About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between João Paulo II Airport (PDL), Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal and Bairnsdale Aerodrome (BSJ), Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,069 miles (or 19,423 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 João Paulo II Airport and Bairnsdale Aerodrome, 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 João Paulo II Airport and Bairnsdale Aerodrome. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between PDL and BSJ makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between João Paulo II Airport and Bairnsdale Aerodrome 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 PDL and BSJ are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal and Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia 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 PDL and BSJ!

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: PDL / LPPD
Airport Names:
  1. João Paulo II Airport
  2. Aeroporto João Paulo II
Location: Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
GPS Coordinates: 37°44'30"N by 25°41'52"W
Area Served: Ponta Delgada
Operator/Owner: Government of Portugal
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 259 feet (79 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: BSJ / YBNS
Airport Name: Bairnsdale Aerodrome
Location: Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
GPS Coordinates: 37°53'15"S by 147°34'4"E
Operator/Owner: East Gippsland Shire Council
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 165 feet (50 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about João Paulo II Airport (PDL):

  • João Paulo II Airport (PDL) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The furthest airport from João Paulo II Airport (PDL) is Merimbula Airport (MIM), which is nearly antipodal to João Paulo II Airport (meaning João Paulo II Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Merimbula Airport), and is located 12,188 miles (19,615 kilometers) away in Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia.
  • The closest airport to João Paulo II Airport (PDL) is Santa Maria Airport (SMA), which is located 60 miles (97 kilometers) SSE of PDL.
  • Because of João Paulo II Airport's relatively low elevation of 259 feet, planes can take off or land at João Paulo II 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.
  • Along with the airports in Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Flores, Santa Maria, Horta and Beja, the airport's concessions to provide support to civil aviation was conceded to ANA Aeroportos de Portugal on 18 December 1998, under provisions of decree 404/98.
  • João Paulo II Airport handled 928,801 passengers last year.
  • In addition to being known as "João Paulo II Airport", another name for PDL is "Aeroporto João Paulo II".

Facts about Bairnsdale Aerodrome (BSJ):

  • The furthest airport from Bairnsdale Aerodrome (BSJ) is Flores Airport (FLW), which is nearly antipodal to Bairnsdale Aerodrome (meaning Bairnsdale Aerodrome is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Flores Airport), and is located 12,308 miles (19,807 kilometers) away in Flores Island, Azores, Portugal.
  • Because of Bairnsdale Aerodrome's relatively low elevation of 165 feet, planes can take off or land at Bairnsdale Aerodrome 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.
  • Bairnsdale Aerodrome (BSJ) has 2 runways.
  • The closest airport to Bairnsdale Aerodrome (BSJ) is Mount Hotham Airport (MHU), which is located 59 miles (96 kilometers) NNW of BSJ.

