About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Saga Airport (HSG), Saga, Kyūshū, Japan and Santa Maria Airport (RIA), Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,102 miles (or 19,477 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 Santa Maria 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 Santa Maria Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between HSG and RIA makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between Saga Airport and Santa Maria 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 RIA are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from Saga, Kyūshū, Japan and Santa Maria, 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 RIA!

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
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: RIA / SBSM
Airport Names:
  1. Santa Maria Airport
  2. Aeroporto de Santa Maria
Location: Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
GPS Coordinates: 29°42'38"S by 53°41'31"W
Area Served: Santa Maria
Operator/Owner: Brazilian Air Force
Airport Type: Public/Military
Elevation: 289 feet (88 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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More Information: RIA Maps & Info

Facts about Saga Airport (HSG):

  • Saga Airport is an airport in the Kawasoe area of Saga, Saga Prefecture, Japan.
  • 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.
  • The closest airport to Saga Airport (HSG) is Nagasaki Airport (NGS), which is located 28 miles (45 kilometers) SW of HSG.
  • Due to the slump in mainline service to the airport, Saga Prefecture began several programs aimed at promoting usage of the airport, including ground transportation subsidies for local companies that used the airport for business travel.
  • ANA currently operates a 767 freighter on an overnight Kansai-Haneda-Saga-Kansai route on weeknights only.
  • In addition to being known as "Saga Airport", other names for HSG include "佐賀空港" and "Saga-kūkō".
  • Saga Airport (HSG) currently has only 1 runway.

Facts about Santa Maria Airport (RIA):

  • The furthest airport from Santa Maria Airport (RIA) is Aguni Airport (AGJ), which is nearly antipodal to Santa Maria Airport (meaning Santa Maria Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Aguni Airport), and is located 12,214 miles (19,656 kilometers) away in Aguni, Japan.
  • Some of its facilities are shared with the Santa Maria Air Force Base of the Brazilian Air Force.
  • It is operated by the Brazilian Air Force.
  • Because of Santa Maria Airport's relatively low elevation of 289 feet, planes can take off or land at Santa Maria 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 Santa Maria Airport (RIA) is João Batista Bos Filho Airport (IJU), which is located 93 miles (150 kilometers) N of RIA.
  • Santa Maria Airport (RIA) has 2 runways.
  • In 1944 the President of Brazil Getúlio Vargas allocated an area of 4 million square meters near Santa Maria with the purpose of building an aerodrome.
  • In addition to being known as "Santa Maria Airport", another name for RIA is "Aeroporto de Santa Maria".

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 Santa Maria Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Santa Maria Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
193.10 miles (149.84 km) NJoão 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
2102.82 miles (165.48 km) NNWSepé 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
3118.70 miles (191.04 km) SSWComandante 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
4130.56 miles (210.12 km) NELauro 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
5132.14 miles (212.66 km) WGaudêncio Machado Ramos Airport (ALQ)Alegrete, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilView Gaudêncio Machado Ramos Airport on a map Set ALQ as destination Airport Set ALQ as destination Airport Get more information about Gaudêncio Machado Ramos Airport
6137.61 miles (221.46 km) SWPres. Gral. Óscar D. Gestido International Airport (RVY)Rivera, Rivera, UruguayView Pres. Gral. Óscar D. Gestido International Airport on a map Set RVY as destination Airport Set RVY as destination Airport Get more information about Pres. Gral. Óscar D. Gestido International Airport
7149.90 miles (241.24 km) SSWCerro Largo International Airport (VCH)Vichadero, Rivera, UruguayView Cerro Largo International Airport on a map Set VCH as destination Airport Set VCH as destination Airport Get more information about Cerro Largo International Airport
8152.34 miles (245.16 km) ESalgado Filho International Airport (POA)Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilView Salgado Filho International Airport on a map Set POA as destination Airport Set POA as destination Airport Get more information about Salgado Filho International Airport
9160.41 miles (258.16 km) SSEPelotas 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
10165.66 miles (266.61 km) NNEErechim 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
11174.99 miles (281.62 km) WSWArtigas International Airport (ATI)Artigas, Artigas, UruguayView Artigas International Airport on a map Set ATI as destination Airport Set ATI as destination Airport Get more information about Artigas International Airport
12184.51 miles (296.94 km) SCerro Largo International Airport (MLZ)Melo, Cerro Largo, UruguayView Cerro Largo International Airport on a map Set MLZ as destination Airport Set MLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Cerro Largo International Airport
13187.21 miles (301.28 km) SSERio 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
14188.73 miles (303.73 km) NNESerafin 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
15193.46 miles (311.35 km) SWTacuarembó Airport (TAW)Tacuarembó, Tacuarembó, UruguayView Tacuarembó Airport on a map Set TAW as destination Airport Set TAW as destination Airport Get more information about Tacuarembó Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Santa Maria Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Santa Maria Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,214.00 miles (19,656.48 km) NNWAguni 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
212,212.99 miles (19,654.86 km) WNWAmami 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
312,211.55 miles (19,652.53 km) NNWIejima 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
412,199.80 miles (19,633.62 km) EZhoushan Putuoshan Airport (HSN)Zhoushan, Zhejiang, ChinaView Zhoushan Putuoshan Airport on a map Set HSN as destination Airport Set HSN as destination Airport Get more information about Zhoushan Putuoshan Airport
512,197.94 miles (19,630.63 km) WNWKikai 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
612,188.18 miles (19,614.93 km) NNWKadena 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
712,184.76 miles (19,609.41 km) NNWKerama Airport (KJP)Kerama Islands, Okinawa, JapanView Kerama Airport on a map Set KJP as destination Airport Set KJP as destination Airport Get more information about Kerama Airport
812,183.89 miles (19,608.02 km) NWFukue 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
912,181.00 miles (19,603.37 km) NJeongseok / 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
1012,180.58 miles (19,602.70 km) NNWNaha Airport (OKA)Okinawa, JapanView Naha Airport on a map Set OKA as destination Airport Set OKA as destination Airport Get more information about Naha Airport
1112,173.98 miles (19,592.07 km) NJeju International Airport (CJU)Jeju, South KoreaView Jeju International Airport on a map Set CJU as destination Airport Set CJU as destination Airport Get more information about Jeju International Airport
1212,172.43 miles (19,589.58 km) WYakushima 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
1312,150.90 miles (19,554.94 km) ENEShanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)Shanghai, People's Republic of ChinaView Shanghai Pudong International Airport on a map Set PVG as destination Airport Set PVG as destination Airport Get more information about Shanghai Pudong International Airport
1412,146.08 miles (19,547.17 km) ENingbo Lishe International Airport (NGB)Ningbo, Zhejiang, ChinaView Ningbo Lishe International Airport on a map Set NGB as destination Airport Set NGB as destination Airport Get more information about Ningbo Lishe International Airport
1512,137.78 miles (19,533.81 km) WNWKagoshima 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