About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Graciosa Airport (GRW), Graciosa Island, Azores, Portugal and Illawarra Regional Airport (WOL), Shellharbour, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,117 miles (or 19,500 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 Illawarra Regional 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 Illawarra Regional Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between GRW and WOL makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between Graciosa Airport and Illawarra Regional 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 WOL are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from Graciosa Island, Azores, Portugal and Shellharbour, Wollongong, New South Wales, 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 WOL!

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: WOL / YWOL
Airport Names:
  1. Illawarra Regional Airport
  2. Wollongong Airport
Location: Shellharbour, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
GPS Coordinates: 34°33'39"S by 150°47'18"E
Operator/Owner: Shellharbour City Council
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 31 feet (9 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Graciosa Airport (GRW):

  • Graciosa Airport (GRW) currently has only 1 runway.
  • 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 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.
  • The closest airport to Graciosa Airport (GRW) is Pico Airport (PIX), which is located 43 miles (70 kilometers) SSW of GRW.

Facts about Illawarra Regional Airport (WOL):

  • As early as the 1920s, aviators had used fields in the Albion Park area for joy flights and demonstrations.
  • The furthest airport from Illawarra Regional Airport (WOL) is Horta International Airport (HOR), which is nearly antipodal to Illawarra Regional Airport (meaning Illawarra Regional Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Horta International Airport), and is located 12,162 miles (19,573 kilometers) away in Horta, Azores, Portugal.
  • In 1990, the first master plan was prepared for the Illawarra Regional Airport, providing a framework for future management and developments when Shellharbour City Council assumed full responsibility for the operation of the airport.
  • Because of Illawarra Regional Airport's relatively low elevation of 31 feet, planes can take off or land at Illawarra Regional 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 "Illawarra Regional Airport", another name for WOL is "Wollongong Airport".
  • Illawarra Regional Airport (WOL) has 2 runways.
  • The closest airport to Illawarra Regional Airport (WOL) is Camden Aerodrome (CDU), which is located 36 miles (59 kilometers) N of WOL.

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 Illawarra Regional Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Illawarra Regional Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
136.47 miles (58.70 km) NCamden Aerodrome (CDU)Camden, New South Wales, AustraliaView Camden Aerodrome on a map Set CDU as destination Airport Set CDU as destination Airport Get more information about Camden Aerodrome
245.41 miles (73.08 km) NNEBankstown Airport (BWU)Bankstown (near Sydney), New South Wales, AustraliaView Bankstown Airport on a map Set BWU as destination Airport Set BWU as destination Airport Get more information about Bankstown Airport
347.94 miles (77.15 km) NNESydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (SYD)Mascot (near Sydney), AustraliaView Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport on a map Set SYD as destination Airport Set SYD as destination Airport Get more information about Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport
463.04 miles (101.45 km) WSWGoulburn Airport (GUL)Goulburn, New South Wales, AustraliaView Goulburn Airport on a map Set GUL as destination Airport Set GUL as destination Airport Get more information about Goulburn Airport
599.25 miles (159.73 km) SSWMoruya Airport (MYA)Moruya, New South Wales, AustraliaView Moruya Airport on a map Set MYA as destination Airport Set MYA as destination Airport Get more information about Moruya Airport
6102.80 miles (165.44 km) NWBathurst Airport (BHS)Bathurst, New South Wales, AustraliaView Bathurst Airport on a map Set BHS as destination Airport Set BHS as destination Airport Get more information about Bathurst Airport
7103.94 miles (167.27 km) WSWCanberra Airport (CBR)Canberra, AustraliaView Canberra Airport on a map Set CBR as destination Airport Set CBR as destination Airport Get more information about Canberra Airport
8114.44 miles (184.18 km) NNEBelmont Airport (BEO)Newcastle, New South Wales, AustraliaView Belmont Airport on a map Set BEO as destination Airport Set BEO as destination Airport Get more information about Belmont Airport
9126.55 miles (203.66 km) NNECessnock Airport (CES)Cessnock, New South Wales, AustraliaView Cessnock Airport on a map Set CES as destination Airport Set CES as destination Airport Get more information about Cessnock Airport
10134.52 miles (216.49 km) NNEMaitland Airport (MTL)Maitland, New South Wales, AustraliaView Maitland Airport on a map Set MTL as destination Airport Set MTL as destination Airport Get more information about Maitland Airport
11136.04 miles (218.93 km) NNENewcastle Airport (NTL)Newcastle, New South Wales, AustraliaView Newcastle Airport on a map Set NTL as destination Airport Set NTL as destination Airport Get more information about Newcastle Airport
12153.83 miles (247.57 km) NNWMudgee Airport (DGE)Mudgee, New South Wales, AustraliaView Mudgee Airport on a map Set DGE as destination Airport Set DGE as destination Airport Get more information about Mudgee Airport
13156.68 miles (252.15 km) WCootamundra Airport (CMD)Cootamundra, New South Wales, AustraliaView Cootamundra Airport on a map Set CMD as destination Airport Set CMD as destination Airport Get more information about Cootamundra Airport
14169.66 miles (273.03 km) SSWMerimbula Airport (MIM)Merimbula, New South Wales, AustraliaView Merimbula Airport on a map Set MIM as destination Airport Set MIM as destination Airport Get more information about Merimbula Airport
15183.27 miles (294.94 km) WNWForbes Airport (FRB)Forbes, New South Wales, AustraliaView Forbes Airport on a map Set FRB as destination Airport Set FRB as destination Airport Get more information about Forbes Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Illawarra Regional Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Illawarra Regional Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,161.89 miles (19,572.62 km) NHorta 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
212,157.60 miles (19,565.71 km) NPico 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
312,155.61 miles (19,562.50 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
412,142.36 miles (19,541.18 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
512,123.68 miles (19,511.13 km) NNWLajes 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
612,116.96 miles (19,500.31 km) NNWGraciosa 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
712,082.27 miles (19,444.48 km) NNEFlores 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
812,068.56 miles (19,422.42 km) NNECorvo 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
911,710.46 miles (18,846.11 km) WMadeira 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
1011,691.86 miles (18,816.17 km) WPorto 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
1111,648.50 miles (18,746.40 km) WNWLa 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
1211,597.94 miles (18,665.04 km) WNWLa Gomera Airport (GMZ)Alajeró / San Sebastián, Canary Islands, SpainView La Gomera Airport on a map Set GMZ as destination Airport Set GMZ as destination Airport Get more information about La Gomera Airport
1311,571.28 miles (18,622.12 km) WNWTenerife North Airport (TFN)Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainView Tenerife North Airport on a map Set TFN as destination Airport Set TFN as destination Airport Get more information about Tenerife North Airport
1411,566.40 miles (18,614.28 km) WNWTenerife-South Airport (TFS)Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainView Tenerife-South Airport on a map Set TFS as destination Airport Set TFS as destination Airport Get more information about Tenerife-South Airport
1511,501.79 miles (18,510.28 km) WNWGran Canaria Airport (LPA)Las Palmas, Canary Islands, SpainView Gran Canaria Airport on a map Set LPA as destination Airport Set LPA as destination Airport Get more information about Gran Canaria Airport