Port Elizabeth airport is not the biggest on the planet, and although it has had a few upgrades over the years, it is still basically a small town airport. The runway is not long enough for the jumbo jets and the new airbusses, so traffic is automatically limited to smaller volumes on each flight. Although there has been talk for many years about lengthening the runway, nothing has materialised yet. But it suits us. If I had to choose between the parochial airport here, with parking space within easy distance from the building, or the insanity of O.R. Thambo in Johannesburg, with its never ending upgrades and mind-boggling queues and parking issues, I'd go with this any day!
On the left, you can see the South African flag, and on the right the radar tower.