About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Saga Airport (HSG), Saga, Kyūshū, Japan and Salgado Filho International Airport (POA), Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,202 miles (or 19,637 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 Saga Airport and Salgado Filho International 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 Saga Airport and Salgado Filho International Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between HSG and POA makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between Saga Airport and Salgado Filho International 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 HSG and POA are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from Saga, Kyūshū, Japan and Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil 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 HSG and POA!

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: HSG / RJFS
Airport Names:
  1. Saga Airport
  2. 佐賀空港
  3. Saga-kūkō
Location: Saga, Kyūshū, Japan
GPS Coordinates: 33°8'58"N by 130°18'7"E
Area Served: Fukuoka–Kitakyushu metropolitan area
Operator/Owner: Saga Prefecture
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 6 feet (2 meters)
# of Runways: 1
View all routes: Routes from HSG
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: POA / SBPA
Airport Names:
  1. Salgado Filho International Airport
  2. Aeroporto Internacional Salgado Filho
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
GPS Coordinates: 29°59'38"S by 51°10'15"W
Area Served: Porto Alegre
Operator/Owner: Infraero
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 11 feet (3 meters)
# of Runways: 1
View all routes: Routes from POA
More Information: POA Maps & Info

Facts about Saga Airport (HSG):

  • The governor of Saga Prefecture announced the construction of Saga Airport in January 1969, and after years of studies and negotiations, construction commenced in 1997.
  • In addition to being known as "Saga Airport", other names for HSG include "佐賀空港" and "Saga-kūkō".
  • In 2004, the airport's hours were extended to allow service between midnight and 4 a.m., and ANA began overnight cargo service between Saga and Tokyo, initially using passenger aircraft but switching to Boeing 767 freighter aircraft in 2006.
  • The closest airport to Saga Airport (HSG) is Nagasaki Airport (NGS), which is located 28 miles (45 kilometers) SW of HSG.
  • Saga Airport (HSG) currently has only 1 runway.
  • ANA currently operates a 767 freighter on an overnight Kansai-Haneda-Saga-Kansai route on weeknights only.
  • Because of Saga Airport's relatively low elevation of 6 feet, planes can take off or land at Saga 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 Saga Airport (HSG) is Rio Grande Regional Airport (RIG), which is nearly antipodal to Saga Airport (meaning Saga Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Rio Grande Regional Airport), and is located 12,275 miles (19,755 kilometers) away in Rio Grande, Brazil.

Facts about Salgado Filho International Airport (POA):

  • Because of Salgado Filho International Airport's relatively low elevation of 11 feet, planes can take off or land at Salgado Filho International 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.
  • Salgado Filho was originally called São João Federal Airport, after the neighborhood where it is located.
  • The total area of the Salgado Filho Airport is about 3,805,810.04 m² with 142,750 m² of ramp area.
  • Salgado Filho International Airport (POA) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The closest airport to Salgado Filho International Airport (POA) is Diomício Freitas/Forquilhinha Airport (CCM), which is located 137 miles (221 kilometers) NE of POA.
  • The furthest airport from Salgado Filho International Airport (POA) is Yakushima Airport (KUM), which is nearly antipodal to Salgado Filho International Airport (meaning Salgado Filho International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Yakushima Airport), and is located 12,324 miles (19,834 kilometers) away in Yakushima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.
  • Salgado Filho International Airport is the airport serving Porto Alegre, Brazil.
  • In addition to being known as "Salgado Filho International Airport", another name for POA is "Aeroporto Internacional Salgado Filho".

