About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Bamako Senou International Airport (BKO), Bamako, Mali and Bauerfield International Airport (VLI), Port Vila, Vanuatu would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,002 miles (or 19,315 kilometers).

A Great Circle is the shortest distance between 2 points on a sphere. Because most world maps are flat (but the Earth is round), the route of the shortest distance between 2 points on the Earth will often appear curved when viewed on a flat map, especially for long distances. If you were to simply draw a straight line on a flat map and measure a very long distance, it would likely be much further than if you were to lay a string between those two points on a globe. Because of the large distance between Bamako Senou International Airport and Bauerfield International Airport, the route shown on this map most likely appears curved because of this reason.

Try it at home! Get a globe and tightly lay a string between Bamako Senou International Airport and Bauerfield International Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between BKO and VLI makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between Bamako Senou International Airport and Bauerfield International Airport would be very impractical for the airlines, because only a lightly loaded Boeing 777-200LR would be able to make the trip. Since airlines need to be able to take as many people and cargo as possible in order to make a profit, the odds of ever seeing a nonstop flight between BKO and VLI are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from Bamako, Mali and Port Vila, Vanuatu by taking some connecting flights!

Did you know that one full circling of the Earth (measuring from the equator) is about 24,901.5 miles (or 40,075 kilometers), which means if you were 12,450 miles from any given point on the planet, the distance back to your starting point would be about the same -- in any direction! The same can be said for a nonstop flight between BKO and VLI!

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: BKO / GABS
Airport Names:
  1. Bamako Senou International Airport
  2. Aéroport international de Bamako–Sénou
Location: Bamako, Mali
GPS Coordinates: 12°32'16"N by 7°56'35"W
Operator/Owner: Aéroports du Mali (ADM)
Airport Type: Joint (Public/Military)
Elevation: 1247 feet (380 meters)
View all routes: Routes from BKO
More Information: BKO Maps & Info

Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: VLI / NVVV
Airport Names:
  1. Bauerfield International Airport
  2. Port Vila International Airport
Location: Port Vila, Vanuatu
GPS Coordinates: 17°41'57"S by 168°19'10"E
Area Served: Port Vila, Vanuatu
Operator/Owner: Airports Vanuatu Limited
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 68 feet (21 meters)
# of Runways: 1
View all routes: Routes from VLI
More Information: VLI Maps & Info

Facts about Bamako Senou International Airport (BKO):

  • The furthest airport from Bamako Senou International Airport (BKO) is Mota Lava Airport (MTV), which is nearly antipodal to Bamako Senou International Airport (meaning Bamako Senou International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Mota Lava Airport), and is located 12,134 miles (19,528 kilometers) away in Mota Lava, Vanuatu.
  • Passenger traffic steadily increased in the early 2000s.
  • In addition to being known as "Bamako Senou International Airport", another name for BKO is "Aéroport international de Bamako–Sénou".
  • The closest airport to Bamako Senou International Airport (BKO) is Siguiri Airport (GII), which is located 113 miles (181 kilometers) SW of BKO.

Facts about Bauerfield International Airport (VLI):

  • The base was disestablished and abandoned in February 1946.
  • On 25 March 1942, the Army sent about 500 men to Efate from Nouméa, and the 4th Defense Battalion, 45th Marines, arrived on 8 April.
  • In addition to being known as "Bauerfield International Airport", another name for VLI is "Port Vila International Airport".
  • Bauerfield International Airport (VLI) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Because of Bauerfield International Airport's relatively low elevation of 68 feet, planes can take off or land at Bauerfield International 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 Bauerfield International Airport (VLI) is Siwo Airport (EAE), which is located 42 miles (68 kilometers) N of VLI.
  • The furthest airport from Bauerfield International Airport (VLI) is Letfotar Airport (MOM), which is nearly antipodal to Bauerfield International Airport (meaning Bauerfield International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Letfotar Airport), and is located 12,383 miles (19,928 kilometers) away in Moudjeria, Mauritania.

