About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Lukulu Airport (LXU), Lukulu, Zambia and Kona International Airport at Keāhole (KOA), Kailua / Kona, Hawaii, United States would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,063 miles (or 19,414 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 Lukulu Airport and Kona International Airport at Keāhole, 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 Lukulu Airport and Kona International Airport at Keāhole. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between LXU and KOA makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between Lukulu Airport and Kona International Airport at Keāhole 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 LXU and KOA are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from Lukulu, Zambia and Kailua / Kona, Hawaii, United States 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 LXU and KOA!

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: LXU / FLLK
Airport Name: Lukulu Airport
Location: Lukulu, Zambia
GPS Coordinates: 14°22'30"S by 23°15'0"E
Area Served: Lukulu
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 3480 feet (1,061 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: KOA / PHKO
Airport Names:
  1. Kona International Airport at Keāhole
  2. Kona International Airport
Location: Kailua / Kona, Hawaii, United States
GPS Coordinates: 19°44'20"N by 156°2'44"W
Area Served: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Operator/Owner: Hawaii Department of Transportation
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 47 feet (14 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Lukulu Airport (LXU):

  • Lukulu Airport (LXU) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The furthest airport from Lukulu Airport (LXU) is Kona International Airport at Keāhole (KOA), which is nearly antipodal to Lukulu Airport (meaning Lukulu Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Kona International Airport at Keāhole), and is located 12,063 miles (19,414 kilometers) away in Kailua / Kona, Hawaii, United States.
  • The closest airport to Lukulu Airport (LXU) is Zambezi Airport (BBZ), which is located 59 miles (95 kilometers) N of LXU.

Facts about Kona International Airport at Keāhole (KOA):

  • The furthest airport from Kona International Airport at Keāhole (KOA) is Maun Airport (MUB), which is nearly antipodal to Kona International Airport at Keāhole (meaning Kona International Airport at Keāhole is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Maun Airport), and is located 12,399 miles (19,954 kilometers) away in Maun, Botswana.
  • The closest airport to Kona International Airport at Keāhole (KOA) is Pōhakuloa Training Area (BSF), which is located 22 miles (36 kilometers) ENE of KOA.
  • Construction crews from Bechtel Corporation had used three million pounds of dynamite to flatten the lava flow within 13 months.
  • Kona International at Keahole Airport covers 2,700 acres at an elevation of 47 feet above mean sea level.
  • A small museum, the Astronaut Ellison S.
  • In addition to being known as "Kona International Airport at Keāhole", another name for KOA is "Kona International Airport".
  • Because of Kona International Airport at Keāhole's relatively low elevation of 47 feet, planes can take off or land at Kona International Airport at Keāhole 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.
  • Kona International Airport at Keāhole handled 2,649,493 passengers last year.
  • Kona International Airport at Keāhole (KOA) currently has only 1 runway.

