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GLS Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: GLS / KGLS
Airport Names:
  1. Scholes International Airport at Galveston
  2. (former Galveston Army Air Field)
Location: Galveston, Texas, United States
GPS Coordinates: 29°15'55"N by 94°51'38"W
Area Served: Galveston, Texas
Operator/Owner: City of Galveston
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 6 feet (2 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Scholes International Airport at Galveston (GLS):

  • In addition to being known as "Scholes International Airport at Galveston", another name for GLS is "(former Galveston Army Air Field)".
  • Light general aviation aircraft, and the occasional transient business jets can be seen at GLS.
  • The Field was primarily used for replacement crew gunnery training by the 407th Fighter-Bomber Group, with targets being towed to the gunnery range at nearby Oyster Bay.
  • The furthest airport from Scholes International Airport at Galveston (GLS) is Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK), which is located 11,038 miles (17,764 kilometers) away in Cocos Islands, Australia.
  • The Lone Star Flight Museum is located at the airport and boasts a large collection of flying antique military aircraft as well as the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame.
  • Because of Scholes International Airport at Galveston's relatively low elevation of 6 feet, planes can take off or land at Scholes International Airport at Galveston 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 1943, Galveston AAFld.
  • The closest airport to Scholes International Airport at Galveston (GLS) is Ellington Field Joint Reserve BaseEllington Air Force BaseEllington Field (EFD), which is located 30 miles (48 kilometers) NW of GLS.
  • Scholes International Airport at Galveston (GLS) has 2 runways.

Map of Nearest Airports from Scholes International Airport at Galveston:

List of Nearest Airports from Scholes International Airport at Galveston:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
129.67 miles (47.75 km) NWEllington Field Joint Reserve BaseEllington Air Force BaseEllington Field (EFD)Houston, Texas, United StatesView Ellington Field Joint Reserve BaseEllington Air Force BaseEllington Field on a map Set EFD as destination Airport Get more information about Ellington Field Joint Reserve BaseEllington Air Force BaseEllington Field
236.38 miles (58.55 km) NWWilliam P. Hobby Airport (HOU)Houston, Texas, United StatesView William P. Hobby Airport on a map Set HOU as destination Airport Get more information about William P. Hobby Airport
336.41 miles (58.60 km) NBaytown Airport (HPY)Baytown, Texas, United StatesView Baytown Airport on a map Set HPY as destination Airport Get more information about Baytown Airport
437.87 miles (60.95 km) WSWTexas Gulf Coast Regional Airport (LJN)Angleton / Lake Jackson, Texas, United StatesView Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport on a map Set LJN as destination Airport Get more information about Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport
553.50 miles (86.10 km) NWAndrau Airpark (AAP)Houston, Texas, United StatesView Andrau Airpark on a map Set AAP as destination Airport Get more information about Andrau Airpark
653.88 miles (86.71 km) WNWSugar Land Regional Airport (SGR)Sugar Land, Texas (near Houston), United StatesView Sugar Land Regional Airport on a map Set SGR as destination Airport Get more information about Sugar Land Regional Airport
757.47 miles (92.49 km) NNWGeorge Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)Houston, Texas, United StatesView George Bush Intercontinental Airport on a map Set IAH as destination Airport Get more information about George Bush Intercontinental Airport
861.99 miles (99.76 km) NWWest Houston Airport (IWS)Houston, Texas, United StatesView West Houston Airport on a map Set IWS as destination Airport Get more information about West Houston Airport
963.80 miles (102.68 km) WSWBay City Municipal Airport (BBC)Bay City, Texas, United StatesView Bay City Municipal Airport on a map Set BBC as destination Airport Get more information about Bay City Municipal Airport
1067.79 miles (109.10 km) NEBeaumont Municipal Airport (BMT)Beaumont, Texas, United StatesView Beaumont Municipal Airport on a map Set BMT as destination Airport Get more information about Beaumont Municipal Airport
1168.97 miles (111.00 km) NWDavid Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (DWH)Houston, Texas, United StatesView David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport on a map Set DWH as destination Airport Get more information about David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport
1269.21 miles (111.38 km) NEJack Brooks Regional Airport (BPT)Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas, United StatesView Jack Brooks Regional Airport on a map Set BPT as destination Airport Get more information about Jack Brooks Regional Airport
1377.98 miles (125.50 km) WWharton Regional Airport (WHT)Wharton, Texas, United StatesView Wharton Regional Airport on a map Set WHT as destination Airport Get more information about Wharton Regional Airport
1482.13 miles (132.18 km) NNWLone Star Executive Airport (CXO)Houston, Texas, United StatesView Lone Star Executive Airport on a map Set CXO as destination Airport Get more information about Lone Star Executive Airport
1591.87 miles (147.84 km) WSWPalacios Municipal Airport (PSX)Palacios, Texas, United StatesView Palacios Municipal Airport on a map Set PSX as destination Airport Get more information about Palacios Municipal Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Scholes International Airport at Galveston:

List of Furthest Airports from Scholes International Airport at Galveston:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,038.02 miles (17,763.92 km) SWCocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK)Cocos Islands, AustraliaView Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport on a map Set CCK as destination Airport Get more information about Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport
210,921.82 miles (17,576.92 km) ESESir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG)Rodrigues Island, MauritiusView Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport on a map Set RRG as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport
310,684.05 miles (17,194.27 km) WShark Bay Airport (MJK)Monkey Mia, Western Australia, AustraliaView Shark Bay Airport on a map Set MJK as destination Airport Get more information about Shark Bay Airport
410,669.40 miles (17,170.69 km) WKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport
510,659.97 miles (17,155.51 km) WCarnarvon Airport (CVQ)Carnarvon, Western Australia, AustraliaView Carnarvon Airport on a map Set CVQ as destination Airport Get more information about Carnarvon Airport
610,655.00 miles (17,147.51 km) WGeraldton Airport (GET)Geraldton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Geraldton Airport on a map Set GET as destination Airport Get more information about Geraldton Airport
710,650.96 miles (17,141.01 km) WSWMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
810,646.62 miles (17,134.03 km) WJurien Bay Airport (JUR)Jurien Bay, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jurien Bay Airport on a map Set JUR as destination Airport Get more information about Jurien Bay Airport
910,634.25 miles (17,114.13 km) WSWBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
1010,625.56 miles (17,100.14 km) WSWRottnest Airport (RTS)Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Rottnest Airport on a map Set RTS as destination Airport Get more information about Rottnest Airport
1110,618.72 miles (17,089.13 km) WSWBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
1210,615.78 miles (17,084.39 km) ESESir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU)Plaisance, MauritiusView Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on a map Set MRU as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
1310,605.80 miles (17,068.34 km) WSWJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
1410,603.05 miles (17,063.91 km) WMullewa Airport (MXU)Mullewa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mullewa Airport on a map Set MXU as destination Airport Get more information about Mullewa Airport
1510,600.36 miles (17,059.59 km) WSWPerth Airport (PER)Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaView Perth Airport on a map Set PER as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport