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PLZ Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: PLZ / FAPE
Airport Name: Port Elizabeth International Airport
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
GPS Coordinates: 33°59'4"S by 25°36'37"E
Area Served: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 226 feet (69 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ):

  • 17 May 2004 - John Travolta landed his personal Qantas Boeing 707 at the airport directly from Mauritius as he was visiting a nearby private game reserve.
  • The closest airport to Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ) is Port Alfred Airport (AFD), which is located 79 miles (127 kilometers) ENE of PLZ.
  • During World War II, the airfield was extended to accommodate 42 Air School for the Royal Air Force and 6 Squadron South African Air Force on the southern and eastern sides of the field.
  • Port Elizabeth Airport was established in 1929 in close proximity to the city.
  • Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ) has 2 runways.
  • The furthest airport from Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ) is Princeville Airport (HPV), which is located 11,567 miles (18,615 kilometers) away in Hanalei, Hawaii, United States.
  • Because of Port Elizabeth International Airport's relatively low elevation of 226 feet, planes can take off or land at Port Elizabeth International 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.
  • There is also a branch of the South African Air Force Museum at the airport.
  • The airport resides at an elevation of 226 feet above mean sea level.

Map of Nearest Airports from Port Elizabeth International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Port Elizabeth International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
178.75 miles (126.73 km) ENEPort 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
2143.28 miles (230.59 km) ENEEast London Airport (ELS)East London, South AfricaView East London Airport on a map Set ELS as destination Airport Get more information about East London Airport
3184.99 miles (297.72 km) WGeorge Airport (GRJ)George, South AfricaView George Airport on a map Set GRJ as destination Airport Get more information about George Airport
4245.11 miles (394.47 km) NEMthatha Airport (UTT)Mthatha, South AfricaView Mthatha Airport on a map Set UTT as destination Airport Get more information about Mthatha Airport
5304.52 miles (490.08 km) NNEMafeteng Airport (MFC)Mafeteng, LesothoView Mafeteng Airport on a map Set MFC as destination Airport Get more information about Mafeteng Airport
6320.47 miles (515.74 km) NNESemonkong Airport (SOK)Semonkong, LesothoView Semonkong Airport on a map Set SOK as destination Airport Get more information about Semonkong Airport
7332.65 miles (535.34 km) NNEMoshoeshoe 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
8333.67 miles (536.98 km) NNELesobeng Airport (LES)Lesobeng, LesothoView Lesobeng Airport on a map Set LES as destination Airport Get more information about Lesobeng Airport
9334.46 miles (538.25 km) NNELebakeng Airport (LEF)Lebakeng, LesothoView Lebakeng Airport on a map Set LEF as destination Airport Get more information about Lebakeng Airport
10340.38 miles (547.79 km) NBloemfontein 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
11350.38 miles (563.88 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
12361.57 miles (581.90 km) NKimberley Airport (KIM)Kimberley, South AfricaView Kimberley Airport on a map Set KIM as destination Airport Get more information about Kimberley Airport
13382.50 miles (615.57 km) NNELeribe Airport (LRB)Leribe, LesothoView Leribe Airport on a map Set LRB as destination Airport Get more information about Leribe Airport
14383.44 miles (617.09 km) NNEMokhotlong Airport (MKH)Mokhotlong, LesothoView Mokhotlong Airport on a map Set MKH as destination Airport Get more information about Mokhotlong Airport
15401.75 miles (646.55 km) WCape Town International Airport (CPT)Cape Town, South AfricaView Cape Town International Airport on a map Set CPT as destination Airport Get more information about Cape Town International Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Port Elizabeth International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Port Elizabeth International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,567.15 miles (18,615.48 km) NNEPrinceville Airport (HPV)Hanalei, Hawaii, United StatesView Princeville Airport on a map Set HPV as destination Airport Get more information about Princeville Airport
211,554.19 miles (18,594.63 km) NNELihue Airport (LIH)Lihue, Hawaii, United StatesView Lihue Airport on a map Set LIH as destination Airport Get more information about Lihue Airport
311,548.86 miles (18,586.04 km) NNEDillingham Airfield (HDH)Mokuleia, Hawaii, United StatesView Dillingham Airfield on a map Set HDH as destination Airport Get more information about Dillingham Airfield
411,547.60 miles (18,584.02 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
511,544.96 miles (18,579.76 km) NNEWheeler AAF (HHI)Wahiawa, Hawaii, United StatesView Wheeler AAF on a map Set HHI as destination Airport Get more information about Wheeler AAF
611,543.44 miles (18,577.32 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
711,540.26 miles (18,572.21 km) NKalaupapa Airport (LUP)Kalaupapa, Hawaii, United StatesView Kalaupapa Airport on a map Set LUP as destination Airport Get more information about Kalaupapa Airport
811,535.54 miles (18,564.60 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
911,535.54 miles (18,564.60 km) NNEHickam Field (HIK)Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesView Hickam Field on a map Set HIK as destination Airport Get more information about Hickam Field
1011,534.95 miles (18,563.65 km) NMolokai Airport (MKK)Kaunakakai, Hawaii, United StatesView Molokai Airport on a map Set MKK as destination Airport Get more information about Molokai Airport
1111,532.58 miles (18,559.84 km) NNEKalaeloa Airport (NAX)Kapolei, Hawaii, United StatesView Kalaeloa Airport on a map Set NAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalaeloa Airport
1211,526.35 miles (18,549.82 km) NKapalua Airport (JHM)Lahaina, Hawaii, United StatesView Kapalua Airport on a map Set JHM as destination Airport Get more information about Kapalua Airport
1311,524.08 miles (18,546.17 km) NKahului Airport (OGG)Kahului, Hawaii, United StatesView Kahului Airport on a map Set OGG as destination Airport Get more information about Kahului Airport
1411,520.12 miles (18,539.80 km) NHana Airport (HNM)Hana, Hawaii, United StatesView Hana Airport on a map Set HNM as destination Airport Get more information about Hana Airport
1511,511.49 miles (18,525.90 km) NLanai Airport (LNY)Lanai City, Hawaii, United StatesView Lanai Airport on a map Set LNY as destination Airport Get more information about Lanai Airport