About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Esler Field (ESF), Alexandria, Louisiana, United States and Rottnest Airport (RTS), Rottnest Island, Western Australia, Australia would travel a Great Circle distance of 10,804 miles (or 17,388 kilometers).

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Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: ESF / KESF
Airport Names:
  1. Esler Field
  2. Esler Regional AirportEsler Army Airfield
Location: Alexandria, Louisiana, United States
GPS Coordinates: 31°23'41"N by 92°17'44"W
Area Served: Central Louisiana
Airport Type: Public / Military
Elevation: 112 feet (34 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: RTS / YRTI
Airport Name: Rottnest Airport
Location: Rottnest Island, Western Australia, Australia
GPS Coordinates: 32°0'24"S by 115°32'22"E
Operator/Owner: Rottnest Island Authority
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 12 feet (4 meters)
# of Runways: 1
View all routes: Routes from RTS
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Facts about Esler Field (ESF):

  • In 1984, Best Airlines served Esler with nonstop Douglas DC-9-10 jet service to Atlanta, GA and Gulfport, MS.
  • The closest airport to Esler Field (ESF) is Alexandria International Airport (AEX), which is located only 16 miles (25 kilometers) WSW of ESF.
  • Esler Field (ESF) has 2 runways.
  • The furthest airport from Esler Field (ESF) is Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK), which is located 10,988 miles (17,683 kilometers) away in Cocos Islands, Australia.
  • In addition to being known as "Esler Field", another name for ESF is "Esler Regional AirportEsler Army Airfield".
  • Because of Esler Field's relatively low elevation of 112 feet, planes can take off or land at Esler Field 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 late 1943, Esler was again reassigned within Third Air Force, to the I Tactical Air Division, to become a close air support training field.
  • Construction of the airport, originally called Camp Beauregard Army Field, for the United States Army Air Corps began in 1940.

Facts about Rottnest Airport (RTS):

  • The single 1,290 m × 18 m runway runs east-west and is situated behind Thomsons Bay and south of Government House Lake.
  • MacRobertson Miller Airlines took over services after Wood's Airways using both DC-3 and Fokker F27 Friendship, until the route became uneconomical.
  • Woods Airways which was run by pioneer aviator Jimmy Woods, operated the Perth to Rottnest service from about 1948 with two war-surplus Royal Australian Air Force Avro Anson aircraft.
  • The closest airport to Rottnest Airport (RTS) is Jandakot Airport (JAD), which is located 21 miles (34 kilometers) ESE of RTS.
  • The furthest airport from Rottnest Airport (RTS) is L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA), which is nearly antipodal to Rottnest Airport (meaning Rottnest Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from L.F. Wade International Airport), and is located 12,409 miles (19,970 kilometers) away in Ferry Reach (near Hamilton), Bermuda.
  • Rottnest Airlines operated the service until 1999 when it was taken over by Frank Stynman who operates a four and six-seater daily service from Jandakot called Rottnest Air-Taxi.
  • Rottnest Airport (RTS) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Because of Rottnest Airport's relatively low elevation of 12 feet, planes can take off or land at Rottnest 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 Esler Field:

List of Nearest Airports to Esler Field:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
115.63 miles (25.15 km) WSWAlexandria International Airport (AEX)Alexandria, Louisiana, United StatesView Alexandria International Airport on a map View satellite image of Alexandria International Airport Set AEX as origin Airport Set AEX as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandria International Airport
258.97 miles (94.90 km) SSESt. Landry Parish Airport (OPL)Opelousas, Louisiana, United StatesView St. Landry Parish Airport on a map View satellite image of St. Landry Parish Airport Set OPL as origin Airport Set OPL as destination Airport Get more information about St. Landry Parish Airport
360.74 miles (97.74 km) ENENatchez–Adams County Airport (HEZ)Natchez, Mississippi, United StatesView Natchez–Adams County Airport on a map View satellite image of Natchez–Adams County Airport Set HEZ as origin Airport Set HEZ as destination Airport Get more information about Natchez–Adams County Airport
467.27 miles (108.26 km) SEFalse River Regional Airport (HZR)New Roads, Louisiana, United StatesView False River Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of False River Regional Airport Set HZR as origin Airport Set HZR as destination Airport Get more information about False River Regional Airport
573.01 miles (117.49 km) WSWBeauregard Regional AirportDeRidder Army Air Base (DRI)De Ridder, Louisiana, United StatesView Beauregard Regional AirportDeRidder Army Air Base on a map View satellite image of Beauregard Regional AirportDeRidder Army Air Base Set DRI as origin Airport Set DRI as destination Airport Get more information about Beauregard Regional AirportDeRidder Army Air Base
