About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Esler Field (ESF), Alexandria, Louisiana, United States and Lake Charles Regional Airport (LCH), Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States would travel a Great Circle distance of 104 miles (or 167 kilometers).

A Great Circle is the shortest distance between 2 points on a sphere. Because most world maps are flat (but the Earth is round), the route of the shortest distance between 2 points on the Earth will often appear curved when viewed on a flat map, especially for long distances. If you were to simply draw a straight line on a flat map and measure a very long distance, it would likely be much further than if you were to lay a string between those two points on a globe. Because of the relatively short distance between Esler Field and Lake Charles Regional Airport, the route shown on this map most likely still appears to be a straight line.

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: ESF / KESF
Airport Names:
  1. Esler Field
  2. Esler Regional AirportEsler Army Airfield
Location: Alexandria, Louisiana, United States
GPS Coordinates: 31°23'41"N by 92°17'44"W
Area Served: Central Louisiana
Airport Type: Public / Military
Elevation: 112 feet (34 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: LCH / KLCH
Airport Name: Lake Charles Regional Airport
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
GPS Coordinates: 30°7'33"N by 93°13'23"W
Area Served: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Operator/Owner: Calcasieu Parish
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 15 feet (5 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Esler Field (ESF):

  • In addition to being known as "Esler Field", another name for ESF is "Esler Regional AirportEsler Army Airfield".
  • With the departure of the 372d, the 353d Army Air Force Base Unit took over training for replacement pilots, and unit training ended.
  • In 1984, Best Airlines served Esler with nonstop Douglas DC-9-10 jet service to Atlanta, GA and Gulfport, MS.
  • The furthest airport from Esler Field (ESF) is Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK), which is located 10,988 miles (17,683 kilometers) away in Cocos Islands, Australia.
  • Esler Field (ESF) has 2 runways.
  • Because of Esler Field's relatively low elevation of 112 feet, planes can take off or land at Esler Field 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.
  • Construction of the airport, originally called Camp Beauregard Army Field, for the United States Army Air Corps began in 1940.
  • The closest airport to Esler Field (ESF) is Alexandria International Airport (AEX), which is located only 16 miles (25 kilometers) WSW of ESF.
  • In the early '90s, Esler Regional Airport became lifeless and quiet with an uncertain future after airport services including all scheduled passenger airline flights for central Louisiana were moved to the England Industrial Airpark and Community, the location of the former England Air Force Base which is now known as Alexandria International Airport.

Facts about Lake Charles Regional Airport (LCH):

  • Currently, American Eagle and ExpressJet operating as United Express both serve Lake Charles with all flights being operated by Embraer ERJ-135/ERJ-140/ERJ-145 series regional jet aircraft.
  • The furthest airport from Lake Charles Regional Airport (LCH) is Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK), which is located 11,040 miles (17,767 kilometers) away in Cocos Islands, Australia.
  • Because of Lake Charles Regional Airport's relatively low elevation of 15 feet, planes can take off or land at Lake Charles Regional 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.
  • The closest airport to Lake Charles Regional Airport (LCH) is Chennault International Airport (CWF), which is located only 8 miles (12 kilometers) NE of LCH.
  • Lake Charles Regional Airport (LCH) has 2 runways.

Map of Nearest Airports to Esler Field:

