Share this airport:

QPG Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: QPG / WSAP
Airport Names:
  1. Paya Lebar Air Base (PLAB)
  2. 巴耶利峇空军基地
  3. Pangkalan Udara Paya Lebar
Location: Paya Lebar, Singapore
GPS Coordinates: 1°21'37"N by 103°54'33"E
Operator/Owner: Ministry of Defence (Singapore)
Airport Type: Military airbase
Elevation: 65 feet (20 meters)
# of Runways: 1
View all routes: Routes from QPG

Jump to:

Facts about Paya Lebar Air Base (PLAB) (QPG):

  • Because of Paya Lebar Air Base (PLAB)'s relatively low elevation of 65 feet, planes can take off or land at Paya Lebar Air Base (PLAB) 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.
  • Originally built in 1954 as Singapore International Airport to replace Kallang Airport, control of the airport was transferred to RSAF in 1980 when it was renamed Paya Lebar Air Base, following the relocation of the civilian airport to Changi.
  • The RSAF Open House is a bi-annual event which is usually held at Paya Lebar Air Base and in conjunction with the 40th Anniversary of Republic of Singapore Air Force in 2008, it was open to the public for two days from 30 August to 31 August 2008.
  • The furthest airport from Paya Lebar Air Base (PLAB) (QPG) is Francisco de Orellana Airport (OCC), which is nearly antipodal to Paya Lebar Air Base (PLAB) (meaning Paya Lebar Air Base (PLAB) is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Francisco de Orellana Airport), and is located 12,349 miles (19,874 kilometers) away in Coca, Ecuador.
  • In addition to being known as "Paya Lebar Air Base (PLAB)", other names for QPG include "巴耶利峇空军基地" and "Pangkalan Udara Paya Lebar".
  • Most recently, on 14 November 2009, Air Force One carrying President Barack Obama landed at Paya Lebar Air Base, to attend the APEC Singapore 2009 Summit.
  • The closest airport to Paya Lebar Air Base (PLAB) (QPG) is Seletar Airport (XSP), which is located only 5 miles (8 kilometers) NW of QPG.
  • The air base currently houses aircraft such as the C-130 Hercules and the upgraded AMRAAM capable F-5S/T Tiger IIs.
  • Paya Lebar Air Base (PLAB) (QPG) currently has only 1 runway.

Map of Nearest Airports from Paya Lebar Air Base (PLAB):

List of Nearest Airports from Paya Lebar Air Base (PLAB):

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
14.86 miles (7.82 km) NWSeletar Airport (XSP)Seletar, SingaporeView Seletar Airport on a map View satellite image of Seletar Airport Set XSP as destination Airport Get more information about Seletar Airport
25.53 miles (8.89 km) ESingapore Changi Airport (SIN)Changi, SingaporeView Singapore Changi Airport on a map View satellite image of Singapore Changi Airport Set SIN as destination Airport Get more information about Singapore Changi Airport
314.00 miles (22.52 km) WTengah Air Base (TAB) (TGA)Tengah, SingaporeView Tengah Air Base (TAB) on a map View satellite image of Tengah Air Base (TAB) Set TGA as destination Airport Get more information about Tengah Air Base (TAB)
421.97 miles (35.35 km) SEHang Nadim International Airport (BTH)Batam, Riau Islands, Sumatra, IndonesiaView Hang Nadim International Airport on a map View satellite image of Hang Nadim International Airport Set BTH as destination Airport Get more information about Hang Nadim International Airport
525.45 miles (40.96 km) NWSenai International Airport (JHB)Johor Bahru, MalaysiaView Senai International Airport on a map View satellite image of Senai International Airport Set JHB as destination Airport Get more information about Senai International Airport
652.59 miles (84.64 km) SERaja Haji Fisabilillah International Airport (TNJ)Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands, IndonesiaView Raja Haji Fisabilillah International Airport on a map View satellite image of Raja Haji Fisabilillah International Airport Set TNJ as destination Airport Get more information about Raja Haji Fisabilillah International Airport
770.77 miles (113.89 km) NMersing Airport (MEP)Johor, MalaysiaView Mersing Airport on a map View satellite image of Mersing Airport Set MEP as destination Airport Get more information about Mersing Airport
8102.27 miles (164.59 km) NTioman Airport (TOD)Tioman Island, MalaysiaView Tioman Airport on a map View satellite image of Tioman Airport Set TOD as destination Airport Get more information about Tioman Airport
9130.32 miles (209.73 km) WNWMelaka International Airport (MKZ)Batu Berendam, MalaysiaView Melaka International Airport on a map View satellite image of Melaka International Airport Set MKZ as destination Airport Get more information about Melaka International Airport
10171.87 miles (276.60 km) WPinang Kampai Airport (DUM)Dumai, Sumatra, IndonesiaView Pinang Kampai Airport on a map View satellite image of Pinang Kampai Airport Set DUM as destination Airport Get more information about Pinang Kampai Airport
11173.35 miles (278.97 km) NNWSultan Ahmad Shah Airport / RMAF Kuantan (KUA)Kuantan, Pahang, MalaysiaView Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport / RMAF Kuantan on a map View satellite image of Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport / RMAF Kuantan Set KUA as destination Airport Get more information about Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport / RMAF Kuantan
12180.13 miles (289.89 km) WNWKuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)Sepang (near Kuala Lumpur), MalaysiaView Kuala Lumpur International Airport on a map View satellite image of Kuala Lumpur International Airport Set KUL as destination Airport Get more information about Kuala Lumpur International Airport
13181.28 miles (291.74 km) WSWSultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport (PKU)Pekanbaru, Sumatra, IndonesiaView Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport on a map View satellite image of Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport Set PKU as destination Airport Get more information about Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport
14196.42 miles (316.11 km) NW KA01  KJ15  MR1  Kuala Lumpur Sentral (KL Sentral) 吉隆坡中环广场 (XKL)Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaView  KA01  KJ15  MR1  Kuala Lumpur Sentral (KL Sentral) 吉隆坡中环广场 on a map View satellite image of  KA01  KJ15  MR1  Kuala Lumpur Sentral (KL Sentral) 吉隆坡中环广场 Set XKL as destination Airport Get more information about  KA01  KJ15  MR1  Kuala Lumpur Sentral (KL Sentral) 吉隆坡中环广场
15203.83 miles (328.03 km) NWSultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB)Subang (near Kuala Lumpur), MalaysiaView Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport on a map View satellite image of Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport Set SZB as destination Airport Get more information about Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Paya Lebar Air Base (PLAB):

