About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between RAAF Learmonth (LEA), Exmouth, Western Australia, Australia and Mercedita Airport (PSE), Ponce, Puerto Rico would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,142 miles (or 19,540 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 RAAF Learmonth and Mercedita 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 RAAF Learmonth and Mercedita Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between LEA and PSE makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between RAAF Learmonth and Mercedita 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 LEA and PSE are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from Exmouth, Western Australia, Australia and Ponce, Puerto Rico 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 LEA and PSE!

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: LEA / YPLM
Airport Names:
  1. RAAF Learmonth
  2. Learmonth Airport
Location: Exmouth, Western Australia, Australia
GPS Coordinates: 22°14'8"S by 114°5'18"E
Area Served: Exmouth, Western Australia
Operator/Owner: RAAF/Shire of Exmouth
Airport Type: Military/Public
Elevation: 19 feet (6 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: PSE / TJPS
Airport Names:
  1. Mercedita Airport
  2. Aeropuerto Mercedita
  3. 18.00'30"N, 66.33'47"W
Location: Ponce, Puerto Rico
GPS Coordinates: 18°0'29"N by 66°33'47"W
Area Served: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Operator/Owner: Puerto Rico Ports Authority
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 29 feet (9 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about RAAF Learmonth (LEA):

  • The closest airport to RAAF Learmonth (LEA) is Barrow Island Airport (BWB), which is located 127 miles (204 kilometers) NE of LEA.
  • On 7 October 2008, Qantas Flight 72 made an emergency landing at RAAF Learmonth.
  • In addition to being known as "RAAF Learmonth", another name for LEA is "Learmonth Airport".
  • RAAF Learmonth handled 90,861 passengers last year.
  • RAAF Learmonth (LEA) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The RAAF also operates the Learmonth Air Weapons Range which covers about 18,954 ha and is located 30 km south-west of the airbase.
  • The furthest airport from RAAF Learmonth (LEA) is Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport (SIG), which is nearly antipodal to RAAF Learmonth (meaning RAAF Learmonth is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport), and is located 12,175 miles (19,594 kilometers) away in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Because of RAAF Learmonth's relatively low elevation of 19 feet, planes can take off or land at RAAF Learmonth 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.

Facts about Mercedita Airport (PSE):

  • In addition to being known as "Mercedita Airport", other names for PSE include "Aeropuerto Mercedita" and "18.00'30"N, 66.33'47"W".
  • Mercedita Airport (PSE) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The furthest airport from Mercedita Airport (PSE) is Barrow Island Airport (BWB), which is nearly antipodal to Mercedita Airport (meaning Mercedita Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Barrow Island Airport), and is located 12,201 miles (19,636 kilometers) away in Barrow Island, Western Australia, Australia.
  • On August 12, 1981, an Air Florida plane with 125 Haitian refugees aboard landed at Mercedita en route to the Fort Allen facility in Juana Diaz, part of the 1981 Haitian refugees exodus.
  • As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 110,159 passenger boardings in calendar year 2008, 90,267 enplanements in 2009, and 97,660 in 2010.
  • The airport is also home of the southern aerial division of the Puerto Rico Police Department.
  • On July 1, 2011, a Cessna 185 that was supposed to land at Mercedita airport with a family of five on board, registration number N8438Q, crashed while on its way from Culebra.
  • The closest airport to Mercedita Airport (PSE) is Antonio (Nery) Juarbe Pol Airport (ARE), which is located 31 miles (51 kilometers) NNW of PSE.
  • Because of Mercedita Airport's relatively low elevation of 29 feet, planes can take off or land at Mercedita 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.
  • In February 2009, Ponce mayor María Meléndez sought transfer of the airport from the Puerto Rico central government to the Ponce Municipal government amidst discontent with the bureaucracy at the central government that could be avoided if the airport was locally managed.