List of Nearest Airports to Esler Field:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
115.63 miles (25.15 km) WSWAlexandria International Airport (AEX)Alexandria, Louisiana, United StatesView Alexandria International Airport on a map View satellite image of Alexandria International Airport Set AEX as origin Airport Set AEX as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandria International Airport
258.97 miles (94.90 km) SSESt. Landry Parish Airport (OPL)Opelousas, Louisiana, United StatesView St. Landry Parish Airport on a map View satellite image of St. Landry Parish Airport Set OPL as origin Airport Set OPL as destination Airport Get more information about St. Landry Parish Airport
360.74 miles (97.74 km) ENENatchez–Adams County Airport (HEZ)Natchez, Mississippi, United StatesView Natchez–Adams County Airport on a map View satellite image of Natchez–Adams County Airport Set HEZ as origin Airport Set HEZ as destination Airport Get more information about Natchez–Adams County Airport
467.27 miles (108.26 km) SEFalse River Regional Airport (HZR)New Roads, Louisiana, United StatesView False River Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of False River Regional Airport Set HZR as origin Airport Set HZR as destination Airport Get more information about False River Regional Airport
573.01 miles (117.49 km) WSWBeauregard Regional AirportDeRidder Army Air Base (DRI)De Ridder, Louisiana, United StatesView Beauregard Regional AirportDeRidder Army Air Base on a map View satellite image of Beauregard Regional AirportDeRidder Army Air Base Set DRI as origin Airport Set DRI as destination Airport Get more information about Beauregard Regional AirportDeRidder Army Air Base
678.57 miles (126.44 km) NMonroe Regional Airport (MLU)Monroe, Louisiana, United StatesView Monroe Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Monroe Regional Airport Set MLU as origin Airport Set MLU as destination Airport Get more information about Monroe Regional Airport
779.24 miles (127.53 km) NNWRuston Regional Airport (RSN)Ruston, Louisiana, United StatesView Ruston Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Ruston Regional Airport Set RSN as origin Airport Set RSN as destination Airport Get more information about Ruston Regional Airport
884.21 miles (135.53 km) SSELafayette Regional Airport (LFT)Lafayette, Louisiana, United StatesView Lafayette Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Lafayette Regional Airport Set LFT as origin Airport Set LFT as destination Airport Get more information about Lafayette Regional Airport
990.32 miles (145.35 km) SEBaton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR)Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United StatesView Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport on a map View satellite image of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Set BTR as origin Airport Set BTR as destination Airport Get more information about Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport
1096.05 miles (154.57 km) SSWChennault International Airport (CWF)Lake Charles, Louisiana, United StatesView Chennault International Airport on a map View satellite image of Chennault International Airport Set CWF as origin Airport Set CWF as destination Airport Get more information about Chennault International Airport
1196.91 miles (155.97 km) SSEAcadiana Regional Airport (ARA)New Iberia, Louisiana, United StatesView Acadiana Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Acadiana Regional Airport Set ARA as origin Airport Set ARA as destination Airport Get more information about Acadiana Regional Airport
12103.53 miles (166.62 km) SSWLake Charles Regional Airport (LCH)Lake Charles, Louisiana, United StatesView Lake Charles Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Lake Charles Regional Airport Set LCH as origin Airport Set LCH as destination Airport Get more information about Lake Charles Regional Airport
13108.73 miles (174.98 km) EMcComb-Pike County Airport (MCB)McComb, Mississippi, United StatesView McComb-Pike County Airport on a map View satellite image of McComb-Pike County Airport Set MCB as origin Airport Set MCB as destination Airport Get more information about McComb-Pike County Airport
14110.78 miles (178.28 km) NWBarksdale Air Force Base (BAD)Bossier City, Louisiana, United StatesView Barksdale Air Force Base on a map View satellite image of Barksdale Air Force Base Set BAD as origin Airport Set BAD as destination Airport Get more information about Barksdale Air Force Base
15115.44 miles (185.79 km) NWShreveport Regional Airport (SHV)Shreveport, Louisiana, United StatesView Shreveport Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Shreveport Regional Airport Set SHV as origin Airport Set SHV as destination Airport Get more information about Shreveport Regional Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Esler Field:

