About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Vancouver Harbour Water Airport (CXH), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and East London Airport (ELS), East London, South Africa would travel a Great Circle distance of 10,572 miles (or 17,015 kilometers).

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Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: CXH / CYHC
Airport Names:
  1. Vancouver Harbour Water Airport
  2. Vancouver Coal Harbour Seaplane Base
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
GPS Coordinates: 49°17'39"N by 123°6'41"W
Area Served: Vancouver,
British Columbia
Operator/Owner: West Coast Air,
Harbour Air Services,
Vancouver Harbour Float Centre
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 0 feet (0 meters)
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: ELS / FAEL
Airport Name: East London Airport
Location: East London, South Africa
GPS Coordinates: 33°2'5"S by 27°49'17"E
Area Served: East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 436 feet (133 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Vancouver Harbour Water Airport (CXH):

  • The closest airport to Vancouver Harbour Water Airport (CXH) is Vancouver International Airport (YVR), which is located only 8 miles (12 kilometers) SSW of CXH.
  • The actual aircraft docking area, at 49°17′26.44″N 123°07′08.90″W / 49.2906778°N 123.1191389°W / 49.2906778.
  • In addition to being known as "Vancouver Harbour Water Airport", another name for CXH is "Vancouver Coal Harbour Seaplane Base".
  • The furthest airport from Vancouver Harbour Water Airport (CXH) is Tôlanaro Airport (FTU), which is located 10,677 miles (17,184 kilometers) away in Tôlanaro, Madagascar.
  • Because of Vancouver Harbour Water Airport's relatively low elevation of 0 feet, planes can take off or land at Vancouver Harbour Water 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 2007, the link to Victoria Inner Harbour Airport was, according to the Official Airline Guide, Canada's busiest air route by the number of weekly flights.

Facts about East London Airport (ELS):

  • East London Airport (ELS) has 2 runways.
  • The furthest airport from East London Airport (ELS) is Kalaupapa Airport (LUP), which is located 11,569 miles (18,618 kilometers) away in Kalaupapa, Hawaii, United States.
  • The airport had an inauspicious beginning in 1927, when Lieut Colonel Alistair Miller asked the East London town council to help establish a municipal aerodrome at Woodbrook, west of the city.
  • The airport was renamed in 1994.
  • The closest airport to East London Airport (ELS) is Port Alfred Airport (AFD), which is located 65 miles (105 kilometers) WSW of ELS.
  • Because of East London Airport's relatively low elevation of 436 feet, planes can take off or land at East London 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.

Map of Nearest Airports to Vancouver Harbour Water Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Vancouver Harbour Water Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
17.63 miles (12.27 km) SSWVancouver International Airport (YVR)Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaView Vancouver International Airport on a map Set YVR as origin Airport Set YVR as destination Airport Get more information about Vancouver International Airport
215.93 miles (25.63 km) SSEBoundary Bay Airport (YDT)Delta, British Columbia, CanadaView Boundary Bay Airport on a map Set YDT as origin Airport Set YDT as destination Airport Get more information about Boundary Bay Airport
318.77 miles (30.21 km) ESEPitt Meadows Regional Airport (YPK)Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, CanadaView Pitt Meadows Regional Airport on a map Set YPK as origin Airport Set YPK as destination Airport Get more information about Pitt Meadows Regional Airport
427.12 miles (43.65 km) SEBlaine Municipal Airport (BWS)Blaine, Washington, United StatesView Blaine Municipal Airport on a map Set BWS as origin Airport Set BWS as destination Airport Get more information about Blaine Municipal Airport
529.63 miles (47.68 km) WNWSechelt Aerodrome (YHS)Sechelt, British Columbia, CanadaView Sechelt Aerodrome on a map Set YHS as origin Airport Set YHS as destination Airport Get more information about Sechelt Aerodrome
