About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between West Houston Airport (IWS), Houston, Texas, United States and Rottnest Airport (RTS), Rottnest Island, Western Australia, Australia would travel a Great Circle distance of 10,587 miles (or 17,038 kilometers).

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Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: IWS / KIWS
Airport Name: West Houston Airport
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
GPS Coordinates: 29°49'5"N by 95°40'20"W
Area Served: Houston, Texas
Operator/Owner: West Houston Airport Corp.
Airport Type: Public use
Elevation: 111 feet (34 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: RTS / YRTI
Airport Name: Rottnest Airport
Location: Rottnest Island, Western Australia, Australia
GPS Coordinates: 32°0'24"S by 115°32'22"E
Operator/Owner: Rottnest Island Authority
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 12 feet (4 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about West Houston Airport (IWS):

  • Landing at the airport is free, except for helicopters, where the fee is waived if the customer buys gasoline.
  • Because of West Houston Airport's relatively low elevation of 111 feet, planes can take off or land at West Houston 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 West Houston Airport (IWS) is Andrau Airpark (AAP), which is located only 9 miles (14 kilometers) SE of IWS.
  • The furthest airport from West Houston Airport (IWS) is Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK), which is located 10,979 miles (17,668 kilometers) away in Cocos Islands, Australia.
  • West Houston Airport (IWS) currently has only 1 runway.

Facts about Rottnest Airport (RTS):

  • The closest airport to Rottnest Airport (RTS) is Jandakot Airport (JAD), which is located 21 miles (34 kilometers) ESE of RTS.
  • MacRobertson Miller Airlines took over services after Wood's Airways using both DC-3 and Fokker F27 Friendship, until the route became uneconomical.
  • On 12 November 2006 a light twin engine charter aircraft carrying the pilot and five passengers crashed on the edge of the salt lake adjoining the airport.
  • Because of Rottnest Airport's relatively low elevation of 12 feet, planes can take off or land at Rottnest 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 Rottnest Airport (RTS) is L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA), which is nearly antipodal to Rottnest Airport (meaning Rottnest Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from L.F. Wade International Airport), and is located 12,409 miles (19,970 kilometers) away in Ferry Reach (near Hamilton), Bermuda.
  • Rottnest Airport (RTS) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Woods Airways which was run by pioneer aviator Jimmy Woods, operated the Perth to Rottnest service from about 1948 with two war-surplus Royal Australian Air Force Avro Anson aircraft.
  • At one stage, the 32 km Perth to Rottnest flight was the world's shortest scheduled air route.
  • Other services continued after Woods Airways departed and at various stages facilities were upgraded.

Map of Nearest Airports to West Houston Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to West Houston Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
18.83 miles (14.21 km) SEAndrau Airpark (AAP)Houston, Texas, United StatesView Andrau Airpark on a map Set AAP as origin Airport Set AAP as destination Airport Get more information about Andrau Airpark
213.58 miles (21.86 km) SSugar Land Regional Airport (SGR)Sugar Land, Texas (near Houston), United StatesView Sugar Land Regional Airport on a map Set SGR as origin Airport Set SGR as destination Airport Get more information about Sugar Land Regional Airport
318.29 miles (29.44 km) NNEDavid Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (DWH)Houston, Texas, United StatesView David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport on a map Set DWH as origin Airport Set DWH as destination Airport Get more information about David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport
422.91 miles (36.88 km) ENEGeorge Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)Houston, Texas, United StatesView George Bush Intercontinental Airport on a map Set IAH as origin Airport Set IAH as destination Airport Get more information about George Bush Intercontinental Airport
526.46 miles (42.59 km) ESEWilliam P. Hobby Airport (HOU)Houston, Texas, United StatesView William P. Hobby Airport on a map Set HOU as origin Airport Set HOU as destination Airport Get more information about William P. Hobby Airport
634.10 miles (54.88 km) ESEEllington Field Joint Reserve BaseEllington Air Force BaseEllington Field (EFD)Houston, Texas, United StatesView Ellington Field Joint Reserve BaseEllington Air Force BaseEllington Field on a map Set EFD as origin Airport Set EFD as destination Airport Get more information about Ellington Field Joint Reserve BaseEllington Air Force BaseEllington Field
740.00 miles (64.38 km) NNELone Star Executive Airport (CXO)Houston, Texas, United StatesView Lone Star Executive Airport on a map Set CXO as origin Airport Set CXO as destination Airport Get more information about Lone Star Executive Airport
843.21 miles (69.54 km) EBaytown Airport (HPY)Baytown, Texas, United StatesView Baytown Airport on a map Set HPY as origin Airport Set HPY as destination Airport Get more information about Baytown Airport
948.56 miles (78.15 km) SWWharton Regional Airport (WHT)Wharton, Texas, United StatesView Wharton Regional Airport on a map Set WHT as origin Airport Set WHT as destination Airport Get more information about Wharton Regional Airport
1050.64 miles (81.50 km) SSETexas Gulf Coast Regional Airport (LJN)Angleton / Lake Jackson, Texas, United StatesView Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport on a map Set LJN as origin Airport Set LJN as destination Airport Get more information about Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport
1159.50 miles (95.76 km) SBay City Municipal Airport (BBC)Bay City, Texas, United StatesView Bay City Municipal Airport on a map Set BBC as origin Airport Set BBC as destination Airport Get more information about Bay City Municipal Airport
1261.99 miles (99.76 km) SEScholes International Airport at Galveston (GLS)Galveston, Texas, United StatesView Scholes International Airport at Galveston on a map Set GLS as origin Airport Set GLS as destination Airport Get more information about Scholes International Airport at Galveston
1364.36 miles (103.58 km) NBruce Brothers Huntsville Regional Airport (HTV)Huntsville, Texas, United StatesView Bruce Brothers Huntsville Regional Airport on a map Set HTV as origin Airport Set HTV as destination Airport Get more information about Bruce Brothers Huntsville Regional Airport
1467.36 miles (108.40 km) NWEasterwood Airport (CLL)College Station, Texas, United StatesView Easterwood Airport on a map Set CLL as origin Airport Set CLL as destination Airport Get more information about Easterwood Airport
1573.41 miles (118.14 km) NNWCoulter Field (CFD)Bryan, Texas, United StatesView Coulter Field on a map Set CFD as origin Airport Set CFD as destination Airport Get more information about Coulter Field

