About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Tontouta International Airport (NOU), Noumea, New Caledonia and Dakhla Airport (VIL), Dakhla, Western Sahara would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,256 miles (or 19,725 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 Dakhla 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 Dakhla Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

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

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: VIL / GMMH
Airport Names:
  1. Dakhla Airport
  2. GMMH/GSVO
Location: Dakhla, Western Sahara
GPS Coordinates: 23°43'5"N by 15°55'54"W
Area Served: Dakhla
Operator/Owner: Office National Des Aéroports (ONDA) /
Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF)
Airport Type: Public / Military
Elevation: 36 feet (11 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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More Information: VIL Maps & Info

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 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.
  • 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.
  • In addition to being known as "Tontouta International Airport", another name for NOU is "Aéroport de Nouméa - La Tontouta".

Facts about Dakhla Airport (VIL):

  • Dakhla Airport handled 4,206 passengers last year.
  • The furthest airport from Dakhla Airport (VIL) is Tontouta International Airport (NOU), which is nearly antipodal to Dakhla Airport (meaning Dakhla Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Tontouta International Airport), and is located 12,256 miles (19,725 kilometers) away in Noumea, New Caledonia.
  • Dakhla Airport (VIL) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The passenger terminal covers 670 square metres and is capable to handle up to 55,000 passengers per year.
  • Because of Dakhla Airport's relatively low elevation of 36 feet, planes can take off or land at Dakhla 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 Dakhla Airport (VIL) is Nouadhibou International Airport (NDB), which is located 205 miles (330 kilometers) SSW of VIL.
  • The Dakhla airport is used as public airport and by the Royal Moroccan Air Force.
  • In addition to being known as "Dakhla Airport", another name for VIL is "GMMH/GSVO".

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 Dakhla Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Dakhla Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1204.81 miles (329.62 km) SSWNouadhibou 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
2212.07 miles (341.29 km) SSWLa 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
3215.74 miles (347.21 km) ESEFderik Airport (FGD)Fderik, MauritaniaView Fderik Airport on a map Set FGD as destination Airport Set FGD as destination Airport Get more information about Fderik Airport
4255.79 miles (411.65 km) ESETazadit International Airport (OUZ)Zouerate, MauritaniaView Tazadit International Airport on a map Set OUZ as destination Airport Set OUZ as destination Airport Get more information about Tazadit International Airport
5288.82 miles (464.80 km) SEAtar 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
6291.41 miles (468.97 km) NEHassan I Airport El Aaiún Airport (EUN)El Aaiún (Laayoune), MoroccoView Hassan I Airport El Aaiún Airport on a map Set EUN as destination Airport Set EUN as destination Airport Get more information about Hassan I Airport El Aaiún Airport
7292.72 miles (471.09 km) SSEAkjoujt 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
8293.12 miles (471.73 km) NGran Canaria Airport (LPA)Las Palmas, Canary Islands, SpainView Gran Canaria Airport on a map Set LPA as destination Airport Set LPA as destination Airport Get more information about Gran Canaria Airport
9301.56 miles (485.32 km) NTenerife-South Airport (TFS)Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainView Tenerife-South Airport on a map Set TFS as destination Airport Set TFS as destination Airport Get more information about Tenerife-South Airport
10308.39 miles (496.30 km) NNWLa Gomera Airport (GMZ)Alajeró / San Sebastián, Canary Islands, SpainView La Gomera Airport on a map Set GMZ as destination Airport Set GMZ as destination Airport Get more information about La Gomera Airport
11330.19 miles (531.39 km) NTenerife North Airport (TFN)Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainView Tenerife North Airport on a map Set TFN as destination Airport Set TFN as destination Airport Get more information about Tenerife North Airport
12351.39 miles (565.50 km) NNEFuerteventura Airport (FUE)Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, SpainView Fuerteventura Airport on a map Set FUE as destination Airport Set FUE as destination Airport Get more information about Fuerteventura Airport
13357.47 miles (575.29 km) NNWLa Palma Airport (SPC)La Palma, Canary Islands, SpainView La Palma Airport on a map Set SPC as destination Airport Set SPC as destination Airport Get more information about La Palma Airport
14388.33 miles (624.95 km) SNouakchott International Airport (NKC)Nouakchott, MauritaniaView Nouakchott International Airport on a map Set NKC as destination Airport Set NKC as destination Airport Get more information about Nouakchott International Airport
15388.83 miles (625.76 km) NNELanzarote Airport (ACE)Arrecife, Canary Islands, SpainView Lanzarote Airport on a map Set ACE as destination Airport Set ACE as destination Airport Get more information about Lanzarote Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Dakhla Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Dakhla Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,256.46 miles (19,724.81 km) SWTontouta 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
212,253.59 miles (19,720.19 km) WSWNouméa Magenta Airport (GEA)Nouméa, New CaledoniaView Nouméa Magenta Airport on a map Set GEA as destination Airport Set GEA as destination Airport Get more information about Nouméa Magenta Airport
312,246.23 miles (19,708.35 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
412,217.05 miles (19,661.38 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
512,159.41 miles (19,568.62 km) SÎle 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
612,140.19 miles (19,537.69 km) WSWMaré 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
711,999.88 miles (19,311.89 km) WSWAnatom 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
811,997.89 miles (19,308.68 km) SSWNorfolk Island Airport (NLK)Norfolk Island, AustraliaView Norfolk Island Airport on a map Set NLK as destination Airport Set NLK as destination Airport Get more information about Norfolk Island Airport
911,970.17 miles (19,264.08 km) SWDillon'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
1011,965.21 miles (19,256.09 km) SWAniwa 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
1111,961.97 miles (19,250.88 km) SWIpota 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
1211,945.97 miles (19,225.12 km) SWFutuna 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
1311,938.46 miles (19,213.03 km) SWBauerfield 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
1411,901.81 miles (19,154.06 km) SSWSiwo 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
1511,882.95 miles (19,123.71 km) SSWTongoa 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