About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Essendon Airport (MEB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and Graciosa Airport (GRW), Graciosa Island, Azores, Portugal would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,043 miles (or 19,381 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 Essendon Airport and Graciosa 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 Essendon Airport and Graciosa Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between MEB and GRW makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between Essendon Airport and Graciosa 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 MEB and GRW are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and Graciosa Island, Azores, Portugal 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 MEB and GRW!

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: GRW / LPGR
Airport Name: Graciosa Airport
Location: Graciosa Island, Azores, Portugal
GPS Coordinates: 39°5'33"N by 28°1'42"W
Operator/Owner: ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, SA
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 85 feet (26 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Essendon Airport (MEB):

  • 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.
  • In 2001, the Commonwealth Government sold its management rights for the airport to Edgelear Pty.
  • Essendon Airport (MEB) has 2 runways.
  • 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.
  • A variety of aircraft were used through Essendon in the 1960s - Lockheed L-188 Electras.
  • 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.
  • The closest airport to Essendon Airport (MEB) is Melbourne Airport (MEL), which is located only 5 miles (8 kilometers) NW of MEB.
  • In 2007, the airport was re-designed under a new master plan, as part of the Essendon Fields development.

Facts about Graciosa Airport (GRW):

  • Because of Graciosa Airport's relatively low elevation of 85 feet, planes can take off or land at Graciosa 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.
  • Graciosa Airport (GRW) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The closest airport to Graciosa Airport (GRW) is Pico Airport (PIX), which is located 43 miles (70 kilometers) SSW of GRW.
  • The furthest airport from Graciosa Airport (GRW) is Merimbula Airport (MIM), which is nearly antipodal to Graciosa Airport (meaning Graciosa Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Merimbula Airport), and is located 12,248 miles (19,712 kilometers) away in Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia.