List of Furthest Airports from Paya Lebar Air Base (PLAB):

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,349.18 miles (19,874.02 km) SEFrancisco de Orellana Airport (OCC)Coca, EcuadorView Francisco de Orellana Airport on a map View satellite image of Francisco de Orellana Airport Set OCC as destination Airport Get more information about Francisco de Orellana Airport
212,322.91 miles (19,831.75 km) SSELago Agrio Airport (LGQ)Nueva Loja, EcuadorView Lago Agrio Airport on a map View satellite image of Lago Agrio Airport Set LGQ as destination Airport Get more information about Lago Agrio Airport
312,314.56 miles (19,818.32 km) SWCaucayá Airport (LQM)Puerto Leguízamo, ColombiaView Caucayá Airport on a map View satellite image of Caucayá Airport Set LQM as destination Airport Get more information about Caucayá Airport
412,304.82 miles (19,802.64 km) SSETres de Mayo Airport (PUU)Puerto Asís, ColombiaView Tres de Mayo Airport on a map View satellite image of Tres de Mayo Airport Set PUU as destination Airport Get more information about Tres de Mayo Airport
512,300.21 miles (19,795.21 km) ERio Amazonas Airport (PTZ)Shell Mera, EcuadorView Rio Amazonas Airport on a map View satellite image of Rio Amazonas Airport Set PTZ as destination Airport Get more information about Rio Amazonas Airport
612,282.31 miles (19,766.42 km) ESECol. Edmundo Carvajal Airport (XMS)Macas, EcuadorView Col. Edmundo Carvajal Airport on a map View satellite image of Col. Edmundo Carvajal Airport Set XMS as destination Airport Get more information about Col. Edmundo Carvajal Airport
712,271.31 miles (19,748.71 km) SSEVilla Garzón Airport (VGZ)Villa Garzón, ColombiaView Villa Garzón Airport on a map View satellite image of Villa Garzón Airport Set VGZ as destination Airport Get more information about Villa Garzón Airport
812,264.92 miles (19,738.42 km) EChachoan Airport (ATF)Ambato, EcuadorView Chachoan Airport on a map View satellite image of Chachoan Airport Set ATF as destination Airport Get more information about Chachoan Airport
912,259.56 miles (19,729.81 km) ECotopaxi International Airport (LTX)Latacunga, EcuadorView Cotopaxi International Airport on a map View satellite image of Cotopaxi International Airport Set LTX as destination Airport Get more information about Cotopaxi International Airport
1012,257.98 miles (19,727.26 km) ESEMariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO)Quito, EcuadorView Mariscal Sucre International Airport on a map View satellite image of Mariscal Sucre International Airport Set UIO as destination Airport Get more information about Mariscal Sucre International Airport
1112,249.82 miles (19,714.12 km) SETeniente Coronel Luis A Mantilla International Airport (TUA)Tulcán, EcuadorView Teniente Coronel Luis A Mantilla International Airport on a map View satellite image of Teniente Coronel Luis A Mantilla International Airport Set TUA as destination Airport Get more information about Teniente Coronel Luis A Mantilla International Airport
1212,248.38 miles (19,711.81 km) SESan Luis Airport (IPI)Ipiales, ColombiaView San Luis Airport on a map View satellite image of San Luis Airport Set IPI as destination Airport Get more information about San Luis Airport
1312,229.79 miles (19,681.90 km) NGustavo Artunduaga Paredes Airport (FLA)Florencia, Caquetá, ColombiaView Gustavo Artunduaga Paredes Airport on a map View satellite image of Gustavo Artunduaga Paredes Airport Set FLA as destination Airport Get more information about Gustavo Artunduaga Paredes Airport
1412,229.07 miles (19,680.72 km) NNEAntonio Nariño Airport (PSO)Pasto, ColombiaView Antonio Nariño Airport on a map View satellite image of Antonio Nariño Airport Set PSO as destination Airport Get more information about Antonio Nariño Airport
1512,210.78 miles (19,651.30 km) ESEMariscal Lamar International Airport (CUE)Cuenca, EcuadorView Mariscal Lamar International Airport on a map View satellite image of Mariscal Lamar International Airport Set CUE as destination Airport Get more information about Mariscal Lamar International Airport