678.57 miles (126.44 km) NMonroe Regional Airport (MLU)Monroe, Louisiana, United StatesView Monroe Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Monroe Regional Airport Set MLU as origin Airport Set MLU as destination Airport Get more information about Monroe Regional Airport
779.24 miles (127.53 km) NNWRuston Regional Airport (RSN)Ruston, Louisiana, United StatesView Ruston Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Ruston Regional Airport Set RSN as origin Airport Set RSN as destination Airport Get more information about Ruston Regional Airport
884.21 miles (135.53 km) SSELafayette Regional Airport (LFT)Lafayette, Louisiana, United StatesView Lafayette Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Lafayette Regional Airport Set LFT as origin Airport Set LFT as destination Airport Get more information about Lafayette Regional Airport
990.32 miles (145.35 km) SEBaton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR)Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United StatesView Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport on a map View satellite image of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Set BTR as origin Airport Set BTR as destination Airport Get more information about Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport
1096.05 miles (154.57 km) SSWChennault International Airport (CWF)Lake Charles, Louisiana, United StatesView Chennault International Airport on a map View satellite image of Chennault International Airport Set CWF as origin Airport Set CWF as destination Airport Get more information about Chennault International Airport
1196.91 miles (155.97 km) SSEAcadiana Regional Airport (ARA)New Iberia, Louisiana, United StatesView Acadiana Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Acadiana Regional Airport Set ARA as origin Airport Set ARA as destination Airport Get more information about Acadiana Regional Airport
12103.53 miles (166.62 km) SSWLake Charles Regional Airport (LCH)Lake Charles, Louisiana, United StatesView Lake Charles Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Lake Charles Regional Airport Set LCH as origin Airport Set LCH as destination Airport Get more information about Lake Charles Regional Airport
13108.73 miles (174.98 km) EMcComb-Pike County Airport (MCB)McComb, Mississippi, United StatesView McComb-Pike County Airport on a map View satellite image of McComb-Pike County Airport Set MCB as origin Airport Set MCB as destination Airport Get more information about McComb-Pike County Airport
14110.78 miles (178.28 km) NWBarksdale Air Force Base (BAD)Bossier City, Louisiana, United StatesView Barksdale Air Force Base on a map View satellite image of Barksdale Air Force Base Set BAD as origin Airport Set BAD as destination Airport Get more information about Barksdale Air Force Base
15115.44 miles (185.79 km) NWShreveport Regional Airport (SHV)Shreveport, Louisiana, United StatesView Shreveport Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Shreveport Regional Airport Set SHV as origin Airport Set SHV as destination Airport Get more information about Shreveport Regional Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Esler Field:

List of Furthest Airports from Esler Field:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,988.02 miles (17,683.45 km) SSWCocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK)Cocos Islands, AustraliaView Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport on a map View satellite image of Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport Set CCK as origin Airport Set CCK as destination Airport Get more information about Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport
210,838.42 miles (17,442.70 km) WSWMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map View satellite image of Margaret River Airport Set MGV as origin Airport Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
310,826.70 miles (17,423.85 km) WShark Bay Airport (MJK)Monkey Mia, Western Australia, AustraliaView Shark Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Shark Bay Airport Set MJK as origin Airport Set MJK as destination Airport Get more information about Shark Bay Airport
410,824.18 miles (17,419.78 km) WKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map View satellite image of Kalbarri Airport Set KAX as origin Airport Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport
510,820.69 miles (17,414.16 km) WSWBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Busselton Regional Airport Set BQB as origin Airport Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
610,816.81 miles (17,407.93 km) WJurien Bay Airport (JUR)Jurien Bay, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jurien Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Jurien Bay Airport Set JUR as origin Airport Set JUR as destination Airport Get more information about Jurien Bay Airport
710,816.68 miles (17,407.72 km) WGeraldton Airport (GET)Geraldton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Geraldton Airport on a map View satellite image of Geraldton Airport Set GET as origin Airport Set GET as destination Airport Get more information about Geraldton Airport
810,804.48 miles (17,388.08 km) WRottnest Airport (RTS)Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Rottnest Airport on a map View satellite image of Rottnest Airport Set RTS as origin Airport Set RTS as destination Airport Get more information about Rottnest Airport
910,803.84 miles (17,387.06 km) WSWBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map View satellite image of Bunbury Airport Set BUY as origin Airport Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
1010,796.32 miles (17,374.96 km) WCarnarvon Airport (CVQ)Carnarvon, Western Australia, AustraliaView Carnarvon Airport on a map View satellite image of Carnarvon Airport Set CVQ as origin Airport Set CVQ as destination Airport Get more information about Carnarvon Airport
1110,785.24 miles (17,357.12 km) WJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map View satellite image of Jandakot Airport Set JAD as origin Airport Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
1210,779.41 miles (17,347.73 km) WSWManjimup Airport (MJP)Manjimup, Western Australia, AustraliaView Manjimup Airport on a map View satellite image of Manjimup Airport Set MJP as origin Airport Set MJP as destination Airport Get more information about Manjimup Airport
1310,779.09 miles (17,347.22 km) WPerth Airport (PER)Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaView Perth Airport on a map View satellite image of Perth Airport Set PER as origin Airport Set PER as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
1410,763.71 miles (17,322.48 km) WMullewa Airport (MXU)Mullewa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mullewa Airport on a map View satellite image of Mullewa Airport Set MXU as origin Airport Set MXU as destination Airport Get more information about Mullewa Airport
1510,745.33 miles (17,292.90 km) WMorawa Airport (MWB)Morawa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Morawa Airport on a map View satellite image of Morawa Airport Set MWB as origin Airport Set MWB as destination Airport Get more information about Morawa Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Rottnest Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Rottnest Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
120.95 miles (33.72 km) ESEJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map View satellite image of Jandakot Airport Set JAD as destination Airport Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
225.46 miles (40.97 km) EPerth Airport (PER)Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaView Perth Airport on a map View satellite image of Perth Airport Set PER as destination Airport Set PER as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
395.09 miles (153.03 km) SBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map View satellite image of Bunbury Airport Set BUY as destination Airport Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
4116.40 miles (187.32 km) SBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Busselton Regional Airport Set BQB as destination Airport Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
5121.13 miles (194.94 km) NNWJurien Bay Airport (JUR)Jurien Bay, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jurien Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Jurien Bay Airport Set JUR as destination Airport Set JUR as destination Airport Get more information about Jurien Bay Airport
6135.31 miles (217.76 km) SMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map View satellite image of Margaret River Airport Set MGV as destination Airport Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
7159.88 miles (257.29 km) SSEManjimup Airport (MJP)Manjimup, Western Australia, AustraliaView Manjimup Airport on a map View satellite image of Manjimup Airport Set MJP as destination Airport Set MJP as destination Airport Get more information about Manjimup Airport
8169.56 miles (272.88 km) SEKatanning Airport (KNI)Katanning, Western Australia, AustraliaView Katanning Airport on a map View satellite image of Katanning Airport Set KNI as destination Airport Set KNI as destination Airport Get more information about Katanning Airport
9195.94 miles (315.33 km) NMorawa Airport (MWB)Morawa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Morawa Airport on a map View satellite image of Morawa Airport Set MWB as destination Airport Set MWB as destination Airport Get more information about Morawa Airport
10227.30 miles (365.81 km) NNWGeraldton Airport (GET)Geraldton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Geraldton Airport on a map View satellite image of Geraldton Airport Set GET as destination Airport Set GET as destination Airport Get more information about Geraldton Airport
11241.38 miles (388.46 km) SSEAlbany Airport (ALH)Albany, Western Australia, AustraliaView Albany Airport on a map View satellite image of Albany Airport Set ALH as destination Airport Set ALH as destination Airport Get more information about Albany Airport
12244.10 miles (392.83 km) NMullewa Airport (MXU)Mullewa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mullewa Airport on a map View satellite image of Mullewa Airport Set MXU as destination Airport Set MXU as destination Airport Get more information about Mullewa Airport
13265.67 miles (427.56 km) ENEWindarling Airport (WRN)Windarling, AustraliaView Windarling Airport on a map View satellite image of Windarling Airport Set WRN as destination Airport Set WRN as destination Airport Get more information about Windarling Airport
14301.98 miles (485.99 km) NNEMount Magnet Airport (MMG)Mount Magnet, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mount Magnet Airport on a map View satellite image of Mount Magnet Airport Set MMG as destination Airport Set MMG as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Magnet Airport
15307.83 miles (495.41 km) NNWKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map View satellite image of Kalbarri Airport Set KAX as destination Airport Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Rottnest Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Rottnest Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,408.99 miles (19,970.29 km) NNEL.F. Wade International Airport (BDA)Ferry Reach (near Hamilton), BermudaView L.F. Wade International Airport on a map View satellite image of L.F. Wade International Airport Set BDA as destination Airport Set BDA as destination Airport Get more information about L.F. Wade International Airport
211,757.72 miles (18,922.17 km) ENEBilly Mitchell Airport (HNC)Hatteras, North Carolina, United StatesView Billy Mitchell Airport on a map View satellite image of Billy Mitchell Airport Set HNC as destination Airport Set HNC as destination Airport Get more information about Billy Mitchell Airport
311,739.08 miles (18,892.17 km) ENEDare County Regional Airport (MEO)Manteo, North Carolina, United StatesView Dare County Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Dare County Regional Airport Set MEO as destination Airport Set MEO as destination Airport Get more information about Dare County Regional Airport
411,738.02 miles (18,890.46 km) ENEFirst Flight Airport (FFA)Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, United StatesView First Flight Airport on a map View satellite image of First Flight Airport Set FFA as destination Airport Set FFA as destination Airport Get more information about First Flight Airport
511,726.93 miles (18,872.61 km) NNENantucket Memorial Airport (ACK)Nantucket, Massachusetts, United StatesView Nantucket Memorial Airport on a map View satellite image of Nantucket Memorial Airport Set ACK as destination Airport Set ACK as destination Airport Get more information about Nantucket Memorial Airport
611,726.18 miles (18,871.41 km) ENEPine Island Airport (DUF)Corolla, North Carolina, United StatesView Pine Island Airport on a map View satellite image of Pine Island Airport Set DUF as destination Airport Set DUF as destination Airport Get more information about Pine Island Airport
711,705.89 miles (18,838.76 km) ENEElizabeth City Regional Airport (ECG)Elizabeth City, North Carolina, United StatesView Elizabeth City Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Elizabeth City Regional Airport Set ECG as destination Airport Set ECG as destination Airport Get more information about Elizabeth City Regional Airport
811,704.61 miles (18,836.70 km) NNEMarthas Vineyard Airport (MVY)Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, United StatesView Marthas Vineyard Airport on a map View satellite image of Marthas Vineyard Airport Set MVY as destination Airport Set MVY as destination Airport Get more information about Marthas Vineyard Airport
911,698.76 miles (18,827.28 km) ENENaval Air Station Oceana (NTU)Virginia Beach, Virginia, United StatesView Naval Air Station Oceana on a map View satellite image of Naval Air Station Oceana Set NTU as destination Airport Set NTU as destination Airport Get more information about Naval Air Station Oceana
1011,696.11 miles (18,823.02 km) NNEBarnstable Municipal Airport (HYA)Hyannis, Massachusetts, United StatesView Barnstable Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Barnstable Municipal Airport Set HYA as destination Airport Set HYA as destination Airport Get more information about Barnstable Municipal Airport
1111,694.31 miles (18,820.11 km) NEOcean City Municipal Airport (OCE)Ocean City, Maryland, United StatesView Ocean City Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Ocean City Municipal Airport Set OCE as destination Airport Set OCE as destination Airport Get more information about Ocean City Municipal Airport
1211,691.74 miles (18,815.99 km) NEWallops Flight Facility Airport (WAL)Wallops Island, Virginia, United StatesView Wallops Flight Facility Airport on a map View satellite image of Wallops Flight Facility Airport Set WAL as destination Airport Set WAL as destination Airport Get more information about Wallops Flight Facility Airport
1311,691.38 miles (18,815.41 km) NNEBlock Island State Airport (BID)Block Island, Rhode Island, United StatesView Block Island State Airport on a map View satellite image of Block Island State Airport Set BID as destination Airport Set BID as destination Airport Get more information about Block Island State Airport
1411,690.92 miles (18,814.66 km) NNEOtis Air National Guard Base Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod (FMH)Falmouth, Massachusetts, United StatesView Otis Air National Guard Base Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod on a map View satellite image of Otis Air National Guard Base Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod Set FMH as destination Airport Set FMH as destination Airport Get more information about Otis Air National Guard Base Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod
1511,690.54 miles (18,814.05 km) ENENortheastern Regional Airport (EDE)Edenton, North Carolina, United StatesView Northeastern Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Northeastern Regional Airport Set EDE as destination Airport Set EDE as destination Airport Get more information about Northeastern Regional Airport