About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Mangaia Island Airport (MGS), Mangaia Island, Cook Islands and Kufra Airport (AKF), Kufra, Libya would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,261 miles (or 19,732 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 Mangaia Island Airport and Kufra 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 Mangaia Island Airport and Kufra Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between MGS and AKF makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between Mangaia Island Airport and Kufra 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 MGS and AKF are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from Mangaia Island, Cook Islands and Kufra, Libya 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 MGS and AKF!

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: MGS / NCMG
Airport Name: Mangaia Island Airport
Location: Mangaia Island, Cook Islands
GPS Coordinates: 21°53'44"S by 157°54'24"W
Elevation: 0 feet (0 meters)
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: AKF / HLKF
Airport Names:
  1. Kufra Airport
  2. مطار الكفرة
Location: Kufra, Libya
GPS Coordinates: 24°10'42"N by 23°18'50"E
Area Served: Kufra, Libya
Operator/Owner: Civil Aviation and Meteorology Bureau
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 1368 feet (417 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Mangaia Island Airport (MGS):

  • The closest airport to Mangaia Island Airport (MGS) is Akatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport) (MUK), which is located 127 miles (204 kilometers) NNE of MGS.
  • The furthest airport from Mangaia Island Airport (MGS) is Kufra Airport (AKF), which is nearly antipodal to Mangaia Island Airport (meaning Mangaia Island Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Kufra Airport), and is located 12,261 miles (19,732 kilometers) away in Kufra, Libya.
  • Because of Mangaia Island Airport's relatively low elevation of 0 feet, planes can take off or land at Mangaia Island 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.

Facts about Kufra Airport (AKF):

  • The closest airport to Kufra Airport (AKF) is Sharq Al-Owainat Airport (GSQ), which is located 360 miles (580 kilometers) ESE of AKF.
  • Libyan Airlines operated a twice weekly service from Benghasi with Boeing 727-200 equipment for at least ten years prior to its suspension in 2004.
  • The furthest airport from Kufra Airport (AKF) is Mangaia Island Airport (MGS), which is nearly antipodal to Kufra Airport (meaning Kufra Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Mangaia Island Airport), and is located 12,261 miles (19,732 kilometers) away in Mangaia Island, Cook Islands.
  • Kufra Airport (AKF) has 2 runways.
  • In April 1942 a detachment of Squadron 16 of the South African Air Force with three Bristol Blenheim Mk.
  • In addition to being known as "Kufra Airport", another name for AKF is "مطار الكفرة".

Map of Nearest Airports to Mangaia Island Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Mangaia Island Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1126.83 miles (204.12 km) NNEAkatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport) (MUK)Mauke Island, Cook IslandsView Akatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport) on a map Set MUK as origin Airport Set MUK as destination Airport Get more information about Akatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport)
2131.09 miles (210.96 km) WNWRarotonga International Airport (RAR)Avarua, Cook IslandsView Rarotonga International Airport on a map Set RAR as origin Airport Set RAR as destination Airport Get more information about Rarotonga International Airport
3142.47 miles (229.28 km) NMitiaro Island Airport (MOI)Mitiaro Island, Cook IslandsView Mitiaro Island Airport on a map Set MOI as origin Airport Set MOI as destination Airport Get more information about Mitiaro Island Airport
4420.12 miles (676.11 km) ERurutu Airport (RUR)Rurutu, French PolynesiaView Rurutu Airport on a map Set RUR as origin Airport Set RUR as destination Airport Get more information about Rurutu Airport
5528.47 miles (850.48 km) NEMaupiti Airport (MAU)Maupiti, Leeward Islands, French PolynesiaView Maupiti Airport on a map Set MAU as origin Airport Set MAU as destination Airport Get more information about Maupiti Airport
