About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Essendon Airport (MEB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and Madeira Airport (FNC), Funchal, Madeira, Portugal would travel a Great Circle distance of 11,348 miles (or 18,263 kilometers).

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Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: MEB / YMEN
Airport Names:
  1. Essendon Airport
  2. Melbourne/Essendon
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
GPS Coordinates: 37°43'41"S by 144°54'6"E
Area Served: Melbourne
Operator/Owner: Zavanti Holdings Pty. Ltd.
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 282 feet (86 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: FNC / LPMA
Airport Names:
  1. Madeira Airport
  2. Aeroporto da Madeira
Location: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
GPS Coordinates: 32°41'39"N by 16°46'41"W
Area Served: Funchal
Operator/Owner: Aeroportos da Madeira
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 190 feet (58 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Essendon Airport (MEB):

  • The closest airport to Essendon Airport (MEB) is Melbourne Airport (MEL), which is located only 5 miles (8 kilometers) NW of MEB.
  • The furthest airport from Essendon Airport (MEB) is Flores Airport (FLW), which is nearly antipodal to Essendon Airport (meaning Essendon Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Flores Airport), and is located 12,192 miles (19,620 kilometers) away in Flores Island, Azores, Portugal.
  • Because of Essendon Airport's relatively low elevation of 282 feet, planes can take off or land at Essendon 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.
  • Essendon Airport (MEB) has 2 runways.
  • In addition to being known as "Essendon Airport", another name for MEB is "Melbourne/Essendon".
  • The airport was extended with additional land during the 1930s.
  • International flights departed mainly from Sydney during Essendon's years of operation, and there were regular daily flights between the two largest metropolitan areas in Australia.
  • On 31 January 1945, a heavily-modified Stinson Model A registered VH-UYY and named Tokana, operated by Australian National Airways, departed from Essendon Airport for the daily flight to Kerang.

Facts about Madeira Airport (FNC):

  • The new runway and terminal were inaugurated on 6 October 2002, and to mark the occasion an Air-Atlantic Iceland Boeing 747-267B, registration TF-ABA, landed at the airport.
  • The furthest airport from Madeira Airport (FNC) is Lord Howe Island Airport (LDH), which is nearly antipodal to Madeira Airport (meaning Madeira Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Lord Howe Island Airport), and is located 12,181 miles (19,604 kilometers) away in Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia.
  • In addition to being known as "Madeira Airport", another name for FNC is "Aeroporto da Madeira".
  • The closest airport to Madeira Airport (FNC) is Porto Santo Airport (PXO), which is located 36 miles (58 kilometers) NE of FNC.
  • In 2000, the runway was again extended this time to 2,781 m almost doubling the size of the original runway.
  • Because of Madeira Airport's relatively low elevation of 190 feet, planes can take off or land at Madeira 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.
  • Madeira Airport handled 2,311,380 passengers last year.
  • Madeira Airport (FNC) currently has only 1 runway.

Map of Nearest Airports to Essendon Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Essendon Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
14.96 miles (7.98 km) NWMelbourne Airport (MEL)Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaView Melbourne Airport on a map Set MEL as origin Airport Set MEL as destination Airport Get more information about Melbourne Airport
220.31 miles (32.68 km) SSEMoorabbin Harry Hawker Airport (MBW)Moorabbin, Victoria, AustraliaView Moorabbin Harry Hawker Airport on a map Set MBW as origin Airport Set MBW as destination Airport Get more information about Moorabbin Harry Hawker Airport
345.38 miles (73.03 km) WSWAvalon Airport (AVV)Avalon, Victoria, AustraliaView Avalon Airport on a map Set AVV as origin Airport Set AVV as destination Airport Get more information about Avalon Airport
446.26 miles (74.45 km) SWGeelong Airport (GEX)Grovedale, Victoria, AustraliaView Geelong Airport on a map Set GEX as origin Airport Set GEX as destination Airport Get more information about Geelong Airport