630.74 miles (49.47 km) SSWMayne Island Water Aerodrome (YAV)Miner's Bay, British Columbia, CanadaView Mayne Island Water Aerodrome on a map Set YAV as origin Airport Set YAV as destination Airport Get more information about Mayne Island Water Aerodrome
733.74 miles (54.30 km) NSquamish Airport (YSE)Squamish, British Columbia, CanadaView Squamish Airport on a map Set YSE as origin Airport Set YSE as destination Airport Get more information about Squamish Airport
835.39 miles (56.95 km) SSWGanges Water Aerodrome (YGG)Ganges, British Columbia, CanadaView Ganges Water Aerodrome on a map Set YGG as origin Airport Set YGG as destination Airport Get more information about Ganges Water Aerodrome
938.07 miles (61.26 km) WSWNanaimo Airport (YCD)Nanaimo, British Columbia, CanadaView Nanaimo Airport on a map Set YCD as origin Airport Set YCD as destination Airport Get more information about Nanaimo Airport
1038.17 miles (61.42 km) WSWNanaimo Harbour Water Airport (ZNA)Nanaimo, British Columbia, CanadaView Nanaimo Harbour Water Airport on a map Set ZNA as origin Airport Set ZNA as destination Airport Get more information about Nanaimo Harbour Water Airport
1138.21 miles (61.49 km) SBedwell Harbour Water Aerodrome (YBW)Bedwell Harbour, British Columbia, CanadaView Bedwell Harbour Water Aerodrome on a map Set YBW as origin Airport Set YBW as destination Airport Get more information about Bedwell Harbour Water Aerodrome
1238.71 miles (62.30 km) ESEAbbotsford International Airport (YXX)Abbotsford, British Columbia, CanadaView Abbotsford International Airport on a map Set YXX as origin Airport Set YXX as destination Airport Get more information about Abbotsford International Airport
1341.53 miles (66.83 km) SSEOrcas Island Airport (ESD)Eastsound, Washington, United StatesView Orcas Island Airport on a map Set ESD as origin Airport Set ESD as destination Airport Get more information about Orcas Island Airport
1443.34 miles (69.75 km) SEBellingham International Airport (BLI)Bellingham, Washington, United StatesView Bellingham International Airport on a map Set BLI as origin Airport Set BLI as destination Airport Get more information about Bellingham International Airport
1546.09 miles (74.17 km) SWDuncan Airport (DUQ)Duncan, British Columbia, CanadaView Duncan Airport on a map Set DUQ as origin Airport Set DUQ as destination Airport Get more information about Duncan Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Vancouver Harbour Water Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Vancouver Harbour Water Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,677.44 miles (17,183.63 km) SSETôlanaro Airport (FTU)Tôlanaro, MadagascarView Tôlanaro Airport on a map Set FTU as origin Airport Set FTU as destination Airport Get more information about Tôlanaro Airport
210,615.21 miles (17,083.48 km) SSEAmpanihy Airport (AMP)Ampanihy, MadagascarView Ampanihy Airport on a map Set AMP as origin Airport Set AMP as destination Airport Get more information about Ampanihy Airport
310,572.46 miles (17,014.68 km) ESEEast London Airport (ELS)East London, South AfricaView East London Airport on a map Set ELS as origin Airport Set ELS as destination Airport Get more information about East London Airport
410,559.61 miles (16,994.00 km) ESEMargate Airport (MGH)Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Margate Airport on a map Set MGH as origin Airport Set MGH as destination Airport Get more information about Margate Airport
510,559.44 miles (16,993.72 km) ESEPort Alfred Airport (AFD)Port Alfred, South AfricaView Port Alfred Airport on a map Set AFD as origin Airport Set AFD as destination Airport Get more information about Port Alfred Airport
610,531.28 miles (16,948.42 km) ESEMthatha Airport (UTT)Mthatha, South AfricaView Mthatha Airport on a map Set UTT as origin Airport Set UTT as destination Airport Get more information about Mthatha Airport
710,527.35 miles (16,942.09 km) ESEPort Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)Port Elizabeth, South AfricaView Port Elizabeth International Airport on a map Set PLZ as origin Airport Set PLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Port Elizabeth International Airport
810,521.01 miles (16,931.89 km) SEKing Shaka International (DUR)Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView King Shaka International on a map Set DUR as origin Airport Set DUR as destination Airport Get more information about King Shaka International
