About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Tontouta International Airport (NOU), Noumea, New Caledonia and Nouakchott International Airport (NKC), Nouakchott, Mauritania would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,132 miles (or 19,524 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 Tontouta International Airport and Nouakchott 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 Tontouta International Airport and Nouakchott International Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between NOU and NKC makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between Tontouta International Airport and Nouakchott 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 NOU and NKC are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from Noumea, New Caledonia and Nouakchott, Mauritania 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 NOU and NKC!

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: NOU / NWWW
Airport Names:
  1. Tontouta International Airport
  2. Aéroport de Nouméa - La Tontouta
Location: Noumea, New Caledonia
GPS Coordinates: 22°0'59"S by 166°12'57"E
Operator/Owner: New Caledonia Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 52 feet (16 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Arrival 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
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Facts about Tontouta International Airport (NOU):

  • In addition to being known as "Tontouta International Airport", another name for NOU is "Aéroport de Nouméa - La Tontouta".
  • The closest airport to Tontouta International Airport (NOU) is Nouméa Magenta Airport (GEA), which is located 23 miles (38 kilometers) SE of NOU.
  • Tontouta International Airport (NOU) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Because of Tontouta International Airport's relatively low elevation of 52 feet, planes can take off or land at Tontouta 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 furthest airport from Tontouta International Airport (NOU) is Fderik Airport (FGD), which is nearly antipodal to Tontouta International Airport (meaning Tontouta International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Fderik Airport), and is located 12,356 miles (19,885 kilometers) away in Fderik, Mauritania.

Facts about Nouakchott International Airport (NKC):

  • Nouakchott International Airport handled 209,932 passengers last year.
  • The closest airport to Nouakchott International Airport (NKC) is Boutilimit Airport (OTL), which is located 92 miles (148 kilometers) ESE of NKC.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nouakchott International Airport (NKC) currently has only 1 runway.