6550.49 miles (885.93 km) NEBora Bora Airport (BOB)Bora Bora, French PolynesiaView Bora Bora Airport on a map Set BOB as origin Airport Set BOB as destination Airport Get more information about Bora Bora Airport
7575.23 miles (925.75 km) NEHuahine – Fare Airport (HUH)Huahine, Society Islands, French PolynesiaView Huahine – Fare Airport on a map Set HUH as origin Airport Set HUH as destination Airport Get more information about Huahine – Fare Airport
8610.86 miles (983.08 km) ENEMoorea Airport (MOZ)Moorea, Windward Islands, French PolynesiaView Moorea Airport on a map Set MOZ as origin Airport Set MOZ as destination Airport Get more information about Moorea Airport
9617.02 miles (992.99 km) ENEFa'a'ā International Airport (PPT)Papeete, Tahiti, French PolynesiaView Fa'a'ā International Airport on a map Set PPT as origin Airport Set PPT as destination Airport Get more information about Fa'a'ā International Airport
10773.62 miles (1,245.01 km) NEMataiva Airport (MVT)Mataiva, French PolynesiaView Mataiva Airport on a map Set MVT as origin Airport Set MVT as destination Airport Get more information about Mataiva Airport
11801.58 miles (1,290.01 km) WNWNiue International Airport (IUE)Alofi, NiueView Niue International Airport on a map Set IUE as origin Airport Set IUE as destination Airport Get more information about Niue International Airport
12821.58 miles (1,322.20 km) NNWManihiki Island Airport (MHX)Manihiki Island, Cook IslandsView Manihiki Island Airport on a map Set MHX as origin Airport Set MHX as destination Airport Get more information about Manihiki Island Airport
13865.22 miles (1,392.44 km) ENEAnaa Airport (AAA)Anaa, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Anaa Airport on a map Set AAA as origin Airport Set AAA as destination Airport Get more information about Anaa Airport
14869.14 miles (1,398.74 km) ENEApataki Airport (APK)Apataki, French PolynesiaView Apataki Airport on a map Set APK as origin Airport Set APK as destination Airport Get more information about Apataki Airport
15869.77 miles (1,399.76 km) ENEArutua Airport (AXR)Arutua, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Arutua Airport on a map Set AXR as origin Airport Set AXR as destination Airport Get more information about Arutua Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Mangaia Island Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Mangaia Island Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,261.02 miles (19,732.15 km) NNWKufra Airport (AKF)Kufra, LibyaView Kufra Airport on a map Set AKF as origin Airport Set AKF as destination Airport Get more information about Kufra Airport
212,100.50 miles (19,473.81 km) NEFaya-Largeau Airport (FYT)Faya-Largeau, ChadView Faya-Largeau Airport on a map Set FYT as origin Airport Set FYT as destination Airport Get more information about Faya-Largeau Airport
312,010.36 miles (19,328.75 km) WSharq Al-Owainat Airport (GSQ)Sharq Al-Owainat, EgyptView Sharq Al-Owainat Airport on a map Set GSQ as origin Airport Set GSQ as destination Airport Get more information about Sharq Al-Owainat Airport
411,874.65 miles (19,110.35 km) NAbéché Airport (AEH)Abéché, ChadView Abéché Airport on a map Set AEH as origin Airport Set AEH as destination Airport Get more information about Abéché Airport
511,865.17 miles (19,095.10 km) WNWDongola Airport (DOG)Dongola, SudanView Dongola Airport on a map Set DOG as origin Airport Set DOG as destination Airport Get more information about Dongola Airport
611,855.03 miles (19,078.78 km) NGeneina Airport (EGN)Geneina, SudanView Geneina Airport on a map Set EGN as origin Airport Set EGN as destination Airport Get more information about Geneina Airport
711,832.55 miles (19,042.60 km) WWadi Halfa Airport (WHF)Wadi Halfa, SudanView Wadi Halfa Airport on a map Set WHF as origin Airport Set WHF as destination Airport Get more information about Wadi Halfa Airport
811,830.36 miles (19,039.07 km) NNEMarsa Brega Airport (LMQ)Brega, LibyaView Marsa Brega Airport on a map Set LMQ as origin Airport Set LMQ as destination Airport Get more information about Marsa Brega Airport
911,826.82 miles (19,033.37 km) WAl Hufalysin Airport (ABS)Abu Simbel, EgyptView Al Hufalysin Airport on a map Set ABS as origin Airport Set ABS as destination Airport Get more information about Al Hufalysin Airport
