About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH), Medellín, Colombia and Christmas Island Airport (XCH), Christmas Island, Australia would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,132 miles (or 19,524 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 Olaya Herrera Airport and Christmas Island 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 Olaya Herrera Airport and Christmas Island Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between EOH and XCH makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between Olaya Herrera Airport and Christmas Island 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 EOH and XCH are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from Medellín, Colombia and Christmas Island, Australia 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 EOH and XCH!

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: EOH / SKMD
Airport Names:
  1. Olaya Herrera Airport
  2. Aeropuerto Olaya Herrera
Location: Medellín, Colombia
GPS Coordinates: 6°13'10"N by 75°35'25"W
Area Served: Medellín
Operator/Owner: AirPlan
Airport Type: Commercial
Elevation: 4940 feet (1,506 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: XCH / YPXM
Airport Name: Christmas Island Airport
Location: Christmas Island, Australia
GPS Coordinates: 10°27'2"S by 105°41'25"E
Operator/Owner: Toll Remote Logistics
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 916 feet (279 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH):

  • In addition to being known as "Olaya Herrera Airport", another name for EOH is "Aeropuerto Olaya Herrera".
  • The furthest airport from Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH) is Radin Inten II Airport (RIA II) (TKG), which is nearly antipodal to Olaya Herrera Airport (meaning Olaya Herrera Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Radin Inten II Airport (RIA II)), and is located 12,351 miles (19,877 kilometers) away in Bandar Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia.
  • The closest airport to Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH) is José María Córdova International Airport (MDE), which is located only 12 miles (19 kilometers) ESE of EOH.
  • Because of Olaya Herrera Airport's high elevation of 4,940 feet, planes must typically fly at a faster airspeed in order to takeoff or land at EOH. Combined with a high temperature, this could make EOH a "Hot & High" airport, where the air density is lower than it would otherwise be at sea level.
  • With an investment of more than US$27.000.000, Airplan began the transformation in the Olaya Herrera Airport, located in the city of Medellín, under the parameters defined in the concession contract concluded between the company operates, and the Civil Aeronáutuica Public Establecimeinto Olaya Herrera.
  • Then he began his many efforts to ensure that Medellin had an airport, starting with securing the financial resources to Bountiful businessmen of the time, choose the same land where the airport should be built and overcome all sorts of obstacles imposed by the local government then.
  • Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH) currently has only 1 runway.
  • It has a very large LCD screens provided by Scala to give information of flights, and times of departure and arrival of aircraft, these screens were also designed to receive hospital care for those who wait, with music and animations in Macromedia.

Facts about Christmas Island Airport (XCH):

  • The closest airport to Christmas Island Airport (XCH) is Cibeureum Airfield (TSY), which is located 276 miles (445 kilometers) NE of XCH.
  • The furthest airport from Christmas Island Airport (XCH) is Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport (BAQ), which is nearly antipodal to Christmas Island Airport (meaning Christmas Island Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport), and is located 12,393 miles (19,944 kilometers) away in Barranquilla, Colombia.
  • Christmas Island Airport handled 27,286 passengers last year.
  • From the late 1940s, when the island was still a British colony administered by Singapore and the Straits Settlements Administration, it was serviced occasionally by Royal Air Force Short Sunderland flying boats before the construction of the airport.
  • The airport's location at the top of a hill, with a 2% mid-runway gradient, makes it a challenging landing for pilots.
  • Christmas Island Airport (XCH) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Because of Christmas Island Airport's relatively low elevation of 916 feet, planes can take off or land at Christmas Island 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.

