East London Airport
East London Airport based in the Eastern Cape provides domestic flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth through airlines Airlink, Fly Safair, Kulula, South African Airways and South African Express. East London Airport handles over 600,000 passengers a year. East London Airport has two asphalt runways between 1.5Kms and 2KMs in length
Facilities in the Airport Terminal building include Banks and ATMs, a tourist and information help desk, retail shops, and public telephones. East London Airport is fully disabled-friendly, access within the terminal building is made easier for disabled passengers with lifts, ramps and reserved disabled parking available for use.
Car Hire services from East London airport are available from Europcar, Hertz, Tempest, Bidvest and First Car Rental and can be booked online prior to arrival.
The airport was commissioned and established in 1927 by Lieut Colonel Alistair Miller and has been moved from its original location several times, until 1965 when it was renamed after former Transport Minister as Ben Schoeman Airport and made permanent residence in its current location. It was renamed back to East London Airport in 1994, since then major alterations have been made to the terminal building seeing a major influx of passengers and cargo being transported from the airport. East London Airport was voted the fastest growing Airport in South Africa during 2016 after seeing an increase in passenger and cargo traffic of 19% over the year.
Being a coastal City, East London is situated within convenient travelling distance from popular local beaches; Nahoon Beach, Gonubie Beach and Orient Beach. East London offers many tourist attractions within close vicinity, such as; Museums, Private Game Reserves Parks, a Zoo, an Aquarium, Nature Trails and Art Galleries.
East London, part of the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality is located coast of South Africa in the province of the Eastern Cape along the Indian Ocean and is home to a population of 755,000 residents.The primary spoken language is Xhosa but English is mostly understood within the region. East London is a major industrial city in South Africa, the predominant sector of industry being motor vehicle manufacturing and assembling, Mercedes-Benz export the majority of their right hand drive vehicles for international and local export from their East London plant.
East London Airport
East London, 5200