Map of Nearest Airports to Tontouta International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Tontouta International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
123.44 miles (37.72 km) SENouméa Magenta Airport (GEA)Nouméa, New CaledoniaView Nouméa Magenta Airport on a map Set GEA as origin Airport Set GEA as destination Airport Get more information about Nouméa Magenta Airport
2110.79 miles (178.30 km) NWKoné Airport (KNQ)Koné, New CaledoniaView Koné Airport on a map Set KNQ as origin Airport Set KNQ as destination Airport Get more information about Koné Airport
3122.59 miles (197.29 km) ENEMaré Airport (MEE)Maré, Loyalty Islands, New CaledoniaView Maré Airport on a map Set MEE as origin Airport Set MEE as destination Airport Get more information about Maré Airport
4161.98 miles (260.69 km) NWKoumac Airport (KOC)Koumac, New CaledoniaView Koumac Airport on a map Set KOC as origin Airport Set KOC as destination Airport Get more information about Koumac Airport
5228.77 miles (368.17 km) NWÎle des Pins Airport (BMY)Waala, Belep Islands, New CaledoniaView Île des Pins Airport on a map Set BMY as origin Airport Set BMY as destination Airport Get more information about Île des Pins Airport
6259.61 miles (417.81 km) ENEAnatom Airport Aneityum Airport (AUY)Anatom, Taféa, VanuatuView Anatom Airport Aneityum Airport on a map Set AUY as origin Airport Set AUY as destination Airport Get more information about Anatom Airport Aneityum Airport
7287.84 miles (463.24 km) NEDillon's Bay Airport (DLY)Dillon's Bay, Erromango, Taféa, VanuatuView Dillon's Bay Airport on a map Set DLY as origin Airport Set DLY as destination Airport Get more information about Dillon's Bay Airport
8291.25 miles (468.73 km) NEAniwa Airport (AWD)Aniwa Island, Taféa, VanuatuView Aniwa Airport on a map Set AWD as origin Airport Set AWD as destination Airport Get more information about Aniwa Airport
9295.11 miles (474.94 km) NEIpota Airport (IPA)Ipota, Erromango, VanuatuView Ipota Airport on a map Set IPA as origin Airport Set IPA as destination Airport Get more information about Ipota Airport
10311.65 miles (501.56 km) ENEFutuna Airport (FTA)Futuna Island, Taféa, VanuatuView Futuna Airport on a map Set FTA as origin Airport Set FTA as destination Airport Get more information about Futuna Airport
11328.10 miles (528.03 km) NNEBauerfield International Airport (VLI)Port Vila, VanuatuView Bauerfield International Airport on a map Set VLI as origin Airport Set VLI as destination Airport Get more information about Bauerfield International Airport
12367.43 miles (591.31 km) NNESiwo Airport (EAE)Sangafa, Emae, Shéfa, VanuatuView Siwo Airport on a map Set EAE as origin Airport Set EAE as destination Airport Get more information about Siwo Airport
13385.39 miles (620.22 km) NNETongoa Airport (TGH)Tongoa, Shefa Province, VanuatuView Tongoa Airport on a map Set TGH as origin Airport Set TGH as destination Airport Get more information about Tongoa Airport
14396.12 miles (637.49 km) NNELamen Bay Airport (LNB)Lamen Bay, Epi Island, Shéfa Province, VanuatuView Lamen Bay Airport on a map Set LNB as origin Airport Set LNB as destination Airport Get more information about Lamen Bay Airport
15398.51 miles (641.34 km) NNEMalekoula Airport (LPM)Lamap, Malampa, VanuatuView Malekoula Airport on a map Set LPM as origin Airport Set LPM as destination Airport Get more information about Malekoula Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Tontouta International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Tontouta International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,355.98 miles (19,884.98 km) NWFderik Airport (FGD)Fderik, MauritaniaView Fderik Airport on a map Set FGD as origin Airport Set FGD as destination Airport Get more information about Fderik Airport
212,322.10 miles (19,830.44 km) NNWAtar Airport (ATR)Atar, MauritaniaView Atar Airport on a map Set ATR as origin Airport Set ATR as destination Airport Get more information about Atar Airport
312,314.27 miles (19,817.85 km) WNWTazadit International Airport (OUZ)Zouerate, MauritaniaView Tazadit International Airport on a map Set OUZ as origin Airport Set OUZ as destination Airport Get more information about Tazadit International Airport
412,274.36 miles (19,753.62 km) NNEAkjoujt Airport (AJJ)Akjoujt, MauritaniaView Akjoujt Airport on a map Set AJJ as origin Airport Set AJJ as destination Airport Get more information about Akjoujt Airport
512,256.46 miles (19,724.81 km) NEDakhla Airport (VIL)Dakhla, Western SaharaView Dakhla Airport on a map Set VIL as origin Airport Set VIL as destination Airport Get more information about Dakhla Airport
612,215.09 miles (19,658.24 km) ENENouadhibou International Airport (NDB)Nouadhibou, MauritaniaView Nouadhibou International Airport on a map Set NDB as origin Airport Set NDB as destination Airport Get more information about Nouadhibou International Airport
712,210.02 miles (19,650.07 km) ENELa Güera Airport (ZLG)La Güera, Western SaharaView La Güera Airport on a map Set ZLG as origin Airport Set ZLG as destination Airport Get more information about La Güera Airport
812,153.79 miles (19,559.58 km) NNWTidjikja Airport (TIY)Tidjikja, MauritaniaView Tidjikja Airport on a map Set TIY as origin Airport Set TIY as destination Airport Get more information about Tidjikja Airport
912,131.81 miles (19,524.21 km) NNENouakchott International Airport (NKC)Nouakchott, MauritaniaView Nouakchott International Airport on a map Set NKC as origin Airport Set NKC as destination Airport Get more information about Nouakchott International Airport
1012,130.45 miles (19,522.02 km) NNWLetfotar Airport (MOM)Moudjeria, MauritaniaView Letfotar Airport on a map Set MOM as origin Airport Set MOM as destination Airport Get more information about Letfotar Airport
1112,121.56 miles (19,507.71 km) NBoutilimit Airport (OTL)Boutilimit, MauritaniaView Boutilimit Airport on a map Set OTL as origin Airport Set OTL as destination Airport Get more information about Boutilimit Airport
1212,080.22 miles (19,441.18 km) NHassan I Airport El Aaiún Airport (EUN)El Aaiún (Laayoune), MoroccoView Hassan I Airport El Aaiún Airport on a map Set EUN as origin Airport Set EUN as destination Airport Get more information about Hassan I Airport El Aaiún Airport
1312,066.39 miles (19,418.93 km) NWTichitt Airport (THI)Tichitt, MauritaniaView Tichitt Airport on a map Set THI as origin Airport Set THI as destination Airport Get more information about Tichitt Airport
1412,063.88 miles (19,414.88 km) NAbbaye Airport (BGH)Boghe (Bogué), MauritaniaView Abbaye Airport on a map Set BGH as origin Airport Set BGH as destination Airport Get more information about Abbaye Airport
1512,060.01 miles (19,408.66 km) NNEPodor Airport (POD)Podor, SenegalView Podor Airport on a map Set POD as origin Airport Set POD as destination Airport Get more information about Podor Airport

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 Set OTL as destination 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 Set RDT as destination 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 Set POD as destination 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 Set XLS as destination 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 Set AJJ as destination 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 Set BGH as destination 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 Set ZLG as destination 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 Set NDB as destination 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 Set KED as destination 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 Set MOM as destination 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 Set MAX as destination 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 Set ATR as destination 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 Set DKR as destination 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 Set KLC as destination 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 Set TIY as destination 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 Set BMY as destination 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 Set KOC as destination 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 Set KNQ as destination 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 Set NUS as destination 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 Set LPM as destination 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 Set SON as destination 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 Set VLI as destination 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 Set CCV as destination 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 Set LNB as destination 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 Set EAE as destination 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 Set NOU as destination 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 Set TGH as destination 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 Set LNE as destination 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 Set LOD as destination 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 Set SSR as destination Airport Set SSR as destination Airport Get more information about Sara Airport