Map of Nearest Airports to Olaya Herrera Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Olaya Herrera Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111.81 miles (19.01 km) ESEJosé María Córdova International Airport (MDE)Medellín, ColombiaView José María Córdova International Airport on a map Set MDE as origin Airport Set MDE as destination Airport Get more information about José María Córdova International Airport
280.93 miles (130.25 km) WSWEl Caraño Airport (UIB)Quibdó, ColombiaView El Caraño Airport on a map Set UIB as origin Airport Set UIB as destination Airport Get more information about El Caraño Airport
382.68 miles (133.06 km) SLa Nubia Airport (MZL)Manizales, ColombiaView La Nubia Airport on a map Set MZL as origin Airport Set MZL as destination Airport Get more information about La Nubia Airport
484.87 miles (136.59 km) SEMariquita Airport (MQU)Mariquita, Tolima Department, ColombiaView Mariquita Airport on a map Set MQU as origin Airport Set MQU as destination Airport Get more information about Mariquita Airport
597.77 miles (157.34 km) SMatecaña International Airport (PEI)Pereira, ColombiaView Matecaña International Airport on a map Set PEI as origin Airport Set PEI as destination Airport Get more information about Matecaña International Airport
6104.06 miles (167.46 km) SSWSanta Ana Airport (CRC)Cartago, ColombiaView Santa Ana Airport on a map Set CRC as origin Airport Set CRC as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Ana Airport
7109.18 miles (175.71 km) NNEEl Bagre Airport El Tomin Airport (EBG)El Bagre, ColombiaView El Bagre Airport El Tomin Airport on a map Set EBG as origin Airport Set EBG as destination Airport Get more information about El Bagre Airport El Tomin Airport
8121.76 miles (195.96 km) WSWReyes Murillo Airport (NQU)Nuquí, ColombiaView Reyes Murillo Airport on a map Set NQU as origin Airport Set NQU as destination Airport Get more information about Reyes Murillo Airport
9122.70 miles (197.47 km) SEl Edén Airport International (AXM)Armenia, ColombiaView El Edén Airport International on a map Set AXM as origin Airport Set AXM as destination Airport Get more information about El Edén Airport International
10123.77 miles (199.19 km) NNECaucasia Airport Juan H. White Airport (CAQ)Caucasia, Antioquia, ColombiaView Caucasia Airport Juan H. White Airport on a map Set CAQ as origin Airport Set CAQ as destination Airport Get more information about Caucasia Airport Juan H. White Airport
11123.93 miles (199.44 km) WJosé Celestino Mutis Airport (BSC)Bahía Solano, ColombiaView José Celestino Mutis Airport on a map Set BSC as origin Airport Set BSC as destination Airport Get more information about José Celestino Mutis Airport
12128.18 miles (206.29 km) SSEPerales Airport (IBE)Ibagué, ColombiaView Perales Airport on a map Set IBE as origin Airport Set IBE as destination Airport Get more information about Perales Airport
13134.41 miles (216.31 km) NWAntonio Roldán Betancourt Airport (APO)Apartadó, ColombiaView Antonio Roldán Betancourt Airport on a map Set APO as origin Airport Set APO as destination Airport Get more information about Antonio Roldán Betancourt Airport
14134.45 miles (216.37 km) ENEYariguíes Airport (EJA)Barrancabermeja, ColombiaView Yariguíes Airport on a map Set EJA as origin Airport Set EJA as destination Airport Get more information about Yariguíes Airport
15144.43 miles (232.44 km) SEEl Dorado International Airport (BOG)Bogotá, ColombiaView El Dorado International Airport on a map Set BOG as origin Airport Set BOG as destination Airport Get more information about El Dorado International Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Olaya Herrera Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Olaya Herrera Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,351.04 miles (19,877.02 km) SWRadin Inten II Airport (RIA II) (TKG)Bandar Lampung, Sumatra, IndonesiaView Radin Inten II Airport (RIA II) on a map Set TKG as origin Airport Set TKG as destination Airport Get more information about Radin Inten II Airport (RIA II)
