Nonstop flight route between Mitiaro Island, Cook Islands and Kufra, Libya:
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About this route:
A direct, nonstop flight between Mitiaro Island Airport (MOI), Mitiaro Island, Cook Islands and Kufra Airport (AKF), Kufra, Libya would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,130 miles (or 19,522 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 Mitiaro 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 Mitiaro 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 MOI and AKF makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between Mitiaro 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 MOI and AKF are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from Mitiaro 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 MOI and AKF!
Departure Airport Information:
|IATA / ICAO Codes:||MOI / NCMR|
|Airport Name:||Mitiaro Island Airport|
|Location:||Mitiaro Island, Cook Islands|
|GPS Coordinates:||19°50'33"S by 157°42'11"W|
|Elevation:||0 feet (0 meters)|
|View all routes:||Routes from MOI|
|More Information:||MOI Maps & Info|
Arrival Airport Information:
|IATA / ICAO Codes:||AKF / HLKF|
|GPS Coordinates:||24°10'42"N by 23°18'50"E|
|Area Served:||Kufra, Libya|
|Operator/Owner:||Civil Aviation and Meteorology Bureau|
|Elevation:||1368 feet (417 meters)|
|# of Runways:||2|
|View all routes:||Routes from AKF|
|More Information:||AKF Maps & Info|
Facts about Mitiaro Island Airport (MOI):
- The closest airport to Mitiaro Island Airport (MOI) is Akatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport) (MUK), which is located 31 miles (50 kilometers) SE of MOI.
- Because of Mitiaro Island Airport's relatively low elevation of 0 feet, planes can take off or land at Mitiaro 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.
- The furthest airport from Mitiaro Island Airport (MOI) is Faya-Largeau Airport (FYT), which is nearly antipodal to Mitiaro Island Airport (meaning Mitiaro Island Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Faya-Largeau Airport), and is located 12,190 miles (19,617 kilometers) away in Faya-Largeau, Chad.
Facts about Kufra Airport (AKF):
- Kufra Airport is an airport in Kufra, southeastern Libya.
- 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.
- On 26 August 2008, a hijacked Sudanese Boeing 737 landed at Kufra Airport after having departed at Nyala Airport, Darfur, with destination Khartoum.
- In July 2013 Libyan Airlines re-launched the Benghasi service that was suspended nine years earlier.
- Kufra Airport (AKF) has 2 runways.
- The closest airport to Kufra Airport (AKF) is Sharq Al-Owainat Airport (GSQ), which is located 360 miles (580 kilometers) ESE of AKF.
- In addition to being known as "Kufra Airport", another name for AKF is "مطار الكفرة".
- Kufra Airport began as Buma Airfield, built in the 1930s as a minor facility by the Italians.