About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Karratha Airport (KTA), Karratha / Dampier, Western Australia, Australia and Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, Kingdom of the Netherlands would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,252 miles (or 19,718 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 Karratha Airport and Princess Juliana 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 Karratha Airport and Princess Juliana International Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between KTA and SXM makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between Karratha Airport and Princess Juliana 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 KTA and SXM are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from Karratha / Dampier, Western Australia, Australia and Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, Kingdom of the Netherlands 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 KTA and SXM!

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: KTA / YPKA
Airport Name: Karratha Airport
Location: Karratha / Dampier, Western Australia, Australia
GPS Coordinates: 20°42'43"S by 116°46'23"E
Operator/Owner: Shire of Roebourne
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 32 feet (10 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: SXM / TNCM
Airport Name: Princess Juliana International Airport
Location: Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, Kingdom of the Netherlands
GPS Coordinates: 18°2'26"N by 63°6'33"W
Operator/Owner: Princess Juliana Int'l Airport Holding Company N.V.
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 14 feet (4 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Karratha Airport (KTA):

  • The furthest airport from Karratha Airport (KTA) is Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA), which is nearly antipodal to Karratha Airport (meaning Karratha Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport), and is located 12,263 miles (19,736 kilometers) away in The Valley, Anguilla.
  • The closest airport to Karratha Airport (KTA) is Barrow Island Airport (BWB), which is located 89 miles (143 kilometers) W of KTA.
  • Because of Karratha Airport's relatively low elevation of 32 feet, planes can take off or land at Karratha 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.
  • Karratha Airport (KTA) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Karratha Airport handled 675,207 passengers last year.

Facts about Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM):

  • Runway 10/28 was renumbered from 09/27 in late 2008.
  • The new four-story terminal building offers 27,000 square metres of floor space and is fully air-conditioned.
  • Phase II included the construction of a radar facility and a new air traffic control tower, the construction of a new and more modern, 27,000 square metres, terminal, capable of handling 2.5 million passengers per year, and the construction of a Runway End Safety Area of 150 metres, including a 60 metres overrun, on both ends of its runway, to comply with ICAO rules.
  • Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The closest airport to Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) is L'Espérance Airport Grand Case Airport (CCE), which is located only 6 miles (9 kilometers) NE of SXM.
  • Phase I was a short-term program in order to upgrade existing facilities and improve the level of service at various points.
  • The furthest airport from Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) is Karratha Airport (KTA), which is nearly antipodal to Princess Juliana International Airport (meaning Princess Juliana International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Karratha Airport), and is located 12,252 miles (19,718 kilometers) away in Karratha / Dampier, Western Australia, Australia.
  • Because of Princess Juliana International Airport's relatively low elevation of 14 feet, planes can take off or land at Princess Juliana 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.

Map of Nearest Airports to Karratha Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Karratha Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
189.04 miles (143.30 km) WBarrow Island Airport (BWB)Barrow Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Barrow Island Airport on a map Set BWB as origin Airport Set BWB as destination Airport Get more information about Barrow Island Airport
298.07 miles (157.83 km) SECoolawanyah Station Airport (COY)Coolawanyah Station, Western Australia, AustraliaView Coolawanyah Station Airport on a map Set COY as origin Airport Set COY as destination Airport Get more information about Coolawanyah Station Airport
3122.10 miles (196.49 km) EPort Hedland International Airport (PHE)Port Hedland, Western Australia, AustraliaView Port Hedland International Airport on a map Set PHE as origin Airport Set PHE as destination Airport Get more information about Port Hedland International Airport
4124.12 miles (199.76 km) SSESolomon Airport (SLJ)Karijini National Park, Western Australia, AustraliaView Solomon Airport on a map Set SLJ as origin Airport Set SLJ as destination Airport Get more information about Solomon Airport
