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Airport Codes:

IATA: PLZ
ICAO: FAPE


Distances from PLZ to:

Port Elizabeth 5 miles
Capetown 440 miles
Maseru 445 miles
Durban 560 miles


Nearest Major Airports:

8 km: Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ)
737 km: Cape Town International (CPT)
756 km: Moshoeshoe International Airport (MSU)
898 km: AFB Durban (DUR)

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Port Elizabeth Airport Guide

Port Elizabeth Airport is big and getting bigger. Over 1.75m passengers use it each year and it’s beginning to bulge at the seams. The current layout of the airport gives separate arrivals and departure areas linked by the retail and food areas. This area is designed as an atrium giving the whole airport a light and airy feel. There are plenty of shops there and a good choice of places to eat. Despite the overcrowding, transit is efficient, thanks to new procedures put in place for the 2010 World Cup.


Port Elizabeth Airport Directions

Take 3rd Avenue out onto Walmer Road, turn right and you’ll join the beach road. Turning left onto this takes you along the M4 into Port Elizabeth’s centre.


Port Elizabeth Airport Parking

There are several parking areas at Port Elizabeth graded on length of stay and so the cost. There is parking for less mobile passengers nearer to the terminal
and assistance points nearby. Total capacity is for 700 vehicles.


Port Elizabeth Airport Flight Information

Port Elizabeth Airport has no international passenger flights but you can connect to it from Europe and the UK by flying first into Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport, Durban Airport or Cape Town Airport.


Hotels Near Port Elizabeth Airport

The Kelway Hotel is a four star establishment with great views and costs only £45 a night. Isango Gate is more luxurious and is only two minutes from Port Elizabeth Beach but will set you back £68 a night – still very reasonable!


Port Elizabeth Time Zone

Port Elizabeth is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and located in the South African Standard Time Zone (GMT+2)

Port Elizabeth Info

Port Elizabeth is the idyllic South African holiday destination. It has a near perfect climate; mild in winter and pleasantly warm in summer and with just enough rain to keep things green without giving the visitor a soaking. It’s the start of the historic Donkin Trail which follows the path early settlers took. Inland there are beautiful safari parks, mercifully free of malaria whilst the city is blessed with stunning golden sandy beaches. It’s a place to watch or participate in sport with a great cricket ground and the oldest bowling green in South Africa.

Port Elizabeth Trivia:

Port Elizabeth is located at one end of the celebrated ‘Garden Route’ one of the world’s most beautiful roads.
Its name is often shortened to PE and it’s nicknamed the Windy City or the Friendly City
It was founded in 1820 as an outpost town to protect British interests
The city was a host for the 2010 FIFA World Cup
Port Elizabeth Airport is expected to undergo another major upgrade as passenger numbers to the airport continue to rise
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