About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Essendon Airport (MEB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and Melbourne Airport (MEL), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia would travel a Great Circle distance of 5 miles (or 8 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 relatively short distance between Essendon Airport and Melbourne Airport, the route shown on this map most likely still appears to be a straight line.

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: MEL / YMML
Airport Names:
  1. Melbourne Airport
  2. Tullamarine Airport
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
GPS Coordinates: 37°40'23"S by 144°50'35"E
Area Served: Melbourne
Operator/Owner: Australia Pacific Airports Corporation Limited
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 434 feet (132 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Essendon Airport (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.
  • Essendon became Australia's second, and Melbourne's first international airport in February 1950.
  • The closest airport to Essendon Airport (MEB) is Melbourne Airport (MEL), which is located only 5 miles (8 kilometers) NW of MEB.
  • In 2001, the Commonwealth Government sold its management rights for the airport to Edgelear Pty.
  • 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".

Facts about Melbourne Airport (MEL):

  • Terminal 2 handles all international flights out of Melbourne Airport and the city and opened with the airport in 1970.
  • The closest airport to Melbourne Airport (MEL) is Essendon Airport (MEB), which is located only 5 miles (8 kilometers) SE of MEL.
  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) has 2 runways.
  • The first major upgrades at the airport were carried out at the domestic terminals, with an expansion of the Ansett domestic terminal approved in 1989 and completed in 1991, adding a second pier added for use by smaller regional airlines.
  • In addition to being known as "Melbourne Airport", another name for MEL is "Tullamarine Airport".
  • Melbourne Airport handled 2,998,000 passengers last year.
  • Because of Melbourne Airport's relatively low elevation of 434 feet, planes can take off or land at Melbourne 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.
  • Terminal 4 – originally called the Domestic Express or South Terminal – is dedicated to budget airlines and is the first facility of its kind at a conventional airport in Australia.
  • The furthest airport from Melbourne Airport (MEL) is Flores Airport (FLW), which is nearly antipodal to Melbourne Airport (meaning Melbourne Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Flores Airport), and is located 12,187 miles (19,613 kilometers) away in Flores Island, Azores, Portugal.
  • On 1 July 1970, Melbourne Airport was opened to international operations by Prime Minister John Gorton, ending Essendon's near 2-decade run as Melbourne International Airport.

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 Melbourne Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Melbourne Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
14.96 miles (7.98 km) SEEssendon Airport (MEB)Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaView Essendon Airport on a map Set MEB as destination Airport Set MEB as destination Airport Get more information about Essendon Airport
225.23 miles (40.60 km) SEMoorabbin Harry Hawker Airport (MBW)Moorabbin, Victoria, AustraliaView Moorabbin Harry Hawker Airport on a map Set MBW as destination Airport Set MBW as destination Airport Get more information about Moorabbin Harry Hawker Airport
344.63 miles (71.82 km) SWAvalon Airport (AVV)Avalon, Victoria, AustraliaView Avalon Airport on a map Set AVV as destination Airport Set AVV as destination Airport Get more information about Avalon Airport
447.19 miles (75.95 km) SWGeelong Airport (GEX)Grovedale, Victoria, AustraliaView Geelong Airport on a map Set GEX as destination Airport Set GEX as destination Airport Get more information about Geelong Airport
570.44 miles (113.37 km) NNWBendigo Airport (BXG)Bendigo, Victoria, AustraliaView Bendigo Airport on a map Set BXG as destination Airport Set BXG as destination Airport Get more information about Bendigo Airport
691.16 miles (146.71 km) NNEShepparton Airport (SHT)Shepparton, Victoria, AustraliaView Shepparton Airport on a map Set SHT as destination Airport Set SHT as destination Airport Get more information about Shepparton Airport
7100.57 miles (161.85 km) NEBenalla Airport (BLN)Benalla, Victoria, AustraliaView Benalla Airport on a map Set BLN as destination Airport Set BLN as destination Airport Get more information about Benalla Airport
8104.74 miles (168.57 km) WNWArarat Airport (ARY)Ararat, Victoria, AustraliaView Ararat Airport on a map Set ARY as destination Airport Set ARY as destination Airport Get more information about Ararat Airport
9104.85 miles (168.74 km) NEchuca Airport (ECH)Echuca, Victoria, AustraliaView Echuca Airport on a map Set ECH as destination Airport Set ECH as destination Airport Get more information about Echuca Airport
10137.40 miles (221.13 km) WSWWarrnambool Airport (WMB)Warrnambool, Victoria, AustraliaView Warrnambool Airport on a map Set WMB as destination Airport Set WMB as destination Airport Get more information about Warrnambool Airport
11141.89 miles (228.34 km) NNWKerang Airport (KRA)Kerang, Victoria, AustraliaView Kerang Airport on a map Set KRA as destination Airport Set KRA as destination Airport Get more information about Kerang Airport
12143.12 miles (230.33 km) NECorowa Airport (CWW)Corowa, New South Wales, AustraliaView Corowa Airport on a map Set CWW as destination Airport Set CWW as destination Airport Get more information about Corowa Airport
13143.46 miles (230.87 km) ENEMount 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
14146.13 miles (235.17 km) NDeniliquin Airport (DNQ)Deniliquin, New South Wales, AustraliaView Deniliquin Airport on a map Set DNQ as destination Airport Set DNQ as destination Airport Get more information about Deniliquin Airport
15149.51 miles (240.61 km) EBairnsdale 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

Map of Furthest Airports from Melbourne Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Melbourne Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,186.88 miles (19,612.84 km) WNWFlores 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
212,178.71 miles (19,599.68 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
312,081.84 miles (19,443.78 km) WNWHorta 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
412,066.79 miles (19,419.57 km) WNWPico 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
512,038.60 miles (19,374.20 km) WNWGraciosa Airport (GRW)Graciosa Island, Azores, PortugalView Graciosa Airport on a map Set GRW as destination Airport Set GRW as destination Airport Get more information about Graciosa Airport
611,992.69 miles (19,300.32 km) WNWLajes 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
711,919.95 miles (19,183.25 km) WJoão 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
811,886.29 miles (19,129.07 km) WSanta 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
911,345.60 miles (18,258.93 km) WNWMadeira 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
1011,332.76 miles (18,238.26 km) WPorto 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
1111,313.48 miles (18,207.24 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 destination Airport Set YYT as destination Airport Get more information about St. John's International Airport
1211,254.91 miles (18,112.98 km) WNWLa 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
1311,203.87 miles (18,030.83 km) WNWLa 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
1411,197.14 miles (18,020.01 km) NESaint-Pierre Airport (FSP)Saint-Pierre, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, FranceView Saint-Pierre Airport on a map Set FSP as destination Airport Set FSP as destination Airport Get more information about Saint-Pierre Airport
1511,194.75 miles (18,016.17 km) NEGander International Airport (YQX)Gander, Newfoundland, CanadaView Gander International Airport on a map Set YQX as destination Airport Set YQX as destination Airport Get more information about Gander International Airport