212,312.39 miles (19,814.82 km) SSWGunung Batin Airport (AKQ)Astraksetra, IndonesiaView Gunung Batin Airport on a map Set AKQ as origin Airport Set AKQ as destination Airport Get more information about Gunung Batin Airport
312,282.37 miles (19,766.51 km) WSoekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK)Jakarta, IndonesiaView Soekarno–Hatta International Airport on a map Set CGK as origin Airport Set CGK as destination Airport Get more information about Soekarno–Hatta International Airport
412,266.34 miles (19,740.71 km) WHalim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP)Jakarta, IndonesiaView Halim Perdanakusuma Airport on a map Set HLP as origin Airport Set HLP as destination Airport Get more information about Halim Perdanakusuma Airport
512,220.25 miles (19,666.54 km) SEFatmawati Soekarno Airport (BKS)Bengkulu, IndonesiaView Fatmawati Soekarno Airport on a map Set BKS as origin Airport Set BKS as destination Airport Get more information about Fatmawati Soekarno Airport
612,214.40 miles (19,657.13 km) WSWHusein Sastranegara International Airport (HSA) (BDO)Bandung, IndonesiaView Husein Sastranegara International Airport (HSA) on a map Set BDO as origin Airport Set BDO as destination Airport Get more information about Husein Sastranegara International Airport (HSA)
712,206.58 miles (19,644.53 km) SSultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (SMB II) (PLM)Palembang, Sumatra, IndonesiaView Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (SMB II) on a map Set PLM as origin Airport Set PLM as destination Airport Get more information about Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (SMB II)
812,162.32 miles (19,573.30 km) WSWCibeureum Airfield (TSY)Tasikmalaya, West Java, IndonesiaView Cibeureum Airfield on a map Set TSY as origin Airport Set TSY as destination Airport Get more information about Cibeureum Airfield
912,150.86 miles (19,554.87 km) WPenggung Airport/Chakrabhuwana Airport (CBN)Cirebon, Java, IndonesiaView Penggung Airport/Chakrabhuwana Airport on a map Set CBN as origin Airport Set CBN as destination Airport Get more information about Penggung Airport/Chakrabhuwana Airport
1012,131.65 miles (19,523.96 km) SSWChristmas Island Airport (XCH)Christmas Island, AustraliaView Christmas Island Airport on a map Set XCH as origin Airport Set XCH as destination Airport Get more information about Christmas Island Airport
1112,115.87 miles (19,498.56 km) SSultan Thaha Airport (DJB)Jambi, IndonesiaView Sultan Thaha Airport on a map Set DJB as origin Airport Set DJB as destination Airport Get more information about Sultan Thaha Airport
1212,104.09 miles (19,479.60 km) SWBuluh Tumbang Airport H.A.S. Hanandjoeddin Airport (TJQ)Tanjung Pandan, Bangka-Belitung, IndonesiaView Buluh Tumbang Airport H.A.S. Hanandjoeddin Airport on a map Set TJQ as origin Airport Set TJQ as destination Airport Get more information about Buluh Tumbang Airport H.A.S. Hanandjoeddin Airport
1312,103.89 miles (19,479.27 km) WSWTunggul Wulung Airport (CXP)Cilacap, Java Island, IndonesiaView Tunggul Wulung Airport on a map Set CXP as origin Airport Set CXP as destination Airport Get more information about Tunggul Wulung Airport
1412,086.66 miles (19,451.55 km) SEDepati Parbo Airport (KRC)Kerinci, IndonesiaView Depati Parbo Airport on a map Set KRC as origin Airport Set KRC as destination Airport Get more information about Depati Parbo Airport
1512,082.77 miles (19,445.28 km) WSWPurwokerto / Wirasaba Airport (PWL)Wirasaba, Central Java, IndonesiaView Purwokerto / Wirasaba Airport on a map Set PWL as origin Airport Set PWL as destination Airport Get more information about Purwokerto / Wirasaba Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Christmas Island Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Christmas Island Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1276.45 miles (444.90 km) NECibeureum Airfield (TSY)Tasikmalaya, West Java, IndonesiaView Cibeureum Airfield on a map Set TSY as destination Airport Set TSY as destination Airport Get more information about Cibeureum Airfield
