About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Tontouta International Airport (NOU), Noumea, New Caledonia and Tichitt Airport (THI), Tichitt, Mauritania would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,066 miles (or 19,419 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 Tichitt 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 Tichitt Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

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

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: THI / GQNC
Airport Name: Tichitt Airport
Location: Tichitt, Mauritania
GPS Coordinates: 18°26'59"N by 9°31'1"W
Operator/Owner: Government
Airport Type: Public
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Facts about Tontouta International Airport (NOU):

  • 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 closest airport to Tontouta International Airport (NOU) is Nouméa Magenta Airport (GEA), which is located 23 miles (38 kilometers) SE of NOU.
  • 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.
  • In addition to being known as "Tontouta International Airport", another name for NOU is "Aéroport de Nouméa - La Tontouta".
  • La Tontouta International Airport or Nouméa - La Tontouta International Airport is the main international airport on New Caledonia.
  • Tontouta International Airport (NOU) currently has only 1 runway.

Facts about Tichitt Airport (THI):

  • The closest airport to Tichitt Airport (THI) is Tamchakett Airport (THT), which is located 120 miles (193 kilometers) SW of THI.
  • The furthest airport from Tichitt Airport (THI) is Futuna Airport (FTA), which is nearly antipodal to Tichitt Airport (meaning Tichitt Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Futuna Airport), and is located 12,361 miles (19,894 kilometers) away in Futuna Island, Taféa, Vanuatu.

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 Tichitt Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Tichitt Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1119.92 miles (192.99 km) SWTamchakett Airport (THT)Tamchakett, MauritaniaView Tamchakett Airport on a map Set THT as destination Airport Set THT as destination Airport Get more information about Tamchakett Airport
2120.41 miles (193.78 km) SAioun el Atrouss Airport (AEO)Aioun El Atrouss, MauritaniaView Aioun el Atrouss Airport on a map Set AEO as destination Airport Set AEO as destination Airport Get more information about Aioun el Atrouss Airport
3125.18 miles (201.45 km) WTidjikja 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
4177.17 miles (285.13 km) SSETimbedra Airport (TMD)Timbedra, MauritaniaView Timbedra Airport on a map Set TMD as destination Airport Set TMD as destination Airport Get more information about Timbedra Airport
5178.92 miles (287.94 km) SWKiffa Airport (KFA)Kiffa, MauritaniaView Kiffa Airport on a map Set KFA as destination Airport Set KFA as destination Airport Get more information about Kiffa Airport
6192.28 miles (309.44 km) SENéma Airport (EMN)Nema, MauritaniaView Néma Airport on a map Set EMN as destination Airport Set EMN as destination Airport Get more information about Néma Airport
7201.78 miles (324.74 km) WSWLetfotar 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
8221.90 miles (357.11 km) SNioro Airport (NIX)Nioro, MaliView Nioro Airport on a map Set NIX as destination Airport Set NIX as destination Airport Get more information about Nioro Airport
9239.47 miles (385.39 km) SSWYélimané Airport (EYL)Yélimané, MaliView Yélimané Airport on a map Set EYL as destination Airport Set EYL as destination Airport Get more information about Yélimané Airport
10267.92 miles (431.18 km) SEKeibane Airport (NRM)Nara, MaliView Keibane Airport on a map Set NRM as destination Airport Set NRM as destination Airport Get more information about Keibane Airport
11270.07 miles (434.64 km) WNWAtar 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
12287.60 miles (462.84 km) SWSélibaby Airport (SEY)Sélibaby, MauritaniaView Sélibaby Airport on a map Set SEY as destination Airport Set SEY as destination Airport Get more information about Sélibaby Airport
13301.38 miles (485.03 km) SSWKayes Airport (KYS)Kayes, MaliView Kayes Airport on a map Set KYS as destination Airport Set KYS as destination Airport Get more information about Kayes Airport
14307.13 miles (494.27 km) WSWKaédi 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
15316.41 miles (509.22 km) SWBakel Airport (BXE)Bakel, SenegalView Bakel Airport on a map Set BXE as destination Airport Set BXE as destination Airport Get more information about Bakel Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Tichitt Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Tichitt Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,361.31 miles (19,893.56 km) SSEFutuna Airport (FTA)Futuna Island, Taféa, VanuatuView Futuna Airport on a map Set FTA as destination Airport Set FTA as destination Airport Get more information about Futuna Airport
212,357.63 miles (19,887.63 km) SEAniwa Airport (AWD)Aniwa Island, Taféa, VanuatuView Aniwa Airport on a map Set AWD as destination Airport Set AWD as destination Airport Get more information about Aniwa Airport
312,353.39 miles (19,880.81 km) ESEIpota Airport (IPA)Ipota, Erromango, VanuatuView Ipota Airport on a map Set IPA as destination Airport Set IPA as destination Airport Get more information about Ipota Airport
412,337.30 miles (19,854.92 km) ESEDillon's Bay Airport (DLY)Dillon's Bay, Erromango, Taféa, VanuatuView Dillon's Bay Airport on a map Set DLY as destination Airport Set DLY as destination Airport Get more information about Dillon's Bay Airport
512,304.11 miles (19,801.50 km) SSEAnatom Airport Aneityum Airport (AUY)Anatom, Taféa, VanuatuView Anatom Airport Aneityum Airport on a map Set AUY as destination Airport Set AUY as destination Airport Get more information about Anatom Airport Aneityum Airport
612,285.53 miles (19,771.60 km) ESEBauerfield 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
712,270.14 miles (19,746.83 km) SETongoa 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
812,267.52 miles (19,742.61 km) ESESiwo 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
912,236.65 miles (19,692.92 km) SELamen 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
1012,213.26 miles (19,655.28 km) SEMalekoula 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
1112,210.40 miles (19,650.68 km) SECraig 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
1212,201.94 miles (19,637.07 km) SELonorore 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
1312,179.72 miles (19,601.31 km) SESara 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
1412,175.69 miles (19,594.83 km) SENorsup 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
1512,173.96 miles (19,592.05 km) SEMaré Airport (MEE)Maré, Loyalty Islands, New CaledoniaView Maré Airport on a map Set MEE as destination Airport Set MEE as destination Airport Get more information about Maré Airport