5157.14 miles (252.89 km) SSETom Price Airport (TPR)Tom Price, Western Australia, AustraliaView Tom Price Airport on a map Set TPR as origin Airport Set TPR as destination Airport Get more information about Tom Price Airport
6180.97 miles (291.25 km) SSEParaburdoo Airport (PBO)Paraburdoo, Western Australia, AustraliaView Paraburdoo Airport on a map Set PBO as origin Airport Set PBO as destination Airport Get more information about Paraburdoo Airport
7202.18 miles (325.37 km) WSWRAAF Learmonth (LEA)Exmouth, Western Australia, AustraliaView RAAF Learmonth on a map Set LEA as origin Airport Set LEA as destination Airport Get more information about RAAF Learmonth
8202.96 miles (326.63 km) SECoondewanna Airport (CJF)Coondewanna, Western Australia, AustraliaView Coondewanna Airport on a map Set CJF as origin Airport Set CJF as destination Airport Get more information about Coondewanna Airport
9204.85 miles (329.68 km) SEBarimunya Airport (BYP)Barimunya, Western Australia, AustraliaView Barimunya Airport on a map Set BYP as origin Airport Set BYP as destination Airport Get more information about Barimunya Airport
10269.38 miles (433.52 km) SENewman Airport (ZNE)Newman, Western Australia, AustraliaView Newman Airport on a map Set ZNE as origin Airport Set ZNE as destination Airport Get more information about Newman Airport
11349.19 miles (561.97 km) SWCarnarvon 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
12403.55 miles (649.45 km) ENEBroome International Airport (BME)Broome, Western Australia, AustraliaView Broome International Airport on a map Set BME as origin Airport Set BME as destination Airport Get more information about Broome International Airport
13411.40 miles (662.09 km) SSWShark 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
14422.78 miles (680.39 km) SSEMeekatharra Airport (MKR)Meekatharra, Western Australia, AustraliaView Meekatharra Airport on a map Set MKR as origin Airport Set MKR as destination Airport Get more information about Meekatharra Airport
15470.87 miles (757.79 km) SCue Airport (CUY)Cue, Western Australia, AustraliaView Cue Airport on a map Set CUY as origin Airport Set CUY as destination Airport Get more information about Cue Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Karratha Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Karratha Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,263.19 miles (19,735.64 km) NClayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA)The Valley, AnguillaView Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport on a map Set AXA as origin Airport Set AXA as destination Airport Get more information about Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport
212,261.75 miles (19,733.32 km) NNEVirgin Gorda Airport (VIJ)Virgin Gorda, British Virgin IslandsView Virgin Gorda Airport on a map Set VIJ as origin Airport Set VIJ as destination Airport Get more information about Virgin Gorda Airport
312,258.28 miles (19,727.74 km) NNETerrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS)Beef Island (near Tortola), British Virgin IslandsView Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on a map Set EIS as origin Airport Set EIS as destination Airport Get more information about Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport
412,255.98 miles (19,724.04 km) NL'Espérance Airport Grand Case Airport (CCE)Saint Martin, GuadeloupeView L'Espérance Airport Grand Case Airport on a map Set CCE as origin Airport Set CCE as destination Airport Get more information about L'Espérance Airport Grand Case Airport
512,252.07 miles (19,717.74 km) NPrincess Juliana International Airport (SXM)Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, Kingdom of the NetherlandsView Princess Juliana International Airport on a map Set SXM as origin Airport Set SXM as destination Airport Get more information about Princess Juliana International Airport
612,241.20 miles (19,700.25 km) NGustaf III Airport Saint Barthélemy Airport St. Jean Airport (SBH)Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy, Saint BarthélemyView Gustaf III Airport Saint Barthélemy Airport St. Jean Airport on a map Set SBH as origin Airport Set SBH as destination Airport Get more information about Gustaf III Airport Saint Barthélemy Airport St. Jean Airport
712,238.42 miles (19,695.78 km) NECharlotte Amalie Harbor Seaplane Base (SPB)Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin IslandsView Charlotte Amalie Harbor Seaplane Base on a map Set SPB as origin Airport Set SPB as destination Airport Get more information about Charlotte Amalie Harbor Seaplane Base
812,237.14 miles (19,693.72 km) NECyril E. King Airport (STT)Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, United States Virgin IslandsView Cyril E. King Airport on a map Set STT as origin Airport Set STT as destination Airport Get more information about Cyril E. King Airport
912,224.91 miles (19,674.04 km) NJuancho E. Yrausquin Airport (SAB)Saba, Caribbean NetherlandsView Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport on a map Set SAB as origin Airport Set SAB as destination Airport Get more information about Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport
1012,222.84 miles (19,670.70 km) NEBenjamín Rivera Noriega Airport (CPX)Isla de Culebra, Puerto RicoView Benjamín Rivera Noriega Airport on a map Set CPX as origin Airport Set CPX as destination Airport Get more information about Benjamín Rivera Noriega Airport
1112,214.02 miles (19,656.51 km) NF.D. Roosevelt Airport (EUX)Sint Eustatius, Caribbean NetherlandsView F.D. Roosevelt Airport on a map Set EUX as origin Airport Set EUX as destination Airport Get more information about F.D. Roosevelt Airport
1212,210.38 miles (19,650.65 km) NNEChristiansted Harbor Seaplane Base (SSB)Christiansted, Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin IslandsView Christiansted Harbor Seaplane Base on a map Set SSB as origin Airport Set SSB as destination Airport Get more information about Christiansted Harbor Seaplane Base
1312,207.14 miles (19,645.44 km) NEDiego Jiménez Torres Airport (FAJ)Fajardo, Puerto Rico, United StatesView Diego Jiménez Torres Airport on a map Set FAJ as origin Airport Set FAJ as destination Airport Get more information about Diego Jiménez Torres Airport
1412,205.45 miles (19,642.72 km) NNWBarbuda Codrington Airport (BBQ)Codrington, Barbuda, Antigua and BarbudaView Barbuda Codrington Airport on a map Set BBQ as origin Airport Set BBQ as destination Airport Get more information about Barbuda Codrington Airport
1512,205.43 miles (19,642.69 km) NEAntonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport (VQS)Vieques, Puerto Rico, United StatesView Antonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport on a map Set VQS as origin Airport Set VQS as destination Airport Get more information about Antonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Princess Juliana International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Princess Juliana International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
15.73 miles (9.22 km) NEL'Espérance Airport Grand Case Airport (CCE)Saint Martin, GuadeloupeView L'Espérance Airport Grand Case Airport on a map Set CCE as destination Airport Set CCE as destination Airport Get more information about L'Espérance Airport Grand Case Airport
211.87 miles (19.11 km) NNEClayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA)The Valley, AnguillaView Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport on a map Set AXA as destination Airport Set AXA as destination Airport Get more information about Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport
319.83 miles (31.92 km) ESEGustaf III Airport Saint Barthélemy Airport St. Jean Airport (SBH)Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy, Saint BarthélemyView Gustaf III Airport Saint Barthélemy Airport St. Jean Airport on a map Set SBH as destination Airport Set SBH as destination Airport Get more information about Gustaf III Airport Saint Barthélemy Airport St. Jean Airport
428.27 miles (45.50 km) SSWJuancho E. Yrausquin Airport (SAB)Saba, Caribbean NetherlandsView Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport on a map Set SAB as destination Airport Set SAB as destination Airport Get more information about Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport
538.58 miles (62.08 km) SSEF.D. Roosevelt Airport (EUX)Sint Eustatius, Caribbean NetherlandsView F.D. Roosevelt Airport on a map Set EUX as destination Airport Set EUX as destination Airport Get more information about F.D. Roosevelt Airport
656.59 miles (91.07 km) SSERobert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB)Basseterre, Saint Kitts and NevisView Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport on a map Set SKB as destination Airport Set SKB as destination Airport Get more information about Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport
767.09 miles (107.97 km) SSEVance W. Amory International Airport (NEV)Nevis, Federation of Saint Kitts and NevisView Vance W. Amory International Airport on a map Set NEV as destination Airport Set NEV as destination Airport Get more information about Vance W. Amory International Airport
888.87 miles (143.03 km) ESEBarbuda Codrington Airport (BBQ)Codrington, Barbuda, Antigua and BarbudaView Barbuda Codrington Airport on a map Set BBQ as destination Airport Set BBQ as destination Airport Get more information about Barbuda Codrington Airport
990.93 miles (146.34 km) WNWVirgin Gorda Airport (VIJ)Virgin Gorda, British Virgin IslandsView Virgin Gorda Airport on a map Set VIJ as destination Airport Set VIJ as destination Airport Get more information about Virgin Gorda Airport
1098.14 miles (157.94 km) WNWTerrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS)Beef Island (near Tortola), British Virgin IslandsView Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on a map Set EIS as destination Airport Set EIS as destination Airport Get more information about Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport
11105.36 miles (169.55 km) SEJohn A. Osborne Airport (MNI)Montserrat, British Overseas Territories, United KingdomView John A. Osborne Airport on a map Set MNI as destination Airport Set MNI as destination Airport Get more information about John A. Osborne Airport
12106.85 miles (171.96 km) WChristiansted Harbor Seaplane Base (SSB)Christiansted, Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin IslandsView Christiansted Harbor Seaplane Base on a map Set SSB as destination Airport Set SSB as destination Airport Get more information about Christiansted Harbor Seaplane Base
13106.86 miles (171.98 km) SEV. C. Bird International Airport (ANU)St. John's, Antigua, Antigua and BarbudaView V. C. Bird International Airport on a map Set ANU as destination Airport Set ANU as destination Airport Get more information about V. C. Bird International Airport
14113.68 miles (182.95 km) WSWHenry E. Rohlsen International Airport (STX)Christiansted, Saint Croix, United States Virgin IslandsView Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport on a map Set STX as destination Airport Set STX as destination Airport Get more information about Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport
15121.96 miles (196.28 km) WCharlotte Amalie Harbor Seaplane Base (SPB)Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin IslandsView Charlotte Amalie Harbor Seaplane Base on a map Set SPB as destination Airport Set SPB as destination Airport Get more information about Charlotte Amalie Harbor Seaplane Base

Map of Furthest Airports from Princess Juliana International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Princess Juliana International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,252.07 miles (19,717.74 km) SKarratha Airport (KTA)Karratha / Dampier, Western Australia, AustraliaView Karratha Airport on a map Set KTA as destination Airport Set KTA as destination Airport Get more information about Karratha Airport
212,239.58 miles (19,697.64 km) SWPort Hedland International Airport (PHE)Port Hedland, Western Australia, AustraliaView Port Hedland International Airport on a map Set PHE as destination Airport Set PHE as destination Airport Get more information about Port Hedland International Airport
312,218.93 miles (19,664.41 km) SSEBarrow Island Airport (BWB)Barrow Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Barrow Island Airport on a map Set BWB as destination Airport Set BWB as destination Airport Get more information about Barrow Island Airport
412,171.40 miles (19,587.93 km) SSWCoolawanyah Station Airport (COY)Coolawanyah Station, Western Australia, AustraliaView Coolawanyah Station Airport on a map Set COY as destination Airport Set COY as destination Airport Get more information about Coolawanyah Station Airport
512,140.18 miles (19,537.67 km) SSolomon Airport (SLJ)Karijini National Park, Western Australia, AustraliaView Solomon Airport on a map Set SLJ as destination Airport Set SLJ as destination Airport Get more information about Solomon Airport
612,105.58 miles (19,482.00 km) STom Price Airport (TPR)Tom Price, Western Australia, AustraliaView Tom Price Airport on a map Set TPR as destination Airport Set TPR as destination Airport Get more information about Tom Price Airport
712,094.71 miles (19,464.50 km) SSERAAF Learmonth (LEA)Exmouth, Western Australia, AustraliaView RAAF Learmonth on a map Set LEA as destination Airport Set LEA as destination Airport Get more information about RAAF Learmonth
812,086.03 miles (19,450.53 km) WBroome International Airport (BME)Broome, Western Australia, AustraliaView Broome International Airport on a map Set BME as destination Airport Set BME as destination Airport Get more information about Broome International Airport
912,084.40 miles (19,447.91 km) SSWBarimunya Airport (BYP)Barimunya, Western Australia, AustraliaView Barimunya Airport on a map Set BYP as destination Airport Set BYP as destination Airport Get more information about Barimunya Airport
1012,078.03 miles (19,437.65 km) SParaburdoo Airport (PBO)Paraburdoo, Western Australia, AustraliaView Paraburdoo Airport on a map Set PBO as destination Airport Set PBO as destination Airport Get more information about Paraburdoo Airport
1112,074.69 miles (19,432.28 km) SSWCoondewanna Airport (CJF)Coondewanna, Western Australia, AustraliaView Coondewanna Airport on a map Set CJF as destination Airport Set CJF as destination Airport Get more information about Coondewanna Airport
1212,020.39 miles (19,344.89 km) SSWNewman Airport (ZNE)Newman, Western Australia, AustraliaView Newman Airport on a map Set ZNE as destination Airport Set ZNE as destination Airport Get more information about Newman Airport
1311,988.82 miles (19,294.08 km) WDerby Airport (DRB)Derby, Western Australia, AustraliaView Derby Airport on a map Set DRB as destination Airport Set DRB as destination Airport Get more information about Derby Airport
1411,920.97 miles (19,184.89 km) SSECarnarvon Airport (CVQ)Carnarvon, Western Australia, AustraliaView Carnarvon Airport on a map Set CVQ as destination Airport Set CVQ as destination Airport Get more information about Carnarvon Airport
1511,867.54 miles (19,098.90 km) WFitzroy Crossing Airport (FIZ)Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia, AustraliaView Fitzroy Crossing Airport on a map Set FIZ as destination Airport Set FIZ as destination Airport Get more information about Fitzroy Crossing Airport