2277.04 miles (445.86 km) NNEHusein Sastranegara International Airport (HSA) (BDO)Bandung, IndonesiaView Husein Sastranegara International Airport (HSA) on a map Set BDO as destination Airport Set BDO as destination Airport Get more information about Husein Sastranegara International Airport (HSA)
3300.52 miles (483.64 km) NNEHalim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP)Jakarta, IndonesiaView Halim Perdanakusuma Airport on a map Set HLP as destination Airport Set HLP as destination Airport Get more information about Halim Perdanakusuma Airport
4300.72 miles (483.96 km) NETunggul Wulung Airport (CXP)Cilacap, Java Island, IndonesiaView Tunggul Wulung Airport on a map Set CXP as destination Airport Set CXP as destination Airport Get more information about Tunggul Wulung Airport
5306.03 miles (492.51 km) NNESoekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK)Jakarta, IndonesiaView Soekarno–Hatta International Airport on a map Set CGK as destination Airport Set CGK as destination Airport Get more information about Soekarno–Hatta International Airport
6320.99 miles (516.58 km) NEPenggung Airport/Chakrabhuwana Airport (CBN)Cirebon, Java, IndonesiaView Penggung Airport/Chakrabhuwana Airport on a map Set CBN as destination Airport Set CBN as destination Airport Get more information about Penggung Airport/Chakrabhuwana Airport
7327.59 miles (527.20 km) NEPurwokerto / Wirasaba Airport (PWL)Wirasaba, Central Java, IndonesiaView Purwokerto / Wirasaba Airport on a map Set PWL as destination Airport Set PWL as destination Airport Get more information about Purwokerto / Wirasaba Airport
8361.54 miles (581.84 km) NRadin Inten II Airport (RIA II) (TKG)Bandar Lampung, Sumatra, IndonesiaView Radin Inten II Airport (RIA II) on a map Set TKG as destination Airport Set TKG as destination Airport Get more information about Radin Inten II Airport (RIA II)
9372.08 miles (598.81 km) ENEAdisucipto International Airport (JOG)Yogyakarta, IndonesiaView Adisucipto International Airport on a map Set JOG as destination Airport Set JOG as destination Airport Get more information about Adisucipto International Airport
10400.10 miles (643.90 km) NEAchmad Yani International Airport (AYIA) (SRG)Semarang, IndonesiaView Achmad Yani International Airport (AYIA) on a map Set SRG as destination Airport Set SRG as destination Airport Get more information about Achmad Yani International Airport (AYIA)
11404.30 miles (650.65 km) NGunung Batin Airport (AKQ)Astraksetra, IndonesiaView Gunung Batin Airport on a map Set AKQ as destination Airport Set AKQ as destination Airport Get more information about Gunung Batin Airport
12458.82 miles (738.39 km) ENENgloram Airport (CPF)Cepu, IndonesiaView Ngloram Airport on a map Set CPF as destination Airport Set CPF as destination Airport Get more information about Ngloram Airport
13509.81 miles (820.45 km) ENEAbdul Rachman Saleh Airport (MLG)Malang, East Java, IndonesiaView Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport on a map Set MLG as destination Airport Set MLG as destination Airport Get more information about Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport
14509.93 miles (820.65 km) NNWFatmawati Soekarno Airport (BKS)Bengkulu, IndonesiaView Fatmawati Soekarno Airport on a map Set BKS as destination Airport Set BKS as destination Airport Get more information about Fatmawati Soekarno Airport
15526.08 miles (846.63 km) NSultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (SMB II) (PLM)Palembang, Sumatra, IndonesiaView Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (SMB II) on a map Set PLM as destination Airport Set PLM as destination Airport Get more information about Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (SMB II)

