About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Lesobeng Airport (LES), Lesobeng, Lesotho and King Shaka International (DUR), Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa would travel a Great Circle distance of 165 miles (or 266 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 Lesobeng Airport and King Shaka International, the route shown on this map most likely still appears to be a straight line.

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: LES / FXLS
Airport Name: Lesobeng Airport
Location: Lesobeng, Lesotho
GPS Coordinates: 29°45'20"S by 28°21'24"E
Area Served: Lesobeng
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 7130 feet (2,173 meters)
# of Runways: 1
View all routes: Routes from LES
More Information: LES Maps & Info

Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: DUR / FALE
Airport Name: King Shaka International
Location: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
GPS Coordinates: 29°37'0"S by 31°6'29"E
Area Served: Durban, South Africa
Operator/Owner: Dube Tradeport Company
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 295 feet (90 meters)
# of Runways: 1
View all routes: Routes from DUR
More Information: DUR Maps & Info

Facts about Lesobeng Airport (LES):

  • The furthest airport from Lesobeng Airport (LES) is Hana Airport (HNM), which is located 11,760 miles (18,926 kilometers) away in Hana, Hawaii, United States.
  • The closest airport to Lesobeng Airport (LES) is Semonkong Airport (SOK), which is located only 19 miles (30 kilometers) WSW of LES.
  • Because of Lesobeng Airport's high elevation of 7,130 feet, planes must typically fly at a faster airspeed in order to takeoff or land at LES. Combined with a high temperature, this could make LES a "Hot & High" airport, where the air density is lower than it would otherwise be at sea level.
  • Lesobeng Airport (LES) currently has only 1 runway.

Facts about King Shaka International (DUR):

  • The closest airport to King Shaka International (DUR) is Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB), which is located 43 miles (69 kilometers) W of DUR.
  • On 27 January 2014 the worlds largest passenger aircraft, an Airbus A380-800 of British Airways landed at KSIA becoming the first A380 to do so.
  • The project was revived in the late 1990s when the limitations of Durban International Airport became apparent.
  • The furthest airport from King Shaka International (DUR) is Hana Airport (HNM), which is located 11,682 miles (18,801 kilometers) away in Hana, Hawaii, United States.
  • One of the objectives of the cargo terminal is to recapture local air freight traffic from JNB.
  • King Shaka International (DUR) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The airport is located in La Mercy, KwaZulu-Natal, approximately 35 km north of Durban.
  • In response to the study, ACSA contracted De-Tect Inc.
  • Because of King Shaka International's relatively low elevation of 295 feet, planes can take off or land at King Shaka International 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 Lesobeng Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Lesobeng Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
118.70 miles (30.09 km) WSWSemonkong Airport (SOK)Semonkong, LesothoView Semonkong Airport on a map Set SOK as origin Airport Set SOK as destination Airport Get more information about Semonkong Airport
220.19 miles (32.50 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
352.40 miles (84.33 km) WNWMoshoeshoe I International Airport (MSU)Maseru, LesothoView Moshoeshoe I International Airport on a map Set MSU as origin Airport Set MSU as destination Airport Get more information about Moshoeshoe I International Airport
454.08 miles (87.03 km) NEMokhotlong Airport (MKH)Mokhotlong, LesothoView Mokhotlong Airport on a map Set MKH as origin Airport Set MKH as destination Airport Get more information about Mokhotlong Airport
564.83 miles (104.33 km) NNWLeribe Airport (LRB)Leribe, LesothoView Leribe Airport on a map Set LRB as origin Airport Set LRB as destination Airport Get more information about Leribe Airport
666.86 miles (107.59 km) WMafeteng Airport (MFC)Mafeteng, LesothoView Mafeteng Airport on a map Set MFC as origin Airport Set MFC as destination Airport Get more information about Mafeteng Airport
7117.02 miles (188.33 km) NELadysmith Airport (LAY)Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Ladysmith Airport on a map Set LAY as origin Airport Set LAY as destination Airport Get more information about Ladysmith Airport
8122.75 miles (197.54 km) EPietermaritzburg 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
9125.17 miles (201.45 km) SMthatha 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
10131.74 miles (212.01 km) WNWBloemfontein International Airport (BFN)Bloemfontein, Free State, South AfricaView Bloemfontein International Airport on a map Set BFN as origin Airport Set BFN as destination Airport Get more information about Bloemfontein International Airport
11140.90 miles (226.75 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
12165.42 miles (266.22 km) EKing 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
13224.37 miles (361.09 km) NHeidelberg Airport (HDB)Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyView Heidelberg Airport on a map Set HDB as origin Airport Set HDB as destination Airport Get more information about Heidelberg Airport
14226.35 miles (364.28 km) WNWKimberley Airport (KIM)Kimberley, South AfricaView Kimberley Airport on a map Set KIM as origin Airport Set KIM as destination Airport Get more information about Kimberley Airport
15228.78 miles (368.18 km) SEast 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