Map of Nearest Airports to RAAF Learmonth:

List of Nearest Airports to RAAF Learmonth:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1126.94 miles (204.28 km) NEBarrow 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
2184.63 miles (297.13 km) SCarnarvon 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
3202.18 miles (325.37 km) ENEKarratha Airport (KTA)Karratha / Dampier, Western Australia, AustraliaView Karratha Airport on a map Set KTA as origin Airport Set KTA as destination Airport Get more information about Karratha Airport
4234.91 miles (378.05 km) ESolomon 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
5237.08 miles (381.55 km) ECoolawanyah 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
6241.88 miles (389.27 km) ESEParaburdoo 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
7243.88 miles (392.49 km) ETom 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
8254.76 miles (410.00 km) SShark 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
9304.86 miles (490.63 km) ECoondewanna 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
10319.04 miles (513.44 km) ENEPort 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
11325.62 miles (524.03 km) EBarimunya 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
12372.91 miles (600.14 km) ESENewman 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
13377.11 miles (606.91 km) SKalbarri 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
14412.36 miles (663.62 km) SEMeekatharra 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
15432.68 miles (696.34 km) SSECue 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 RAAF Learmonth:

List of Furthest Airports from RAAF Learmonth:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,175.40 miles (19,594.36 km) NFernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport (SIG)San Juan, Puerto RicoView Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport on a map Set SIG as origin Airport Set SIG as destination Airport Get more information about Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport
212,175.05 miles (19,593.80 km) NDorado Airport (DDP)Dorado, Puerto RicoView Dorado Airport on a map Set DDP as origin Airport Set DDP as destination Airport Get more information about Dorado Airport
312,174.41 miles (19,592.76 km) NLuis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU)San Juan, Puerto RicoView Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport on a map Set SJU as origin Airport Set SJU as destination Airport Get more information about Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
412,170.66 miles (19,586.73 km) NAntonio (Nery) Juarbe Pol Airport (ARE)Arecibo, Puerto RicoView Antonio (Nery) Juarbe Pol Airport on a map Set ARE as origin Airport Set ARE as destination Airport Get more information about Antonio (Nery) Juarbe Pol Airport
512,166.56 miles (19,580.14 km) NNERafael Hernández Airport (BQN)Aguadilla, Puerto RicoView Rafael Hernández Airport on a map Set BQN as origin Airport Set BQN as destination Airport Get more information about Rafael Hernández Airport
612,164.93 miles (19,577.52 km) NDiego 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
712,162.94 miles (19,574.31 km) NBenjamín 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
812,160.66 miles (19,570.64 km) NNWCyril 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
912,160.33 miles (19,570.10 km) NNWTerrance 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
1012,160.28 miles (19,570.03 km) NNWCharlotte 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
1112,157.85 miles (19,566.11 km) NNWVirgin 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
1212,153.58 miles (19,559.24 km) NHumacao Airport (HUC)Humacao, Puerto Rico, United StatesView Humacao Airport on a map Set HUC as origin Airport Set HUC as destination Airport Get more information about Humacao Airport
1312,152.15 miles (19,556.94 km) NAntonio 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
1412,150.34 miles (19,554.03 km) NNEEugenio María de Hostos Airport (MAZ)Mayagüez, Puerto RicoView Eugenio María de Hostos Airport on a map Set MAZ as origin Airport Set MAZ as destination Airport Get more information about Eugenio María de Hostos Airport
1512,141.66 miles (19,540.07 km) NMercedita Airport (PSE)Ponce, Puerto RicoView Mercedita Airport on a map Set PSE as origin Airport Set PSE as destination Airport Get more information about Mercedita Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Mercedita Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Mercedita Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
131.47 miles (50.65 km) NNWAntonio (Nery) Juarbe Pol Airport (ARE)Arecibo, Puerto RicoView Antonio (Nery) Juarbe Pol Airport on a map Set ARE as destination Airport Set ARE as destination Airport Get more information about Antonio (Nery) Juarbe Pol Airport
236.17 miles (58.21 km) NNEDorado Airport (DDP)Dorado, Puerto RicoView Dorado Airport on a map Set DDP as destination Airport Set DDP as destination Airport Get more information about Dorado Airport
