About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Waimea-Kohala Airport (MUE), Kamuela, Hawaii, United States and Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport (BUQ), Bulawayo, Zimbabwe would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,159 miles (or 19,567 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 Waimea-Kohala Airport and Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International 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 Waimea-Kohala Airport and Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between MUE and BUQ makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between Waimea-Kohala Airport and Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International 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 MUE and BUQ are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from Kamuela, Hawaii, United States and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe 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 MUE and BUQ!

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: MUE / PHMU
Airport Name: Waimea-Kohala Airport
Location: Kamuela, Hawaii, United States
GPS Coordinates: 20°0'5"N by 155°40'5"W
Area Served: Kamuela, Hawaii
Operator/Owner: Hawaii Department of Transportation
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 2671 feet (814 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: BUQ / FVBU
Airport Name: Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport
Location: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
GPS Coordinates: 20°1'2"S by 28°37'4"E
Operator/Owner: Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 4359 feet (1,329 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Waimea-Kohala Airport (MUE):

  • Waimea-Kohala Airport (MUE) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Waimea-Kohala Airport covers an area of 90 acres at an elevation of 2,671 feet above mean sea level.
  • The furthest airport from Waimea-Kohala Airport (MUE) is Maun Airport (MUB), which is nearly antipodal to Waimea-Kohala Airport (meaning Waimea-Kohala Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Maun Airport), and is located 12,378 miles (19,921 kilometers) away in Maun, Botswana.
  • The closest airport to Waimea-Kohala Airport (MUE) is Pōhakuloa Training Area (BSF), which is located only 12 miles (19 kilometers) SSW of MUE.
  • Previously, Pacific Wings operated service to Honolulu and Kahului.

Facts about Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport (BUQ):

  • The closest airport to Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport (BUQ) is Gweru-Thornhill Air Base (GWE), which is located 90 miles (145 kilometers) ENE of BUQ.
  • Because of Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport's high elevation of 4,359 feet, planes must typically fly at a faster airspeed in order to takeoff or land at BUQ. Combined with a high temperature, this could make BUQ a "Hot & High" airport, where the air density is lower than it would otherwise be at sea level.
  • Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport (BUQ) has 2 runways.
  • The furthest airport from Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport (BUQ) is Hilo International Airport (ITO), which is nearly antipodal to Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport (meaning Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Hilo International Airport), and is located 12,198 miles (19,630 kilometers) away in Hilo, Hawaii, United States.

Map of Nearest Airports to Waimea-Kohala Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Waimea-Kohala Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111.59 miles (18.66 km) SSWPōhakuloa Training Area (BSF)Camp Pohakuloa, Hawaii, United StatesView Pōhakuloa Training Area on a map Set BSF as origin Airport Set BSF as destination Airport Get more information about Pōhakuloa Training Area
222.08 miles (35.53 km) NWUpolu Airport (UPP)Hawi, Hawaii, United StatesView Upolu Airport on a map Set UPP as origin Airport Set UPP as destination Airport Get more information about Upolu Airport
330.51 miles (49.10 km) SWKona International Airport at Keāhole (KOA)Kailua / Kona, Hawaii, United StatesView Kona International Airport at Keāhole on a map Set KOA as origin Airport Set KOA as destination Airport Get more information about Kona International Airport at Keāhole
444.71 miles (71.96 km) ESEHilo International Airport (ITO)Hilo, Hawaii, United StatesView Hilo International Airport on a map Set ITO as origin Airport Set ITO as destination Airport Get more information about Hilo International Airport
559.28 miles (95.40 km) NNWHana Airport (HNM)Hana, Hawaii, United StatesView Hana Airport on a map Set HNM as origin Airport Set HNM as destination Airport Get more information about Hana Airport
679.24 miles (127.53 km) NWKahului Airport (OGG)Kahului, Hawaii, United StatesView Kahului Airport on a map Set OGG as origin Airport Set OGG as destination Airport Get more information about Kahului Airport
792.98 miles (149.64 km) NWKapalua Airport (JHM)Lahaina, Hawaii, United StatesView Kapalua Airport on a map Set JHM as origin Airport Set JHM as destination Airport Get more information about Kapalua Airport
899.21 miles (159.67 km) WNWLanai Airport (LNY)Lanai City, Hawaii, United StatesView Lanai Airport on a map Set LNY as origin Airport Set LNY as destination Airport Get more information about Lanai Airport
9118.81 miles (191.20 km) NWKalaupapa Airport (LUP)Kalaupapa, Hawaii, United StatesView Kalaupapa Airport on a map Set LUP as origin Airport Set LUP as destination Airport Get more information about Kalaupapa Airport
10121.92 miles (196.21 km) NWMolokai Airport (MKK)Kaunakakai, Hawaii, United StatesView Molokai Airport on a map Set MKK as origin Airport Set MKK as destination Airport Get more information about Molokai Airport
11171.83 miles (276.53 km) WNWHickam Field (HIK)Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesView Hickam Field on a map Set HIK as origin Airport Set HIK as destination Airport Get more information about Hickam Field
12171.83 miles (276.53 km) WNWHonolulu International Airport (HNL)Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesView Honolulu International Airport on a map Set HNL as origin Airport Set HNL as destination Airport Get more information about Honolulu International Airport
13179.61 miles (289.05 km) WNWKalaeloa Airport (NAX)Kapolei, Hawaii, United StatesView Kalaeloa Airport on a map Set NAX as origin Airport Set NAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalaeloa Airport
14184.35 miles (296.68 km) NWWheeler AAF (HHI)Wahiawa, Hawaii, United StatesView Wheeler AAF on a map Set HHI as origin Airport Set HHI as destination Airport Get more information about Wheeler AAF
15196.40 miles (316.08 km) NWDillingham Airfield (HDH)Mokuleia, Hawaii, United StatesView Dillingham Airfield on a map Set HDH as origin Airport Set HDH as destination Airport Get more information about Dillingham Airfield

Map of Furthest Airports from Waimea-Kohala Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Waimea-Kohala Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,378.27 miles (19,920.85 km) EMaun Airport (MUB)Maun, BotswanaView Maun Airport on a map Set MUB as origin Airport Set MUB as destination Airport Get more information about Maun Airport
212,277.22 miles (19,758.22 km) SSWKasane Airport (BBK)Kasane, BotswanaView Kasane Airport on a map Set BBK as origin Airport Set BBK as destination Airport Get more information about Kasane Airport
312,272.92 miles (19,751.31 km) SKatima Mulilo Airport (MPA)Katima Mulilo, NamibiaView Katima Mulilo Airport on a map Set MPA as origin Airport Set MPA as destination Airport Get more information about Katima Mulilo Airport
412,272.42 miles (19,750.50 km) SWVictoria Falls Airport (VFA)Victoria Falls, ZimbabweView Victoria Falls Airport on a map Set VFA as origin Airport Set VFA as destination Airport Get more information about Victoria Falls Airport
512,257.42 miles (19,726.36 km) SSWLivingstone Airport (LVI)Livingstone, ZambiaView Livingstone Airport on a map Set LVI as origin Airport Set LVI as destination Airport Get more information about Livingstone Airport
612,237.50 miles (19,694.29 km) WSWHwange National Park Airport (HWN)Hwange National Park, ZimbabweView Hwange National Park Airport on a map Set HWN as origin Airport Set HWN as destination Airport Get more information about Hwange National Park Airport
712,228.28 miles (19,679.45 km) SEGhanzi Airport (GNZ)Ghanzi, BotswanaView Ghanzi Airport on a map Set GNZ as origin Airport Set GNZ as destination Airport Get more information about Ghanzi Airport
812,218.36 miles (19,663.49 km) WSWFrancistown International Airport/Francistown Air Base (FRW)Francistown, BotswanaView Francistown International Airport/Francistown Air Base on a map Set FRW as origin Airport Set FRW as destination Airport Get more information about Francistown International Airport/Francistown Air Base
912,165.26 miles (19,578.03 km) ESEDirico Airport (DRC)Dirico, AngolaView Dirico Airport on a map Set DRC as origin Airport Set DRC as destination Airport Get more information about Dirico Airport
1012,158.55 miles (19,567.24 km) WJoshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport (BUQ)Bulawayo, ZimbabweView Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport on a map Set BUQ as origin Airport Set BUQ as destination Airport Get more information about Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport
1112,138.78 miles (19,535.42 km) SSWNgoma Airport (ZGM)Ngoma, ZambiaView Ngoma Airport on a map Set ZGM as origin Airport Set ZGM as destination Airport Get more information about Ngoma Airport
1212,118.32 miles (19,502.49 km) SJwaneng Airport (JWA)Jwaneng, BotswanaView Jwaneng Airport on a map Set JWA as origin Airport Set JWA as destination Airport Get more information about Jwaneng Airport
1312,115.69 miles (19,498.27 km) SSEHukuntsi Airport (HUK)Hukuntsi, BotswanaView Hukuntsi Airport on a map Set HUK as origin Airport Set HUK as destination Airport Get more information about Hukuntsi Airport
1412,106.22 miles (19,483.03 km) SSWSir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE)Gaborone, BotswanaView Sir Seretse Khama International Airport on a map Set GBE as origin Airport Set GBE as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Seretse Khama International Airport
1512,103.98 miles (19,479.42 km) ESERundu Airport (NDU)Rundu, Okavango Region, NamibiaView Rundu Airport on a map Set NDU as origin Airport Set NDU as destination Airport Get more information about Rundu Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
190.32 miles (145.36 km) ENEGweru-Thornhill Air Base (GWE)Gweru, ZimbabweView Gweru-Thornhill Air Base on a map Set GWE as destination Airport Set GWE as destination Airport Get more information about Gweru-Thornhill Air Base
2108.15 miles (174.04 km) SWFrancistown International Airport/Francistown Air Base (FRW)Francistown, BotswanaView Francistown International Airport/Francistown Air Base on a map Set FRW as destination Airport Set FRW as destination Airport Get more information about Francistown International Airport/Francistown Air Base
3141.52 miles (227.75 km) NWHwange National Park Airport (HWN)Hwange National Park, ZimbabweView Hwange National Park Airport on a map Set HWN as destination Airport Set HWN as destination Airport Get more information about Hwange National Park Airport
4145.49 miles (234.14 km) EMasvingo Airport (MVZ)Masvingo, ZimbabweView Masvingo Airport on a map Set MVZ as destination Airport Set MVZ as destination Airport Get more information about Masvingo Airport
5203.45 miles (327.42 km) ESEBuffalo Range Airport (BFO)Chiredzi, ZimbabweView Buffalo Range Airport on a map Set BFO as destination Airport Set BFO as destination Airport Get more information about Buffalo Range Airport
6216.59 miles (348.57 km) NEHarare International Airport (HRE)Harare, ZimbabweView Harare International Airport on a map Set HRE as destination Airport Set HRE as destination Airport Get more information about Harare International Airport
7224.85 miles (361.86 km) NWVictoria Falls Airport (VFA)Victoria Falls, ZimbabweView Victoria Falls Airport on a map Set VFA as destination Airport Set VFA as destination Airport Get more information about Victoria Falls Airport
8237.46 miles (382.15 km) NWLivingstone Airport (LVI)Livingstone, ZambiaView Livingstone Airport on a map Set LVI as destination Airport Set LVI as destination Airport Get more information about Livingstone Airport
9242.30 miles (389.95 km) NKariba Airport (KAB)Kariba, ZimbabweView Kariba Airport on a map Set KAB as destination Airport Set KAB as destination Airport Get more information about Kariba Airport
10260.56 miles (419.32 km) EChipinge Airport (CHJ)Chipinge, ZimbabweView Chipinge Airport on a map Set CHJ as destination Airport Set CHJ as destination Airport Get more information about Chipinge Airport
11269.91 miles (434.38 km) SSEPolokwane International Airport (PTG)Polokwane, South AfricaView Polokwane International Airport on a map Set PTG as destination Airport Set PTG as destination Airport Get more information about Polokwane International Airport
12270.45 miles (435.25 km) ENEMutare Airport (UTA)Mutare, ZimbabweView Mutare Airport on a map Set UTA as destination Airport Set UTA as destination Airport Get more information about Mutare Airport
13271.71 miles (437.27 km) WNWKasane Airport (BBK)Kasane, BotswanaView Kasane Airport on a map Set BBK as destination Airport Set BBK as destination Airport Get more information about Kasane Airport
14315.82 miles (508.26 km) SSEHendrik Van Eck Airport (PHW)Phalaborwa, South AfricaView Hendrik Van Eck Airport on a map Set PHW as destination Airport Set PHW as destination Airport Get more information about Hendrik Van Eck Airport
15318.89 miles (513.20 km) EChimoio Airport (VPY)Chimoio, MozambiqueView Chimoio Airport on a map Set VPY as destination Airport Set VPY as destination Airport Get more information about Chimoio Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,197.69 miles (19,630.23 km) EHilo International Airport (ITO)Hilo, Hawaii, United StatesView Hilo International Airport on a map Set ITO as destination Airport Set ITO as destination Airport Get more information about Hilo International Airport
212,158.55 miles (19,567.24 km) EWaimea-Kohala Airport (MUE)Kamuela, Hawaii, United StatesView Waimea-Kohala Airport on a map Set MUE as destination Airport Set MUE as destination Airport Get more information about Waimea-Kohala Airport
312,154.97 miles (19,561.48 km) EPōhakuloa Training Area (BSF)Camp Pohakuloa, Hawaii, United StatesView Pōhakuloa Training Area on a map Set BSF as destination Airport Set BSF as destination Airport Get more information about Pōhakuloa Training Area
412,145.83 miles (19,546.77 km) EUpolu Airport (UPP)Hawi, Hawaii, United StatesView Upolu Airport on a map Set UPP as destination Airport Set UPP as destination Airport Get more information about Upolu Airport
512,133.18 miles (19,526.42 km) EKona International Airport at Keāhole (KOA)Kailua / Kona, Hawaii, United StatesView Kona International Airport at Keāhole on a map Set KOA as destination Airport Set KOA as destination Airport Get more information about Kona International Airport at Keāhole
612,132.06 miles (19,524.60 km) EHana Airport (HNM)Hana, Hawaii, United StatesView Hana Airport on a map Set HNM as destination Airport Set HNM as destination Airport Get more information about Hana Airport
712,104.38 miles (19,480.06 km) ENEKahului Airport (OGG)Kahului, Hawaii, United StatesView Kahului Airport on a map Set OGG as destination Airport Set OGG as destination Airport Get more information about Kahului Airport
812,088.20 miles (19,454.03 km) ENEKapalua Airport (JHM)Lahaina, Hawaii, United StatesView Kapalua Airport on a map Set JHM as destination Airport Set JHM as destination Airport Get more information about Kapalua Airport
912,072.27 miles (19,428.39 km) ELanai Airport (LNY)Lanai City, Hawaii, United StatesView Lanai Airport on a map Set LNY as destination Airport Set LNY as destination Airport Get more information about Lanai Airport
1012,065.94 miles (19,418.20 km) ENEKalaupapa Airport (LUP)Kalaupapa, Hawaii, United StatesView Kalaupapa Airport on a map Set LUP as destination Airport Set LUP as destination Airport Get more information about Kalaupapa Airport
1112,058.98 miles (19,407.01 km) ENEMolokai Airport (MKK)Kaunakakai, Hawaii, United StatesView Molokai Airport on a map Set MKK as destination Airport Set MKK as destination Airport Get more information about Molokai Airport
1212,004.57 miles (19,319.44 km) ENEHonolulu International Airport (HNL)Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesView Honolulu International Airport on a map Set HNL as destination Airport Set HNL as destination Airport Get more information about Honolulu International Airport
1312,004.57 miles (19,319.44 km) ENEHickam Field (HIK)Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesView Hickam Field on a map Set HIK as destination Airport Set HIK as destination Airport Get more information about Hickam Field
1411,995.37 miles (19,304.63 km) ENEKalaeloa Airport (NAX)Kapolei, Hawaii, United StatesView Kalaeloa Airport on a map Set NAX as destination Airport Set NAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalaeloa Airport
1511,994.90 miles (19,303.88 km) ENEWheeler AAF (HHI)Wahiawa, Hawaii, United StatesView Wheeler AAF on a map Set HHI as destination Airport Set HHI as destination Airport Get more information about Wheeler AAF