Map of Nearest Airports to Saga Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Saga Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
127.67 miles (44.52 km) SWNagasaki Airport (NGS)Nagasaki, JapanView Nagasaki Airport on a map Set NGS as origin Airport Set NGS as destination Airport Get more information about Nagasaki Airport
231.25 miles (50.29 km) NNEFukuoka Airport (FUK)Fukuoka, JapanView Fukuoka Airport on a map Set FUK as origin Airport Set FUK as destination Airport Get more information about Fukuoka Airport
338.64 miles (62.19 km) SEKumamoto Airport (KMJ)Mashiki, Kumamoto Prefecture, JapanView Kumamoto Airport on a map Set KMJ as origin Airport Set KMJ as destination Airport Get more information about Kumamoto Airport
451.01 miles (82.09 km) NWIki Airport (IKI)Iki, Iki Island, JapanView Iki Airport on a map Set IKI as origin Airport Set IKI as destination Airport Get more information about Iki Airport
560.26 miles (96.97 km) NEKokura Airport (KKJ)Kita Kyūshū, Kyūshū, JapanView Kokura Airport on a map Set KKJ as origin Airport Set KKJ as destination Airport Get more information about Kokura Airport
677.90 miles (125.37 km) NEYamaguchi Ube Airport (UBJ)Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, JapanView Yamaguchi Ube Airport on a map Set UBJ as origin Airport Set UBJ as destination Airport Get more information about Yamaguchi Ube Airport
785.93 miles (138.29 km) ENEOita Airport (OIT)Oita, JapanView Oita Airport on a map Set OIT as origin Airport Set OIT as destination Airport Get more information about Oita Airport
891.54 miles (147.33 km) WSWFukue Airport (FUJ)Gotō, Nagasaki, JapanView Fukue Airport on a map Set FUJ as origin Airport Set FUJ as destination Airport Get more information about Fukue Airport
996.12 miles (154.68 km) SSEKagoshima Airport (KOJ)Kagoshima, JapanView Kagoshima Airport on a map Set KOJ as origin Airport Set KOJ as destination Airport Get more information about Kagoshima Airport
10110.41 miles (177.69 km) SEMiyazaki Airport (KMI)Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefecture, JapanView Miyazaki Airport on a map Set KMI as origin Airport Set KMI as destination Airport Get more information about Miyazaki Airport
11135.67 miles (218.34 km) NEIwami Airport (IWJ)Masuda, Shimane, Japan, JapanView Iwami Airport on a map Set IWJ as origin Airport Set IWJ as destination Airport Get more information about Iwami Airport
12145.86 miles (234.74 km) ENEMatsuyama Airport (MYJ)Matsuyama, Ehime, JapanView Matsuyama Airport on a map Set MYJ as origin Airport Set MYJ as destination Airport Get more information about Matsuyama Airport
13160.45 miles (258.23 km) NNWGimhae International Airport (PUS)Busan, South KoreaView Gimhae International Airport on a map Set PUS as origin Airport Set PUS as destination Airport Get more information about Gimhae International Airport
14174.59 miles (280.97 km) ENEHiroshima Airport (HIJ)Hiroshima, Honshū, JapanView Hiroshima Airport on a map Set HIJ as origin Airport Set HIJ as destination Airport Get more information about Hiroshima Airport
15185.04 miles (297.79 km) NWSacheon Airport (HIN)Sacheon, South KoreaView Sacheon Airport on a map Set HIN as origin Airport Set HIN as destination Airport Get more information about Sacheon Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Saga Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Saga Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,275.45 miles (19,755.38 km) ESERio Grande Regional Airport (RIG)Rio Grande, BrazilView Rio Grande Regional Airport on a map Set RIG as origin Airport Set RIG as destination Airport Get more information about Rio Grande Regional Airport
212,254.07 miles (19,720.96 km) ESEPelotas International Airport (PET)Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilView Pelotas International Airport on a map Set PET as origin Airport Set PET as destination Airport Get more information about Pelotas International Airport
312,202.14 miles (19,637.40 km) SSESalgado Filho International Airport (POA)Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilView Salgado Filho International Airport on a map Set POA as origin Airport Set POA as destination Airport Get more information about Salgado Filho International Airport
412,168.08 miles (19,582.57 km) ECerro Largo International Airport (MLZ)Melo, Cerro Largo, UruguayView Cerro Largo International Airport on a map Set MLZ as origin Airport Set MLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Cerro Largo International Airport
512,167.91 miles (19,582.31 km) ETreinta y Tres Airport (TYT)Treinta y Tres, Treinta y Tres, UruguayView Treinta y Tres Airport on a map Set TYT as origin Airport Set TYT as destination Airport Get more information about Treinta y Tres Airport
612,151.87 miles (19,556.49 km) ESEComandante Gustavo Kraemer International Airport (BGX)Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilView Comandante Gustavo Kraemer International Airport on a map Set BGX as origin Airport Set BGX as destination Airport Get more information about Comandante Gustavo Kraemer International Airport
