About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Saga Airport (HSG), Saga, Kyūshū, Japan and Rio Grande Regional Airport (RIG), Rio Grande, Brazil would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,275 miles (or 19,755 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 Rio Grande 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 Saga Airport and Rio Grande Regional Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

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

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
More Information: HSG Maps & Info

Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: RIG / SBRG
Airport Names:
  1. Rio Grande Regional Airport
  2. Aeroporto Regional de Rio Grande
  3. SJRG
Location: Rio Grande, Brazil
GPS Coordinates: 32°4'54"S by 52°9'47"W
Area Served: Rio Grande
Operator/Owner: DAP
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 27 feet (8 meters)
# of Runways: 1
View all routes: Routes from RIG
More Information: RIG Maps & Info

Facts about Saga Airport (HSG):

  • The closest airport to Saga Airport (HSG) is Nagasaki Airport (NGS), which is located 28 miles (45 kilometers) SW of HSG.
  • Saga was a candidate destination to receive an additional pair of Haneda Airport slots in November 2013, but its bid was rejected by the government due to its existing four-daily service and its proximity to Fukuoka Airport.
  • Saga Airport (HSG) currently has only 1 runway.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In addition to being known as "Saga Airport", other names for HSG include "佐賀空港" and "Saga-kūkō".

Facts about Rio Grande Regional Airport (RIG):

  • Rio Grande Regional Airport (RIG) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Because of Rio Grande Regional Airport's relatively low elevation of 27 feet, planes can take off or land at Rio Grande 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.
  • The furthest airport from Rio Grande Regional Airport (RIG) is Fukue Airport (FUJ), which is nearly antipodal to Rio Grande Regional Airport (meaning Rio Grande Regional Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Fukue Airport), and is located 12,366 miles (19,901 kilometers) away in Gotō, Nagasaki, Japan.
  • In addition to being known as "Rio Grande Regional Airport", other names for RIG include "Aeroporto Regional de Rio Grande" and "SJRG".
  • The closest airport to Rio Grande Regional Airport (RIG) is Pelotas International Airport (PET), which is located 27 miles (44 kilometers) NNW of RIG.

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 Rio Grande Regional Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Rio Grande Regional Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
127.11 miles (43.63 km) NNWPelotas 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
2121.67 miles (195.80 km) WCerro 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
3123.93 miles (199.45 km) WNWComandante 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
4144.15 miles (231.99 km) WCerro 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
5148.53 miles (239.03 km) WSWTreinta y Tres Airport (TYT)Treinta y Tres, Treinta y Tres, UruguayView Treinta y Tres Airport on a map Set TYT as destination Airport Set TYT as destination Airport Get more information about Treinta y Tres Airport
6155.75 miles (250.66 km) NNESalgado 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
7187.21 miles (301.28 km) NNWSanta 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
8209.55 miles (337.24 km) WNWPres. 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
9221.85 miles (357.03 km) WTacuarembó 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
10255.42 miles (411.05 km) SWCapitán 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 destination Airport Set PDP as destination Airport Get more information about Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport
11265.25 miles (426.88 km) NLauro 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
12267.01 miles (429.71 km) WSWSanta Bernardina International Airport (DZO)Durazno, Durazno, UruguayView Santa Bernardina International Airport on a map Set DZO as destination Airport Set DZO as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Bernardina International Airport
13270.90 miles (435.98 km) NWGaudêncio 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
14275.40 miles (443.22 km) NNWJoão 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
15281.67 miles (453.30 km) WNWArtigas 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

Map of Furthest Airports from Rio Grande Regional Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Rio Grande Regional Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,366.01 miles (19,901.12 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
212,324.89 miles (19,834.93 km) NEJeongseok / 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
312,310.91 miles (19,812.44 km) NEJeju 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
412,302.72 miles (19,799.25 km) WNWNagasaki 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
512,275.45 miles (19,755.38 km) WNWSaga 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
612,275.39 miles (19,755.27 km) NWIki 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
712,266.84 miles (19,741.51 km) WKagoshima 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
812,253.25 miles (19,719.64 km) WNWKumamoto 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
912,252.88 miles (19,719.05 km) NWFukuoka 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
1012,233.64 miles (19,688.09 km) NNEMokpo Airport (MPK)Mokpo, South KoreaView Mokpo Airport on a map Set MPK as destination Airport Set MPK as destination Airport Get more information about Mokpo Airport
1112,233.00 miles (19,687.06 km) NWYakushima 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
1212,228.61 miles (19,679.99 km) NSacheon Airport (HIN)Sacheon, South KoreaView Sacheon Airport on a map Set HIN as destination Airport Set HIN as destination Airport Get more information about Sacheon Airport
1312,224.65 miles (19,673.62 km) WMiyazaki 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
1412,219.53 miles (19,665.39 km) NWKokura Airport (KKJ)Kita Kyūshū, Kyūshū, JapanView Kokura Airport on a map Set KKJ as destination Airport Set KKJ as destination Airport Get more information about Kokura Airport
1512,218.28 miles (19,663.36 km) NNEGwangju Airport (KWJ)Gwangju (Kwangju), South KoreaView Gwangju Airport on a map Set KWJ as destination Airport Set KWJ as destination Airport Get more information about Gwangju Airport