About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Bamako Senou International Airport (BKO), Bamako, Mali and Gaua Airport (ZGU), Gaua, Torba, Vanuatu would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,115 miles (or 19,497 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 Gaua 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 Gaua Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between BKO and ZGU makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between Bamako Senou International Airport and Gaua 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 ZGU are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from Bamako, Mali and Gaua, Torba, 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 ZGU!

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)
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: ZGU / NVSQ
Airport Name: Gaua Airport
Location: Gaua, Torba, Vanuatu
GPS Coordinates: 14°13'5"S by 167°35'13"E
Area Served: Gaua, Torba, Vanuatu
Airport Type: Public
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Facts about Bamako Senou International Airport (BKO):

  • Total air traffic at BKO increased by 12.4% in 2007 and 14% in 2008.
  • The closest airport to Bamako Senou International Airport (BKO) is Siguiri Airport (GII), which is located 113 miles (181 kilometers) SW of BKO.
  • Bamako Senou International Airport is Mali's main airport approximately 15 km south of downtown Bamako, the capital of Mali in West Africa.
  • 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.
  • In addition to being known as "Bamako Senou International Airport", another name for BKO is "Aéroport international de Bamako–Sénou".

Facts about Gaua Airport (ZGU):

  • The furthest airport from Gaua Airport (ZGU) is Bakel Airport (BXE), which is nearly antipodal to Gaua Airport (meaning Gaua Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Bakel Airport), and is located 12,393 miles (19,945 kilometers) away in Bakel, Senegal.
  • The closest airport to Gaua Airport (ZGU) is Vanua Lava Airport (SLH), which is located 26 miles (41 kilometers) N of ZGU.

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 Gaua Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Gaua Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
125.54 miles (41.10 km) NVanua Lava Airport (SLH)Sola, Vanua Lava, Torba Province, VanuatuView Vanua Lava Airport on a map Set SLH as destination Airport Set SLH as destination Airport Get more information about Vanua Lava Airport
239.05 miles (62.84 km) NNEMota Lava Airport (MTV)Mota Lava, VanuatuView Mota Lava Airport on a map Set MTV as destination Airport Set MTV as destination Airport Get more information about Mota Lava Airport
363.16 miles (101.64 km) SSEMaewo-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
479.38 miles (127.76 km) SSELongana 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
592.27 miles (148.49 km) SSWSanto-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
694.43 miles (151.96 km) SSESara 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
7120.33 miles (193.65 km) SSELonorore 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
8129.23 miles (207.97 km) SNorsup 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
9143.21 miles (230.47 km) SCraig 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
10154.97 miles (249.40 km) SMalekoula 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
11167.86 miles (270.15 km) SSELamen 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
12195.51 miles (314.65 km) SSETongoa 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
13204.72 miles (329.46 km) SSESiwo 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
14245.39 miles (394.92 km) SSEBauerfield International Airport (VLI)Port Vila, VanuatuView Bauerfield International Airport on a map Set VLI as destination Airport Set VLI as destination Airport Get more information about Bauerfield International Airport
15328.12 miles (528.06 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

Map of Furthest Airports from Gaua Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Gaua Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,393.17 miles (19,944.82 km) NBakel 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
212,368.97 miles (19,905.87 km) NNWSélibaby 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
312,366.90 miles (19,902.54 km) WNWKayes Airport (KYS)Kayes, MaliView Kayes Airport on a map Set KYS as destination Airport Set KYS as destination Airport Get more information about Kayes Airport
412,347.24 miles (19,870.90 km) ENETambacounda Airport (TUD)Tambacounda, SenegalView Tambacounda Airport on a map Set TUD as destination Airport Set TUD as destination Airport Get more information about Tambacounda Airport
512,336.51 miles (19,853.64 km) NESimenti Airport (SMY)Simenti, SenegalView Simenti Airport on a map Set SMY as destination Airport Set SMY as destination Airport Get more information about Simenti Airport
612,324.00 miles (19,833.50 km) NNEOuro 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
712,322.35 miles (19,830.85 km) NKédougou Airport (KGG)Kédougou, SenegalView Kédougou Airport on a map Set KGG as destination Airport Set KGG as destination Airport Get more information about Kédougou Airport
812,313.72 miles (19,816.96 km) NWKéniéba Airport (KNZ)Kéniéba, MaliView Kéniéba Airport on a map Set KNZ as destination Airport Set KNZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kéniéba Airport
912,306.55 miles (19,805.43 km) NNESambailo Airport (SBI)Koundara, GuineaView Sambailo Airport on a map Set SBI as destination Airport Set SBI as destination Airport Get more information about Sambailo Airport
1012,298.18 miles (19,791.95 km) WNWYélimané 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
1112,284.09 miles (19,769.27 km) NNEKaédi 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
1212,259.75 miles (19,730.10 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
1312,242.45 miles (19,702.27 km) ENEKolda North Airport (KDA)Kolda, SenegalView Kolda North Airport on a map Set KDA as destination Airport Set KDA as destination Airport Get more information about Kolda North Airport
1412,237.65 miles (19,694.53 km) NTata Airport (LEK)Labé, GuineaView Tata Airport on a map Set LEK as destination Airport Set LEK as destination Airport Get more information about Tata Airport
1512,234.52 miles (19,689.50 km) WNWNioro 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