About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between La Plata Airport (LPG), La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA), Shanghai, China would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,172 miles (or 19,589 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 La Plata Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao 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 La Plata Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between LPG and SHA makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between La Plata Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao 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 LPG and SHA are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Shanghai, China 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 LPG and SHA!

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: LPG / SADL
Airport Names:
  1. La Plata Airport
  2. Aeropuerto de La Plata
Location: La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
GPS Coordinates: 34°58'19"S by 57°53'40"W
Area Served: La Plata
Operator/Owner: Dirección Provincial de Aeronavegación Oficial y Planificación Aeroportuaria (DPAO)
Airport Type: Civil
Elevation: 72 feet (22 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: SHA / ZSSS
Airport Names:
  1. Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
  2. 上海虹桥国际机场
  3. Shànghǎi Hóngqiáo Guójì Jīchǎng
Location: Shanghai, China
GPS Coordinates: 31°11'53"N by 121°20'11"E
Area Served: Shanghai
Operator/Owner: Shanghai Airport Authority
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 10 feet (3 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about La Plata Airport (LPG):

  • La Plata Airport (LPG) has 2 runways.
  • The furthest airport from La Plata Airport (LPG) is Qingdao Liuting International Airport (TAO), which is nearly antipodal to La Plata Airport (meaning La Plata Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Qingdao Liuting International Airport), and is located 12,305 miles (19,802 kilometers) away in Qingdao, Shandong, China.
  • The closest airport to La Plata Airport (LPG) is Laguna de los Patos International Airport (CYR), which is located 36 miles (58 kilometers) N of LPG.
  • In addition to being known as "La Plata Airport", another name for LPG is "Aeropuerto de La Plata".
  • Because of La Plata Airport's relatively low elevation of 72 feet, planes can take off or land at La Plata 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.

Facts about Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA):

  • On 1 January 2013, holders of passports issued by 45 countries do not need a visa if transiting through Hongqiao Airport provided they hold valid passports.
  • Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) has 2 runways.
  • In preparation for the Shanghai Expo, on 16 March 2010 Hongqiao Airport completed a five-year 15.3-billion-yuan expansion project, which included a 3,300-meter second runway and the new Terminal 2, boosting Hongqiao's capacity to 40 million passengers a year.
  • Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport handled 33,851,200 passengers last year.
  • The closest airport to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) is Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), which is located 28 miles (45 kilometers) E of SHA.
  • In addition to being known as "Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport", other names for SHA include "上海虹桥国际机场" and "Shànghǎi Hóngqiáo Guójì Jīchǎng".
  • An airport was first built in the town of Hongqiao in the west of Shanghai in 1907, initially as a small military airfield.
  • The furthest airport from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) is Comodoro Pierrestegui Airport (COC), which is nearly antipodal to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (meaning Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Comodoro Pierrestegui Airport), and is located 12,397 miles (19,951 kilometers) away in Concordia, Entre Ríos, Argentina.
  • Because of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport's relatively low elevation of 10 feet, planes can take off or land at Shanghai Hongqiao 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.
  • The proposed extension of the Shanghai Maglev Train from Longyang Road through Shanghai South Railway Station to Hongqiao would connect the two airports.

Map of Nearest Airports to La Plata Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to La Plata Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
136.33 miles (58.47 km) NLaguna de los Patos International Airport (CYR)Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia, UruguayView Laguna de los Patos International Airport on a map Set CYR as origin Airport Set CYR as destination Airport Get more information about Laguna de los Patos International Airport
237.78 miles (60.80 km) WNWMinistro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)Ezeiza (near Buenos Aires), ArgentinaView Ministro Pistarini International Airport on a map Set EZE as origin Airport Set EZE as destination Airport Get more information about Ministro Pistarini International Airport
341.14 miles (66.20 km) NWJorge Newbery Airfield (AEP)Buenos Aires, ArgentinaView Jorge Newbery Airfield on a map Set AEP as origin Airport Set AEP as destination Airport Get more information about Jorge Newbery Airfield
453.32 miles (85.82 km) NWSan Fernando Airport (FDO)San Fernando, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaView San Fernando Airport on a map Set FDO as origin Airport Set FDO as destination Airport Get more information about San Fernando Airport
5101.73 miles (163.73 km) SWLas Flores Airport (ELB)El Banco, ColombiaView Las Flores Airport on a map Set ELB as origin Airport Set ELB as destination Airport Get more information about Las Flores Airport
6106.02 miles (170.62 km) ECarrasco/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
7137.09 miles (220.63 km) NESanta Bernardina International Airport (DZO)Durazno, Durazno, UruguayView Santa Bernardina International Airport on a map Set DZO as origin Airport Set DZO as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Bernardina International Airport
8141.66 miles (227.99 km) NNWGualeguaychú Airport (GHU)Gualeguaychú, Entre Ríos, ArgentinaView Gualeguaychú Airport on a map Set GHU as origin Airport Set GHU as destination Airport Get more information about Gualeguaychú Airport
9158.87 miles (255.68 km) ECapitán 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
10163.66 miles (263.38 km) SSEVilla Gesell Airport (VLG)Villa Gesell, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaView Villa Gesell Airport on a map Set VLG as origin Airport Set VLG as destination Airport Get more information about Villa Gesell Airport
11172.54 miles (277.68 km) SSWTandil Airport (TDL)Tandil, ArgentinaView Tandil Airport on a map Set TDL as origin Airport Set TDL as destination Airport Get more information about Tandil Airport
12174.82 miles (281.34 km) WJunín Airport (JNI)Junín, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaView Junín Airport on a map Set JNI as origin Airport Set JNI as destination Airport Get more information about Junín Airport
13180.51 miles (290.51 km) NTydeo Larre Borges International Airport (PDU)Paysandú, Paysandú, UruguayView Tydeo Larre Borges International Airport on a map Set PDU as origin Airport Set PDU as destination Airport Get more information about Tydeo Larre Borges International Airport
14185.55 miles (298.61 km) SWOlavarría Airport (OVR)Olavarría, ArgentinaView Olavarría Airport on a map Set OVR as origin Airport Set OVR as destination Airport Get more information about Olavarría Airport
15205.43 miles (330.60 km) SAstor Piazzolla International Airport (MDQ)Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Province, ArgentinaView Astor Piazzolla International Airport on a map Set MDQ as origin Airport Set MDQ as destination Airport Get more information about Astor Piazzolla International Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from La Plata Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from La Plata Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,304.73 miles (19,802.50 km) NEQingdao Liuting International Airport (TAO)Qingdao, Shandong, ChinaView Qingdao Liuting International Airport on a map Set TAO as origin Airport Set TAO as destination Airport Get more information about Qingdao Liuting International Airport
212,284.38 miles (19,769.75 km) NEYancheng Nanyang Airport (YNZ)Yancheng, Jiangsu, ChinaView Yancheng Nanyang Airport on a map Set YNZ as origin Airport Set YNZ as destination Airport Get more information about Yancheng Nanyang Airport
312,283.62 miles (19,768.52 km) NWeihai Dashuibo Airport (WEH)Weihai, Shandong, ChinaView Weihai Dashuibo Airport on a map Set WEH as origin Airport Set WEH as destination Airport Get more information about Weihai Dashuibo Airport
412,264.03 miles (19,736.99 km) NNEYantai Laishan International Airport (YNT)Yantai, Shandong, ChinaView Yantai Laishan International Airport on a map Set YNT as origin Airport Set YNT as destination Airport Get more information about Yantai Laishan International Airport
512,251.32 miles (19,716.53 km) ELianyungang Baitabu Airport (LYG)Lianyungang, Jiangsu, ChinaView Lianyungang Baitabu Airport on a map Set LYG as origin Airport Set LYG as destination Airport Get more information about Lianyungang Baitabu Airport
612,249.03 miles (19,712.85 km) ENEHuai'an Lianshui Airport (HIA)Huai'an, Jiangsu, ChinaView Huai'an Lianshui Airport on a map Set HIA as origin Airport Set HIA as destination Airport Get more information about Huai'an Lianshui Airport
712,233.36 miles (19,687.63 km) NEWeifang Airport (WEF)Weifang, Shandong, ChinaView Weifang Airport on a map Set WEF as origin Airport Set WEF as destination Airport Get more information about Weifang Airport
812,227.72 miles (19,678.56 km) ELinyi Shubuling Airport (LYI)Linyi, Shandong, ChinaView Linyi Shubuling Airport on a map Set LYI as origin Airport Set LYI as destination Airport Get more information about Linyi Shubuling Airport
912,220.97 miles (19,667.70 km) NEYangzhou Taizhou Airport (YTY)Yangzhou and Taizhou, Jiangsu, ChinaView Yangzhou Taizhou Airport on a map Set YTY as origin Airport Set YTY as destination Airport Get more information about Yangzhou Taizhou Airport
1012,194.04 miles (19,624.36 km) WMokpo Airport (MPK)Mokpo, South KoreaView Mokpo Airport on a map Set MPK as origin Airport Set MPK as destination Airport Get more information about Mokpo Airport
1112,185.90 miles (19,611.26 km) NNEChangzhou Benniu Airport (CZX)Changzhou, Jiangsu, ChinaView Changzhou Benniu Airport on a map Set CZX as origin Airport Set CZX as destination Airport Get more information about Changzhou Benniu Airport
1212,177.74 miles (19,598.12 km) NNESunan Shuofang International Airport (WUX)Wuxi/Suzhou, Jiangsu, ChinaView Sunan Shuofang International Airport on a map Set WUX as origin Airport Set WUX as destination Airport Get more information about Sunan Shuofang International Airport
1312,174.88 miles (19,593.52 km) WNWGunsan Airport (KUV)Gunsan, South KoreaView Gunsan Airport on a map Set KUV as origin Airport Set KUV as destination Airport Get more information about Gunsan Airport
1412,172.26 miles (19,589.31 km) NShanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA)Shanghai, ChinaView Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport on a map Set SHA as origin Airport Set SHA as destination Airport Get more information about Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
1512,171.68 miles (19,588.37 km) NShanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)Shanghai, People's Republic of ChinaView Shanghai Pudong International Airport on a map Set PVG as origin Airport Set PVG as destination Airport Get more information about Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
127.98 miles (45.02 km) EShanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)Shanghai, People's Republic of ChinaView Shanghai Pudong International Airport on a map Set PVG as destination Airport Set PVG as destination Airport Get more information about Shanghai Pudong International Airport
255.47 miles (89.27 km) WSuzhou Guangfu Airport (SZV)Suzhou, Jiangsu, ChinaView Suzhou Guangfu Airport on a map Set SZV as destination Airport Set SZV as destination Airport Get more information about Suzhou Guangfu Airport
357.30 miles (92.22 km) WNWSunan Shuofang International Airport (WUX)Wuxi/Suzhou, Jiangsu, ChinaView Sunan Shuofang International Airport on a map Set WUX as destination Airport Set WUX as destination Airport Get more information about Sunan Shuofang International Airport
485.73 miles (137.97 km) SWHangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH)Hangzhou, ChinaView Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport on a map Set HGH as destination Airport Set HGH as destination Airport Get more information about Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
595.05 miles (152.96 km) SNingbo Lishe International Airport (NGB)Ningbo, Zhejiang, ChinaView Ningbo Lishe International Airport on a map Set NGB as destination Airport Set NGB as destination Airport Get more information about Ningbo Lishe International Airport
6103.69 miles (166.87 km) WNWChangzhou Benniu Airport (CZX)Changzhou, Jiangsu, ChinaView Changzhou Benniu Airport on a map Set CZX as destination Airport Set CZX as destination Airport Get more information about Changzhou Benniu Airport
7106.54 miles (171.45 km) SEZhoushan Putuoshan Airport (HSN)Zhoushan, Zhejiang, ChinaView Zhoushan Putuoshan Airport on a map Set HSN as destination Airport Set HSN as destination Airport Get more information about Zhoushan Putuoshan Airport
8133.88 miles (215.47 km) NWYangzhou Taizhou Airport (YTY)Yangzhou and Taizhou, Jiangsu, ChinaView Yangzhou Taizhou Airport on a map Set YTY as destination Airport Set YTY as destination Airport Get more information about Yangzhou Taizhou Airport
9149.84 miles (241.15 km) SSWYiwu Airport (YIW)Yiwu, Zhejiang, ChinaView Yiwu Airport on a map Set YIW as destination Airport Set YIW as destination Airport Get more information about Yiwu Airport
