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SXL Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: SXL / EISG
Airport Names:
  1. Sligo Airport
  2. Aerfort Shligigh
Location: Strandhill (near Sligo), Ireland
GPS Coordinates: 54°16'49"N by 8°35'57"W
Area Served: Sligo , Ireland
Operator/Owner: Sligo Northwest Airport Co Ltd
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 11 feet (3 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Sligo Airport (SXL):

  • Until the end of 2008 there was a connection with Manchester which was operated by Aer Arann.
  • Because of Sligo Airport's relatively low elevation of 11 feet, planes can take off or land at Sligo 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.
  • Sligo Airport (SXL) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The Irish Government commissioned Value for Money Review of Exchequer Funding on the Regional Airports Programme recommended the ending of operational subvention to the airport and the ending of the PSO designation citing poor performance, growing operational costs and development of alternative transport connections to the region.
  • On 21 February 2007, The Irish Government announced that it would be giving €8.5 million to the airport in capital grant money to upgrade the runway and add approach lighting and safety enhancements.
  • The closest airport to Sligo Airport (SXL) is Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC), which is located 27 miles (44 kilometers) SSW of SXL.
  • The furthest airport from Sligo Airport (SXL) is Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS), which is located 11,907 miles (19,162 kilometers) away in Stewart Island, New Zealand.
  • In addition to being known as "Sligo Airport", another name for SXL is "Aerfort Shligigh".

Map of Nearest Airports from Sligo Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Sligo Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
127.07 miles (43.56 km) SSWIreland West Airport Knock (NOC)Knock, IrelandView Ireland West Airport Knock on a map Set NOC as destination Airport Get more information about Ireland West Airport Knock
239.02 miles (62.80 km) ENEEnniskillen/St Angelo Airport (ENK)Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United KingdomView Enniskillen/St Angelo Airport on a map Set ENK as destination Airport Get more information about Enniskillen/St Angelo Airport
353.78 miles (86.55 km) NDonegal Airport (CFN)Carrickfinn, IrelandView Donegal Airport on a map Set CFN as destination Airport Get more information about Donegal Airport
457.93 miles (93.22 km) WBelmullet Aerodrome (BLY)Belmullet, IrelandView Belmullet Aerodrome on a map Set BLY as destination Airport Get more information about Belmullet Aerodrome
569.13 miles (111.26 km) SSWGalway Airport (GWY)Galway, IrelandView Galway Airport on a map Set GWY as destination Airport Get more information about Galway Airport
677.94 miles (125.43 km) NECity of Derry Airport (LDY)Derry, Northern Ireland, United KingdomView City of Derry Airport on a map Set LDY as destination Airport Get more information about City of Derry Airport
780.74 miles (129.94 km) SSWConnemara Airport (NNR)Inverin, IrelandView Connemara Airport on a map Set NNR as destination Airport Get more information about Connemara Airport
891.21 miles (146.79 km) SSWInishmaan Aerodrome (IIA)Inishmaan, IrelandView Inishmaan Aerodrome on a map Set IIA as destination Airport Get more information about Inishmaan Aerodrome
991.84 miles (147.79 km) SSWInishmore Aerodrome (IOR)Kilronan, Inishmore, IrelandView Inishmore Aerodrome on a map Set IOR as destination Airport Get more information about Inishmore Aerodrome
1091.92 miles (147.94 km) SSWInisheer Aerodrome (INQ)Inisheer, IrelandView Inisheer Aerodrome on a map Set INQ as destination Airport Get more information about Inisheer Aerodrome
1199.18 miles (159.61 km) ENEBelfast International Airport (BFS)Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomView Belfast International Airport on a map Set BFS as destination Airport Get more information about Belfast International Airport
12109.87 miles (176.82 km) SShannon Airport (SNN)Shannon (County Clare), IrelandView Shannon Airport on a map Set SNN as destination Airport Get more information about Shannon Airport
13111.94 miles (180.16 km) ESEDublin Airport (DUB)Dublin, IrelandView Dublin Airport on a map Set DUB as destination Airport Get more information about Dublin Airport
14111.99 miles (180.23 km) ENEGeorge Best Belfast City Airport (BHD)Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomView George Best Belfast City Airport on a map Set BHD as destination Airport Get more information about George Best Belfast City Airport
15124.69 miles (200.66 km) SSEKilkenny Airport (KKY)Kilkenny, IrelandView Kilkenny Airport on a map Set KKY as destination Airport Get more information about Kilkenny Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Sligo Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Sligo Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,906.87 miles (19,162.20 km) SSERyan'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
211,876.52 miles (19,113.36 km) SSEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
311,857.28 miles (19,082.40 km) SDunedin 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
411,803.78 miles (18,996.30 km) SAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
511,793.36 miles (18,979.53 km) SOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
611,786.19 miles (18,967.99 km) SSEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
711,769.46 miles (18,941.06 km) SWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
811,755.13 miles (18,918.00 km) SSEMilford Sound Airport (MFN)Milford Sound, New ZealandView Milford Sound Airport on a map Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport
911,747.37 miles (18,905.52 km) SRichard 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)
1011,719.60 miles (18,860.82 km) SAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
1111,717.77 miles (18,857.88 km) SGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1211,708.16 miles (18,842.42 km) SMount 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
1311,689.48 miles (18,812.35 km) SChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
1411,686.74 miles (18,807.94 km) SFox 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
1511,637.40 miles (18,728.53 km) SHokitika Airport (HKK)Hokitika, New ZealandView Hokitika Airport on a map Set HKK as destination Airport Get more information about Hokitika Airport