712,135.51 miles (19,530.16 km) ESECerro Largo International Airport (VCH)Vichadero, Rivera, UruguayView Cerro Largo International Airport on a map Set VCH as origin Airport Set VCH as destination Airport Get more information about Cerro Largo International Airport
812,130.60 miles (19,522.26 km) SDiomício Freitas/Forquilhinha Airport (CCM)Criciúma, Santa Catarina, BrazilView Diomício Freitas/Forquilhinha Airport on a map Set CCM as origin Airport Set CCM as destination Airport Get more information about Diomício Freitas/Forquilhinha Airport
912,106.06 miles (19,482.77 km) ESECapitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport (PDP)Maldonado/Punta del Este, Maldonado, UruguayView Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport on a map Set PDP as origin Airport Set PDP as destination Airport Get more information about Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport
1012,102.33 miles (19,476.76 km) SESanta Maria Airport (RIA)Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilView Santa Maria Airport on a map Set RIA as origin Airport Set RIA as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Maria Airport
1112,066.65 miles (19,419.34 km) ESEPres. Gral. Óscar D. Gestido International Airport (RVY)Rivera, Rivera, UruguayView Pres. Gral. Óscar D. Gestido International Airport on a map Set RVY as origin Airport Set RVY as destination Airport Get more information about Pres. Gral. Óscar D. Gestido International Airport
1212,064.32 miles (19,415.59 km) SAntônio Correia Pinto de Macedo Airport (LAJ)Lages, Santa Catarina, BrazilView Antônio Correia Pinto de Macedo Airport on a map Set LAJ as origin Airport Set LAJ as destination Airport Get more information about Antônio Correia Pinto de Macedo Airport
1312,063.67 miles (19,414.54 km) SSELauro Kurtz Airport (PFB)Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilView Lauro Kurtz Airport on a map Set PFB as origin Airport Set PFB as destination Airport Get more information about Lauro Kurtz Airport
1412,061.07 miles (19,410.36 km) ESETacuarembó Airport (TAW)Tacuarembó, Tacuarembó, UruguayView Tacuarembó Airport on a map Set TAW as origin Airport Set TAW as destination Airport Get more information about Tacuarembó Airport
1512,055.80 miles (19,401.87 km) ESECarrasco/General Cesáreo L. Berisso International Airport (MVD)Montevideo, Montevideo, UruguayView Carrasco/General Cesáreo L. Berisso International Airport on a map Set MVD as origin Airport Set MVD as destination Airport Get more information about Carrasco/General Cesáreo L. Berisso International Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Salgado Filho International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Salgado Filho International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1137.09 miles (220.63 km) NEDiomício Freitas/Forquilhinha Airport (CCM)Criciúma, Santa Catarina, BrazilView Diomício Freitas/Forquilhinha Airport on a map Set CCM as destination Airport Set CCM as destination Airport Get more information about Diomício Freitas/Forquilhinha Airport
2137.45 miles (221.21 km) SSWPelotas International Airport (PET)Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilView Pelotas International Airport on a map Set PET as destination Airport Set PET as destination Airport Get more information about Pelotas International Airport
3139.56 miles (224.60 km) NNWLauro Kurtz Airport (PFB)Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilView Lauro Kurtz Airport on a map Set PFB as destination Airport Set PFB as destination Airport Get more information about Lauro Kurtz Airport
4152.34 miles (245.16 km) WSanta Maria Airport (RIA)Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilView Santa Maria Airport on a map Set RIA as destination Airport Set RIA as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Maria Airport
5155.75 miles (250.66 km) SSWRio Grande Regional Airport (RIG)Rio Grande, BrazilView Rio Grande Regional Airport on a map Set RIG as destination Airport Set RIG as destination Airport Get more information about Rio Grande Regional Airport
6162.01 miles (260.72 km) NNEAntônio Correia Pinto de Macedo Airport (LAJ)Lages, Santa Catarina, BrazilView Antônio Correia Pinto de Macedo Airport on a map Set LAJ as destination Airport Set LAJ as destination Airport Get more information about Antônio Correia Pinto de Macedo Airport
7174.57 miles (280.95 km) NNWErechim Airport (ERM)Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilView Erechim Airport on a map Set ERM as destination Airport Set ERM as destination Airport Get more information about Erechim Airport
8196.28 miles (315.88 km) NSanta Terezinha Municipal Airport (JCB)Joaçaba, Santa Catarina, BrazilView Santa Terezinha Municipal Airport on a map Set JCB as destination Airport Set JCB as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Terezinha Municipal Airport
9196.50 miles (316.24 km) NWJoão Batista Bos Filho Airport (IJU)Ijuí, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilView João Batista Bos Filho Airport on a map Set IJU as destination Airport Set IJU as destination Airport Get more information about João Batista Bos Filho Airport