Map of Nearest Airports to Bamako Senou International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Bamako Senou International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1112.56 miles (181.15 km) SWSiguiri Airport (GII)Siguiri, GuineaView Siguiri Airport on a map Set GII as origin Airport Set GII as destination Airport Get more information about Siguiri Airport
2167.39 miles (269.39 km) EKoutiala Airport (KTX)Koutiala, MaliView Koutiala Airport on a map Set KTX as origin Airport Set KTX as destination Airport Get more information about Koutiala Airport
3168.52 miles (271.20 km) SSWKankan Airport (KNN)Kankan, GuineaView Kankan Airport on a map Set KNN as origin Airport Set KNN as destination Airport Get more information about Kankan Airport
4172.97 miles (278.37 km) ESESikasso Airport (KSS)Sikasso, MaliView Sikasso Airport on a map Set KSS as origin Airport Set KSS as destination Airport Get more information about Sikasso Airport
5191.46 miles (308.13 km) NNEKeibane Airport (NRM)Nara, MaliView Keibane Airport on a map Set NRM as origin Airport Set NRM as destination Airport Get more information about Keibane Airport
6208.82 miles (336.06 km) SOdienné Airport (KEO)Odienné, Côte d'IvoireView Odienné Airport on a map Set KEO as origin Airport Set KEO as destination Airport Get more information about Odienné Airport
7216.37 miles (348.22 km) NNWNioro Airport (NIX)Nioro, MaliView Nioro Airport on a map Set NIX as origin Airport Set NIX as destination Airport Get more information about Nioro Airport
8224.06 miles (360.59 km) WKéniéba Airport (KNZ)Kéniéba, MaliView Kéniéba Airport on a map Set KNZ as origin Airport Set KNZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kéniéba Airport
9229.78 miles (369.80 km) SSEBoundiali Airport (BXI)Boundiali, Côte d'IvoireView Boundiali Airport on a map Set BXI as origin Airport Set BXI as destination Airport Get more information about Boundiali Airport
10251.27 miles (404.37 km) NWYélimané Airport (EYL)Yélimané, MaliView Yélimané Airport on a map Set EYL as origin Airport Set EYL as destination Airport Get more information about Yélimané Airport
11252.32 miles (406.07 km) ESEBanfora Airport (BNR)Banfora, Burkina FasoView Banfora Airport on a map Set BNR as origin Airport Set BNR as destination Airport Get more information about Banfora Airport
12255.75 miles (411.60 km) NTimbedra Airport (TMD)Timbedra, MauritaniaView Timbedra Airport on a map Set TMD as origin Airport Set TMD as destination Airport Get more information about Timbedra Airport
13258.01 miles (415.22 km) SWFaranah Airport (FAA)Faranah, GuineaView Faranah Airport on a map Set FAA as origin Airport Set FAA as destination Airport Get more information about Faranah Airport
14262.15 miles (421.89 km) ESEBobo Dioulasso Airport (BOY)Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina FasoView Bobo Dioulasso Airport on a map Set BOY as origin Airport Set BOY as destination Airport Get more information about Bobo Dioulasso Airport
15268.51 miles (432.12 km) WNWKayes Airport (KYS)Kayes, MaliView Kayes Airport on a map Set KYS as origin Airport Set KYS as destination Airport Get more information about Kayes Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Bamako Senou International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Bamako Senou International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,134.15 miles (19,527.97 km) ESEMota Lava Airport (MTV)Mota Lava, VanuatuView Mota Lava Airport on a map Set MTV as origin Airport Set MTV as destination Airport Get more information about Mota Lava Airport
212,120.49 miles (19,505.99 km) ESEMaewo-Naone Airport (MWF)Maewo, VanuatuView Maewo-Naone Airport on a map Set MWF as origin Airport Set MWF as destination Airport Get more information about Maewo-Naone Airport
312,119.49 miles (19,504.38 km) ESEVanua Lava Airport (SLH)Sola, Vanua Lava, Torba Province, VanuatuView Vanua Lava Airport on a map Set SLH as origin Airport Set SLH as destination Airport Get more information about Vanua Lava Airport
412,114.72 miles (19,496.70 km) ESEGaua Airport (ZGU)Gaua, Torba, VanuatuView Gaua Airport on a map Set ZGU as origin Airport Set ZGU as destination Airport Get more information about Gaua Airport
512,105.78 miles (19,482.31 km) SESara Airport (SSR)Sara, VanuatuView Sara Airport on a map Set SSR as origin Airport Set SSR as destination Airport Get more information about Sara Airport
