About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Graciosa Airport (GRW), Graciosa Island, Azores, Portugal and St Helens Airport (HLS), St. Helens, Tasmania, Australia would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,188 miles (or 19,615 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 Graciosa Airport and St Helens 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 Graciosa Airport and St Helens Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between GRW and HLS makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between Graciosa Airport and St Helens 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 GRW and HLS are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from Graciosa Island, Azores, Portugal and St. Helens, Tasmania, 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 GRW and HLS!

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: GRW / LPGR
Airport Name: Graciosa Airport
Location: Graciosa Island, Azores, Portugal
GPS Coordinates: 39°5'33"N by 28°1'42"W
Operator/Owner: ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, SA
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 85 feet (26 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: HLS / YSTH
Airport Name: St Helens Airport
Location: St. Helens, Tasmania, Australia
GPS Coordinates: 41°20'12"S by 148°16'54"E
Operator/Owner: Break O'Day Council
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 158 feet (48 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Graciosa Airport (GRW):

  • Graciosa Airport (GRW) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The furthest airport from Graciosa Airport (GRW) is Merimbula Airport (MIM), which is nearly antipodal to Graciosa Airport (meaning Graciosa Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Merimbula Airport), and is located 12,248 miles (19,712 kilometers) away in Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Because of Graciosa Airport's relatively low elevation of 85 feet, planes can take off or land at Graciosa 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 Graciosa Airport (GRW) is Pico Airport (PIX), which is located 43 miles (70 kilometers) SSW of GRW.

Facts about St Helens Airport (HLS):

  • The furthest airport from St Helens Airport (HLS) is Corvo Airport (CVU), which is nearly antipodal to St Helens Airport (meaning St Helens Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Corvo Airport), and is located 12,317 miles (19,823 kilometers) away in Corvo Island, Azores, Portugal.
  • St Helens Airport (HLS) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The closest airport to St Helens Airport (HLS) is Launceston Airport (LST), which is located 57 miles (92 kilometers) WSW of HLS.
  • Because of St Helens Airport's relatively low elevation of 158 feet, planes can take off or land at St Helens 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 Graciosa Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Graciosa Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
143.31 miles (69.70 km) SSWPico Airport (PIX)Pico Island, Azores, PortugalView Pico Airport on a map Set PIX as origin Airport Set PIX as destination Airport Get more information about Pico Airport
254.18 miles (87.20 km) SWHorta International Airport (HOR)Horta, Azores, PortugalView Horta International Airport on a map Set HOR as origin Airport Set HOR as destination Airport Get more information about Horta International Airport
355.34 miles (89.06 km) ESELajes Air Base (TER)Lajes, Azores, PortugalView Lajes Air Base on a map Set TER as origin Airport Set TER as destination Airport Get more information about Lajes Air Base
4156.93 miles (252.55 km) SEJoão Paulo II Airport (PDL)Ponta Delgada, Azores, PortugalView João Paulo II Airport on a map Set PDL as origin Airport Set PDL as destination Airport Get more information about João Paulo II Airport
5167.90 miles (270.21 km) WFlores Airport (FLW)Flores Island, Azores, PortugalView Flores Airport on a map Set FLW as origin Airport Set FLW as destination Airport Get more information about Flores Airport
6169.48 miles (272.75 km) WNWCorvo Airport (CVU)Corvo Island, Azores, PortugalView Corvo Airport on a map Set CVU as origin Airport Set CVU as destination Airport Get more information about Corvo Airport
