About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Essendon Airport (MEB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and Gander International Airport (YQX), Gander, Newfoundland, Canada would travel a Great Circle distance of 11,195 miles (or 18,017 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 Gander International Airport, the route shown on this map most likely appears curved because of this reason.

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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: YQX / CYQX
Airport Name: Gander International Airport
Location: Gander, Newfoundland, Canada
GPS Coordinates: 48°56'12"N by 54°34'5"W
Area Served: Gander, Newfoundland
Operator/Owner: Transport Canada
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 496 feet (151 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Essendon Airport (MEB):

  • Essendon Airport (MEB) has 2 runways.
  • 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 area of the airport was originally known as St Johns, after an early landowner.
  • In addition to being known as "Essendon Airport", another name for MEB is "Melbourne/Essendon".
  • In 2007, the airport was re-designed under a new master plan, as part of the Essendon Fields development.
  • The 1920s period saw the great pioneering aviation flights of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith who visited the airport on several occasions.
  • Essendon Airport is located at Essendon, in Melbourne's northern suburbs, Victoria, Australia.
  • 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.
  • The major passenger airlines using Essendon in the postwar years until scheduled air services were transferred to Tullamarine were Ansett Airlines and Trans Australia Airlines.

Facts about Gander International Airport (YQX):

  • The furthest airport from Gander International Airport (YQX) is Albany Airport (ALH), which is located 11,395 miles (18,338 kilometers) away in Albany, Western Australia, Australia.
  • During the Cold War Gander was notable for the number of persons from the former Warsaw Pact nations who defected there.
  • Gander International Airport is located in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and is operated by the Gander International Airport Authority.
  • Because of Gander International Airport's relatively low elevation of 496 feet, planes can take off or land at Gander 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.
  • Gander is near the great circle route between cities of the U.S.
  • In March 2010, Sun Country Airlines announced that it would use Gander as a refueling stop for its new summer 2010 service between Minneapolis and London Stansted Airport and for its summer 2011 service between Minneapolis and London Gatwick Airport.
  • Gander International Airport (YQX) has 2 runways.
  • The closest airport to Gander International Airport (YQX) is St. John's International Airport (YYT), which is located 124 miles (199 kilometers) SE of YQX.

