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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):

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In addition to being known as "Sligo Airport", another name for SXL is "Aerfort Shligigh".
  • Sligo Airport (SXL) currently has only 1 runway.
  • In common with airports such as Gibraltar and Funchal, there is a lack of safety margin for under/overshoots as the peninsula upon which the airport is situated is less than 2 km long.
  • Sligo Airport is located in Strandhill, County Sligo, 5 NM west of Sligo in Ireland.
  • The closest airport to Sligo Airport (SXL) is Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC), which is located 27 miles (44 kilometers) SSW of SXL.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 View satellite image of Ireland West Airport Knock 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 View satellite image of Enniskillen/St Angelo Airport 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 View satellite image of Donegal Airport 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 View satellite image of Belmullet Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Galway Airport 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 View satellite image of City of Derry Airport 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 View satellite image of Connemara Airport 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 View satellite image of Inishmaan Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Inishmore Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Inisheer Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Belfast International Airport 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 View satellite image of Shannon Airport 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 View satellite image of Dublin Airport 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 View satellite image of George Best Belfast City Airport 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 View satellite image of Kilkenny Airport 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 View satellite image of Ryan's Creek Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Invercargill Airport 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 View satellite image of Dunedin International Airport 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 View satellite image of Alexandra Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Oamaru Airport 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 View satellite image of Queenstown Airport 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 View satellite image of Wanaka Airport 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 View satellite image of Milford Sound Airport 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 View satellite image of Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) 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 View satellite image of Ashburton Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Glentanner Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Mount Cook Airport 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 View satellite image of Christchurch International Airport 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 View satellite image of Fox Glacier Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Hokitika Airport Set HKK as destination Airport Get more information about Hokitika Airport