About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between RAAF Learmonth (LEA), Exmouth, Western Australia, Australia and Virgin Gorda Airport (VIJ), Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,158 miles (or 19,566 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 Virgin Gorda 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 Virgin Gorda Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

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

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: VIJ / TUPW
Airport Name: Virgin Gorda Airport
Location: Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
GPS Coordinates: 18°26'44"N by 64°25'41"W
Area Served: Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda
Operator/Owner: BVIAA
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 14 feet (4 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about RAAF Learmonth (LEA):

  • 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.
  • RAAF Learmonth (LEA) currently has only 1 runway.
  • During World War II a little-known landing field was constructed on the western shore of Exmouth Gulf.
  • In addition to being known as "RAAF Learmonth", another name for LEA is "Learmonth Airport".
  • 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.
  • RAAF Learmonth handled 90,861 passengers last year.
  • The closest airport to RAAF Learmonth (LEA) is Barrow Island Airport (BWB), which is located 127 miles (204 kilometers) NE of LEA.
  • 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 Virgin Gorda Airport (VIJ):

  • Because of Virgin Gorda Airport's relatively low elevation of 14 feet, planes can take off or land at Virgin Gorda 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.
  • Virgin Gorda Airport (VIJ) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The furthest airport from Virgin Gorda Airport (VIJ) is Barrow Island Airport (BWB), which is nearly antipodal to Virgin Gorda Airport (meaning Virgin Gorda Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Barrow Island Airport), and is located 12,269 miles (19,745 kilometers) away in Barrow Island, Western Australia, Australia.
  • The closest airport to Virgin Gorda Airport (VIJ) is Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS), which is located only 8 miles (12 kilometers) E of VIJ.

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 Virgin Gorda Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Virgin Gorda Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
17.54 miles (12.13 km) ETerrance 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
234.42 miles (55.40 km) WSWCharlotte 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
336.53 miles (58.78 km) WSWCyril 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
451.56 miles (82.99 km) SSWChristiansted 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
556.78 miles (91.38 km) SSWHenry 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
658.18 miles (93.64 km) WBenjamín 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
773.13 miles (117.69 km) WSWAntonio 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
881.46 miles (131.10 km) WDiego 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
990.93 miles (146.34 km) ESEPrincess Juliana International Airport (SXM)Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, Kingdom of the NetherlandsView Princess Juliana International Airport on a map Set SXM as destination Airport Set SXM as destination Airport Get more information about Princess Juliana International Airport
1091.58 miles (147.39 km) EClayton 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
1192.53 miles (148.91 km) WSWHumacao 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
1293.57 miles (150.59 km) ESEL'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
1396.68 miles (155.60 km) SEJuancho 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
14103.16 miles (166.02 km) WLuis 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
15109.47 miles (176.18 km) WFernando 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

Map of Furthest Airports from Virgin Gorda Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Virgin Gorda Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,269.22 miles (19,745.35 km) SBarrow 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
212,261.75 miles (19,733.32 km) SSWKarratha 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
312,197.14 miles (19,629.35 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
412,165.40 miles (19,578.26 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
512,157.85 miles (19,566.11 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
612,137.79 miles (19,533.84 km) SSWSolomon 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
712,104.61 miles (19,480.44 km) SSWTom 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
812,081.40 miles (19,443.08 km) SSWParaburdoo 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
912,063.46 miles (19,414.22 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
1012,061.12 miles (19,410.45 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
1111,998.61 miles (19,309.84 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
1211,998.05 miles (19,308.94 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
1311,975.78 miles (19,273.10 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
1411,906.64 miles (19,161.83 km) SSEShark 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
1511,899.89 miles (19,150.97 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