Airport Set PSY as destination Airport Get more information about Port Stanley Airport
2411.26 miles (661.86 km) WSWHermes Quijada International Airport (RGA)Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego, ArgentinaView Hermes Quijada International Airport on a map View satellite image of Hermes Quijada International Airport Set RGA as destination Airport Get more information about Hermes Quijada International Airport
3436.01 miles (701.69 km) NWPuerto Deseado Airport (PUD)Puerto Deseado, Santa Cruz Province, ArgentinaView Puerto Deseado Airport on a map View satellite image of Puerto Deseado Airport Set PUD as destination Airport Get more information about Puerto Deseado Airport
4456.25 miles (734.26 km) WSWUshuaia International Airport (USH)Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, ArgentinaView Ushuaia International Airport on a map View satellite image of Ushuaia International Airport Set USH as destination Airport Get more information about Ushuaia International Airport
5464.92 miles (748.22 km) WPiloto Civil Norberto Fernández International Airport (RGL)Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz, ArgentinaView Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández International Airport on a map View satellite image of Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández International Airport Set RGL as destination Airport Get more information about Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández International Airport
6528.53 miles (850.58 km) WSWPresidente Carlos Ibáñez International Airport (PUQ)Punta Arenas, ChileView Presidente Carlos Ibáñez International Airport on a map View satellite image of Presidente Carlos Ibáñez International Airport Set PUQ as destination Airport Get more information about Presidente Carlos Ibáñez International Airport
7556.72 miles (895.95 km) WNWGobernador Gregores Airport (GGS)Gobernador Gregores, Santa Cruz, ArgentinaView Gobernador Gregores Airport on a map View satellite image of Gobernador Gregores Airport Set GGS as destination Airport Get more information about Gobernador Gregores Airport
8584.36 miles (940.44 km) NWGeneral Enrique Mosconi International Airport (CRD)Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut, ArgentinaView General Enrique Mosconi International Airport on a map View satellite image of General Enrique Mosconi International Airport Set CRD as destination Airport Get more information about General Enrique Mosconi International Airport
9599.56 miles (964.90 km) WComandante Armando Tola International Airport (FTE)El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, ArgentinaView Comandante Armando Tola International Airport on a map View satellite image of Comandante Armando Tola International Airport Set FTE as destination Airport Get more information about Comandante Armando Tola International Airport
10601.53 miles (968.06 km) WTeniente Julio Gallardo Airfield (PNT)Puerto Natales, ChileView Teniente Julio Gallardo Airfield on a map View satellite image of Teniente Julio Gallardo Airfield Set PNT as destination Airport Get more information about Teniente Julio Gallardo Airfield
11609.10 miles (980.26 km) WLago Argentino Airport (ING)El Calafate, Santa Cruz, ArgentinaView Lago Argentino Airport on a map View satellite image of Lago Argentino Airport Set ING as destination Airport Get more information about Lago Argentino Airport
12672.15 miles (1,081.72 km) WNWPerito Moreno Airport (PMQ)Perito Moreno, Santa Cruz, ArgentinaView Perito Moreno Airport on a map View satellite image of Perito Moreno Airport Set PMQ as destination Airport Get more information about Perito Moreno Airport
13674.52 miles (1,085.53 km) NNWAlmirante Marcos A. Zar Airport (REL)Trelew, Chubut, ArgentinaView Almirante Marcos A. Zar Airport on a map View satellite image of Almirante Marcos A. Zar Airport Set REL as destination Airport Get more information about Almirante Marcos A. Zar Airport
14697.24 miles (1,122.10 km) WNWChile Chico Airfield (CCH)Chile Chico, Aisén Region, ChileView Chile Chico Airfield on a map View satellite image of Chile Chico Airfield Set CCH as destination Airport Get more information about Chile Chico Airfield