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 Graciosa Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Graciosa Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
143.31 miles (69.70 km) SSWPico Airport (PIX)Pico Island, Azores, PortugalView Pico Airport on a map Set PIX as destination Airport Set PIX as destination Airport Get more information about Pico Airport
254.18 miles (87.20 km) SWHorta International Airport (HOR)Horta, Azores, PortugalView Horta International Airport on a map Set HOR as destination Airport Set HOR as destination Airport Get more information about Horta International Airport
355.34 miles (89.06 km) ESELajes Air Base (TER)Lajes, Azores, PortugalView Lajes Air Base on a map Set TER as destination Airport Set TER as destination Airport Get more information about Lajes Air Base
4156.93 miles (252.55 km) SEJoão Paulo II Airport (PDL)Ponta Delgada, Azores, PortugalView João Paulo II Airport on a map Set PDL as destination Airport Set PDL as destination Airport Get more information about João Paulo II Airport
5167.90 miles (270.21 km) WFlores Airport (FLW)Flores Island, Azores, PortugalView Flores Airport on a map Set FLW as destination Airport Set FLW as destination Airport Get more information about Flores Airport
6169.48 miles (272.75 km) WNWCorvo Airport (CVU)Corvo Island, Azores, PortugalView Corvo Airport on a map Set CVU as destination Airport Set CVU as destination Airport Get more information about Corvo Airport
7213.54 miles (343.67 km) SESanta Maria Airport (SMA)Santa Maria, PortugalView Santa Maria Airport on a map Set SMA as destination Airport Set SMA as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Maria Airport
8768.44 miles (1,236.68 km) ESEMadeira Airport (FNC)Funchal, Madeira, PortugalView Madeira Airport on a map Set FNC as destination Airport Set FNC as destination Airport Get more information about Madeira Airport
9772.57 miles (1,243.33 km) ESEPorto 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
10931.55 miles (1,499.18 km) SELa 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
11984.25 miles (1,583.99 km) SELa 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
12992.10 miles (1,596.62 km) SETenerife 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
131,007.03 miles (1,620.65 km) SETenerife-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
141,013.91 miles (1,631.73 km) ELisbon Portela Airport (LIS)Lisbon, PortugalView Lisbon Portela Airport on a map Set LIS as destination Airport Set LIS as destination Airport Get more information about Lisbon Portela Airport
151,030.21 miles (1,657.96 km) ENEFrancisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO)Porto, PortugalView Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport on a map Set OPO as destination Airport Set OPO as destination Airport Get more information about Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Graciosa Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Graciosa Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,248.48 miles (19,711.96 km) SEMerimbula Airport (MIM)Merimbula, New South Wales, AustraliaView Merimbula Airport on a map Set MIM as destination Airport Set MIM as destination Airport Get more information about Merimbula Airport
212,214.03 miles (19,656.52 km) ESEFlinders Island Airport (FLS)Flinders Island, Tasmania, AustraliaView Flinders Island Airport on a map Set FLS as destination Airport Set FLS as destination Airport Get more information about Flinders Island Airport
312,194.42 miles (19,624.97 km) SSEMoruya Airport (MYA)Moruya, New South Wales, AustraliaView Moruya Airport on a map Set MYA as destination Airport Set MYA as destination Airport Get more information about Moruya Airport
412,187.96 miles (19,614.57 km) SESt Helens Airport (HLS)St. Helens, Tasmania, AustraliaView St Helens Airport on a map Set HLS as destination Airport Set HLS as destination Airport Get more information about St Helens Airport
512,184.55 miles (19,609.08 km) ESEBairnsdale Aerodrome (BSJ)Bairnsdale, Victoria, AustraliaView Bairnsdale Aerodrome on a map Set BSJ as destination Airport Set BSJ as destination Airport Get more information about Bairnsdale Aerodrome
612,147.74 miles (19,549.84 km) ESEMount Hotham Airport (MHU)Mount Hotham, Victoria, AustraliaView Mount Hotham Airport on a map Set MHU as destination Airport Set MHU as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Hotham Airport
712,136.30 miles (19,531.43 km) SECorryong Airport (CYG)Corryong, Victoria, AustraliaView Corryong Airport on a map Set CYG as destination Airport Set CYG as destination Airport Get more information about Corryong Airport
812,134.39 miles (19,528.35 km) SELaunceston Airport (LST)Launceston, Tasmania, AustraliaView Launceston Airport on a map Set LST as destination Airport Set LST as destination Airport Get more information about Launceston Airport
912,133.92 miles (19,527.60 km) SSECanberra Airport (CBR)Canberra, AustraliaView Canberra Airport on a map Set CBR as destination Airport Set CBR as destination Airport Get more information about Canberra Airport
1012,132.84 miles (19,525.86 km) ESEGeorge Town Aerodrome (GEE)George Town, Tasmania, AustraliaView George Town Aerodrome on a map Set GEE as destination Airport Set GEE as destination Airport Get more information about George Town Aerodrome
1112,116.96 miles (19,500.31 km) SSEIllawarra Regional Airport (WOL)Shellharbour, Wollongong, New South Wales, AustraliaView Illawarra Regional Airport on a map Set WOL as destination Airport Set WOL as destination Airport Get more information about Illawarra Regional Airport
1212,115.32 miles (19,497.66 km) SSEGoulburn Airport (GUL)Goulburn, New South Wales, AustraliaView Goulburn Airport on a map Set GUL as destination Airport Set GUL as destination Airport Get more information about Goulburn Airport
1312,110.88 miles (19,490.52 km) ESEDevonport Airport (DPO)Devonport, Tasmania, AustraliaView Devonport Airport on a map Set DPO as destination Airport Set DPO as destination Airport Get more information about Devonport Airport
1412,091.92 miles (19,460.01 km) SEAlbury Airport (ABX)Albury, New South Wales, AustraliaView Albury Airport on a map Set ABX as destination Airport Set ABX as destination Airport Get more information about Albury Airport
1512,088.91 miles (19,455.16 km) SEHobart International Airport (HBA)Hobart, Tasmania, AustraliaView Hobart International Airport on a map Set HBA as destination Airport Set HBA as destination Airport Get more information about Hobart International Airport