Map of Nearest Airports to Lukulu Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Lukulu Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
158.78 miles (94.60 km) NZambezi Airport (BBZ)Zambezi, ZambiaView Zambezi Airport on a map Set BBZ as origin Airport Set BBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Zambezi Airport
261.05 miles (98.24 km) SMongu Airport (MNR)Mongu, Western Province, ZambiaView Mongu Airport on a map Set MNR as origin Airport Set MNR as destination Airport Get more information about Mongu Airport
367.03 miles (107.87 km) SWKalabo Airport (KLB)Kalabo, ZambiaView Kalabo Airport on a map Set KLB as origin Airport Set KLB as destination Airport Get more information about Kalabo Airport
4108.21 miles (174.14 km) ESEKaoma Airport (KMZ)Kaoma, ZambiaView Kaoma Airport on a map Set KMZ as origin Airport Set KMZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaoma Airport
5172.96 miles (278.35 km) NCazombo Airport (CAV)Cazombo, AngolaView Cazombo Airport on a map Set CAV as origin Airport Set CAV as destination Airport Get more information about Cazombo Airport
6209.99 miles (337.95 km) ESENgoma Airport (ZGM)Ngoma, ZambiaView Ngoma Airport on a map Set ZGM as origin Airport Set ZGM as destination Airport Get more information about Ngoma Airport
7231.81 miles (373.06 km) WCangamba Airport (CNZ)Cangamba, AngolaView Cangamba Airport on a map Set CNZ as origin Airport Set CNZ as destination Airport Get more information about Cangamba Airport
8233.44 miles (375.68 km) SSEKatima Mulilo Airport (MPA)Katima Mulilo, NamibiaView Katima Mulilo Airport on a map Set MPA as origin Airport Set MPA as destination Airport Get more information about Katima Mulilo Airport
9258.93 miles (416.70 km) NESolwezi Airport (SLI)Solwezi, ZambiaView Solwezi Airport on a map Set SLI as origin Airport Set SLI as destination Airport Get more information about Solwezi Airport
10262.05 miles (421.72 km) NNWVilla Teixeira de Sousa Airport (UAL)Luau, Moxico, AngolaView Villa Teixeira de Sousa Airport on a map Set UAL as origin Airport Set UAL as destination Airport Get more information about Villa Teixeira de Sousa Airport
11270.37 miles (435.11 km) SSEKasane Airport (BBK)Kasane, BotswanaView Kasane Airport on a map Set BBK as origin Airport Set BBK as destination Airport Get more information about Kasane Airport
12278.77 miles (448.64 km) WSWCuito Cuanavale Airport (CTI)Cuito Cuanavale, AngolaView Cuito Cuanavale Airport on a map Set CTI as origin Airport Set CTI as destination Airport Get more information about Cuito Cuanavale Airport
13288.69 miles (464.60 km) NWLuena Airport (LUO)Luena, Moxico Province, AngolaView Luena Airport on a map Set LUO as origin Airport Set LUO as destination Airport Get more information about Luena Airport
14292.09 miles (470.08 km) NNEKolwezi Airport (KWZ)Kolwezi, Lualaba District, Democratic Republic of the CongoView Kolwezi Airport on a map Set KWZ as origin Airport Set KWZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kolwezi Airport
15293.04 miles (471.59 km) SELivingstone Airport (LVI)Livingstone, ZambiaView Livingstone Airport on a map Set LVI as origin Airport Set LVI as destination Airport Get more information about Livingstone Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Lukulu Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Lukulu Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,063.28 miles (19,413.92 km) NKona International Airport at Keāhole (KOA)Kailua / Kona, Hawaii, United StatesView Kona International Airport at Keāhole on a map Set KOA as origin Airport Set KOA as destination Airport Get more information about Kona International Airport at Keāhole
212,053.10 miles (19,397.53 km) NPōhakuloa Training Area (BSF)Camp Pohakuloa, Hawaii, United StatesView Pōhakuloa Training Area on a map Set BSF as origin Airport Set BSF as destination Airport Get more information about Pōhakuloa Training Area
312,050.76 miles (19,393.77 km) NNWHilo International Airport (ITO)Hilo, Hawaii, United StatesView Hilo International Airport on a map Set ITO as origin Airport Set ITO as destination Airport Get more information about Hilo International Airport
412,041.55 miles (19,378.95 km) NWaimea-Kohala Airport (MUE)Kamuela, Hawaii, United StatesView Waimea-Kohala Airport on a map Set MUE as origin Airport Set MUE as destination Airport Get more information about Waimea-Kohala Airport
512,025.61 miles (19,353.30 km) NUpolu Airport (UPP)Hawi, Hawaii, United StatesView Upolu Airport on a map Set UPP as origin Airport Set UPP as destination Airport Get more information about Upolu Airport
611,993.67 miles (19,301.90 km) NLanai Airport (LNY)Lanai City, Hawaii, United StatesView Lanai Airport on a map Set LNY as origin Airport Set LNY as destination Airport Get more information about Lanai Airport
711,990.55 miles (19,296.87 km) NHana Airport (HNM)Hana, Hawaii, United StatesView Hana Airport on a map Set HNM as origin Airport Set HNM as destination Airport Get more information about Hana Airport
811,985.57 miles (19,288.86 km) NKahului Airport (OGG)Kahului, Hawaii, United StatesView Kahului Airport on a map Set OGG as origin Airport Set OGG as destination Airport Get more information about Kahului Airport
911,981.58 miles (19,282.43 km) NKapalua Airport (JHM)Lahaina, Hawaii, United StatesView Kapalua Airport on a map Set JHM as origin Airport Set JHM as destination Airport Get more information about Kapalua Airport
1011,967.95 miles (19,260.49 km) NMolokai Airport (MKK)Kaunakakai, Hawaii, United StatesView Molokai Airport on a map Set MKK as origin Airport Set MKK as destination Airport Get more information about Molokai Airport
1111,964.24 miles (19,254.53 km) NKalaupapa Airport (LUP)Kalaupapa, Hawaii, United StatesView Kalaupapa Airport on a map Set LUP as origin Airport Set LUP as destination Airport Get more information about Kalaupapa Airport
1211,950.89 miles (19,233.05 km) NHonolulu International Airport (HNL)Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesView Honolulu International Airport on a map Set HNL as origin Airport Set HNL as destination Airport Get more information about Honolulu International Airport
1311,950.89 miles (19,233.05 km) NHickam Field (HIK)Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesView Hickam Field on a map Set HIK as origin Airport Set HIK as destination Airport Get more information about Hickam Field
1411,950.03 miles (19,231.67 km) NKalaeloa Airport (NAX)Kapolei, Hawaii, United StatesView Kalaeloa Airport on a map Set NAX as origin Airport Set NAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalaeloa Airport
1511,938.31 miles (19,212.81 km) NWheeler AAF (HHI)Wahiawa, Hawaii, United StatesView Wheeler AAF on a map Set HHI as origin Airport Set HHI as destination Airport Get more information about Wheeler AAF