Map of Furthest Airports from Lesobeng Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Lesobeng Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,760.35 miles (18,926.39 km) NNEHana Airport (HNM)Hana, Hawaii, United StatesView Hana Airport on a map Set HNM as origin Airport Set HNM as destination Airport Get more information about Hana Airport
211,759.52 miles (18,925.06 km) NNEKalaupapa Airport (LUP)Kalaupapa, Hawaii, United StatesView Kalaupapa Airport on a map Set LUP as origin Airport Set LUP as destination Airport Get more information about Kalaupapa Airport
311,755.93 miles (18,919.29 km) NNEKahului Airport (OGG)Kahului, Hawaii, United StatesView Kahului Airport on a map Set OGG as origin Airport Set OGG as destination Airport Get more information about Kahului Airport
411,753.17 miles (18,914.84 km) NNEKapalua Airport (JHM)Lahaina, Hawaii, United StatesView Kapalua Airport on a map Set JHM as origin Airport Set JHM as destination Airport Get more information about Kapalua Airport
511,752.20 miles (18,913.29 km) NNEMolokai Airport (MKK)Kaunakakai, Hawaii, United StatesView Molokai Airport on a map Set MKK as origin Airport Set MKK as destination Airport Get more information about Molokai Airport
611,740.46 miles (18,894.40 km) NEWheeler AAF (HHI)Wahiawa, Hawaii, United StatesView Wheeler AAF on a map Set HHI as origin Airport Set HHI as destination Airport Get more information about Wheeler AAF
711,740.23 miles (18,894.02 km) NEDillingham Airfield (HDH)Mokuleia, Hawaii, United StatesView Dillingham Airfield on a map Set HDH as origin Airport Set HDH as destination Airport Get more information about Dillingham Airfield
811,734.96 miles (18,885.54 km) NEHonolulu International Airport (HNL)Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesView Honolulu International Airport on a map Set HNL as origin Airport Set HNL as destination Airport Get more information about Honolulu International Airport
911,734.96 miles (18,885.54 km) NEHickam Field (HIK)Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesView Hickam Field on a map Set HIK as origin Airport Set HIK as destination Airport Get more information about Hickam Field
1011,734.14 miles (18,884.22 km) NNELanai Airport (LNY)Lanai City, Hawaii, United StatesView Lanai Airport on a map Set LNY as origin Airport Set LNY as destination Airport Get more information about Lanai Airport
1111,730.11 miles (18,877.73 km) NNEUpolu Airport (UPP)Hawi, Hawaii, United StatesView Upolu Airport on a map Set UPP as origin Airport Set UPP as destination Airport Get more information about Upolu Airport
1211,729.14 miles (18,876.17 km) NEKalaeloa Airport (NAX)Kapolei, Hawaii, United StatesView Kalaeloa Airport on a map Set NAX as origin Airport Set NAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalaeloa Airport
1311,725.42 miles (18,870.18 km) NEPrinceville Airport (HPV)Hanalei, Hawaii, United StatesView Princeville Airport on a map Set HPV as origin Airport Set HPV as destination Airport Get more information about Princeville Airport
1411,717.65 miles (18,857.68 km) NELihue Airport (LIH)Lihue, Hawaii, United StatesView Lihue Airport on a map Set LIH as origin Airport Set LIH as destination Airport Get more information about Lihue Airport
1511,717.35 miles (18,857.21 km) NNEWaimea-Kohala Airport (MUE)Kamuela, Hawaii, United StatesView Waimea-Kohala Airport on a map Set MUE as origin Airport Set MUE as destination Airport Get more information about Waimea-Kohala Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to King Shaka International:

List of Nearest Airports to King Shaka International:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
142.69 miles (68.70 km) WPietermaritzburg 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
284.75 miles (136.40 km) NERichards Bay Airport (RCB)Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Richards Bay Airport on a map Set RCB as destination Airport Set RCB as destination Airport Get more information about Richards Bay Airport
397.26 miles (156.52 km) SSWMargate 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
4108.73 miles (174.98 km) NWLadysmith Airport (LAY)Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Ladysmith Airport on a map Set LAY as destination Airport Set LAY as destination Airport Get more information about Ladysmith Airport
5124.64 miles (200.58 km) WMokhotlong 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
6131.67 miles (211.91 km) NNEHluhluwe Airport (HLW)Hluhluwe, South AfricaView Hluhluwe Airport on a map Set HLW as destination Airport Set HLW as destination Airport Get more information about Hluhluwe Airport
7148.34 miles (238.73 km) WLebakeng 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
8165.42 miles (266.22 km) WLesobeng 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
9183.53 miles (295.37 km) WSemonkong 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
10191.57 miles (308.31 km) WNWLeribe 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
11196.76 miles (316.66 km) SWMthatha 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
12213.69 miles (343.90 km) NMatsapha Airport (MTS)Manzini, SwazilandView Matsapha Airport on a map Set MTS as destination Airport Set MTS as destination Airport Get more information about Matsapha Airport
13214.01 miles (344.41 km) WMoshoeshoe 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
14232.28 miles (373.82 km) WMafeteng 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
15270.59 miles (435.46 km) NNEMaputo International Airport (MPM)Maputo, MozambiqueView Maputo International Airport on a map Set MPM as destination Airport Set MPM as destination Airport Get more information about Maputo International Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from King Shaka International:

List of Furthest Airports from King Shaka International:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,682.45 miles (18,801.04 km) NEHana 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
211,672.61 miles (18,785.19 km) NEKahului 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
311,668.14 miles (18,778.00 km) NEKalaupapa 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
411,666.75 miles (18,775.76 km) NEKapalua 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
511,660.00 miles (18,764.91 km) NEMolokai 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
611,657.49 miles (18,760.87 km) NEUpolu Airport (UPP)Hawi, Hawaii, United StatesView Upolu Airport on a map Set UPP as destination Airport Set UPP as destination Airport Get more information about Upolu Airport
711,651.72 miles (18,751.58 km) NNEHilo International Airport (ITO)Hilo, Hawaii, United StatesView Hilo International Airport on a map Set ITO as destination Airport Set ITO as destination Airport Get more information about Hilo International Airport
811,648.60 miles (18,746.56 km) NEWaimea-Kohala Airport (MUE)Kamuela, Hawaii, United StatesView Waimea-Kohala Airport on a map Set MUE as destination Airport Set MUE as destination Airport Get more information about Waimea-Kohala Airport
911,646.05 miles (18,742.46 km) NELanai 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
1011,637.42 miles (18,728.56 km) NEPōhakuloa Training Area (BSF)Camp Pohakuloa, Hawaii, United StatesView Pōhakuloa Training Area on a map Set BSF as destination Airport Set BSF as destination Airport Get more information about Pōhakuloa Training Area
1111,636.90 miles (18,727.73 km) NEWheeler 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
1211,634.60 miles (18,724.02 km) NEDillingham 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
1311,633.67 miles (18,722.53 km) NEHonolulu 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
1411,633.67 miles (18,722.53 km) NEHickam 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
1511,626.63 miles (18,711.20 km) NEKalaeloa 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