List of Furthest Airports from Esler Field:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,988.02 miles (17,683.45 km) SSWCocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK)Cocos Islands, AustraliaView Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport on a map View satellite image of Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport Set CCK as origin Airport Set CCK as destination Airport Get more information about Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport
210,838.42 miles (17,442.70 km) WSWMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map View satellite image of Margaret River Airport Set MGV as origin Airport Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
310,826.70 miles (17,423.85 km) WShark Bay Airport (MJK)Monkey Mia, Western Australia, AustraliaView Shark Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Shark Bay Airport Set MJK as origin Airport Set MJK as destination Airport Get more information about Shark Bay Airport
410,824.18 miles (17,419.78 km) WKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map View satellite image of Kalbarri Airport Set KAX as origin Airport Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport
510,820.69 miles (17,414.16 km) WSWBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Busselton Regional Airport Set BQB as origin Airport Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
610,816.81 miles (17,407.93 km) WJurien Bay Airport (JUR)Jurien Bay, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jurien Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Jurien Bay Airport Set JUR as origin Airport Set JUR as destination Airport Get more information about Jurien Bay Airport
710,816.68 miles (17,407.72 km) WGeraldton Airport (GET)Geraldton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Geraldton Airport on a map View satellite image of Geraldton Airport Set GET as origin Airport Set GET as destination Airport Get more information about Geraldton Airport
810,804.48 miles (17,388.08 km) WRottnest Airport (RTS)Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Rottnest Airport on a map View satellite image of Rottnest Airport Set RTS as origin Airport Set RTS as destination Airport Get more information about Rottnest Airport
910,803.84 miles (17,387.06 km) WSWBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map View satellite image of Bunbury Airport Set BUY as origin Airport Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
1010,796.32 miles (17,374.96 km) WCarnarvon Airport (CVQ)Carnarvon, Western Australia, AustraliaView Carnarvon Airport on a map View satellite image of Carnarvon Airport Set CVQ as origin Airport Set CVQ as destination Airport Get more information about Carnarvon Airport
1110,785.24 miles (17,357.12 km) WJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map View satellite image of Jandakot Airport Set JAD as origin Airport Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
1210,779.41 miles (17,347.73 km) WSWManjimup Airport (MJP)Manjimup, Western Australia, AustraliaView Manjimup Airport on a map View satellite image of Manjimup Airport Set MJP as origin Airport Set MJP as destination Airport Get more information about Manjimup Airport
1310,779.09 miles (17,347.22 km) WPerth Airport (PER)Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaView Perth Airport on a map View satellite image of Perth Airport Set PER as origin Airport Set PER as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
1410,763.71 miles (17,322.48 km) WMullewa Airport (MXU)Mullewa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mullewa Airport on a map View satellite image of Mullewa Airport Set MXU as origin Airport Set MXU as destination Airport Get more information about Mullewa Airport
1510,745.33 miles (17,292.90 km) WMorawa Airport (MWB)Morawa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Morawa Airport on a map View satellite image of Morawa Airport Set MWB as origin Airport Set MWB as destination Airport Get more information about Morawa Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Lake Charles Regional Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Lake Charles Regional Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
17.55 miles (12.15 km) NEChennault International Airport (CWF)Lake Charles, Louisiana, United StatesView Chennault International Airport on a map View satellite image of Chennault International Airport Set CWF as destination Airport Set CWF as destination Airport Get more information about Chennault International Airport
249.20 miles (79.18 km) WSWJack Brooks Regional Airport (BPT)Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas, United StatesView Jack Brooks Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Jack Brooks Regional Airport Set BPT as destination Airport Set BPT as destination Airport Get more information about Jack Brooks Regional Airport
349.24 miles (79.25 km) NBeauregard Regional AirportDeRidder Army Air Base (DRI)De Ridder, Louisiana, United StatesView Beauregard Regional AirportDeRidder Army Air Base on a map View satellite image of Beauregard Regional AirportDeRidder Army Air Base Set DRI as destination Airport Set DRI as destination Airport Get more information about Beauregard Regional AirportDeRidder Army Air Base
459.40 miles (95.60 km) WBeaumont Municipal Airport (BMT)Beaumont, Texas, United StatesView Beaumont Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Beaumont Municipal Airport Set BMT as destination Airport Set BMT as destination Airport Get more information about Beaumont Municipal Airport
573.37 miles (118.08 km) ENESt. Landry Parish Airport (OPL)Opelousas, Louisiana, United StatesView St. Landry Parish Airport on a map View satellite image of St. Landry Parish Airport Set OPL as destination Airport Set OPL as destination Airport Get more information about St. Landry Parish Airport
674.03 miles (119.13 km) ELafayette Regional Airport (LFT)Lafayette, Louisiana, United StatesView Lafayette Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Lafayette Regional Airport Set LFT as destination Airport Set LFT as destination Airport Get more information about Lafayette Regional Airport
780.31 miles (129.25 km) EAcadiana Regional Airport (ARA)New Iberia, Louisiana, United StatesView Acadiana Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Acadiana Regional Airport Set ARA as destination Airport Set ARA as destination Airport Get more information about Acadiana Regional Airport
892.17 miles (148.34 km) NNEAlexandria International Airport (AEX)Alexandria, Louisiana, United StatesView Alexandria International Airport on a map View satellite image of Alexandria International Airport Set AEX as destination Airport Set AEX as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandria International Airport
9103.53 miles (166.62 km) NNEEsler Field (ESF)Alexandria, Louisiana, United StatesView Esler Field on a map View satellite image of Esler Field Set ESF as destination Airport Set ESF as destination Airport Get more information about Esler Field
10106.16 miles (170.85 km) WSWBaytown Airport (HPY)Baytown, Texas, United StatesView Baytown Airport on a map View satellite image of Baytown Airport Set HPY as destination Airport Set HPY as destination Airport Get more information about Baytown Airport
11111.71 miles (179.78 km) ENEFalse River Regional Airport (HZR)New Roads, Louisiana, United StatesView False River Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of False River Regional Airport Set HZR as destination Airport Set HZR as destination Airport Get more information about False River Regional Airport
12114.86 miles (184.85 km) WSWScholes International Airport at Galveston (GLS)Galveston, Texas, United StatesView Scholes International Airport at Galveston on a map View satellite image of Scholes International Airport at Galveston Set GLS as destination Airport Set GLS as destination Airport Get more information about Scholes International Airport at Galveston
13116.46 miles (187.43 km) ESEHarry P. Williams Memorial Airport (PTN)Patterson, Louisiana, United StatesView Harry P. Williams Memorial Airport on a map View satellite image of Harry P. Williams Memorial Airport Set PTN as destination Airport Set PTN as destination Airport Get more information about Harry P. Williams Memorial Airport
14118.69 miles (191.01 km) NWAngelina County Airport (LFK)Lufkin, Texas, United StatesView Angelina County Airport on a map View satellite image of Angelina County Airport Set LFK as destination Airport Set LFK as destination Airport Get more information about Angelina County Airport
15121.39 miles (195.35 km) WSWEllington Field Joint Reserve BaseEllington Air Force BaseEllington Field (EFD)Houston, Texas, United StatesView Ellington Field Joint Reserve BaseEllington Air Force BaseEllington Field on a map View satellite image of Ellington Field Joint Reserve BaseEllington Air Force BaseEllington Field Set EFD as destination Airport Set EFD as destination Airport Get more information about Ellington Field Joint Reserve BaseEllington Air Force BaseEllington Field