Map of Nearest Airports to Kona International Airport at Keāhole:

List of Nearest Airports to Kona International Airport at Keāhole:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
122.48 miles (36.17 km) ENEPōhakuloa Training Area (BSF)Camp Pohakuloa, Hawaii, United StatesView Pōhakuloa Training Area on a map Set BSF as destination Airport Set BSF as destination Airport Get more information about Pōhakuloa Training Area
230.51 miles (49.10 km) NEWaimea-Kohala Airport (MUE)Kamuela, Hawaii, United StatesView Waimea-Kohala Airport on a map Set MUE as destination Airport Set MUE as destination Airport Get more information about Waimea-Kohala Airport
338.31 miles (61.66 km) NNEUpolu Airport (UPP)Hawi, Hawaii, United StatesView Upolu Airport on a map Set UPP as destination Airport Set UPP as destination Airport Get more information about Upolu Airport
464.87 miles (104.40 km) EHilo International Airport (ITO)Hilo, Hawaii, United StatesView Hilo International Airport on a map Set ITO as destination Airport Set ITO as destination Airport Get more information about Hilo International Airport
573.04 miles (117.54 km) NHana Airport (HNM)Hana, Hawaii, United StatesView Hana Airport on a map Set HNM as destination Airport Set HNM as destination Airport Get more information about Hana Airport
683.92 miles (135.06 km) NNWKahului Airport (OGG)Kahului, Hawaii, United StatesView Kahului Airport on a map Set OGG as destination Airport Set OGG as destination Airport Get more information about Kahului Airport
793.15 miles (149.91 km) NWLanai Airport (LNY)Lanai City, Hawaii, United StatesView Lanai Airport on a map Set LNY as destination Airport Set LNY as destination Airport Get more information about Lanai Airport
893.84 miles (151.02 km) NNWKapalua Airport (JHM)Lahaina, Hawaii, United StatesView Kapalua Airport on a map Set JHM as destination Airport Set JHM as destination Airport Get more information about Kapalua Airport
9118.13 miles (190.12 km) NNWKalaupapa Airport (LUP)Kalaupapa, Hawaii, United StatesView Kalaupapa Airport on a map Set LUP as destination Airport Set LUP as destination Airport Get more information about Kalaupapa Airport
10119.04 miles (191.58 km) NWMolokai Airport (MKK)Kaunakakai, Hawaii, United StatesView Molokai Airport on a map Set MKK as destination Airport Set MKK as destination Airport Get more information about Molokai Airport
11163.28 miles (262.78 km) NWHickam Field (HIK)Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesView Hickam Field on a map Set HIK as destination Airport Set HIK as destination Airport Get more information about Hickam Field
12163.28 miles (262.78 km) NWHonolulu International Airport (HNL)Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesView Honolulu International Airport on a map Set HNL as destination Airport Set HNL as destination Airport Get more information about Honolulu International Airport
13170.02 miles (273.61 km) NWKalaeloa Airport (NAX)Kapolei, Hawaii, United StatesView Kalaeloa Airport on a map Set NAX as destination Airport Set NAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalaeloa Airport
14176.58 miles (284.17 km) NWWheeler AAF (HHI)Wahiawa, Hawaii, United StatesView Wheeler AAF on a map Set HHI as destination Airport Set HHI as destination Airport Get more information about Wheeler AAF
15188.47 miles (303.31 km) NWDillingham Airfield (HDH)Mokuleia, Hawaii, United StatesView Dillingham Airfield on a map Set HDH as destination Airport Set HDH as destination Airport Get more information about Dillingham Airfield