1011,826.49 miles (19,032.84 km) NNWEl Fashir Airport (ELF)El Fasher, SudanView El Fashir Airport on a map Set ELF as origin Airport Set ELF as destination Airport Get more information about El Fashir Airport
1111,820.99 miles (19,024.00 km) NNEOum-Hadjer Airport (OUM)Oum Hadjer, ChadView Oum-Hadjer Airport on a map Set OUM as origin Airport Set OUM as destination Airport Get more information about Oum-Hadjer Airport
1211,803.45 miles (18,995.76 km) WNWAd-Dabbah Airport (AAD)Al Dabbah, SudanView Ad-Dabbah Airport on a map Set AAD as origin Airport Set AAD as destination Airport Get more information about Ad-Dabbah Airport
1311,802.19 miles (18,993.74 km) WNWEl Debba Airport (EDB)El Debba (Al Dabbah), SudanView El Debba Airport on a map Set EDB as origin Airport Set EDB as destination Airport Get more information about El Debba Airport
1411,789.09 miles (18,972.65 km) NNEAti Airport (ATV)Ati, ChadView Ati Airport on a map Set ATV as origin Airport Set ATV as destination Airport Get more information about Ati Airport
1511,772.90 miles (18,946.60 km) NWAssiut Airport (ATZ)Assiut, EgyptView Assiut Airport on a map Set ATZ as origin Airport Set ATZ as destination Airport Get more information about Assiut Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Kufra Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Kufra Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1360.20 miles (579.69 km) ESESharq Al-Owainat Airport (GSQ)Sharq Al-Owainat, EgyptView Sharq Al-Owainat Airport on a map Set GSQ as destination Airport Set GSQ as destination Airport Get more information about Sharq Al-Owainat Airport
2485.86 miles (781.91 km) NNWMarsa Brega Airport (LMQ)Brega, LibyaView Marsa Brega Airport on a map Set LMQ as destination Airport Set LMQ as destination Airport Get more information about Marsa Brega Airport
3510.41 miles (821.43 km) SSWFaya-Largeau Airport (FYT)Faya-Largeau, ChadView Faya-Largeau Airport on a map Set FYT as destination Airport Set FYT as destination Airport Get more information about Faya-Largeau Airport
4518.80 miles (834.92 km) ENEAssiut Airport (ATZ)Assiut, EgyptView Assiut Airport on a map Set ATZ as destination Airport Set ATZ as destination Airport Get more information about Assiut Airport
5541.08 miles (870.78 km) ESEAl Hufalysin Airport (ABS)Abu Simbel, EgyptView Al Hufalysin Airport on a map Set ABS as destination Airport Set ABS as destination Airport Get more information about Al Hufalysin Airport
6546.87 miles (880.10 km) ESEWadi Halfa Airport (WHF)Wadi Halfa, SudanView Wadi Halfa Airport on a map Set WHF as destination Airport Set WHF as destination Airport Get more information about Wadi Halfa Airport
7547.97 miles (881.88 km) NTobruk International Airport (TOB)Tobruk, LibyaView Tobruk International Airport on a map Set TOB as destination Airport Set TOB as destination Airport Get more information about Tobruk International Airport
8548.43 miles (882.62 km) NNEMersa Matruh Airport (MUH)Mersa Matruh, EgyptView Mersa Matruh Airport on a map Set MUH as destination Airport Set MUH as destination Airport Get more information about Mersa Matruh Airport
9573.68 miles (923.24 km) SEDongola Airport (DOG)Dongola, SudanView Dongola Airport on a map Set DOG as destination Airport Set DOG as destination Airport Get more information about Dongola Airport
10577.60 miles (929.56 km) NNWBenina International Airport (BEN)Benghazi, LibyaView Benina International Airport on a map Set BEN as destination Airport Set BEN as destination Airport Get more information about Benina International Airport
11597.34 miles (961.32 km) ENELuxor International Airport (LXR)Luxor, EgyptView Luxor International Airport on a map Set LXR as destination Airport Set LXR as destination Airport Get more information about Luxor International Airport
12599.74 miles (965.19 km) EAswan International Airport (ASW)Aswan, EgyptView Aswan International Airport on a map Set ASW as destination Airport Set ASW as destination Airport Get more information about Aswan International Airport
13600.49 miles (966.40 km) NAl Bayda - Al abraq Airport (LAQ)Bayda, LibyaView Al Bayda - Al abraq Airport on a map Set LAQ as destination Airport Set LAQ as destination Airport Get more information about Al Bayda - Al abraq Airport