Map of Furthest Airports from West Houston Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from West Houston Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,978.58 miles (17,668.27 km) SWCocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK)Cocos Islands, AustraliaView Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport on a map Set CCK as origin Airport Set CCK as destination Airport Get more information about Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport
210,952.82 miles (17,626.82 km) ESESir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG)Rodrigues Island, MauritiusView Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport on a map Set RRG as origin Airport Set RRG as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport
310,653.72 miles (17,145.45 km) ESESir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU)Plaisance, MauritiusView Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on a map Set MRU as origin Airport Set MRU as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
410,634.50 miles (17,114.52 km) WShark Bay Airport (MJK)Monkey Mia, Western Australia, AustraliaView Shark Bay Airport on a map Set MJK as origin Airport Set MJK as destination Airport Get more information about Shark Bay Airport
510,622.80 miles (17,095.70 km) WKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map Set KAX as origin Airport Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport
610,615.95 miles (17,084.67 km) WSWMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map Set MGV as origin Airport Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
710,610.33 miles (17,075.63 km) WGeraldton Airport (GET)Geraldton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Geraldton Airport on a map Set GET as origin Airport Set GET as destination Airport Get more information about Geraldton Airport
810,609.04 miles (17,073.55 km) WCarnarvon Airport (CVQ)Carnarvon, Western Australia, AustraliaView Carnarvon Airport on a map Set CVQ as origin Airport Set CVQ as destination Airport Get more information about Carnarvon Airport
910,604.64 miles (17,066.48 km) WJurien Bay Airport (JUR)Jurien Bay, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jurien Bay Airport on a map Set JUR as origin Airport Set JUR as destination Airport Get more information about Jurien Bay Airport
1010,598.75 miles (17,056.99 km) WSWBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map Set BQB as origin Airport Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
1110,586.79 miles (17,037.74 km) WSWRottnest Airport (RTS)Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Rottnest Airport on a map Set RTS as origin Airport Set RTS as destination Airport Get more information about Rottnest Airport
1210,582.60 miles (17,030.99 km) WSWBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map Set BUY as origin Airport Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
1310,567.23 miles (17,006.26 km) WSWJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map Set JAD as origin Airport Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
1410,561.50 miles (16,997.04 km) WSWPerth Airport (PER)Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaView Perth Airport on a map Set PER as origin Airport Set PER as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
1510,558.05 miles (16,991.49 km) WMullewa Airport (MXU)Mullewa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mullewa Airport on a map Set MXU as origin Airport Set MXU as destination Airport Get more information about Mullewa Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Rottnest Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Rottnest Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
120.95 miles (33.72 km) ESEJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map Set JAD as destination Airport Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
225.46 miles (40.97 km) EPerth Airport (PER)Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaView Perth Airport on a map Set PER as destination Airport Set PER as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
395.09 miles (153.03 km) SBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map Set BUY as destination Airport Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
4116.40 miles (187.32 km) SBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map Set BQB as destination Airport Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
5121.13 miles (194.94 km) NNWJurien Bay Airport (JUR)Jurien Bay, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jurien Bay Airport on a map Set JUR as destination Airport Set JUR as destination Airport Get more information about Jurien Bay Airport
6135.31 miles (217.76 km) SMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map Set MGV as destination Airport Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
7159.88 miles (257.29 km) SSEManjimup Airport (MJP)Manjimup, Western Australia, AustraliaView Manjimup Airport on a map Set MJP as destination Airport Set MJP as destination Airport Get more information about Manjimup Airport
8169.56 miles (272.88 km) SEKatanning Airport (KNI)Katanning, Western Australia, AustraliaView Katanning Airport on a map Set KNI as destination Airport Set KNI as destination Airport Get more information about Katanning Airport
9195.94 miles (315.33 km) NMorawa Airport (MWB)Morawa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Morawa Airport on a map Set MWB as destination Airport Set MWB as destination Airport Get more information about Morawa Airport