Map of Furthest Airports from Kona International Airport at Keāhole:

List of Furthest Airports from Kona International Airport at Keāhole:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,399.15 miles (19,954.45 km) ESEMaun Airport (MUB)Maun, BotswanaView Maun Airport on a map Set MUB as destination Airport Set MUB as destination Airport Get more information about Maun Airport
212,290.65 miles (19,779.84 km) SKatima Mulilo Airport (MPA)Katima Mulilo, NamibiaView Katima Mulilo Airport on a map Set MPA as destination Airport Set MPA as destination Airport Get more information about Katima Mulilo Airport
312,283.01 miles (19,767.54 km) SSWKasane Airport (BBK)Kasane, BotswanaView Kasane Airport on a map Set BBK as destination Airport Set BBK as destination Airport Get more information about Kasane Airport
412,269.29 miles (19,745.46 km) SWVictoria Falls Airport (VFA)Victoria Falls, ZimbabweView Victoria Falls Airport on a map Set VFA as destination Airport Set VFA as destination Airport Get more information about Victoria Falls Airport
512,256.57 miles (19,724.99 km) SWLivingstone Airport (LVI)Livingstone, ZambiaView Livingstone Airport on a map Set LVI as destination Airport Set LVI as destination Airport Get more information about Livingstone Airport
612,236.13 miles (19,692.10 km) SEGhanzi Airport (GNZ)Ghanzi, BotswanaView Ghanzi Airport on a map Set GNZ as destination Airport Set GNZ as destination Airport Get more information about Ghanzi Airport
712,222.52 miles (19,670.19 km) WSWHwange National Park Airport (HWN)Hwange National Park, ZimbabweView Hwange National Park Airport on a map Set HWN as destination Airport Set HWN as destination Airport Get more information about Hwange National Park Airport
812,195.57 miles (19,626.82 km) ESEDirico Airport (DRC)Dirico, AngolaView Dirico Airport on a map Set DRC as destination Airport Set DRC as destination Airport Get more information about Dirico Airport
912,188.69 miles (19,615.75 km) WSWFrancistown International Airport/Francistown Air Base (FRW)Francistown, BotswanaView Francistown International Airport/Francistown Air Base on a map Set FRW as destination Airport Set FRW as destination Airport Get more information about Francistown International Airport/Francistown Air Base
1012,145.44 miles (19,546.14 km) SSWNgoma Airport (ZGM)Ngoma, ZambiaView Ngoma Airport on a map Set ZGM as destination Airport Set ZGM as destination Airport Get more information about Ngoma Airport
1112,133.75 miles (19,527.32 km) ESERundu Airport (NDU)Rundu, Okavango Region, NamibiaView Rundu Airport on a map Set NDU as destination Airport Set NDU as destination Airport Get more information about Rundu Airport
1212,133.18 miles (19,526.42 km) WJoshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport (BUQ)Bulawayo, ZimbabweView Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport on a map Set BUQ as destination Airport Set BUQ as destination Airport Get more information about Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport
1312,122.59 miles (19,509.37 km) SMongu Airport (MNR)Mongu, Western Province, ZambiaView Mongu Airport on a map Set MNR as destination Airport Set MNR as destination Airport Get more information about Mongu Airport
1412,111.09 miles (19,490.87 km) SSEHukuntsi Airport (HUK)Hukuntsi, BotswanaView Hukuntsi Airport on a map Set HUK as destination Airport Set HUK as destination Airport Get more information about Hukuntsi Airport
1512,097.68 miles (19,469.29 km) SJwaneng Airport (JWA)Jwaneng, BotswanaView Jwaneng Airport on a map Set JWA as destination Airport Set JWA as destination Airport Get more information about Jwaneng Airport