7213.54 miles (343.67 km) SESanta Maria Airport (SMA)Santa Maria, PortugalView Santa Maria Airport on a map Set SMA as origin Airport Set SMA as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Maria Airport
8768.44 miles (1,236.68 km) ESEMadeira Airport (FNC)Funchal, Madeira, PortugalView Madeira Airport on a map Set FNC as origin Airport Set FNC as destination Airport Get more information about Madeira Airport
9772.57 miles (1,243.33 km) ESEPorto Santo Airport (PXO)Porto Santo, Madeira, PortugalView Porto Santo Airport on a map Set PXO as origin Airport Set PXO as destination Airport Get more information about Porto Santo Airport
10931.55 miles (1,499.18 km) SELa Palma Airport (SPC)La Palma, Canary Islands, SpainView La Palma Airport on a map Set SPC as origin Airport Set SPC as destination Airport Get more information about La Palma Airport
11984.25 miles (1,583.99 km) SELa Gomera Airport (GMZ)Alajeró / San Sebastián, Canary Islands, SpainView La Gomera Airport on a map Set GMZ as origin Airport Set GMZ as destination Airport Get more information about La Gomera Airport
12992.10 miles (1,596.62 km) SETenerife North Airport (TFN)Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainView Tenerife North Airport on a map Set TFN as origin Airport Set TFN as destination Airport Get more information about Tenerife North Airport
131,007.03 miles (1,620.65 km) SETenerife-South Airport (TFS)Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainView Tenerife-South Airport on a map Set TFS as origin Airport Set TFS as destination Airport Get more information about Tenerife-South Airport
141,013.91 miles (1,631.73 km) ELisbon Portela Airport (LIS)Lisbon, PortugalView Lisbon Portela Airport on a map Set LIS as origin Airport Set LIS as destination Airport Get more information about Lisbon Portela Airport
151,030.21 miles (1,657.96 km) ENEFrancisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO)Porto, PortugalView Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport on a map Set OPO as origin Airport Set OPO as destination Airport Get more information about Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Graciosa Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Graciosa Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,248.48 miles (19,711.96 km) SEMerimbula Airport (MIM)Merimbula, New South Wales, AustraliaView Merimbula Airport on a map Set MIM as origin Airport Set MIM as destination Airport Get more information about Merimbula Airport
212,214.03 miles (19,656.52 km) ESEFlinders Island Airport (FLS)Flinders Island, Tasmania, AustraliaView Flinders Island Airport on a map Set FLS as origin Airport Set FLS as destination Airport Get more information about Flinders Island Airport
312,194.42 miles (19,624.97 km) SSEMoruya Airport (MYA)Moruya, New South Wales, AustraliaView Moruya Airport on a map Set MYA as origin Airport Set MYA as destination Airport Get more information about Moruya Airport
412,187.96 miles (19,614.57 km) SESt Helens Airport (HLS)St. Helens, Tasmania, AustraliaView St Helens Airport on a map Set HLS as origin Airport Set HLS as destination Airport Get more information about St Helens Airport
512,184.55 miles (19,609.08 km) ESEBairnsdale Aerodrome (BSJ)Bairnsdale, Victoria, AustraliaView Bairnsdale Aerodrome on a map Set BSJ as origin Airport Set BSJ as destination Airport Get more information about Bairnsdale Aerodrome
612,147.74 miles (19,549.84 km) ESEMount Hotham Airport (MHU)Mount Hotham, Victoria, AustraliaView Mount Hotham Airport on a map Set MHU as origin Airport Set MHU as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Hotham Airport
712,136.30 miles (19,531.43 km) SECorryong Airport (CYG)Corryong, Victoria, AustraliaView Corryong Airport on a map Set CYG as origin Airport Set CYG as destination Airport Get more information about Corryong Airport
812,134.39 miles (19,528.35 km) SELaunceston Airport (LST)Launceston, Tasmania, AustraliaView Launceston Airport on a map Set LST as origin Airport Set LST as destination Airport Get more information about Launceston Airport
912,133.92 miles (19,527.60 km) SSECanberra Airport (CBR)Canberra, AustraliaView Canberra Airport on a map Set CBR as origin Airport Set CBR as destination Airport Get more information about Canberra Airport