10199.49 miles (321.04 km) WSWComandante Gustavo Kraemer International Airport (BGX)Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilView Comandante Gustavo Kraemer International Airport on a map Set BGX as destination Airport Set BGX as destination Airport Get more information about Comandante Gustavo Kraemer International Airport
11201.58 miles (324.41 km) NNWOlavo Cecco Rigon Airport (CCI)Concórdia, Amazonas, BrazilView Olavo Cecco Rigon Airport on a map Set CCI as destination Airport Set CCI as destination Airport Get more information about Olavo Cecco Rigon Airport
12206.86 miles (332.91 km) NÂngelo Ponzoni Municipal Airport (VIA)Videira, Santa Catarina, BrazilView Ângelo Ponzoni Municipal Airport on a map Set VIA as destination Airport Set VIA as destination Airport Get more information about Ângelo Ponzoni Municipal Airport
13216.13 miles (347.82 km) WNWSepé Tiaraju Airport (GEL)Santo Ângelo, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilView Sepé Tiaraju Airport on a map Set GEL as destination Airport Set GEL as destination Airport Get more information about Sepé Tiaraju Airport
14217.32 miles (349.75 km) NNWSerafin Enoss Bertaso Airport (XAP)Chapecó, BrazilView Serafin Enoss Bertaso Airport on a map Set XAP as destination Airport Set XAP as destination Airport Get more information about Serafin Enoss Bertaso Airport
15221.83 miles (357.01 km) NCarlos Alberto da Costa Neves Airport (CFC)Caçador, Santa Catarina, BrazilView Carlos Alberto da Costa Neves Airport on a map Set CFC as destination Airport Set CFC as destination Airport Get more information about Carlos Alberto da Costa Neves Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Salgado Filho International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Salgado Filho International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,324.19 miles (19,833.82 km) WNWYakushima Airport (KUM)Yakushima, Kagoshima Prefecture, JapanView Yakushima Airport on a map Set KUM as destination Airport Set KUM as destination Airport Get more information about Yakushima Airport
212,316.37 miles (19,821.23 km) NNWAmami Airport (ASJ)Amami Island, JapanView Amami Airport on a map Set ASJ as destination Airport Set ASJ as destination Airport Get more information about Amami Airport
312,303.56 miles (19,800.62 km) NNWKikai Airport (KKX)Kikaiga Shima, Kikai-Shima Island, JapanView Kikai Airport on a map Set KKX as destination Airport Set KKX as destination Airport Get more information about Kikai Airport
412,269.00 miles (19,744.99 km) NWKagoshima Airport (KOJ)Kagoshima, JapanView Kagoshima Airport on a map Set KOJ as destination Airport Set KOJ as destination Airport Get more information about Kagoshima Airport
512,252.15 miles (19,717.87 km) NFukue Airport (FUJ)Gotō, Nagasaki, JapanView Fukue Airport on a map Set FUJ as destination Airport Set FUJ as destination Airport Get more information about Fukue Airport
612,234.24 miles (19,689.04 km) NWMiyazaki Airport (KMI)Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefecture, JapanView Miyazaki Airport on a map Set KMI as destination Airport Set KMI as destination Airport Get more information about Miyazaki Airport
712,224.96 miles (19,674.12 km) NNWNagasaki Airport (NGS)Nagasaki, JapanView Nagasaki Airport on a map Set NGS as destination Airport Set NGS as destination Airport Get more information about Nagasaki Airport
812,206.87 miles (19,645.01 km) NNWKumamoto Airport (KMJ)Mashiki, Kumamoto Prefecture, JapanView Kumamoto Airport on a map Set KMJ as destination Airport Set KMJ as destination Airport Get more information about Kumamoto Airport
912,202.14 miles (19,637.40 km) NNWSaga Airport (HSG)Saga, Kyūshū, JapanView Saga Airport on a map Set HSG as destination Airport Set HSG as destination Airport Get more information about Saga Airport
1012,202.06 miles (19,637.27 km) NNEIejima Airport (IEJ)Iejima, JapanView Iejima Airport on a map Set IEJ as destination Airport Set IEJ as destination Airport Get more information about Iejima Airport
1112,182.72 miles (19,606.13 km) NNEAguni Airport (AGJ)Aguni, JapanView Aguni Airport on a map Set AGJ as destination Airport Set AGJ as destination Airport Get more information about Aguni Airport
1212,177.01 miles (19,596.95 km) NNEKadena Air Base 嘉手納飛行場 Kadena Hikōjō (DNA)Okinawa Prefecture, JapanView Kadena Air Base 嘉手納飛行場 Kadena Hikōjō on a map Set DNA as destination Airport Set DNA as destination Airport Get more information about Kadena Air Base 嘉手納飛行場 Kadena Hikōjō
1312,171.33 miles (19,587.81 km) NNWIki Airport (IKI)Iki, Iki Island, JapanView Iki Airport on a map Set IKI as destination Airport Set IKI as destination Airport Get more information about Iki Airport
1412,171.05 miles (19,587.36 km) NNWFukuoka Airport (FUK)Fukuoka, JapanView Fukuoka Airport on a map Set FUK as destination Airport Set FUK as destination Airport Get more information about Fukuoka Airport
1512,170.81 miles (19,586.97 km) NNEJeongseok / Jungseok Airport (JDG)Jeju province, South KoreaView Jeongseok / Jungseok Airport on a map Set JDG as destination Airport Set JDG as destination Airport Get more information about Jeongseok / Jungseok Airport