575.21 miles (121.04 km) NNWBendigo Airport (BXG)Bendigo, Victoria, AustraliaView Bendigo Airport on a map Set BXG as origin Airport Set BXG as destination Airport Get more information about Bendigo Airport
693.75 miles (150.87 km) NNEShepparton Airport (SHT)Shepparton, Victoria, AustraliaView Shepparton Airport on a map Set SHT as origin Airport Set SHT as destination Airport Get more information about Shepparton Airport
7101.53 miles (163.40 km) NEBenalla Airport (BLN)Benalla, Victoria, AustraliaView Benalla Airport on a map Set BLN as origin Airport Set BLN as destination Airport Get more information about Benalla Airport
8108.77 miles (175.05 km) WNWArarat Airport (ARY)Ararat, Victoria, AustraliaView Ararat Airport on a map Set ARY as origin Airport Set ARY as destination Airport Get more information about Ararat Airport
9108.81 miles (175.11 km) NEchuca Airport (ECH)Echuca, Victoria, AustraliaView Echuca Airport on a map Set ECH as origin Airport Set ECH as destination Airport Get more information about Echuca Airport
10139.28 miles (224.15 km) WSWWarrnambool Airport (WMB)Warrnambool, Victoria, AustraliaView Warrnambool Airport on a map Set WMB as origin Airport Set WMB as destination Airport Get more information about Warrnambool Airport
11141.56 miles (227.81 km) ENEMount Hotham Airport (MHU)Mount Hotham, Victoria, AustraliaView Mount Hotham Airport on a map Set MHU as origin Airport Set MHU as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Hotham Airport
12144.37 miles (232.34 km) NECorowa Airport (CWW)Corowa, New South Wales, AustraliaView Corowa Airport on a map Set CWW as origin Airport Set CWW as destination Airport Get more information about Corowa Airport
13145.94 miles (234.86 km) EBairnsdale Aerodrome (BSJ)Bairnsdale, Victoria, AustraliaView Bairnsdale Aerodrome on a map Set BSJ as origin Airport Set BSJ as destination Airport Get more information about Bairnsdale Aerodrome
14146.57 miles (235.88 km) NNWKerang Airport (KRA)Kerang, Victoria, AustraliaView Kerang Airport on a map Set KRA as origin Airport Set KRA as destination Airport Get more information about Kerang Airport
15149.82 miles (241.11 km) NDeniliquin Airport (DNQ)Deniliquin, New South Wales, AustraliaView Deniliquin Airport on a map Set DNQ as origin Airport Set DNQ as destination Airport Get more information about Deniliquin Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Essendon Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Essendon Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,191.57 miles (19,620.38 km) WNWFlores Airport (FLW)Flores Island, Azores, PortugalView Flores Airport on a map Set FLW as origin Airport Set FLW as destination Airport Get more information about Flores Airport
212,183.46 miles (19,607.33 km) WNWCorvo Airport (CVU)Corvo Island, Azores, PortugalView Corvo Airport on a map Set CVU as origin Airport Set CVU as destination Airport Get more information about Corvo Airport
312,085.71 miles (19,450.02 km) WHorta International Airport (HOR)Horta, Azores, PortugalView Horta International Airport on a map Set HOR as origin Airport Set HOR as destination Airport Get more information about Horta International Airport
412,070.67 miles (19,425.82 km) WPico Airport (PIX)Pico Island, Azores, PortugalView Pico Airport on a map Set PIX as origin Airport Set PIX as destination Airport Get more information about Pico Airport
512,042.73 miles (19,380.85 km) WNWGraciosa Airport (GRW)Graciosa Island, Azores, PortugalView Graciosa Airport on a map Set GRW as origin Airport Set GRW as destination Airport Get more information about Graciosa Airport
611,996.61 miles (19,306.63 km) WNWLajes Air Base (TER)Lajes, Azores, PortugalView Lajes Air Base on a map Set TER as origin Airport Set TER as destination Airport Get more information about Lajes Air Base
711,923.36 miles (19,188.74 km) WJoão Paulo II Airport (PDL)Ponta Delgada, Azores, PortugalView João Paulo II Airport on a map Set PDL as origin Airport Set PDL as destination Airport Get more information about João Paulo II Airport
811,889.34 miles (19,133.99 km) WSanta Maria Airport (SMA)Santa Maria, PortugalView Santa Maria Airport on a map Set SMA as origin Airport Set SMA as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Maria Airport
911,347.87 miles (18,262.59 km) WNWMadeira Airport (FNC)Funchal, Madeira, PortugalView Madeira Airport on a map Set FNC as origin Airport Set FNC as destination Airport Get more information about Madeira Airport
