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LWR Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: LWR / EHLW
Airport Names:
  1. Leeuwarden Air Base
  2. Vliegbasis Leeuwarden
Location: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
GPS Coordinates: 53°13'42"N by 5°45'38"E
Operator/Owner: Military of the Netherlands
Airport Type: Military
Elevation: 3 feet (1 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Leeuwarden Air Base (LWR):

  • The airport of Leeuwarden was built in 1938, and originally was used as an airport between Schiphol – Eelde.
  • Because of Leeuwarden Air Base's relatively low elevation of 3 feet, planes can take off or land at Leeuwarden Air Base 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.
  • Leeuwarden Air Base (LWR) has 2 runways.
  • In addition to being known as "Leeuwarden Air Base", another name for LWR is "Vliegbasis Leeuwarden".
  • The furthest airport from Leeuwarden Air Base (LWR) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,778 miles (18,955 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • The closest airport to Leeuwarden Air Base (LWR) is Groningen Airport Eelde (GRQ), which is located 35 miles (56 kilometers) ESE of LWR.
  • Leeuwarden Air Base is also one of the three military airbases, which organises the annual public open days of the Royal Netherlands Air Force, consisting of an air show and static exhibits.

Map of Nearest Airports from Leeuwarden Air Base:

List of Nearest Airports from Leeuwarden Air Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
134.82 miles (56.03 km) ESEGroningen Airport Eelde (GRQ)Groningen / Eelde, NetherlandsView Groningen Airport Eelde on a map View satellite image of Groningen Airport Eelde Set GRQ as destination Airport Get more information about Groningen Airport Eelde
245.81 miles (73.73 km) WSWDe Kooy Airfield (DHR)Den Helder, NetherlandsView De Kooy Airfield on a map View satellite image of De Kooy Airfield Set DHR as destination Airport Get more information about De Kooy Airfield
346.57 miles (74.95 km) ENEBorkum Airfield (BMK)Borkum, Lower Saxony, GermanyView Borkum Airfield on a map View satellite image of Borkum Airfield Set BMK as destination Airport Get more information about Borkum Airfield
453.97 miles (86.86 km) SLelystad Airport (LEY)Lelystad, NetherlandsView Lelystad Airport on a map View satellite image of Lelystad Airport Set LEY as destination Airport Get more information about Lelystad Airport
561.59 miles (99.12 km) EEmden Airport (EME)Emden, Lower Saxony, GermanyView Emden Airport on a map View satellite image of Emden Airport Set EME as destination Airport Get more information about Emden Airport
676.03 miles (122.35 km) SSWAmsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)Haarlemmermeer, NetherlandsView Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on a map View satellite image of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Set AMS as destination Airport Get more information about Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
781.00 miles (130.36 km) SEEnschede Airport Twente (ENS)Enschede, NetherlandsView Enschede Airport Twente on a map View satellite image of Enschede Airport Twente Set ENS as destination Airport Get more information about Enschede Airport Twente
892.40 miles (148.70 km) SWValkenburg Naval Air Base (LID)Leiden, NetherlandsView Valkenburg Naval Air Base on a map View satellite image of Valkenburg Naval Air Base Set LID as destination Airport Get more information about Valkenburg Naval Air Base
993.80 miles (150.95 km) SERheine-Bentlage Air Base (ZPQ)Rhine, GermanyView Rheine-Bentlage Air Base on a map View satellite image of Rheine-Bentlage Air Base Set ZPQ as destination Airport Get more information about Rheine-Bentlage Air Base
1096.53 miles (155.35 km) ENEWangerooge Airport (AGE)Wangerooge, Lower Saxony, GermanyView Wangerooge Airport on a map View satellite image of Wangerooge Airport Set AGE as destination Airport Get more information about Wangerooge Airport
11103.94 miles (167.28 km) SSWRotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM)Rotterdam, NetherlandsView Rotterdam The Hague Airport on a map View satellite image of Rotterdam The Hague Airport Set RTM as destination Airport Get more information about Rotterdam The Hague Airport
12108.61 miles (174.79 km) SVolkel Air Base (UDE)Uden, Noord-Brabant, NetherlandsView Volkel Air Base on a map View satellite image of Volkel Air Base Set UDE as destination Airport Get more information about Volkel Air Base
13110.14 miles (177.26 km) NEHeligoland Airport (HGL)Düne, Helgoland, Schleswig-Holstein, GermanyView Heligoland Airport on a map View satellite image of Heligoland Airport Set HGL as destination Airport Get more information about Heligoland Airport
14110.45 miles (177.75 km) SEMünster Osnabrück International Airport (FMO)Greven, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyView Münster Osnabrück International Airport on a map View satellite image of Münster Osnabrück International Airport Set FMO as destination Airport Get more information about Münster Osnabrück International Airport
15113.50 miles (182.66 km) SWeeze Airport (NRN)Weeze, Niederrhein, GermanyView Weeze Airport on a map View satellite image of Weeze Airport Set NRN as destination Airport Get more information about Weeze Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Leeuwarden Air Base:

List of Furthest Airports from Leeuwarden Air Base:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,778.25 miles (18,955.21 km) SChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map View satellite image of Chatham Islands Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
211,579.24 miles (18,634.93 km) ESEDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map View satellite image of Dunedin International Airport Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
311,564.23 miles (18,610.78 km) SEOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map View satellite image of Oamaru Airport Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
411,543.21 miles (18,576.94 km) ESERyan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS)Stewart Island, New ZealandView Ryan's Creek Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Ryan's Creek Aerodrome Set SZS as destination Airport Get more information about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
511,535.21 miles (18,564.08 km) SERichard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU)Timaru, New ZealandView Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) on a map View satellite image of Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
611,533.22 miles (18,560.87 km) SEChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map View satellite image of Christchurch International Airport Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
711,532.76 miles (18,560.13 km) SEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Ashburton Aerodrome Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
811,531.09 miles (18,557.44 km) ESEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map View satellite image of Invercargill Airport Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
911,516.42 miles (18,533.83 km) ESEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Alexandra Aerodrome Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
1011,503.93 miles (18,513.74 km) SEKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Kaikoura Aerodrome Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
1111,488.62 miles (18,489.10 km) ESEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map View satellite image of Wanaka Airport Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
1211,484.77 miles (18,482.91 km) ESEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map View satellite image of Queenstown Airport Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
1311,478.45 miles (18,472.73 km) SEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Glentanner Aerodrome Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1411,471.53 miles (18,461.60 km) SEMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map View satellite image of Mount Cook Airport Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
1511,469.75 miles (18,458.73 km) SEWellington International Airport (WLG)Wellington, New ZealandView Wellington International Airport on a map View satellite image of Wellington International Airport Set WLG as destination Airport Get more information about Wellington International Airport