Map of Furthest Airports from Christmas Island Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Christmas Island Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,392.74 miles (19,944.12 km) NEErnesto Cortissoz International Airport (BAQ)Barranquilla, ColombiaView Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport on a map Set BAQ as destination Airport Set BAQ as destination Airport Get more information about Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport
212,390.27 miles (19,940.16 km) NSimón Bolívar International Airport (SMR)Santa Marta, ColombiaView Simón Bolívar International Airport on a map Set SMR as destination Airport Set SMR as destination Airport Get more information about Simón Bolívar International Airport
312,364.75 miles (19,899.08 km) WAlfonso López Pumarejo Airport (VUP)Valledupar, ColombiaView Alfonso López Pumarejo Airport on a map Set VUP as destination Airport Set VUP as destination Airport Get more information about Alfonso López Pumarejo Airport
412,355.03 miles (19,883.45 km) ERafael Núñez International Airport (CTG)Cartagena, ColombiaView Rafael Núñez International Airport on a map Set CTG as destination Airport Set CTG as destination Airport Get more information about Rafael Núñez International Airport
512,334.93 miles (19,851.10 km) NELas Brujas Airport (CZU)Corozal, ColombiaView Las Brujas Airport on a map Set CZU as destination Airport Set CZU as destination Airport Get more information about Las Brujas Airport
612,317.08 miles (19,822.37 km) NWAlmirante Padilla Airport (RCH)Riohacha, ColombiaView Almirante Padilla Airport on a map Set RCH as destination Airport Set RCH as destination Airport Get more information about Almirante Padilla Airport
712,302.01 miles (19,798.12 km) WNWLa Mina Airport Jorge Isaacs Airport (MCJ)Maicao, La Guajira, ColombiaView La Mina Airport Jorge Isaacs Airport on a map Set MCJ as destination Airport Set MCJ as destination Airport Get more information about La Mina Airport Jorge Isaacs Airport
812,284.15 miles (19,769.38 km) NELos Garzones Airport (MTR)Montería, Córdoba, ColombiaView Los Garzones Airport on a map Set MTR as destination Airport Set MTR as destination Airport Get more information about Los Garzones Airport
912,278.93 miles (19,760.97 km) NNEAyapel Airport (AYA)Ayapel, ColombiaView Ayapel Airport on a map Set AYA as destination Airport Set AYA as destination Airport Get more information about Ayapel Airport
1012,261.24 miles (19,732.50 km) WLa Chinita International Airport (MAR)Maracaibo, VenezuelaView La Chinita International Airport on a map Set MAR as destination Airport Set MAR as destination Airport Get more information about La Chinita International Airport
1112,254.90 miles (19,722.30 km) NNECaucasia Airport Juan H. White Airport (CAQ)Caucasia, Antioquia, ColombiaView Caucasia Airport Juan H. White Airport on a map Set CAQ as destination Airport Set CAQ as destination Airport Get more information about Caucasia Airport Juan H. White Airport
1212,246.04 miles (19,708.04 km) WNWMiguel Urdaneta Fernández Airport (STB)Santa Bárbara del Zulia, VenezuelaView Miguel Urdaneta Fernández Airport on a map Set STB as destination Airport Set STB as destination Airport Get more information about Miguel Urdaneta Fernández Airport
1312,236.67 miles (19,692.97 km) NEl Bagre Airport El Tomin Airport (EBG)El Bagre, ColombiaView El Bagre Airport El Tomin Airport on a map Set EBG as destination Airport Set EBG as destination Airport Get more information about El Bagre Airport El Tomin Airport
1412,233.62 miles (19,688.05 km) WOro Negro Airport (CBS)Cabimas, VenezuelaView Oro Negro Airport on a map Set CBS as destination Airport Set CBS as destination Airport Get more information about Oro Negro Airport
1512,230.26 miles (19,682.64 km) NWLa Fría Airport (LFR)La Fria, VenezuelaView La Fría Airport on a map Set LFR as destination Airport Set LFR as destination Airport Get more information about La Fría Airport