1011,335.17 miles (18,242.14 km) WNWPorto Santo Airport (PXO)Porto Santo, Madeira, PortugalView Porto Santo Airport on a map Set PXO as origin Airport Set PXO as destination Airport Get more information about Porto Santo Airport
1111,313.73 miles (18,207.64 km) NESt. John's International Airport (YYT)St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaView St. John's International Airport on a map Set YYT as origin Airport Set YYT as destination Airport Get more information about St. John's International Airport
1211,256.05 miles (18,114.82 km) WNWLa Palma Airport (SPC)La Palma, Canary Islands, SpainView La Palma Airport on a map Set SPC as origin Airport Set SPC as destination Airport Get more information about La Palma Airport
1311,204.96 miles (18,032.58 km) WNWLa Gomera Airport (GMZ)Alajeró / San Sebastián, Canary Islands, SpainView La Gomera Airport on a map Set GMZ as origin Airport Set GMZ as destination Airport Get more information about La Gomera Airport
1411,196.86 miles (18,019.56 km) NESaint-Pierre Airport (FSP)Saint-Pierre, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, FranceView Saint-Pierre Airport on a map Set FSP as origin Airport Set FSP as destination Airport Get more information about Saint-Pierre Airport
1511,195.15 miles (18,016.81 km) NEGander International Airport (YQX)Gander, Newfoundland, CanadaView Gander International Airport on a map Set YQX as origin Airport Set YQX as destination Airport Get more information about Gander International Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Madeira Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Madeira Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
135.99 miles (57.91 km) NEPorto Santo Airport (PXO)Porto Santo, Madeira, PortugalView Porto Santo Airport on a map Set PXO as destination Airport Set PXO as destination Airport Get more information about Porto Santo Airport
2286.99 miles (461.87 km) SSWLa Palma Airport (SPC)La Palma, Canary Islands, SpainView La Palma Airport on a map Set SPC as destination Airport Set SPC as destination Airport Get more information about La Palma Airport
3292.13 miles (470.14 km) STenerife North Airport (TFN)Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainView Tenerife North Airport on a map Set TFN as destination Airport Set TFN as destination Airport Get more information about Tenerife North Airport
4320.15 miles (515.23 km) SELanzarote Airport (ACE)Arrecife, Canary Islands, SpainView Lanzarote Airport on a map Set ACE as destination Airport Set ACE as destination Airport Get more information about Lanzarote Airport
5321.50 miles (517.40 km) STenerife-South Airport (TFS)Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainView Tenerife-South Airport on a map Set TFS as destination Airport Set TFS as destination Airport Get more information about Tenerife-South Airport
6323.33 miles (520.35 km) SLa Gomera Airport (GMZ)Alajeró / San Sebastián, Canary Islands, SpainView La Gomera Airport on a map Set GMZ as destination Airport Set GMZ as destination Airport Get more information about La Gomera Airport
7339.33 miles (546.10 km) SSEGran Canaria Airport (LPA)Las Palmas, Canary Islands, SpainView Gran Canaria Airport on a map Set LPA as destination Airport Set LPA as destination Airport Get more information about Gran Canaria Airport
8340.44 miles (547.89 km) SSEFuerteventura Airport (FUE)Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, SpainView Fuerteventura Airport on a map Set FUE as destination Airport Set FUE as destination Airport Get more information about Fuerteventura Airport
9425.06 miles (684.06 km) EEssaouira-Mogador Airport (ESU)Essaouira, MoroccoView Essaouira-Mogador Airport on a map Set ESU as destination Airport Set ESU as destination Airport Get more information about Essaouira-Mogador Airport
10438.17 miles (705.17 km) SSEHassan I Airport El Aaiún Airport (EUN)El Aaiún (Laayoune), MoroccoView Hassan I Airport El Aaiún Airport on a map Set EUN as destination Airport Set EUN as destination Airport Get more information about Hassan I Airport El Aaiún Airport
11444.49 miles (715.34 km) SETan Tan Airport (TTA)Tan-Tan, MoroccoView Tan Tan Airport on a map Set TTA as destination Airport Set TTA as destination Airport Get more information about Tan Tan Airport
12463.56 miles (746.02 km) ESEAgadir – Al Massira Airport (AGA)Agadir, MoroccoView Agadir – Al Massira Airport on a map Set AGA as destination Airport Set AGA as destination Airport Get more information about Agadir – Al Massira Airport
