At just 3km (2 miles) from the central business district, Port Elizabeth Airport is sometimes called the “ten-minute airport” because of its close proximity to just about everything. It's a very small, slick and functional airport that doesn't offer much by way of shopping and dining, but will get you through customs and baggage claim quickly and efficiently.
Known fondly as “the Friendly City”, Port Elizabeth is a popular spot with tourists who come for the beautiful beaches and game parks in the surrounding area. The city is also a major port town and manufacturing centre, and an important transport hub in the region. What it lacks in blockbuster attractions, it makes up for in the warmth of the local people and laid-back atmosphere – rather like its airport.