910,507.89 miles (16,910.76 km) SERichards Bay Airport (RCB)Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Richards Bay Airport on a map Set RCB as origin Airport Set RCB as destination Airport Get more information about Richards Bay Airport
1010,502.40 miles (16,901.93 km) SPierrefonds Airport (ZSE)Saint-Pierre, RéunionView Pierrefonds Airport on a map Set ZSE as origin Airport Set ZSE as destination Airport Get more information about Pierrefonds Airport
1110,496.47 miles (16,892.40 km) SEPietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)Pietermaritzburg, South AfricaView Pietermaritzburg Airport on a map Set PZB as origin Airport Set PZB as destination Airport Get more information about Pietermaritzburg Airport
1210,472.99 miles (16,854.60 km) SEHluhluwe Airport (HLW)Hluhluwe, South AfricaView Hluhluwe Airport on a map Set HLW as origin Airport Set HLW as destination Airport Get more information about Hluhluwe Airport
1310,472.79 miles (16,854.28 km) SRoland Garros Airport (RUN)St Denis, Réunion, FranceView Roland Garros Airport on a map Set RUN as origin Airport Set RUN as destination Airport Get more information about Roland Garros Airport
1410,443.85 miles (16,807.71 km) ESELebakeng Airport (LEF)Lebakeng, LesothoView Lebakeng Airport on a map Set LEF as origin Airport Set LEF as destination Airport Get more information about Lebakeng Airport
1510,441.98 miles (16,804.69 km) SSir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU)Plaisance, MauritiusView Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on a map Set MRU as origin Airport Set MRU as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to East London Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to East London Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
165.15 miles (104.85 km) WSWPort Alfred Airport (AFD)Port Alfred, South AfricaView Port Alfred Airport on a map Set AFD as destination Airport Set AFD as destination Airport Get more information about Port Alfred Airport
2114.31 miles (183.96 km) NNEMthatha Airport (UTT)Mthatha, South AfricaView Mthatha Airport on a map Set UTT as destination Airport Set UTT as destination Airport Get more information about Mthatha Airport
3143.28 miles (230.59 km) WSWPort Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)Port Elizabeth, South AfricaView Port Elizabeth International Airport on a map Set PLZ as destination Airport Set PLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Port Elizabeth International Airport
4210.82 miles (339.28 km) NEMargate Airport (MGH)Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Margate Airport on a map Set MGH as destination Airport Set MGH as destination Airport Get more information about Margate Airport
5221.32 miles (356.17 km) NSemonkong Airport (SOK)Semonkong, LesothoView Semonkong Airport on a map Set SOK as destination Airport Set SOK as destination Airport Get more information about Semonkong Airport
6222.73 miles (358.45 km) NNELebakeng Airport (LEF)Lebakeng, LesothoView Lebakeng Airport on a map Set LEF as destination Airport Set LEF as destination Airport Get more information about Lebakeng Airport
7226.04 miles (363.78 km) NMafeteng Airport (MFC)Mafeteng, LesothoView Mafeteng Airport on a map Set MFC as destination Airport Set MFC as destination Airport Get more information about Mafeteng Airport
8228.78 miles (368.18 km) NLesobeng Airport (LES)Lesobeng, LesothoView Lesobeng Airport on a map Set LES as destination Airport Set LES as destination Airport Get more information about Lesobeng Airport
9247.37 miles (398.09 km) NMoshoeshoe I International Airport (MSU)Maseru, LesothoView Moshoeshoe I International Airport on a map Set MSU as destination Airport Set MSU as destination Airport Get more information about Moshoeshoe I International Airport
10269.67 miles (433.99 km) NNEMokhotlong Airport (MKH)Mokhotlong, LesothoView Mokhotlong Airport on a map Set MKH as destination Airport Set MKH as destination Airport Get more information about Mokhotlong Airport
11279.14 miles (449.23 km) NNEPietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)Pietermaritzburg, South AfricaView Pietermaritzburg Airport on a map Set PZB as destination Airport Set PZB as destination Airport Get more information about Pietermaritzburg Airport
12286.72 miles (461.43 km) NNWBloemfontein International Airport (BFN)Bloemfontein, Free State, South AfricaView Bloemfontein International Airport on a map Set BFN as destination Airport Set BFN as destination Airport Get more information about Bloemfontein International Airport
