About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Mangaia Island Airport (MGS), Mangaia Island, Cook Islands and Sharq Al-Owainat Airport (GSQ), Sharq Al-Owainat, Egypt would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,010 miles (or 19,329 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 Sharq Al-Owainat 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 Sharq Al-Owainat Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

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

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: GSQ / HEOW
Airport Name: Sharq Al-Owainat Airport
Location: Sharq Al-Owainat, Egypt
GPS Coordinates: 22°34'50"N by 28°43'14"E
Operator/Owner: Government
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 859 feet (262 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Mangaia Island Airport (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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Sharq Al-Owainat Airport (GSQ):

  • The airport is managed under a Build-Operate-Transfer operation.
  • Sharq Al-Owainat Airport (GSQ) currently has only 1 runway.
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  • The US$3 million airport was constructed in 3 months in 2003 to meet the needs of investors to bring equipment and to export crops.
  • The furthest airport from Sharq Al-Owainat Airport (GSQ) is Rurutu Airport (RUR), which is nearly antipodal to Sharq Al-Owainat Airport (meaning Sharq Al-Owainat Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Rurutu Airport), and is located 12,425 miles (19,996 kilometers) away in Rurutu, French Polynesia.
  • The closest airport to Sharq Al-Owainat Airport (GSQ) is Al Hufalysin Airport (ABS), which is located 185 miles (298 kilometers) E of GSQ.
  • Because of Sharq Al-Owainat Airport's relatively low elevation of 859 feet, planes can take off or land at Sharq Al-Owainat 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.

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 Sharq Al-Owainat Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Sharq Al-Owainat Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1185.11 miles (297.90 km) EAl 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
2186.80 miles (300.63 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
3261.23 miles (420.40 km) SSEDongola 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
4277.16 miles (446.05 km) ENEAswan 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
5329.74 miles (530.66 km) NELuxor 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
6340.35 miles (547.74 km) NNEAssiut 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
7344.73 miles (554.79 km) SSEAd-Dabbah Airport (AAD)Al Dabbah, SudanView Ad-Dabbah Airport on a map Set AAD as destination Airport Set AAD as destination Airport Get more information about Ad-Dabbah Airport
8346.53 miles (557.69 km) SSEEl Debba Airport (EDB)El Debba (Al Dabbah), SudanView El Debba Airport on a map Set EDB as destination Airport Set EDB as destination Airport Get more information about El Debba Airport
9349.27 miles (562.09 km) SEMerowe Airport (MWE)Merowe, SudanView Merowe Airport on a map Set MWE as destination Airport Set MWE as destination Airport Get more information about Merowe Airport
10360.20 miles (579.69 km) WNWKufra Airport (AKF)Kufra, LibyaView Kufra Airport on a map Set AKF as destination Airport Set AKF as destination Airport Get more information about Kufra Airport
11426.61 miles (686.56 km) ENEMarsa Alam (RMF)Marsa Alam, EgyptView Marsa Alam on a map Set RMF as destination Airport Set RMF as destination Airport Get more information about Marsa Alam
12449.59 miles (723.55 km) NEHurghada International Airport (HRG)Hurghada, EgyptView Hurghada International Airport on a map Set HRG as destination Airport Set HRG as destination Airport Get more information about Hurghada International Airport
13482.67 miles (776.77 km) SEAtbara Airport (ATB)Atbara, SudanView Atbara Airport on a map Set ATB as destination Airport Set ATB as destination Airport Get more information about Atbara Airport
14514.32 miles (827.72 km) NESharm el-Sheikh International Airpoirt (SSH)Sharm el-Sheikh, EgyptView Sharm el-Sheikh International Airpoirt on a map Set SSH as destination Airport Set SSH as destination Airport Get more information about Sharm el-Sheikh International Airpoirt
15537.07 miles (864.33 km) NESt. Catherine International Airport (SKV)St. Catherine, EgyptView St. Catherine International Airport on a map Set SKV as destination Airport Set SKV as destination Airport Get more information about St. Catherine International Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Sharq Al-Owainat Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Sharq Al-Owainat Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,425.13 miles (19,996.25 km) SSERurutu 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
212,073.21 miles (19,429.90 km) SSWFa'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
312,071.52 miles (19,427.18 km) SSWMoorea 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
412,029.26 miles (19,359.17 km) SHuahine – 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
512,011.66 miles (19,330.84 km) SBora 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
612,011.60 miles (19,330.75 km) ESEAkatoka 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)
712,010.36 miles (19,328.75 km) EMangaia 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
812,006.98 miles (19,323.31 km) SMaupiti 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
911,981.90 miles (19,282.95 km) ESEMitiaro 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
1011,916.43 miles (19,177.59 km) SWAnaa 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
1111,882.03 miles (19,122.23 km) ERarotonga 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
1211,878.22 miles (19,116.10 km) SSWMataiva 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
1311,857.82 miles (19,083.27 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
1411,855.83 miles (19,080.06 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
1511,845.74 miles (19,063.82 km) SSWArutua 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