Nonstop flight route between Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Lebakeng, Lesotho:
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About this route:
A direct, nonstop flight between Vancouver Harbour Water Airport (CXH), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Lebakeng Airport (LEF), Lebakeng, Lesotho would travel a Great Circle distance of 10,444 miles (or 16,808 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 Vancouver Harbour Water Airport and Lebakeng 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 Vancouver Harbour Water Airport and Lebakeng Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!
Departure Airport Information:
|IATA / ICAO Codes:||CXH / CYHC|
|Location:||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|GPS Coordinates:||49°17'39"N by 123°6'41"W|
|Operator/Owner:||West Coast Air,
Harbour Air Services,
Vancouver Harbour Float Centre
|Elevation:||0 feet (0 meters)|
|View all routes:||Routes from CXH|
|More Information:||CXH Maps & Info|
Arrival Airport Information:
|IATA / ICAO Codes:||LEF / FXLK|
|Airport Name:||Lebakeng Airport|
|GPS Coordinates:||29°53'26"S by 28°39'20"E|
|Elevation:||6040 feet (1,841 meters)|
|# of Runways:||1|
|View all routes:||Routes from LEF|
|More Information:||LEF Maps & Info|
Facts about Vancouver Harbour Water Airport (CXH):
- Because of Vancouver Harbour Water Airport's relatively low elevation of 0 feet, planes can take off or land at Vancouver Harbour Water 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.
- In addition to being known as "Vancouver Harbour Water Airport", another name for CXH is "Vancouver Coal Harbour Seaplane Base".
- The Vancouver Harbour Control Tower is the only one in Canada specifically for a water aerodrome.
- In 2007, the link to Victoria Inner Harbour Airport was, according to the Official Airline Guide, Canada's busiest air route by the number of weekly flights.
- The closest airport to Vancouver Harbour Water Airport (CXH) is Vancouver International Airport (YVR), which is located only 8 miles (12 kilometers) SSW of CXH.
- The furthest airport from Vancouver Harbour Water Airport (CXH) is Tôlanaro Airport (FTU), which is located 10,677 miles (17,184 kilometers) away in Tôlanaro, Madagascar.
- It is classified as both an airport and an airport of entry by NAV CANADA and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency.
Facts about Lebakeng Airport (LEF):
- Because of Lebakeng Airport's high elevation of 6,040 feet, planes must typically fly at a faster airspeed in order to takeoff or land at LEF. Combined with a high temperature, this could make LEF a "Hot & High" airport, where the air density is lower than it would otherwise be at sea level.
- Lebakeng Airport (LEF) currently has only 1 runway.
- The closest airport to Lebakeng Airport (LEF) is Lesobeng Airport (LES), which is located 20 miles (32 kilometers) WNW of LEF.
- The furthest airport from Lebakeng Airport (LEF) is Hana Airport (HNM), which is located 11,744 miles (18,900 kilometers) away in Hana, Hawaii, United States.