612,102.42 miles (19,476.92 km) SELongana Airport (LOD)Longana, Ambae Island, Pénama Province, VanuatuView Longana Airport on a map Set LOD as origin Airport Set LOD as destination Airport Get more information about Longana Airport
712,089.58 miles (19,456.25 km) SELonorore Airport (LNE)Lonorore, Pentecost Island, Pénama Province, VanuatuView Lonorore Airport on a map Set LNE as origin Airport Set LNE as destination Airport Get more information about Lonorore Airport
812,058.95 miles (19,406.95 km) SECraig Cove Airport (CCV)Craig Cove, Ambrym Island, Malampa, VanuatuView Craig Cove Airport on a map Set CCV as origin Airport Set CCV as destination Airport Get more information about Craig Cove Airport
912,055.58 miles (19,401.52 km) SETongoa Airport (TGH)Tongoa, Shefa Province, VanuatuView Tongoa Airport on a map Set TGH as origin Airport Set TGH as destination Airport Get more information about Tongoa Airport
1012,054.60 miles (19,399.96 km) SELamen Bay Airport (LNB)Lamen Bay, Epi Island, Shéfa Province, VanuatuView Lamen Bay Airport on a map Set LNB as origin Airport Set LNB as destination Airport Get more information about Lamen Bay Airport
1112,053.27 miles (19,397.81 km) ESESanto-Pekoa International Airport (SON)Luganville, VanuatuView Santo-Pekoa International Airport on a map Set SON as origin Airport Set SON as destination Airport Get more information about Santo-Pekoa International Airport
1212,045.04 miles (19,384.57 km) SEMalekoula Airport (LPM)Lamap, Malampa, VanuatuView Malekoula Airport on a map Set LPM as origin Airport Set LPM as destination Airport Get more information about Malekoula Airport
1312,040.52 miles (19,377.30 km) SENorsup Airport (NUS)Norsup, Malakula island, VanuatuView Norsup Airport on a map Set NUS as origin Airport Set NUS as destination Airport Get more information about Norsup Airport
1412,036.24 miles (19,370.40 km) SESiwo Airport (EAE)Sangafa, Emae, Shéfa, VanuatuView Siwo Airport on a map Set EAE as origin Airport Set EAE as destination Airport Get more information about Siwo Airport
1512,001.75 miles (19,314.90 km) SEBauerfield International Airport (VLI)Port Vila, VanuatuView Bauerfield International Airport on a map Set VLI as origin Airport Set VLI as destination Airport Get more information about Bauerfield International Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Bauerfield International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Bauerfield International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
142.10 miles (67.75 km) NSiwo Airport (EAE)Sangafa, Emae, Shéfa, VanuatuView Siwo Airport on a map Set EAE as destination Airport Set EAE as destination Airport Get more information about Siwo Airport
257.88 miles (93.15 km) NNETongoa Airport (TGH)Tongoa, Shefa Province, VanuatuView Tongoa Airport on a map Set TGH as destination Airport Set TGH as destination Airport Get more information about Tongoa Airport
377.76 miles (125.15 km) NLamen Bay Airport (LNB)Lamen Bay, Epi Island, Shéfa Province, VanuatuView Lamen Bay Airport on a map Set LNB as destination Airport Set LNB as destination Airport Get more information about Lamen Bay Airport
486.43 miles (139.09 km) SSEDillon's Bay Airport (DLY)Dillon's Bay, Erromango, Taféa, VanuatuView Dillon's Bay Airport on a map Set DLY as destination Airport Set DLY as destination Airport Get more information about Dillon's Bay Airport
592.48 miles (148.82 km) NNWMalekoula Airport (LPM)Lamap, Malampa, VanuatuView Malekoula Airport on a map Set LPM as destination Airport Set LPM as destination Airport Get more information about Malekoula Airport
6101.93 miles (164.04 km) SEIpota Airport (IPA)Ipota, Erromango, VanuatuView Ipota Airport on a map Set IPA as destination Airport Set IPA as destination Airport Get more information about Ipota Airport
7102.48 miles (164.92 km) NNWCraig Cove Airport (CCV)Craig Cove, Ambrym Island, Malampa, VanuatuView Craig Cove Airport on a map Set CCV as destination Airport Set CCV as destination Airport Get more information about Craig Cove Airport
8127.07 miles (204.49 km) NLonorore Airport (LNE)Lonorore, Pentecost Island, Pénama Province, VanuatuView Lonorore Airport on a map Set LNE as destination Airport Set LNE as destination Airport Get more information about Lonorore Airport
9127.33 miles (204.92 km) NNWNorsup Airport (NUS)Norsup, Malakula island, VanuatuView Norsup Airport on a map Set NUS as destination Airport Set NUS as destination Airport Get more information about Norsup Airport
10135.27 miles (217.69 km) SEAniwa Airport (AWD)Aniwa Island, Taféa, VanuatuView Aniwa Airport on a map Set AWD as destination Airport Set AWD as destination Airport Get more information about Aniwa Airport
