About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Lesobeng Airport (LES), Lesobeng, Lesotho and East London Airport (ELS), East London, South Africa would travel a Great Circle distance of 229 miles (or 368 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 East London Airport, 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
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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 Lesobeng Airport (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.
  • The closest airport to Lesobeng Airport (LES) is Semonkong Airport (SOK), which is located only 19 miles (30 kilometers) WSW of 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.
  • Lesobeng Airport (LES) currently has only 1 runway.

Facts about East London Airport (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.
  • East London Airport (ELS) has 2 runways.
  • In 1944 a new airport was built at Collondale, about 2 km west of the present terminal building.
  • 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 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 closest airport to East London Airport (ELS) is Port Alfred Airport (AFD), which is located 65 miles (105 kilometers) WSW of ELS.

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 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