1012,132.84 miles (19,525.86 km) ESEGeorge Town Aerodrome (GEE)George Town, Tasmania, AustraliaView George Town Aerodrome on a map Set GEE as origin Airport Set GEE as destination Airport Get more information about George Town Aerodrome
1112,116.96 miles (19,500.31 km) SSEIllawarra Regional Airport (WOL)Shellharbour, Wollongong, New South Wales, AustraliaView Illawarra Regional Airport on a map Set WOL as origin Airport Set WOL as destination Airport Get more information about Illawarra Regional Airport
1212,115.32 miles (19,497.66 km) SSEGoulburn Airport (GUL)Goulburn, New South Wales, AustraliaView Goulburn Airport on a map Set GUL as origin Airport Set GUL as destination Airport Get more information about Goulburn Airport
1312,110.88 miles (19,490.52 km) ESEDevonport Airport (DPO)Devonport, Tasmania, AustraliaView Devonport Airport on a map Set DPO as origin Airport Set DPO as destination Airport Get more information about Devonport Airport
1412,091.92 miles (19,460.01 km) SEAlbury Airport (ABX)Albury, New South Wales, AustraliaView Albury Airport on a map Set ABX as origin Airport Set ABX as destination Airport Get more information about Albury Airport
1512,088.91 miles (19,455.16 km) SEHobart International Airport (HBA)Hobart, Tasmania, AustraliaView Hobart International Airport on a map Set HBA as origin Airport Set HBA as destination Airport Get more information about Hobart International Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to St Helens Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to St Helens Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
157.09 miles (91.88 km) WSWLaunceston Airport (LST)Launceston, Tasmania, AustraliaView Launceston Airport on a map Set LST as destination Airport Set LST as destination Airport Get more information about Launceston Airport
277.01 miles (123.93 km) WNWGeorge Town Aerodrome (GEE)George Town, Tasmania, AustraliaView George Town Aerodrome on a map Set GEE as destination Airport Set GEE as destination Airport Get more information about George Town Aerodrome
387.36 miles (140.59 km) NFlinders Island Airport (FLS)Flinders Island, Tasmania, AustraliaView Flinders Island Airport on a map Set FLS as destination Airport Set FLS as destination Airport Get more information about Flinders Island Airport
496.86 miles (155.88 km) WDevonport Airport (DPO)Devonport, Tasmania, AustraliaView Devonport Airport on a map Set DPO as destination Airport Set DPO as destination Airport Get more information about Devonport Airport
5110.94 miles (178.53 km) SSWHobart International Airport (HBA)Hobart, Tasmania, AustraliaView Hobart International Airport on a map Set HBA as destination Airport Set HBA as destination Airport Get more information about Hobart International Airport
6134.69 miles (216.77 km) WBurnie Airport (BWT)Burnie, Tasmania, AustraliaView Burnie Airport on a map Set BWT as destination Airport Set BWT as destination Airport Get more information about Burnie Airport
7170.12 miles (273.78 km) WSmithton Airport (SIO)Smithton, Tasmania, AustraliaView Smithton Airport on a map Set SIO as destination Airport Set SIO as destination Airport Get more information about Smithton Airport
8241.32 miles (388.37 km) NBairnsdale Aerodrome (BSJ)Bairnsdale, Victoria, AustraliaView Bairnsdale Aerodrome on a map Set BSJ as destination Airport Set BSJ as destination Airport Get more information about Bairnsdale Aerodrome
9251.98 miles (405.52 km) WNWKing Island Airport (KNS)Currie, Tasmania, AustraliaView King Island Airport on a map Set KNS as destination Airport Set KNS as destination Airport Get more information about King Island Airport
10287.23 miles (462.24 km) NWMoorabbin Harry Hawker Airport (MBW)Moorabbin, Victoria, AustraliaView Moorabbin Harry Hawker Airport on a map Set MBW as destination Airport Set MBW as destination Airport Get more information about Moorabbin Harry Hawker Airport
11300.22 miles (483.16 km) NWGeelong Airport (GEX)Grovedale, Victoria, AustraliaView Geelong Airport on a map Set GEX as destination Airport Set GEX as destination Airport Get more information about Geelong Airport
12300.66 miles (483.86 km) NMount Hotham Airport (MHU)Mount Hotham, Victoria, AustraliaView Mount Hotham Airport on a map Set MHU as destination Airport Set MHU as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Hotham Airport