13289.10 miles (465.25 km) NLeribe Airport (LRB)Leribe, LesothoView Leribe Airport on a map Set LRB as destination Airport Set LRB as destination Airport Get more information about Leribe Airport
14305.60 miles (491.81 km) NEKing Shaka International (DUR)Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView King Shaka International on a map Set DUR as destination Airport Set DUR as destination Airport Get more information about King Shaka International
15320.45 miles (515.72 km) WSWGeorge Airport (GRJ)George, South AfricaView George Airport on a map Set GRJ as destination Airport Set GRJ as destination Airport Get more information about George Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from East London Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from East London Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,568.58 miles (18,617.79 km) NNEKalaupapa Airport (LUP)Kalaupapa, Hawaii, United StatesView Kalaupapa Airport on a map Set LUP as destination Airport Set LUP as destination Airport Get more information about Kalaupapa Airport
211,567.16 miles (18,615.49 km) NNEPrinceville Airport (HPV)Hanalei, Hawaii, United StatesView Princeville Airport on a map Set HPV as destination Airport Set HPV as destination Airport Get more information about Princeville Airport
311,563.78 miles (18,610.05 km) NNEDillingham Airfield (HDH)Mokuleia, Hawaii, United StatesView Dillingham Airfield on a map Set HDH as destination Airport Set HDH as destination Airport Get more information about Dillingham Airfield
411,562.20 miles (18,607.51 km) NNEMolokai Airport (MKK)Kaunakakai, Hawaii, United StatesView Molokai Airport on a map Set MKK as destination Airport Set MKK as destination Airport Get more information about Molokai Airport
511,561.78 miles (18,606.84 km) NNEWheeler AAF (HHI)Wahiawa, Hawaii, United StatesView Wheeler AAF on a map Set HHI as destination Airport Set HHI as destination Airport Get more information about Wheeler AAF
611,558.95 miles (18,602.28 km) NNEHana Airport (HNM)Hana, Hawaii, United StatesView Hana Airport on a map Set HNM as destination Airport Set HNM as destination Airport Get more information about Hana Airport
711,558.59 miles (18,601.70 km) NNEKahului Airport (OGG)Kahului, Hawaii, United StatesView Kahului Airport on a map Set OGG as destination Airport Set OGG as destination Airport Get more information about Kahului Airport
811,558.30 miles (18,601.24 km) NNEKapalua Airport (JHM)Lahaina, Hawaii, United StatesView Kapalua Airport on a map Set JHM as destination Airport Set JHM as destination Airport Get more information about Kapalua Airport
911,556.31 miles (18,598.04 km) NNELihue Airport (LIH)Lihue, Hawaii, United StatesView Lihue Airport on a map Set LIH as destination Airport Set LIH as destination Airport Get more information about Lihue Airport
1011,554.09 miles (18,594.46 km) NNEHonolulu International Airport (HNL)Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesView Honolulu International Airport on a map Set HNL as destination Airport Set HNL as destination Airport Get more information about Honolulu International Airport
1111,554.09 miles (18,594.46 km) NNEHickam Field (HIK)Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesView Hickam Field on a map Set HIK as destination Airport Set HIK as destination Airport Get more information about Hickam Field
1211,549.72 miles (18,587.42 km) NNEKalaeloa Airport (NAX)Kapolei, Hawaii, United StatesView Kalaeloa Airport on a map Set NAX as destination Airport Set NAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalaeloa Airport
1311,545.26 miles (18,580.25 km) NNEPMRF Barking Sands (BKH)Kekaha, Hawaii, United StatesView PMRF Barking Sands on a map Set BKH as destination Airport Set BKH as destination Airport Get more information about PMRF Barking Sands
1411,543.40 miles (18,577.26 km) NNEPort Allen Airport (PAK)Hanapepe, Hawaii, United StatesView Port Allen Airport on a map Set PAK as destination Airport Set PAK as destination Airport Get more information about Port Allen Airport
1511,541.15 miles (18,573.63 km) NNELanai Airport (LNY)Lanai City, Hawaii, United StatesView Lanai Airport on a map Set LNY as destination Airport Set LNY as destination Airport Get more information about Lanai Airport