10150.59 miles (242.34 km) WNWNanjing Lukou International Airport (NKG)Nanjing, ChinaView Nanjing Lukou International Airport on a map Set NKG as destination Airport Set NKG as destination Airport Get more information about Nanjing Lukou International Airport
11167.54 miles (269.64 km) NNWYancheng Nanyang Airport (YNZ)Yancheng, Jiangsu, ChinaView Yancheng Nanyang Airport on a map Set YNZ as destination Airport Set YNZ as destination Airport Get more information about Yancheng Nanyang Airport
12182.20 miles (293.23 km) STaizhou Luqiao Airport (HYN)Taizhou, Zhejiang, ChinaView Taizhou Luqiao Airport on a map Set HYN as destination Airport Set HYN as destination Airport Get more information about Taizhou Luqiao Airport
13212.15 miles (341.43 km) SWQuzhou Airport (JUZ)Quzhou, Zhejiang, ChinaView Quzhou Airport on a map Set JUZ as destination Airport Set JUZ as destination Airport Get more information about Quzhou Airport
14218.51 miles (351.66 km) WChizhou Jiuhuashan Airport (JUH)Chizhou and Tongling, Anhui, ChinaView Chizhou Jiuhuashan Airport on a map Set JUH as destination Airport Set JUH as destination Airport Get more information about Chizhou Jiuhuashan Airport
15219.13 miles (352.66 km) NWHuai'an Lianshui Airport (HIA)Huai'an, Jiangsu, ChinaView Huai'an Lianshui Airport on a map Set HIA as destination Airport Set HIA as destination Airport Get more information about Huai'an Lianshui Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,396.81 miles (19,950.69 km) WComodoro Pierrestegui Airport (COC)Concordia, Entre Ríos, ArgentinaView Comodoro Pierrestegui Airport on a map Set COC as destination Airport Set COC as destination Airport Get more information about Comodoro Pierrestegui Airport
212,393.45 miles (19,945.27 km) WSWNueva Hespérides International Airport (STY)Salto, Salto, UruguayView Nueva Hespérides International Airport on a map Set STY as destination Airport Set STY as destination Airport Get more information about Nueva Hespérides International Airport
312,348.88 miles (19,873.55 km) SSWTydeo Larre Borges International Airport (PDU)Paysandú, Paysandú, UruguayView Tydeo Larre Borges International Airport on a map Set PDU as destination Airport Set PDU as destination Airport Get more information about Tydeo Larre Borges International Airport
412,348.55 miles (19,873.01 km) SWMonte Caseros Airport (MCS)Monte Caseros, Corrientes, ArgentinaView Monte Caseros Airport on a map Set MCS as destination Airport Set MCS as destination Airport Get more information about Monte Caseros Airport
512,330.07 miles (19,843.28 km) SSWCuruzú Cuatiá Airport (UZU)Curuzú Cuatiá, Corrientes, ArgentinaView Curuzú Cuatiá Airport on a map Set UZU as destination Airport Set UZU as destination Airport Get more information about Curuzú Cuatiá Airport
612,322.11 miles (19,830.46 km) ESEGeneral Justo José de Urquiza Airport (PRA)Paraná, Entre Ríos, ArgentinaView General Justo José de Urquiza Airport on a map Set PRA as destination Airport Set PRA as destination Airport Get more information about General Justo José de Urquiza Airport
712,311.55 miles (19,813.47 km) SGualeguaychú Airport (GHU)Gualeguaychú, Entre Ríos, ArgentinaView Gualeguaychú Airport on a map Set GHU as destination Airport Set GHU as destination Airport Get more information about Gualeguaychú Airport
812,299.19 miles (19,793.58 km) SWRuben Berta International Airport (URG)Uruguaiana, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilView Ruben Berta International Airport on a map Set URG as destination Airport Set URG as destination Airport Get more information about Ruben Berta International Airport
912,299.07 miles (19,793.38 km) SWPaso de los Libres Airport (AOL)Paso de los Libres, Corrientes, ArgentinaView Paso de los Libres Airport on a map Set AOL as destination Airport Set AOL as destination Airport Get more information about Paso de los Libres Airport
1012,297.50 miles (19,790.86 km) WSWArtigas 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
1112,295.79 miles (19,788.10 km) SSWMercedes Airport (MDX)Mercedes, Corrientes, ArgentinaView Mercedes Airport on a map Set MDX as destination Airport Set MDX as destination Airport Get more information about Mercedes Airport
1212,286.65 miles (19,773.39 km) SSEReconquista Airport (RCQ)Reconquista, Santa Fe, ArgentinaView Reconquista Airport on a map Set RCQ as destination Airport Set RCQ as destination Airport Get more information about Reconquista Airport
1312,271.04 miles (19,748.27 km) WSWTacuarembó 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
1412,265.60 miles (19,739.52 km) SERosario – Islas Malvinas International Airport (ROS)Rosario, ArgentinaView Rosario – Islas Malvinas International Airport on a map Set ROS as destination Airport Set ROS as destination Airport Get more information about Rosario – Islas Malvinas International Airport
1512,247.57 miles (19,710.50 km) WPres. 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