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LHR Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: LHR / EGLL
Airport Name: London Heathrow Airport
Location: London, England, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 51°28'38"N by 0°27'41"W
Area Served: London, United Kingdom
Operator/Owner: Heathrow Airport Holdings
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 83 feet (25 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about London Heathrow Airport (LHR):

  • The airport has been criticised in recent years for overcrowding and delays.
  • Because of London Heathrow Airport's relatively low elevation of 83 feet, planes can take off or land at London Heathrow 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 the 1950s, Heathrow had six runways, arranged in three pairs at different angles in the shape of a hexagram with the permanent passenger terminal in the middle and the older terminal along the north edge of the field, and two of its runways would always be within 30° of the wind direction.
  • When runway alternation was introduced, aircraft generated significantly more noise on departure than when landing, so a preference for westerly operations during daylight was introduced, which continues to this day.
  • London Heathrow Airport (LHR) has 2 runways.
  • Heathrow lies 12 nautical miles west of Central London, and has two parallel east–west runways along with five terminals on a site that covers 12.14 square kilometres.
  • The closest airport to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is RAF Northolt (NHT), which is located only 6 miles (9 kilometers) NNE of LHR.
  • The furthest airport from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,875 miles (19,112 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • Of Heathrow's 69 million passengers in 2011, 7% were bound for UK destinations, 41% were short-haul international travellers and 52% were long-haul.

Map of Nearest Airports from London Heathrow Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from London Heathrow Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
15.54 miles (8.91 km) NNERAF Northolt (NHT)Ruislip, England, United KingdomView RAF Northolt on a map Set NHT as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Northolt
219.52 miles (31.42 km) SWFarnborough Airport (FAB)Farnborough, United KingdomView Farnborough Airport on a map Set FAB as destination Airport Get more information about Farnborough Airport
319.74 miles (31.77 km) WSWBlackbushe Airport (BBS)Yateley, Hampshire, England, United KingdomView Blackbushe Airport on a map Set BBS as destination Airport Get more information about Blackbushe Airport
420.30 miles (32.68 km) NWRAF High Wycombe (HYC)High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, United KingdomView RAF High Wycombe on a map Set HYC as destination Airport Get more information about RAF High Wycombe
521.87 miles (35.20 km) NNEHatfield Aerodrome (HTF)Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, United KingdomView Hatfield Aerodrome on a map Set HTF as destination Airport Get more information about Hatfield Aerodrome
622.31 miles (35.90 km) ELondon 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
722.95 miles (36.93 km) SERedhill Aerodrome (KRH)Redhill, Surrey, England, United KingdomView Redhill Aerodrome on a map Set KRH as destination Airport Get more information about Redhill Aerodrome
823.58 miles (37.94 km) ESELondon 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
925.60 miles (41.19 km) SSEGatwick Airport (LGW)London, England, United KingdomView Gatwick Airport on a map Set LGW as destination Airport Get more information about Gatwick Airport
1026.72 miles (43.01 km) SWRAF Odiham (ODH)Odiham, United KingdomView RAF Odiham on a map Set ODH as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Odiham
1127.73 miles (44.63 km) NLondon Luton Airport (LTN)Luton (near London), England, United KingdomView London Luton Airport on a map Set LTN as destination Airport Get more information about London Luton Airport
1228.90 miles (46.51 km) WNWRAF Benson (BEX)Benson, Oxfordshire, England, United KingdomView RAF Benson on a map Set BEX as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Benson
1331.82 miles (51.21 km) SWLasham Airfield (QLA)Lasham, England, United KingdomView Lasham Airfield on a map Set QLA as destination Airport Get more information about Lasham Airfield
1440.91 miles (65.84 km) NNWMilton Keynes Airport (KYN)Milton Keynes, England, United KingdomView Milton Keynes Airport on a map Set KYN as destination Airport Get more information about Milton Keynes Airport
1541.02 miles (66.02 km) NELondon 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

Map of Furthest Airports from London Heathrow Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from London Heathrow Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,875.41 miles (19,111.57 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
211,864.53 miles (19,094.06 km) SEDunedin 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
311,842.85 miles (19,059.17 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
411,832.19 miles (19,042.01 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
511,819.80 miles (19,022.08 km) ESEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
611,809.87 miles (19,006.09 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)
711,802.34 miles (18,993.98 km) SEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
811,801.20 miles (18,992.14 km) SEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
911,795.88 miles (18,983.58 km) SSEChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
1011,772.10 miles (18,945.31 km) SEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
1111,770.30 miles (18,942.41 km) SEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
1211,755.89 miles (18,919.22 km) SEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1311,752.08 miles (18,913.09 km) SSEKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
1411,748.32 miles (18,907.04 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
1511,727.83 miles (18,874.07 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