13307.52 miles (494.90 km) NWEssendon Airport (MEB)Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaView Essendon Airport on a map Set MEB as destination Airport Set MEB as destination Airport Get more information about Essendon Airport
14312.45 miles (502.84 km) NWMelbourne Airport (MEL)Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaView Melbourne Airport on a map Set MEL as destination Airport Set MEL as destination Airport Get more information about Melbourne Airport
15315.73 miles (508.12 km) NWAvalon Airport (AVV)Avalon, Victoria, AustraliaView Avalon Airport on a map Set AVV as destination Airport Set AVV as destination Airport Get more information about Avalon Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from St Helens Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from St Helens Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,317.39 miles (19,822.86 km) NNWCorvo Airport (CVU)Corvo Island, Azores, PortugalView Corvo Airport on a map Set CVU as destination Airport Set CVU as destination Airport Get more information about Corvo Airport
212,303.39 miles (19,800.33 km) NNWFlores Airport (FLW)Flores Island, Azores, PortugalView Flores Airport on a map Set FLW as destination Airport Set FLW as destination Airport Get more information about Flores Airport
312,187.96 miles (19,614.57 km) NWGraciosa Airport (GRW)Graciosa Island, Azores, PortugalView Graciosa Airport on a map Set GRW as destination Airport Set GRW as destination Airport Get more information about Graciosa Airport
412,185.49 miles (19,610.60 km) NWHorta International Airport (HOR)Horta, Azores, PortugalView Horta International Airport on a map Set HOR as destination Airport Set HOR as destination Airport Get more information about Horta International Airport
512,177.83 miles (19,598.28 km) NWPico Airport (PIX)Pico Island, Azores, PortugalView Pico Airport on a map Set PIX as destination Airport Set PIX as destination Airport Get more information about Pico Airport
612,134.30 miles (19,528.22 km) NWLajes Air Base (TER)Lajes, Azores, PortugalView Lajes Air Base on a map Set TER as destination Airport Set TER as destination Airport Get more information about Lajes Air Base
712,031.26 miles (19,362.39 km) NWJoão Paulo II Airport (PDL)Ponta Delgada, Azores, PortugalView João Paulo II Airport on a map Set PDL as destination Airport Set PDL as destination Airport Get more information about João Paulo II Airport
811,974.54 miles (19,271.10 km) NWSanta Maria Airport (SMA)Santa Maria, PortugalView Santa Maria Airport on a map Set SMA as destination Airport Set SMA as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Maria Airport
911,421.39 miles (18,380.90 km) WNWMadeira Airport (FNC)Funchal, Madeira, PortugalView Madeira Airport on a map Set FNC as destination Airport Set FNC as destination Airport Get more information about Madeira Airport
1011,418.70 miles (18,376.57 km) WNWPorto Santo Airport (PXO)Porto Santo, Madeira, PortugalView Porto Santo Airport on a map Set PXO as destination Airport Set PXO as destination Airport Get more information about Porto Santo Airport
1111,317.17 miles (18,213.17 km) ENESt. John's International Airport (YYT)St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaView St. John's International Airport on a map Set YYT as destination Airport Set YYT as destination Airport Get more information about St. John's International Airport
1211,258.38 miles (18,118.57 km) NWLa Palma Airport (SPC)La Palma, Canary Islands, SpainView La Palma Airport on a map Set SPC as destination Airport Set SPC as destination Airport Get more information about La Palma Airport
1311,249.17 miles (18,103.75 km) WVigo Airport (VGO)Vigo, Galicia, SpainView Vigo Airport on a map Set VGO as destination Airport Set VGO as destination Airport Get more information about Vigo Airport
1411,244.10 miles (18,095.58 km) WFrancisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO)Porto, PortugalView Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport on a map Set OPO as destination Airport Set OPO as destination Airport Get more information about Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
1511,241.46 miles (18,091.33 km) WNWSantiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ)Santiago de Compostela, SpainView Santiago de Compostela Airport on a map Set SCQ as destination Airport Set SCQ as destination Airport Get more information about Santiago de Compostela Airport