10227.30 miles (365.81 km) NNWGeraldton Airport (GET)Geraldton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Geraldton Airport on a map Set GET as destination Airport Set GET as destination Airport Get more information about Geraldton Airport
11241.38 miles (388.46 km) SSEAlbany Airport (ALH)Albany, Western Australia, AustraliaView Albany Airport on a map Set ALH as destination Airport Set ALH as destination Airport Get more information about Albany Airport
12244.10 miles (392.83 km) NMullewa Airport (MXU)Mullewa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mullewa Airport on a map Set MXU as destination Airport Set MXU as destination Airport Get more information about Mullewa Airport
13265.67 miles (427.56 km) ENEWindarling Airport (WRN)Windarling, AustraliaView Windarling Airport on a map Set WRN as destination Airport Set WRN as destination Airport Get more information about Windarling Airport
14301.98 miles (485.99 km) NNEMount Magnet Airport (MMG)Mount Magnet, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mount Magnet Airport on a map Set MMG as destination Airport Set MMG as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Magnet Airport
15307.83 miles (495.41 km) NNWKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map Set KAX as destination Airport Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Rottnest Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Rottnest Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,408.99 miles (19,970.29 km) NNEL.F. Wade International Airport (BDA)Ferry Reach (near Hamilton), BermudaView L.F. Wade International Airport on a map Set BDA as destination Airport Set BDA as destination Airport Get more information about L.F. Wade International Airport
211,757.72 miles (18,922.17 km) ENEBilly Mitchell Airport (HNC)Hatteras, North Carolina, United StatesView Billy Mitchell Airport on a map Set HNC as destination Airport Set HNC as destination Airport Get more information about Billy Mitchell Airport
311,739.08 miles (18,892.17 km) ENEDare County Regional Airport (MEO)Manteo, North Carolina, United StatesView Dare County Regional Airport on a map Set MEO as destination Airport Set MEO as destination Airport Get more information about Dare County Regional Airport
411,738.02 miles (18,890.46 km) ENEFirst Flight Airport (FFA)Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, United StatesView First Flight Airport on a map Set FFA as destination Airport Set FFA as destination Airport Get more information about First Flight Airport
511,726.93 miles (18,872.61 km) NNENantucket Memorial Airport (ACK)Nantucket, Massachusetts, United StatesView Nantucket Memorial Airport on a map Set ACK as destination Airport Set ACK as destination Airport Get more information about Nantucket Memorial Airport
611,726.18 miles (18,871.41 km) ENEPine Island Airport (DUF)Corolla, North Carolina, United StatesView Pine Island Airport on a map Set DUF as destination Airport Set DUF as destination Airport Get more information about Pine Island Airport
711,705.89 miles (18,838.76 km) ENEElizabeth City Regional Airport (ECG)Elizabeth City, North Carolina, United StatesView Elizabeth City Regional Airport on a map Set ECG as destination Airport Set ECG as destination Airport Get more information about Elizabeth City Regional Airport
811,704.61 miles (18,836.70 km) NNEMarthas Vineyard Airport (MVY)Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, United StatesView Marthas Vineyard Airport on a map Set MVY as destination Airport Set MVY as destination Airport Get more information about Marthas Vineyard Airport
911,698.76 miles (18,827.28 km) ENENaval Air Station Oceana (NTU)Virginia Beach, Virginia, United StatesView Naval Air Station Oceana on a map Set NTU as destination Airport Set NTU as destination Airport Get more information about Naval Air Station Oceana
1011,696.11 miles (18,823.02 km) NNEBarnstable Municipal Airport (HYA)Hyannis, Massachusetts, United StatesView Barnstable Municipal Airport on a map Set HYA as destination Airport Set HYA as destination Airport Get more information about Barnstable Municipal Airport
1111,694.31 miles (18,820.11 km) NEOcean City Municipal Airport (OCE)Ocean City, Maryland, United StatesView Ocean City Municipal Airport on a map Set OCE as destination Airport Set OCE as destination Airport Get more information about Ocean City Municipal Airport
1211,691.74 miles (18,815.99 km) NEWallops Flight Facility Airport (WAL)Wallops Island, Virginia, United StatesView Wallops Flight Facility Airport on a map Set WAL as destination Airport Set WAL as destination Airport Get more information about Wallops Flight Facility Airport
1311,691.38 miles (18,815.41 km) NNEBlock Island State Airport (BID)Block Island, Rhode Island, United StatesView Block Island State Airport on a map Set BID as destination Airport Set BID as destination Airport Get more information about Block Island State Airport
1411,690.92 miles (18,814.66 km) NNEOtis Air National Guard Base Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod (FMH)Falmouth, Massachusetts, United StatesView Otis Air National Guard Base Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod on a map Set FMH as destination Airport Set FMH as destination Airport Get more information about Otis Air National Guard Base Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod
1511,690.54 miles (18,814.05 km) ENENortheastern Regional Airport (EDE)Edenton, North Carolina, United StatesView Northeastern Regional Airport on a map Set EDE as destination Airport Set EDE as destination Airport Get more information about Northeastern Regional Airport