About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Skagway Airport (SGY), Skagway, Alaska, United States and East London Airport (ELS), East London, South Africa would travel a Great Circle distance of 10,454 miles (or 16,824 kilometers).

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Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: SGY / PAGY
Airport Name: Skagway Airport
Location: Skagway, Alaska, United States
GPS Coordinates: 59°27'36"N by 135°18'56"W
Area Served: Skagway, Alaska
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 44 feet (13 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 Skagway Airport (SGY):

  • The furthest airport from Skagway Airport (SGY) is Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ), which is located 10,474 miles (16,857 kilometers) away in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
  • Because of Skagway Airport's relatively low elevation of 44 feet, planes can take off or land at Skagway 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 Skagway Airport (SGY) is Haines Airport (HNS), which is located only 17 miles (27 kilometers) SSW of SGY.
  • Skagway Airport (SGY) currently has only 1 runway.

Facts about East London Airport (ELS):

  • East London Airport resides at an elevation of 435 feet above mean sea level.
  • In 1944 a new airport was built at Collondale, about 2 km west of the present terminal building.
  • The closest airport to East London Airport (ELS) is Port Alfred Airport (AFD), which is located 65 miles (105 kilometers) WSW of ELS.
  • 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 was renamed in 1994.
  • East London Airport (ELS) has 2 runways.
  • 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's airport is a small but bustling one that plays an important role in the growing economy of the Eastern Cape.

Map of Nearest Airports to Skagway Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Skagway Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
116.63 miles (26.77 km) SSWHaines Airport (HNS)Haines, Alaska, United StatesView Haines Airport on a map Set HNS as origin Airport Set HNS as destination Airport Get more information about Haines Airport
271.98 miles (115.83 km) SExcursion Inlet Seaplane Base (EXI)Excursion Inlet, Alaska, United StatesView Excursion Inlet Seaplane Base on a map Set EXI as origin Airport Set EXI as destination Airport Get more information about Excursion Inlet Seaplane Base
372.84 miles (117.23 km) SGustavus Airport (GST)Gustavus, Alaska, United StatesView Gustavus Airport on a map Set GST as origin Airport Set GST as destination Airport Get more information about Gustavus Airport
480.77 miles (129.99 km) SSEJuneau International Airport (JNU)Juneau, Alaska, United StatesView Juneau International Airport on a map Set JNU as origin Airport Set JNU as destination Airport Get more information about Juneau International Airport
584.62 miles (136.19 km) SFunter Bay Seaplane Base (FNR)Funter Bay, Alaska, United StatesView Funter Bay Seaplane Base on a map Set FNR as origin Airport Set FNR as destination Airport Get more information about Funter Bay Seaplane Base
686.75 miles (139.61 km) NErik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport (YXY)Whitehorse, Yukon, CanadaView Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport on a map Set YXY as origin Airport Set YXY as destination Airport Get more information about Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport
794.30 miles (151.75 km) SHoonah Airport (HNH)Hoonah, Alaska, United StatesView Hoonah Airport on a map Set HNH as origin Airport Set HNH as destination Airport Get more information about Hoonah Airport
894.85 miles (152.65 km) SSWElfin Cove Seaplane Base (ELV)Elfin Cove, Alaska, United StatesView Elfin Cove Seaplane Base on a map Set ELV as origin Airport Set ELV as destination Airport Get more information about Elfin Cove Seaplane Base
9101.99 miles (164.14 km) ENETeslin Airport (YZW)Teslin, Yukon, CanadaView Teslin Airport on a map Set YZW as origin Airport Set YZW as destination Airport Get more information about Teslin Airport
10119.68 miles (192.60 km) NWHaines Junction Airport (YHT)Haines Junction, Yukon, CanadaView Haines Junction Airport on a map Set YHT as origin Airport Set YHT as destination Airport Get more information about Haines Junction Airport
11135.05 miles (217.34 km) SChatham Seaplane Base (CYM)Chatham, Alaska, United StatesView Chatham Seaplane Base on a map Set CYM as origin Airport Set CYM as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Seaplane Base
12137.72 miles (221.64 km) SSEAngoon Seaplane Base (AGN)Angoon, Alaska, United StatesView Angoon Seaplane Base on a map Set AGN as origin Airport Set AGN as destination Airport Get more information about Angoon Seaplane Base
13152.44 miles (245.33 km) WYakutat Airport (YAK)Yakutat, Alaska, United StatesView Yakutat Airport on a map Set YAK as origin Airport Set YAK as destination Airport Get more information about Yakutat Airport
14166.72 miles (268.30 km) SSitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport (SIT)Sitka, Alaska, United StatesView Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport on a map Set SIT as origin Airport Set SIT as destination Airport Get more information about Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport
15180.04 miles (289.75 km) SSEKake Airport (KAE)Kake, Alaska, United StatesView Kake Airport on a map Set KAE as origin Airport Set KAE as destination Airport Get more information about Kake Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Skagway Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Skagway Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,474.46 miles (16,856.96 km) SEPort 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
210,471.08 miles (16,851.52 km) SSEPort 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
310,454.27 miles (16,824.47 km) SSEEast 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
410,407.13 miles (16,748.61 km) SEGeorge Airport (GRJ)George, South AfricaView George Airport on a map Set GRJ as origin Airport Set GRJ as destination Airport Get more information about George Airport
510,370.62 miles (16,689.85 km) SSEMthatha 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
610,351.05 miles (16,658.35 km) SSEMargate 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
710,314.64 miles (16,599.77 km) SECape Town International Airport (CPT)Cape Town, South AfricaView Cape Town International Airport on a map Set CPT as origin Airport Set CPT as destination Airport Get more information about Cape Town International Airport
810,278.66 miles (16,541.86 km) SSEKing 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
910,270.63 miles (16,528.94 km) SSEPietermaritzburg 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
1010,260.31 miles (16,512.32 km) SSELebakeng 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
1110,247.09 miles (16,491.05 km) SSESemonkong 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
1210,246.47 miles (16,490.06 km) SSELesobeng Airport (LES)Lesobeng, LesothoView Lesobeng Airport on a map Set LES as origin Airport Set LES as destination Airport Get more information about Lesobeng Airport
1310,232.66 miles (16,467.84 km) SSERichards 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
1410,230.78 miles (16,464.80 km) SSEMafeteng 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
1510,226.30 miles (16,457.60 km) SSEMokhotlong 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

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