Map of Furthest Airports from Lake Charles Regional Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Lake Charles Regional Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,040.17 miles (17,767.39 km) SSWCocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK)Cocos Islands, AustraliaView Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport on a map View satellite image of Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport Set CCK as destination Airport Set CCK as destination Airport Get more information about Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport
210,808.87 miles (17,395.14 km) ESESir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG)Rodrigues Island, MauritiusView Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport on a map View satellite image of Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport Set RRG as destination Airport Set RRG as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport
310,780.01 miles (17,348.70 km) WShark Bay Airport (MJK)Monkey Mia, Western Australia, AustraliaView Shark Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Shark Bay Airport Set MJK as destination Airport Set MJK as destination Airport Get more information about Shark Bay Airport
410,770.03 miles (17,332.64 km) WKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map View satellite image of Kalbarri Airport Set KAX as destination Airport Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport
510,762.46 miles (17,320.45 km) WSWMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map View satellite image of Margaret River Airport Set MGV as destination Airport Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
610,758.16 miles (17,313.54 km) WGeraldton Airport (GET)Geraldton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Geraldton Airport on a map View satellite image of Geraldton Airport Set GET as destination Airport Set GET as destination Airport Get more information about Geraldton Airport
710,753.37 miles (17,305.83 km) WCarnarvon Airport (CVQ)Carnarvon, Western Australia, AustraliaView Carnarvon Airport on a map View satellite image of Carnarvon Airport Set CVQ as destination Airport Set CVQ as destination Airport Get more information about Carnarvon Airport
810,752.77 miles (17,304.86 km) WJurien Bay Airport (JUR)Jurien Bay, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jurien Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Jurien Bay Airport Set JUR as destination Airport Set JUR as destination Airport Get more information about Jurien Bay Airport
910,745.47 miles (17,293.11 km) WSWBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Busselton Regional Airport Set BQB as destination Airport Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
1010,734.55 miles (17,275.54 km) WSWRottnest Airport (RTS)Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Rottnest Airport on a map View satellite image of Rottnest Airport Set RTS as destination Airport Set RTS as destination Airport Get more information about Rottnest Airport
1110,729.56 miles (17,267.50 km) WSWBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map View satellite image of Bunbury Airport Set BUY as destination Airport Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
1210,714.94 miles (17,243.98 km) WSWJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map View satellite image of Jandakot Airport Set JAD as destination Airport Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
1310,709.28 miles (17,234.87 km) WSWPerth Airport (PER)Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaView Perth Airport on a map View satellite image of Perth Airport Set PER as destination Airport Set PER as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
1410,705.81 miles (17,229.28 km) WMullewa Airport (MXU)Mullewa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mullewa Airport on a map View satellite image of Mullewa Airport Set MXU as destination Airport Set MXU as destination Airport Get more information about Mullewa Airport
1510,702.45 miles (17,223.88 km) WSWManjimup Airport (MJP)Manjimup, Western Australia, AustraliaView Manjimup Airport on a map View satellite image of Manjimup Airport Set MJP as destination Airport Set MJP as destination Airport Get more information about Manjimup Airport