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 Gander International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Gander International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1123.55 miles (198.84 km) SESt. 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
2129.30 miles (208.08 km) WDeer Lake Regional Airport (YDF)Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaView Deer Lake Regional Airport on a map Set YDF as destination Airport Set YDF as destination Airport Get more information about Deer Lake Regional Airport
3152.40 miles (245.27 km) SWMiquelon Airport (MQC)Miquelon, Saint Pierre and MiquelonView Miquelon Airport on a map Set MQC as destination Airport Set MQC as destination Airport Get more information about Miquelon Airport
4167.64 miles (269.79 km) SSWSaint-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
5182.39 miles (293.52 km) NNWSt. Anthony Airport (YAY)St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaView St. Anthony Airport on a map Set YAY as destination Airport Set YAY as destination Airport Get more information about St. Anthony Airport
6183.47 miles (295.26 km) WStephenville Airport (YJT)Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaView Stephenville Airport on a map Set YJT as destination Airport Set YJT as destination Airport Get more information about Stephenville Airport
7208.22 miles (335.10 km) NNWLourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon Airport (YBX)Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, Quebec, CanadaView Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon Airport on a map Set YBX as destination Airport Set YBX as destination Airport Get more information about Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon Airport
8235.79 miles (379.46 km) NWLa Tabatière Airport (ZLT)La Tabatière, Quebec, CanadaView La Tabatière Airport on a map Set ZLT as destination Airport Set ZLT as destination Airport Get more information about La Tabatière Airport
9239.22 miles (384.98 km) NNWMary's Harbour Airport (YMH)Mary's Harbour, Labrador, CanadaView Mary's Harbour Airport on a map Set YMH as destination Airport Set YMH as destination Airport Get more information about Mary's Harbour Airport
10239.82 miles (385.95 km) NWSaint-Augustin Airport (YIF)Saint-Augustin, Quebec, CanadaView Saint-Augustin Airport on a map Set YIF as destination Airport Set YIF as destination Airport Get more information about Saint-Augustin Airport
11242.28 miles (389.91 km) NSt. Lewis (Fox Harbour) Airport (YFX)St. Lewis, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaView St. Lewis (Fox Harbour) Airport on a map Set YFX as destination Airport Set YFX as destination Airport Get more information about St. Lewis (Fox Harbour) Airport
12245.94 miles (395.81 km) WNWTête-à-la-Baleine Airport (ZTB)Tête-à-la-Baleine, Quebec, CanadaView Tête-à-la-Baleine Airport on a map Set ZTB as destination Airport Set ZTB as destination Airport Get more information about Tête-à-la-Baleine Airport
13249.94 miles (402.24 km) WNWChevery Airport (YHR)Chevery, Quebec, CanadaView Chevery Airport on a map Set YHR as destination Airport Set YHR as destination Airport Get more information about Chevery Airport
14256.42 miles (412.66 km) NNWWilliams Harbour Airport (YWM)Williams Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaView Williams Harbour Airport on a map Set YWM as destination Airport Set YWM as destination Airport Get more information about Williams Harbour Airport
15259.22 miles (417.17 km) NNWPort Hope Simpson Airport (YHA)Port Hope Simpson, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaView Port Hope Simpson Airport on a map Set YHA as destination Airport Set YHA as destination Airport Get more information about Port Hope Simpson Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Gander International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Gander International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,394.88 miles (18,338.23 km) SSEAlbany Airport (ALH)Albany, Western Australia, AustraliaView Albany Airport on a map Set ALH as destination Airport Set ALH as destination Airport Get more information about Albany Airport
211,366.76 miles (18,292.98 km) SSEEsperance Airport (EPR)Esperance, AustraliaView Esperance Airport on a map Set EPR as destination Airport Set EPR as destination Airport Get more information about Esperance Airport
311,353.80 miles (18,272.12 km) SWPortland Airport (PTJ)Portland, Victoria, AustraliaView Portland Airport on a map Set PTJ as destination Airport Set PTJ as destination Airport Get more information about Portland Airport
411,348.45 miles (18,263.52 km) SWMount Gambier Airport (MGB)Mount Gambier, AustraliaView Mount Gambier Airport on a map Set MGB as destination Airport Set MGB as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Gambier Airport
511,337.00 miles (18,245.10 km) SWKingscote Airport (KGC)Kingscote, South Australia, AustraliaView Kingscote Airport on a map Set KGC as destination Airport Set KGC as destination Airport Get more information about Kingscote Airport
611,336.53 miles (18,244.33 km) WSWKing Island Airport (KNS)Currie, Tasmania, AustraliaView King Island Airport on a map Set KNS as destination Airport Set KNS as destination Airport Get more information about King Island Airport
711,328.58 miles (18,231.54 km) WSWSmithton Airport (SIO)Smithton, Tasmania, AustraliaView Smithton Airport on a map Set SIO as destination Airport Set SIO as destination Airport Get more information about Smithton Airport
811,317.15 miles (18,213.15 km) SSEManjimup Airport (MJP)Manjimup, Western Australia, AustraliaView Manjimup Airport on a map Set MJP as destination Airport Set MJP as destination Airport Get more information about Manjimup Airport
911,316.66 miles (18,212.36 km) SWWarrnambool 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
1011,310.76 miles (18,202.86 km) SSEKatanning Airport (KNI)Katanning, Western Australia, AustraliaView Katanning Airport on a map Set KNI as destination Airport Set KNI as destination Airport Get more information about Katanning Airport
1111,308.08 miles (18,198.54 km) WSWBurnie Airport (BWT)Burnie, Tasmania, AustraliaView Burnie Airport on a map Set BWT as destination Airport Set BWT as destination Airport Get more information about Burnie Airport
1211,299.50 miles (18,184.74 km) WSWHobart 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
1311,297.75 miles (18,181.92 km) SWHamilton Airport (HLT)Hamilton, Victoria, AustraliaView Hamilton Airport on a map Set HLT as destination Airport Set HLT as destination Airport Get more information about Hamilton Airport
1411,285.21 miles (18,161.74 km) WSWDevonport 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
1511,272.44 miles (18,141.19 km) SSEMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map Set MGV as destination Airport Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport