About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Nouakchott International Airport (NKC), Nouakchott, Mauritania and Santo-Pekoa International Airport (SON), Luganville, Vanuatu would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,161 miles (or 19,571 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 Nouakchott International Airport and Santo-Pekoa 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 Nouakchott International Airport and Santo-Pekoa International Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between NKC and SON makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between Nouakchott International Airport and Santo-Pekoa 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 NKC and SON are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from Nouakchott, Mauritania and Luganville, Vanuatu 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 NKC and SON!

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: NKC / GQNN
Airport Name: Nouakchott International Airport
Location: Nouakchott, Mauritania
GPS Coordinates: 18°5'52"N by 15°56'52"W
Area Served: Nouakchott
Operator/Owner: Government\ASECNA"African air traffic management organisation"
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 7 feet (2 meters)
# of Runways: 1
View all routes: Routes from NKC
More Information: NKC Maps & Info

Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: SON / NVSS
Airport Name: Santo-Pekoa International Airport
Location: Luganville, Vanuatu
GPS Coordinates: 15°30'20"S by 167°13'17"E
Operator/Owner: Airports Vanuatu Limited
Elevation: 184 feet (56 meters)
# of Runways: 1
View all routes: Routes from SON
More Information: SON Maps & Info

Facts about Nouakchott International Airport (NKC):

  • The furthest airport from Nouakchott International Airport (NKC) is Île des Pins Airport (BMY), which is nearly antipodal to Nouakchott International Airport (meaning Nouakchott International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Île des Pins Airport), and is located 12,322 miles (19,830 kilometers) away in Waala, Belep Islands, New Caledonia.
  • The closest airport to Nouakchott International Airport (NKC) is Boutilimit Airport (OTL), which is located 92 miles (148 kilometers) ESE of NKC.
  • Nouakchott International Airport (NKC) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Nouakchott International Airport handled 209,932 passengers last year.
  • Because of Nouakchott International Airport's relatively low elevation of 7 feet, planes can take off or land at Nouakchott 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.

Facts about Santo-Pekoa International Airport (SON):

  • Santo-Pekoa International Airport (SON) currently has only 1 runway.
  • As the war moved further north, Pekoa Airfield was closed on 8 February 1945 and all traffic routed to Palikulo Bay Airfield.
  • The 7th Naval Construction Battalion arrived on Santo on 11 August 1942 and began construction of more extensive air facilities to support the Guadalcanal Campaign.
  • Because of Santo-Pekoa International Airport's relatively low elevation of 184 feet, planes can take off or land at Santo-Pekoa 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.
  • The closest airport to Santo-Pekoa International Airport (SON) is Norsup Airport (NUS), which is located 41 miles (67 kilometers) SSE of SON.
  • The furthest airport from Santo-Pekoa International Airport (SON) is Ouro Sogui Airport (MAX), which is nearly antipodal to Santo-Pekoa International Airport (meaning Santo-Pekoa International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Ouro Sogui Airport), and is located 12,400 miles (19,956 kilometers) away in Matam, Senegal.

Map of Nearest Airports to Nouakchott International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Nouakchott International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
191.89 miles (147.89 km) ESEBoutilimit Airport (OTL)Boutilimit, MauritaniaView Boutilimit Airport on a map View satellite image of Boutilimit Airport Set OTL as origin Airport Set OTL as destination Airport Get more information about Boutilimit Airport
2116.31 miles (187.17 km) SRichard Toll Airport (RDT)Richard Toll, SenegalView Richard Toll Airport on a map View satellite image of Richard Toll Airport Set RDT as origin Airport Set RDT as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Toll Airport
3117.56 miles (189.20 km) SSEPodor Airport (POD)Podor, SenegalView Podor Airport on a map View satellite image of Podor Airport Set POD as origin Airport Set POD as destination Airport Get more information about Podor Airport
4145.47 miles (234.11 km) SSWSaint-Louis Airport (XLS)Saint-Louis, SenegalView Saint-Louis Airport on a map View satellite image of Saint-Louis Airport Set XLS as origin Airport Set XLS as destination Airport Get more information about Saint-Louis Airport
5152.39 miles (245.24 km) NEAkjoujt Airport (AJJ)Akjoujt, MauritaniaView Akjoujt Airport on a map View satellite image of Akjoujt Airport Set AJJ as origin Airport Set AJJ as destination Airport Get more information about Akjoujt Airport
6153.37 miles (246.82 km) SEAbbaye Airport (BGH)Boghe (Bogué), MauritaniaView Abbaye Airport on a map View satellite image of Abbaye Airport Set BGH as origin Airport Set BGH as destination Airport Get more information about Abbaye Airport
7202.95 miles (326.61 km) NNWLa Güera Airport (ZLG)La Güera, Western SaharaView La Güera Airport on a map View satellite image of La Güera Airport Set ZLG as origin Airport Set ZLG as destination Airport Get more information about La Güera Airport
8208.18 miles (335.04 km) NNWNouadhibou International Airport (NDB)Nouadhibou, MauritaniaView Nouadhibou International Airport on a map View satellite image of Nouadhibou International Airport Set NDB as origin Airport Set NDB as destination Airport Get more information about Nouadhibou International Airport
9209.51 miles (337.18 km) SEKaédi Airport (KED)Kaédi, MauritaniaView Kaédi Airport on a map View satellite image of Kaédi Airport Set KED as origin Airport Set KED as destination Airport Get more information about Kaédi Airport
10227.92 miles (366.81 km) ELetfotar Airport (MOM)Moudjeria, MauritaniaView Letfotar Airport on a map View satellite image of Letfotar Airport Set MOM as origin Airport Set MOM as destination Airport Get more information about Letfotar Airport
11245.08 miles (394.41 km) SEOuro Sogui Airport (MAX)Matam, SenegalView Ouro Sogui Airport on a map View satellite image of Ouro Sogui Airport Set MAX as origin Airport Set MAX as destination Airport Get more information about Ouro Sogui Airport
12252.13 miles (405.77 km) NEAtar Airport (ATR)Atar, MauritaniaView Atar Airport on a map View satellite image of Atar Airport Set ATR as origin Airport Set ATR as destination Airport Get more information about Atar Airport
13253.55 miles (408.04 km) SSWLéopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (DKR)Dakar, SenegalView Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport on a map View satellite image of Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport Set DKR as origin Airport Set DKR as destination Airport Get more information about Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport
14273.08 miles (439.48 km) SKaolack Airport (KLC)Kaolack, SenegalView Kaolack Airport on a map View satellite image of Kaolack Airport Set KLC as origin Airport Set KLC as destination Airport Get more information about Kaolack Airport
15298.52 miles (480.42 km) ETidjikja Airport (TIY)Tidjikja, MauritaniaView Tidjikja Airport on a map View satellite image of Tidjikja Airport Set TIY as origin Airport Set TIY as destination Airport Get more information about Tidjikja Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Nouakchott International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Nouakchott International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,321.77 miles (19,829.92 km) SSEÎle des Pins Airport (BMY)Waala, Belep Islands, New CaledoniaView Île des Pins Airport on a map View satellite image of Île des Pins Airport Set BMY as origin Airport Set BMY as destination Airport Get more information about Île des Pins Airport
212,267.35 miles (19,742.33 km) SKoumac Airport (KOC)Koumac, New CaledoniaView Koumac Airport on a map View satellite image of Koumac Airport Set KOC as origin Airport Set KOC as destination Airport Get more information about Koumac Airport
312,226.29 miles (19,676.25 km) SSWKoné Airport (KNQ)Koné, New CaledoniaView Koné Airport on a map View satellite image of Koné Airport Set KNQ as origin Airport Set KNQ as destination Airport Get more information about Koné Airport
412,175.39 miles (19,594.34 km) WSWNorsup Airport (NUS)Norsup, Malakula island, VanuatuView Norsup Airport on a map View satellite image of Norsup Airport Set NUS as origin Airport Set NUS as destination Airport Get more information about Norsup Airport
512,163.57 miles (19,575.33 km) WSWMalekoula Airport (LPM)Lamap, Malampa, VanuatuView Malekoula Airport on a map View satellite image of Malekoula Airport Set LPM as origin Airport Set LPM as destination Airport Get more information about Malekoula Airport
612,161.11 miles (19,571.37 km) SWSanto-Pekoa International Airport (SON)Luganville, VanuatuView Santo-Pekoa International Airport on a map View satellite image of Santo-Pekoa International Airport Set SON as origin Airport Set SON as destination Airport Get more information about Santo-Pekoa International Airport
712,154.87 miles (19,561.32 km) WBauerfield International Airport (VLI)Port Vila, VanuatuView Bauerfield International Airport on a map View satellite image of Bauerfield International Airport Set VLI as origin Airport Set VLI as destination Airport Get more information about Bauerfield International Airport
812,151.56 miles (19,555.99 km) WSWCraig Cove Airport (CCV)Craig Cove, Ambrym Island, Malampa, VanuatuView Craig Cove Airport on a map View satellite image of Craig Cove Airport Set CCV as origin Airport Set CCV as destination Airport Get more information about Craig Cove Airport
912,146.46 miles (19,547.78 km) WSWLamen Bay Airport (LNB)Lamen Bay, Epi Island, Shéfa Province, VanuatuView Lamen Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Lamen Bay Airport Set LNB as origin Airport Set LNB as destination Airport Get more information about Lamen Bay Airport
1012,145.78 miles (19,546.69 km) WSWSiwo Airport (EAE)Sangafa, Emae, Shéfa, VanuatuView Siwo Airport on a map View satellite image of Siwo Airport Set EAE as origin Airport Set EAE as destination Airport Get more information about Siwo Airport
1112,131.81 miles (19,524.21 km) SSWTontouta International Airport (NOU)Noumea, New CaledoniaView Tontouta International Airport on a map View satellite image of Tontouta International Airport Set NOU as origin Airport Set NOU as destination Airport Get more information about Tontouta International Airport
1212,128.85 miles (19,519.44 km) WSWTongoa Airport (TGH)Tongoa, Shefa Province, VanuatuView Tongoa Airport on a map View satellite image of Tongoa Airport Set TGH as origin Airport Set TGH as destination Airport Get more information about Tongoa Airport
1312,123.93 miles (19,511.53 km) WSWLonorore Airport (LNE)Lonorore, Pentecost Island, Pénama Province, VanuatuView Lonorore Airport on a map View satellite image of Lonorore Airport Set LNE as origin Airport Set LNE as destination Airport Get more information about Lonorore Airport
1412,113.85 miles (19,495.30 km) SWLongana Airport (LOD)Longana, Ambae Island, Pénama Province, VanuatuView Longana Airport on a map View satellite image of Longana Airport Set LOD as origin Airport Set LOD as destination Airport Get more information about Longana Airport
1512,110.48 miles (19,489.88 km) WSWSara Airport (SSR)Sara, VanuatuView Sara Airport on a map View satellite image of Sara Airport Set SSR as origin Airport Set SSR as destination Airport Get more information about Sara Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Santo-Pekoa International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Santo-Pekoa International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
141.40 miles (66.63 km) SSENorsup Airport (NUS)Norsup, Malakula island, VanuatuView Norsup Airport on a map View satellite image of Norsup Airport Set NUS as destination Airport Set NUS as destination Airport Get more information about Norsup Airport
251.55 miles (82.96 km) ENELongana Airport (LOD)Longana, Ambae Island, Pénama Province, VanuatuView Longana Airport on a map View satellite image of Longana Airport Set LOD as destination Airport Set LOD as destination Airport Get more information about Longana Airport
362.03 miles (99.82 km) ESara Airport (SSR)Sara, VanuatuView Sara Airport on a map View satellite image of Sara Airport Set SSR as destination Airport Set SSR as destination Airport Get more information about Sara Airport
467.22 miles (108.19 km) ENEMaewo-Naone Airport (MWF)Maewo, VanuatuView Maewo-Naone Airport on a map View satellite image of Maewo-Naone Airport Set MWF as destination Airport Set MWF as destination Airport Get more information about Maewo-Naone Airport
567.94 miles (109.34 km) ESELonorore Airport (LNE)Lonorore, Pentecost Island, Pénama Province, VanuatuView Lonorore Airport on a map View satellite image of Lonorore Airport Set LNE as destination Airport Set LNE as destination Airport Get more information about Lonorore Airport
670.24 miles (113.05 km) SECraig Cove Airport (CCV)Craig Cove, Ambrym Island, Malampa, VanuatuView Craig Cove Airport on a map View satellite image of Craig Cove Airport Set CCV as destination Airport Set CCV as destination Airport Get more information about Craig Cove Airport
776.29 miles (122.78 km) SSEMalekoula Airport (LPM)Lamap, Malampa, VanuatuView Malekoula Airport on a map View satellite image of Malekoula Airport Set LPM as destination Airport Set LPM as destination Airport Get more information about Malekoula Airport
892.27 miles (148.49 km) NNEGaua Airport (ZGU)Gaua, Torba, VanuatuView Gaua Airport on a map View satellite image of Gaua Airport Set ZGU as destination Airport Set ZGU as destination Airport Get more information about Gaua Airport
997.10 miles (156.27 km) SELamen Bay Airport (LNB)Lamen Bay, Epi Island, Shéfa Province, VanuatuView Lamen Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Lamen Bay Airport Set LNB as destination Airport Set LNB as destination Airport Get more information about Lamen Bay Airport
10116.22 miles (187.04 km) NVanua Lava Airport (SLH)Sola, Vanua Lava, Torba Province, VanuatuView Vanua Lava Airport on a map View satellite image of Vanua Lava Airport Set SLH as destination Airport Set SLH as destination Airport Get more information about Vanua Lava Airport
11130.17 miles (209.49 km) SETongoa Airport (TGH)Tongoa, Shefa Province, VanuatuView Tongoa Airport on a map View satellite image of Tongoa Airport Set TGH as destination Airport Set TGH as destination Airport Get more information about Tongoa Airport
12131.28 miles (211.28 km) NNEMota Lava Airport (MTV)Mota Lava, VanuatuView Mota Lava Airport on a map View satellite image of Mota Lava Airport Set MTV as destination Airport Set MTV as destination Airport Get more information about Mota Lava Airport
13132.34 miles (212.99 km) SESiwo Airport (EAE)Sangafa, Emae, Shéfa, VanuatuView Siwo Airport on a map View satellite image of Siwo Airport Set EAE as destination Airport Set EAE as destination Airport Get more information about Siwo Airport
14168.09 miles (270.51 km) SSEBauerfield International Airport (VLI)Port Vila, VanuatuView Bauerfield International Airport on a map View satellite image of Bauerfield International Airport Set VLI as destination Airport Set VLI as destination Airport Get more information about Bauerfield International Airport
15254.27 miles (409.21 km) SSEDillon's Bay Airport (DLY)Dillon's Bay, Erromango, Taféa, VanuatuView Dillon's Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Dillon's Bay Airport Set DLY as destination Airport Set DLY as destination Airport Get more information about Dillon's Bay Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Santo-Pekoa International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Santo-Pekoa International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,400.07 miles (19,955.93 km) EOuro Sogui Airport (MAX)Matam, SenegalView Ouro Sogui Airport on a map View satellite image of Ouro Sogui Airport Set MAX as destination Airport Set MAX as destination Airport Get more information about Ouro Sogui Airport
212,392.55 miles (19,943.82 km) WNWSélibaby Airport (SEY)Sélibaby, MauritaniaView Sélibaby Airport on a map View satellite image of Sélibaby Airport Set SEY as destination Airport Set SEY as destination Airport Get more information about Sélibaby Airport
312,386.81 miles (19,934.59 km) NNWBakel Airport (BXE)Bakel, SenegalView Bakel Airport on a map View satellite image of Bakel Airport Set BXE as destination Airport Set BXE as destination Airport Get more information about Bakel Airport
412,370.56 miles (19,908.44 km) NEKaédi Airport (KED)Kaédi, MauritaniaView Kaédi Airport on a map View satellite image of Kaédi Airport Set KED as destination Airport Set KED as destination Airport Get more information about Kaédi Airport
512,320.94 miles (19,828.58 km) NWKayes Airport (KYS)Kayes, MaliView Kayes Airport on a map View satellite image of Kayes Airport Set KYS as destination Airport Set KYS as destination Airport Get more information about Kayes Airport
612,318.84 miles (19,825.20 km) NWKiffa Airport (KFA)Kiffa, MauritaniaView Kiffa Airport on a map View satellite image of Kiffa Airport Set KFA as destination Airport Set KFA as destination Airport Get more information about Kiffa Airport
712,314.43 miles (19,818.10 km) NEAbbaye Airport (BGH)Boghe (Bogué), MauritaniaView Abbaye Airport on a map View satellite image of Abbaye Airport Set BGH as destination Airport Set BGH as destination Airport Get more information about Abbaye Airport
812,301.30 miles (19,796.98 km) NNETambacounda Airport (TUD)Tambacounda, SenegalView Tambacounda Airport on a map View satellite image of Tambacounda Airport Set TUD as destination Airport Set TUD as destination Airport Get more information about Tambacounda Airport
912,287.19 miles (19,774.26 km) WYélimané Airport (EYL)Yélimané, MaliView Yélimané Airport on a map View satellite image of Yélimané Airport Set EYL as destination Airport Set EYL as destination Airport Get more information about Yélimané Airport
1012,280.65 miles (19,763.74 km) NLetfotar Airport (MOM)Moudjeria, MauritaniaView Letfotar Airport on a map View satellite image of Letfotar Airport Set MOM as destination Airport Set MOM as destination Airport Get more information about Letfotar Airport
1112,270.59 miles (19,747.55 km) ENEPodor Airport (POD)Podor, SenegalView Podor Airport on a map View satellite image of Podor Airport Set POD as destination Airport Set POD as destination Airport Get more information about Podor Airport
1212,263.41 miles (19,735.99 km) NNESimenti Airport (SMY)Simenti, SenegalView Simenti Airport on a map View satellite image of Simenti Airport Set SMY as destination Airport Set SMY as destination Airport Get more information about Simenti Airport
1312,260.31 miles (19,731.00 km) NWTamchakett Airport (THT)Tamchakett, MauritaniaView Tamchakett Airport on a map View satellite image of Tamchakett Airport Set THT as destination Airport Set THT as destination Airport Get more information about Tamchakett Airport
1412,248.31 miles (19,711.69 km) NEBoutilimit Airport (OTL)Boutilimit, MauritaniaView Boutilimit Airport on a map View satellite image of Boutilimit Airport Set OTL as destination Airport Set OTL as destination Airport Get more information about Boutilimit Airport
1512,235.04 miles (19,690.34 km) ENERichard Toll Airport (RDT)Richard Toll, SenegalView Richard Toll Airport on a map View satellite image of Richard Toll Airport Set RDT as destination Airport Set RDT as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Toll Airport