15698.92 miles (1,124.81 km) NNWEl Tehuelche Airport (PMY)Puerto Madryn, ArgentinaView El Tehuelche Airport on a map View satellite image of El Tehuelche Airport Set PMY as destination Airport Get more information about El Tehuelche Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from RAF Mount Pleasant:

List of Furthest Airports from RAF Mount Pleasant:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,352.54 miles (19,879.44 km) NNWMohe Gulian Airport (OHE)Mohe, Heilongjiang, ChinaView Mohe Gulian Airport on a map View satellite image of Mohe Gulian Airport Set OHE as destination Airport Get more information about Mohe Gulian Airport
212,240.66 miles (19,699.38 km) NNEHulunbuir Hailar Airport (HLD)Hailar, Inner Mongolia, ChinaView Hulunbuir Hailar Airport on a map View satellite image of Hulunbuir Hailar Airport Set HLD as destination Airport Get more information about Hulunbuir Hailar Airport
312,225.65 miles (19,675.23 km) NWMagdagachi (GDG)Magdagachi, RussiaView Magdagachi on a map View satellite image of Magdagachi Set GDG as destination Airport Get more information about Magdagachi
412,165.02 miles (19,577.65 km) WNWIgnatyevo Airport (BQS)Blagoveshchensk, Amur Oblast, RussiaView Ignatyevo Airport on a map View satellite image of Ignatyevo Airport Set BQS as destination Airport Get more information about Ignatyevo Airport
512,163.56 miles (19,575.30 km) NNWTynda Sigikta (TYD)Tynda, Amur Oblast, RussiaView Tynda Sigikta on a map View satellite image of Tynda Sigikta Set TYD as destination Airport Get more information about Tynda Sigikta
612,161.86 miles (19,572.56 km) WNWHeihe Airport (HEK)Heihe, Heilongjiang, ChinaView Heihe Airport on a map View satellite image of Heihe Airport Set HEK as destination Airport Get more information about Heihe Airport
712,116.50 miles (19,499.57 km) NNEArxan Yi'ershi Airport (YIE)Arxan, Inner Mongolia, ChinaView Arxan Yi'ershi Airport on a map View satellite image of Arxan Yi'ershi Airport Set YIE as destination Airport Get more information about Arxan Yi'ershi Airport
812,085.27 miles (19,449.31 km) EChita Kadala (HTA)Chita, RussiaView Chita Kadala on a map View satellite image of Chita Kadala Set HTA as destination Airport Get more information about Chita Kadala
912,060.10 miles (19,408.80 km) NNWChulman Neryungri Airport (NER)Chulman, RussiaView Chulman Neryungri Airport on a map View satellite image of Chulman Neryungri Airport Set NER as destination Airport Get more information about Chulman Neryungri Airport
1012,047.43 miles (19,388.42 km) NUlanhot Airport (HLH)Ulanhot, ChinaView Ulanhot Airport on a map View satellite image of Ulanhot Airport Set HLH as destination Airport Get more information about Ulanhot Airport
1112,038.95 miles (19,374.76 km) NNWDaqing Sartu Airport (DQA)Daqing, Heilongjiang, ChinaView Daqing Sartu Airport on a map View satellite image of Daqing Sartu Airport Set DQA as destination Airport Get more information about Daqing Sartu Airport
1212,038.25 miles (19,373.64 km) NEChoibalsan Airport (COQ)Choibalsan, MongoliaView Choibalsan Airport on a map View satellite image of Choibalsan Airport Set COQ as destination Airport Get more information about Choibalsan Airport
1311,958.17 miles (19,244.76 km) NNWHarbin Taiping International Airport (HRB)Harbin, Heilongjiang, ChinaView Harbin Taiping International Airport on a map View satellite image of Harbin Taiping International Airport Set HRB as destination Airport Get more information about Harbin Taiping International Airport
1411,944.51 miles (19,222.77 km) NNWAldan Airport (ADH)Aldan, RussiaView Aldan Airport on a map View satellite image of Aldan Airport Set ADH as destination Airport Get more information about Aldan Airport
1511,908.88 miles (19,165.43 km) NWJiamusi Dongjiao Airport (JMU)Jiamusi, Heilongjiang, ChinaView Jiamusi Dongjiao Airport on a map View satellite image of Jiamusi Dongjiao Airport Set JMU as destination Airport Get more information about Jiamusi Dongjiao Airport