14607.73 miles (978.04 km) NEBorg El Arab International Airport (HBE)Alexandria / Borg El Arab, EgyptView Borg El Arab International Airport on a map Set HBE as destination Airport Set HBE as destination Airport Get more information about Borg El Arab International Airport
15627.73 miles (1,010.22 km) NWGhardabiya Air Base (SRX)Sirte, LibyaView Ghardabiya Air Base on a map Set SRX as destination Airport Set SRX as destination Airport Get more information about Ghardabiya Air Base

Map of Furthest Airports from Kufra Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Kufra Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,261.02 miles (19,732.15 km) SSEMangaia Island Airport (MGS)Mangaia Island, Cook IslandsView Mangaia Island Airport on a map Set MGS as destination Airport Set MGS as destination Airport Get more information about Mangaia Island Airport
212,154.37 miles (19,560.51 km) SAkatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport) (MUK)Mauke Island, Cook IslandsView Akatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport) on a map Set MUK as destination Airport Set MUK as destination Airport Get more information about Akatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport)
312,150.79 miles (19,554.75 km) SERarotonga International Airport (RAR)Avarua, Cook IslandsView Rarotonga International Airport on a map Set RAR as destination Airport Set RAR as destination Airport Get more information about Rarotonga International Airport
412,130.21 miles (19,521.64 km) SSEMitiaro Island Airport (MOI)Mitiaro Island, Cook IslandsView Mitiaro Island Airport on a map Set MOI as destination Airport Set MOI as destination Airport Get more information about Mitiaro Island Airport
512,078.33 miles (19,438.13 km) WSWRurutu Airport (RUR)Rurutu, French PolynesiaView Rurutu Airport on a map Set RUR as destination Airport Set RUR as destination Airport Get more information about Rurutu Airport
611,828.85 miles (19,036.65 km) SSWMaupiti Airport (MAU)Maupiti, Leeward Islands, French PolynesiaView Maupiti Airport on a map Set MAU as destination Airport Set MAU as destination Airport Get more information about Maupiti Airport
711,814.23 miles (19,013.11 km) SSWBora Bora Airport (BOB)Bora Bora, French PolynesiaView Bora Bora Airport on a map Set BOB as destination Airport Set BOB as destination Airport Get more information about Bora Bora Airport
811,802.66 miles (18,994.49 km) SWHuahine – Fare Airport (HUH)Huahine, Society Islands, French PolynesiaView Huahine – Fare Airport on a map Set HUH as destination Airport Set HUH as destination Airport Get more information about Huahine – Fare Airport
911,794.02 miles (18,980.59 km) SWMoorea Airport (MOZ)Moorea, Windward Islands, French PolynesiaView Moorea Airport on a map Set MOZ as destination Airport Set MOZ as destination Airport Get more information about Moorea Airport
1011,790.59 miles (18,975.06 km) SWFa'a'ā International Airport (PPT)Papeete, Tahiti, French PolynesiaView Fa'a'ā International Airport on a map Set PPT as destination Airport Set PPT as destination Airport Get more information about Fa'a'ā International Airport
1111,610.67 miles (18,685.51 km) SWMataiva Airport (MVT)Mataiva, French PolynesiaView Mataiva Airport on a map Set MVT as destination Airport Set MVT as destination Airport Get more information about Mataiva Airport
1211,574.99 miles (18,628.09 km) WSWAnaa Airport (AAA)Anaa, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Anaa Airport on a map Set AAA as destination Airport Set AAA as destination Airport Get more information about Anaa Airport
1311,543.62 miles (18,577.61 km) SWApataki Airport (APK)Apataki, French PolynesiaView Apataki Airport on a map Set APK as destination Airport Set APK as destination Airport Get more information about Apataki Airport
1411,537.79 miles (18,568.23 km) SWArutua Airport (AXR)Arutua, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Arutua Airport on a map Set AXR as destination Airport Set AXR as destination Airport Get more information about Arutua Airport
1511,528.10 miles (18,552.63 km) SWFakarava Airport (FAV)Fakarava, Society Islands, French PolynesiaView Fakarava Airport on a map Set FAV as destination Airport Set FAV as destination Airport Get more information about Fakarava Airport