342.06 miles (67.68 km) WNWEugenio María de Hostos Airport (MAZ)Mayagüez, Puerto RicoView Eugenio María de Hostos Airport on a map Set MAZ as destination Airport Set MAZ as destination Airport Get more information about Eugenio María de Hostos Airport
443.47 miles (69.96 km) NEFernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport (SIG)San Juan, Puerto RicoView Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport on a map Set SIG as destination Airport Set SIG as destination Airport Get more information about Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport
547.35 miles (76.21 km) NELuis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU)San Juan, Puerto RicoView Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport on a map Set SJU as destination Airport Set SJU as destination Airport Get more information about Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
650.12 miles (80.66 km) NWRafael Hernández Airport (BQN)Aguadilla, Puerto RicoView Rafael Hernández Airport on a map Set BQN as destination Airport Set BQN as destination Airport Get more information about Rafael Hernández Airport
750.86 miles (81.86 km) EHumacao Airport (HUC)Humacao, Puerto Rico, United StatesView Humacao Airport on a map Set HUC as destination Airport Set HUC as destination Airport Get more information about Humacao Airport
862.68 miles (100.87 km) ENEDiego Jiménez Torres Airport (FAJ)Fajardo, Puerto Rico, United StatesView Diego Jiménez Torres Airport on a map Set FAJ as destination Airport Set FAJ as destination Airport Get more information about Diego Jiménez Torres Airport
970.79 miles (113.92 km) EAntonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport (VQS)Vieques, Puerto Rico, United StatesView Antonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport on a map Set VQS as destination Airport Set VQS as destination Airport Get more information about Antonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport
1085.27 miles (137.24 km) ENEBenjamín Rivera Noriega Airport (CPX)Isla de Culebra, Puerto RicoView Benjamín Rivera Noriega Airport on a map Set CPX as destination Airport Set CPX as destination Airport Get more information about Benjamín Rivera Noriega Airport
11106.81 miles (171.89 km) ENECyril E. King Airport (STT)Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, United States Virgin IslandsView Cyril E. King Airport on a map Set STT as destination Airport Set STT as destination Airport Get more information about Cyril E. King Airport
12108.91 miles (175.28 km) ENECharlotte 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
13117.72 miles (189.46 km) EHenry 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
14123.50 miles (198.76 km) EChristiansted 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
15123.53 miles (198.81 km) WNWPunta Cana International Airport (PUJ)Punta Cana, Dominican RepublicView Punta Cana International Airport on a map Set PUJ as destination Airport Set PUJ as destination Airport Get more information about Punta Cana International Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Mercedita Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Mercedita Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,201.40 miles (19,636.20 km) SSWBarrow 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
212,150.11 miles (19,553.66 km) SWKarratha 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
312,141.66 miles (19,540.07 km) SRAAF 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
412,060.71 miles (19,409.79 km) WSWPort 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
512,053.10 miles (19,397.53 km) SWCoolawanyah 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
612,030.88 miles (19,361.78 km) SWSolomon 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
712,001.50 miles (19,314.49 km) SWTom 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
811,984.20 miles (19,286.66 km) SWParaburdoo 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
911,961.73 miles (19,250.49 km) SCarnarvon 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
1011,949.11 miles (19,230.19 km) SWCoondewanna 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
1111,945.32 miles (19,224.07 km) SWBarimunya 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
1211,891.92 miles (19,138.15 km) SShark Bay Airport (MJK)Monkey Mia, Western Australia, AustraliaView Shark Bay Airport on a map Set MJK as destination Airport Set MJK as destination Airport Get more information about Shark Bay Airport
1311,881.15 miles (19,120.80 km) SWNewman 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
1411,859.11 miles (19,085.34 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
1511,786.51 miles (18,968.51 km) SNgurah Rai International Airport (NRIA) (DPS)Denpasar, Bali, IndonesiaView Ngurah Rai International Airport (NRIA) on a map Set DPS as destination Airport Set DPS as destination Airport Get more information about Ngurah Rai International Airport (NRIA)