11154.36 miles (248.42 km) NSara Airport (SSR)Sara, VanuatuView Sara Airport on a map Set SSR as destination Airport Set SSR as destination Airport Get more information about Sara Airport
12166.95 miles (268.67 km) NLongana Airport (LOD)Longana, Ambae Island, Pénama Province, VanuatuView Longana Airport on a map Set LOD as destination Airport Set LOD as destination Airport Get more information about Longana Airport
13168.09 miles (270.51 km) NNWSanto-Pekoa International Airport (SON)Luganville, VanuatuView Santo-Pekoa International Airport on a map Set SON as destination Airport Set SON as destination Airport Get more information about Santo-Pekoa International Airport
14177.32 miles (285.36 km) SEFutuna Airport (FTA)Futuna Island, Taféa, VanuatuView Futuna Airport on a map Set FTA as destination Airport Set FTA as destination Airport Get more information about Futuna Airport
15187.36 miles (301.52 km) NMaewo-Naone Airport (MWF)Maewo, VanuatuView Maewo-Naone Airport on a map Set MWF as destination Airport Set MWF as destination Airport Get more information about Maewo-Naone Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Bauerfield International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Bauerfield International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,382.74 miles (19,928.03 km) ELetfotar Airport (MOM)Moudjeria, MauritaniaView Letfotar Airport on a map Set MOM as destination Airport Set MOM as destination Airport Get more information about Letfotar Airport
212,374.31 miles (19,914.47 km) NNWTidjikja Airport (TIY)Tidjikja, MauritaniaView Tidjikja Airport on a map Set TIY as destination Airport Set TIY as destination Airport Get more information about Tidjikja Airport
312,371.42 miles (19,909.82 km) WNWTamchakett Airport (THT)Tamchakett, MauritaniaView Tamchakett Airport on a map Set THT as destination Airport Set THT as destination Airport Get more information about Tamchakett Airport
412,358.03 miles (19,888.28 km) NNWKiffa Airport (KFA)Kiffa, MauritaniaView Kiffa Airport on a map Set KFA as destination Airport Set KFA as destination Airport Get more information about Kiffa Airport
512,285.69 miles (19,771.86 km) WNWAioun el Atrouss Airport (AEO)Aioun El Atrouss, MauritaniaView Aioun el Atrouss Airport on a map Set AEO as destination Airport Set AEO as destination Airport Get more information about Aioun el Atrouss Airport
612,285.53 miles (19,771.60 km) WNWTichitt Airport (THI)Tichitt, MauritaniaView Tichitt Airport on a map Set THI as destination Airport Set THI as destination Airport Get more information about Tichitt Airport
712,275.85 miles (19,756.02 km) NEKaédi Airport (KED)Kaédi, MauritaniaView Kaédi Airport on a map Set KED as destination Airport Set KED as destination Airport Get more information about Kaédi Airport
812,259.24 miles (19,729.28 km) NNESélibaby Airport (SEY)Sélibaby, MauritaniaView Sélibaby Airport on a map Set SEY as destination Airport Set SEY as destination Airport Get more information about Sélibaby Airport
912,255.18 miles (19,722.75 km) NEOuro Sogui Airport (MAX)Matam, SenegalView Ouro Sogui Airport on a map Set MAX as destination Airport Set MAX as destination Airport Get more information about Ouro Sogui Airport
1012,254.89 miles (19,722.28 km) ENEAbbaye Airport (BGH)Boghe (Bogué), MauritaniaView Abbaye Airport on a map Set BGH as destination Airport Set BGH as destination Airport Get more information about Abbaye Airport
1112,244.76 miles (19,705.98 km) NNWYélimané Airport (EYL)Yélimané, MaliView Yélimané Airport on a map Set EYL as destination Airport Set EYL as destination Airport Get more information about Yélimané Airport
1212,238.73 miles (19,696.28 km) EBoutilimit Airport (OTL)Boutilimit, MauritaniaView Boutilimit Airport on a map Set OTL as destination Airport Set OTL as destination Airport Get more information about Boutilimit Airport
1312,232.94 miles (19,686.95 km) NNEBakel Airport (BXE)Bakel, SenegalView Bakel Airport on a map Set BXE as destination Airport Set BXE as destination Airport Get more information about Bakel Airport
1412,223.39 miles (19,671.59 km) NNEAtar Airport (ATR)Atar, MauritaniaView Atar Airport on a map Set ATR as destination Airport Set ATR as destination Airport Get more information about Atar Airport
1512,216.93 miles (19,661.20 km) NWNioro Airport (NIX)Nioro, MaliView Nioro Airport on a map Set NIX as destination Airport Set NIX as destination Airport Get more information about Nioro Airport