13516.70 miles (831.55 km) EMarrakesh Menara Airport (RAK)Marrakech, MoroccoView Marrakesh Menara Airport on a map Set RAK as destination Airport Set RAK as destination Airport Get more information about Marrakesh Menara Airport
14530.75 miles (854.16 km) ECasablanca–Anfa Airport (CAS)Casablanca, MoroccoView Casablanca–Anfa Airport on a map Set CAS as destination Airport Set CAS as destination Airport Get more information about Casablanca–Anfa Airport
15534.10 miles (859.55 km) EMohammed V International Airport (CMN)Casablanca, MoroccoView Mohammed V International Airport on a map Set CMN as destination Airport Set CMN as destination Airport Get more information about Mohammed V International Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Madeira Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Madeira Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,181.46 miles (19,604.12 km) ESELord Howe Island Airport (LDH)Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, AustraliaView Lord Howe Island Airport on a map Set LDH as destination Airport Set LDH as destination Airport Get more information about Lord Howe Island Airport
212,060.21 miles (19,408.97 km) SWNorfolk Island Airport (NLK)Norfolk Island, AustraliaView Norfolk Island Airport on a map Set NLK as destination Airport Set NLK as destination Airport Get more information about Norfolk Island Airport
311,836.99 miles (19,049.74 km) WSWKaitaia Airport (KAT)Kaitaia, New ZealandView Kaitaia Airport on a map Set KAT as destination Airport Set KAT as destination Airport Get more information about Kaitaia Airport
411,824.33 miles (19,029.37 km) EPort Macquarie Airport (PQQ)Port Macquarie, New South Wales, AustraliaView Port Macquarie Airport on a map Set PQQ as destination Airport Set PQQ as destination Airport Get more information about Port Macquarie Airport
511,819.63 miles (19,021.80 km) ESECoffs Harbour Airport (CFS)Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, AustraliaView Coffs Harbour Airport on a map Set CFS as destination Airport Set CFS as destination Airport Get more information about Coffs Harbour Airport
611,813.73 miles (19,012.31 km) EKempsey Airport (KPS)Kempsey, New South Wales, AustraliaView Kempsey Airport on a map Set KPS as destination Airport Set KPS as destination Airport Get more information about Kempsey Airport
711,804.98 miles (18,998.22 km) ESEEvans Head Memorial Aerodrome (EVH)Evans Head, New South Wales, AustraliaView Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome on a map Set EVH as destination Airport Set EVH as destination Airport Get more information about Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome
811,804.62 miles (18,997.65 km) ESEBallina Byron Gateway Airport (BNK)Ballina, New South Wales, AustraliaView Ballina Byron Gateway Airport on a map Set BNK as destination Airport Set BNK as destination Airport Get more information about Ballina Byron Gateway Airport
911,801.75 miles (18,993.03 km) ESEClarence Valley Regional Airport (GFN)Grafton, New South Wales, AustraliaView Clarence Valley Regional Airport on a map Set GFN as destination Airport Set GFN as destination Airport Get more information about Clarence Valley Regional Airport
1011,801.58 miles (18,992.76 km) WSWKaikohe Aerodrome (KKO)Kaikohe, New ZealandView Kaikohe Aerodrome on a map Set KKO as destination Airport Set KKO as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikohe Aerodrome
1111,799.50 miles (18,989.41 km) WSWKerikeri Airport (KKE)Kerikeri, New ZealandView Kerikeri Airport on a map Set KKE as destination Airport Set KKE as destination Airport Get more information about Kerikeri Airport
1211,788.28 miles (18,971.35 km) WSWDargaville Aerodrome (DGR)Dargaville, New ZealandView Dargaville Aerodrome on a map Set DGR as destination Airport Set DGR as destination Airport Get more information about Dargaville Aerodrome
1311,788.20 miles (18,971.22 km) ESELismore Airport (LSY)Lismore, New South Wales, AustraliaView Lismore Airport on a map Set LSY as destination Airport Set LSY as destination Airport Get more information about Lismore Airport
1411,779.16 miles (18,956.68 km) ESEGold Coast Airport (OOL)Coolangatta, Queensland, AustraliaView Gold Coast Airport on a map Set OOL as destination Airport Set OOL as destination Airport Get more information about Gold Coast Airport
1511,775.31 miles (18,950.48 km) ENewcastle Airport (NTL)Newcastle, New South Wales, AustraliaView Newcastle Airport on a map Set NTL as destination Airport Set NTL as destination Airport Get more information about Newcastle Airport