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ELS Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: ELS / FAEL
Airport Name: East London Airport
Location: East London, South Africa
GPS Coordinates: 33°2'5"S by 27°49'17"E
Area Served: East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 436 feet (133 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about East London Airport (ELS):

  • In 1944 a new airport was built at Collondale, about 2 km west of the present terminal building.
  • East London's airport is a small but bustling one that plays an important role in the growing economy of the Eastern Cape.
  • Passenger flights were undertaken by two de Havilland Moth planes on Saturday afternoons and all day on Sundays, weather permitting.
  • The furthest airport from East London Airport (ELS) is Kalaupapa Airport (LUP), which is located 11,569 miles (18,618 kilometers) away in Kalaupapa, Hawaii, United States.
  • East London Airport (ELS) has 2 runways.
  • In 1965 the airport was again moved, this time to its present site, 9 km west of the city centre.
  • The airport had an inauspicious beginning in 1927, when Lieut Colonel Alistair Miller asked the East London town council to help establish a municipal aerodrome at Woodbrook, west of the city.
  • Because of East London Airport's relatively low elevation of 436 feet, planes can take off or land at East London 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.
  • The closest airport to East London Airport (ELS) is Port Alfred Airport (AFD), which is located 65 miles (105 kilometers) WSW of ELS.

Map of Nearest Airports from East London Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from East London Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
165.15 miles (104.85 km) WSWPort Alfred Airport (AFD)Port Alfred, South AfricaView Port Alfred Airport on a map Set AFD as destination Airport Get more information about Port Alfred Airport
2114.31 miles (183.96 km) NNEMthatha Airport (UTT)Mthatha, South AfricaView Mthatha Airport on a map Set UTT as destination Airport Get more information about Mthatha Airport
3143.28 miles (230.59 km) WSWPort Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)Port Elizabeth, South AfricaView Port Elizabeth International Airport on a map Set PLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Port Elizabeth International Airport
4210.82 miles (339.28 km) NEMargate Airport (MGH)Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Margate Airport on a map Set MGH as destination Airport Get more information about Margate Airport
5221.32 miles (356.17 km) NSemonkong Airport (SOK)Semonkong, LesothoView Semonkong Airport on a map Set SOK as destination Airport Get more information about Semonkong Airport
6222.73 miles (358.45 km) NNELebakeng Airport (LEF)Lebakeng, LesothoView Lebakeng Airport on a map Set LEF as destination Airport Get more information about Lebakeng Airport
7226.04 miles (363.78 km) NMafeteng Airport (MFC)Mafeteng, LesothoView Mafeteng Airport on a map Set MFC as destination Airport Get more information about Mafeteng Airport
8228.78 miles (368.18 km) NLesobeng Airport (LES)Lesobeng, LesothoView Lesobeng Airport on a map Set LES as destination Airport Get more information about Lesobeng Airport
9247.37 miles (398.09 km) NMoshoeshoe I International Airport (MSU)Maseru, LesothoView Moshoeshoe I International Airport on a map Set MSU as destination Airport Get more information about Moshoeshoe I International Airport
10269.67 miles (433.99 km) NNEMokhotlong Airport (MKH)Mokhotlong, LesothoView Mokhotlong Airport on a map Set MKH as destination Airport Get more information about Mokhotlong Airport
11279.14 miles (449.23 km) NNEPietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)Pietermaritzburg, South AfricaView Pietermaritzburg Airport on a map Set PZB as destination Airport Get more information about Pietermaritzburg Airport
12286.72 miles (461.43 km) NNWBloemfontein International Airport (BFN)Bloemfontein, Free State, South AfricaView Bloemfontein International Airport on a map Set BFN as destination Airport Get more information about Bloemfontein International Airport
13289.10 miles (465.25 km) NLeribe Airport (LRB)Leribe, LesothoView Leribe Airport on a map Set LRB as destination Airport Get more information about Leribe Airport
14305.60 miles (491.81 km) NEKing Shaka International (DUR)Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView King Shaka International on a map Set DUR as destination Airport Get more information about King Shaka International
15320.45 miles (515.72 km) WSWGeorge Airport (GRJ)George, South AfricaView George Airport on a map Set GRJ as destination Airport Get more information about George Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from East London Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from East London Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,568.58 miles (18,617.79 km) NNEKalaupapa Airport (LUP)Kalaupapa, Hawaii, United StatesView Kalaupapa Airport on a map Set LUP as destination Airport Get more information about Kalaupapa Airport
211,567.16 miles (18,615.49 km) NNEPrinceville Airport (HPV)Hanalei, Hawaii, United StatesView Princeville Airport on a map Set HPV as destination Airport Get more information about Princeville Airport
311,563.78 miles (18,610.05 km) NNEDillingham Airfield (HDH)Mokuleia, Hawaii, United StatesView Dillingham Airfield on a map Set HDH as destination Airport Get more information about Dillingham Airfield
411,562.20 miles (18,607.51 km) NNEMolokai Airport (MKK)Kaunakakai, Hawaii, United StatesView Molokai Airport on a map Set MKK as destination Airport Get more information about Molokai Airport
511,561.78 miles (18,606.84 km) NNEWheeler AAF (HHI)Wahiawa, Hawaii, United StatesView Wheeler AAF on a map Set HHI as destination Airport Get more information about Wheeler AAF
611,558.95 miles (18,602.28 km) NNEHana Airport (HNM)Hana, Hawaii, United StatesView Hana Airport on a map Set HNM as destination Airport Get more information about Hana Airport
711,558.59 miles (18,601.70 km) NNEKahului Airport (OGG)Kahului, Hawaii, United StatesView Kahului Airport on a map Set OGG as destination Airport Get more information about Kahului Airport
811,558.30 miles (18,601.24 km) NNEKapalua Airport (JHM)Lahaina, Hawaii, United StatesView Kapalua Airport on a map Set JHM as destination Airport Get more information about Kapalua Airport
911,556.31 miles (18,598.04 km) NNELihue Airport (LIH)Lihue, Hawaii, United StatesView Lihue Airport on a map Set LIH as destination Airport Get more information about Lihue Airport
1011,554.09 miles (18,594.46 km) NNEHonolulu International Airport (HNL)Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesView Honolulu International Airport on a map Set HNL as destination Airport Get more information about Honolulu International Airport
1111,554.09 miles (18,594.46 km) NNEHickam Field (HIK)Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesView Hickam Field on a map Set HIK as destination Airport Get more information about Hickam Field
1211,549.72 miles (18,587.42 km) NNEKalaeloa Airport (NAX)Kapolei, Hawaii, United StatesView Kalaeloa Airport on a map Set NAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalaeloa Airport
1311,545.26 miles (18,580.25 km) NNEPMRF Barking Sands (BKH)Kekaha, Hawaii, United StatesView PMRF Barking Sands on a map Set BKH as destination Airport Get more information about PMRF Barking Sands
1411,543.40 miles (18,577.26 km) NNEPort Allen Airport (PAK)Hanapepe, Hawaii, United StatesView Port Allen Airport on a map Set PAK as destination Airport Get more information about Port Allen Airport
1511,541.15 miles (18,573.63 km) NNELanai Airport (LNY)Lanai City, Hawaii, United StatesView Lanai Airport on a map Set LNY as destination Airport Get more information about Lanai Airport