Map of Nearest Airports to João Paulo II Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to João Paulo II Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
160.44 miles (97.26 km) SSESanta Maria Airport (SMA)Santa Maria, PortugalView Santa Maria Airport on a map Set SMA as origin Airport Set SMA as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Maria Airport
2103.34 miles (166.31 km) NWLajes Air Base (TER)Lajes, Azores, PortugalView Lajes Air Base on a map Set TER as origin Airport Set TER as destination Airport Get more information about Lajes Air Base
3156.93 miles (252.55 km) NWGraciosa Airport (GRW)Graciosa Island, Azores, PortugalView Graciosa Airport on a map Set GRW as origin Airport Set GRW as destination Airport Get more information about Graciosa Airport
4159.29 miles (256.35 km) WNWPico Airport (PIX)Pico Island, Azores, PortugalView Pico Airport on a map Set PIX as origin Airport Set PIX as destination Airport Get more information about Pico Airport
5172.63 miles (277.82 km) WNWHorta International Airport (HOR)Horta, Azores, PortugalView Horta International Airport on a map Set HOR as origin Airport Set HOR as destination Airport Get more information about Horta International Airport
6316.43 miles (509.24 km) WNWFlores Airport (FLW)Flores Island, Azores, PortugalView Flores Airport on a map Set FLW as origin Airport Set FLW as destination Airport Get more information about Flores Airport
7320.87 miles (516.39 km) WNWCorvo Airport (CVU)Corvo Island, Azores, PortugalView Corvo Airport on a map Set CVU as origin Airport Set CVU as destination Airport Get more information about Corvo Airport
8612.01 miles (984.94 km) ESEMadeira Airport (FNC)Funchal, Madeira, PortugalView Madeira Airport on a map Set FNC as origin Airport Set FNC as destination Airport Get more information about Madeira Airport
9617.02 miles (992.99 km) ESEPorto Santo Airport (PXO)Porto Santo, Madeira, PortugalView Porto Santo Airport on a map Set PXO as origin Airport Set PXO as destination Airport Get more information about Porto Santo Airport
10778.77 miles (1,253.30 km) SELa Palma Airport (SPC)La Palma, Canary Islands, SpainView La Palma Airport on a map Set SPC as origin Airport Set SPC as destination Airport Get more information about La Palma Airport
11831.34 miles (1,337.91 km) SELa Gomera Airport (GMZ)Alajeró / San Sebastián, Canary Islands, SpainView La Gomera Airport on a map Set GMZ as origin Airport Set GMZ as destination Airport Get more information about La Gomera Airport
12837.14 miles (1,347.25 km) SETenerife North Airport (TFN)Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainView Tenerife North Airport on a map Set TFN as origin Airport Set TFN as destination Airport Get more information about Tenerife North Airport
13852.96 miles (1,372.70 km) SETenerife-South Airport (TFS)Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainView Tenerife-South Airport on a map Set TFS as origin Airport Set TFS as destination Airport Get more information about Tenerife-South Airport
14900.23 miles (1,448.78 km) ELisbon Portela Airport (LIS)Lisbon, PortugalView Lisbon Portela Airport on a map Set LIS as origin Airport Set LIS as destination Airport Get more information about Lisbon Portela Airport
15903.04 miles (1,453.30 km) SEGran Canaria Airport (LPA)Las Palmas, Canary Islands, SpainView Gran Canaria Airport on a map Set LPA as origin Airport Set LPA as destination Airport Get more information about Gran Canaria Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from João Paulo II Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from João Paulo II Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,188.27 miles (19,615.07 km) ESEMerimbula Airport (MIM)Merimbula, New South Wales, AustraliaView Merimbula Airport on a map Set MIM as origin Airport Set MIM as destination Airport Get more information about Merimbula Airport
212,173.93 miles (19,591.99 km) ESEMoruya Airport (MYA)Moruya, New South Wales, AustraliaView Moruya Airport on a map Set MYA as origin Airport Set MYA as destination Airport Get more information about Moruya Airport
312,142.36 miles (19,541.18 km) SEIllawarra Regional Airport (WOL)Shellharbour, Wollongong, New South Wales, AustraliaView Illawarra Regional Airport on a map Set WOL as origin Airport Set WOL as destination Airport Get more information about Illawarra Regional Airport
412,121.54 miles (19,507.68 km) SESydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (SYD)Mascot (near Sydney), AustraliaView Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport on a map Set SYD as origin Airport Set SYD as destination Airport Get more information about Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport
512,114.35 miles (19,496.11 km) SEBankstown Airport (BWU)Bankstown (near Sydney), New South Wales, AustraliaView Bankstown Airport on a map Set BWU as origin Airport Set BWU as destination Airport Get more information about Bankstown Airport
612,110.70 miles (19,490.24 km) SECamden Aerodrome (CDU)Camden, New South Wales, AustraliaView Camden Aerodrome on a map Set CDU as origin Airport Set CDU as destination Airport Get more information about Camden Aerodrome
712,110.58 miles (19,490.03 km) SEGoulburn Airport (GUL)Goulburn, New South Wales, AustraliaView Goulburn Airport on a map Set GUL as origin Airport Set GUL as destination Airport Get more information about Goulburn Airport
812,107.15 miles (19,484.52 km) ESECanberra Airport (CBR)Canberra, AustraliaView Canberra Airport on a map Set CBR as origin Airport Set CBR as destination Airport Get more information about Canberra Airport
912,080.91 miles (19,442.30 km) SSEBelmont Airport (BEO)Newcastle, New South Wales, AustraliaView Belmont Airport on a map Set BEO as origin Airport Set BEO as destination Airport Get more information about Belmont Airport
1012,069.15 miles (19,423.37 km) EBairnsdale Aerodrome (BSJ)Bairnsdale, Victoria, AustraliaView Bairnsdale Aerodrome on a map Set BSJ as origin Airport Set BSJ as destination Airport Get more information about Bairnsdale Aerodrome
1112,067.78 miles (19,421.16 km) SSENewcastle Airport (NTL)Newcastle, New South Wales, AustraliaView Newcastle Airport on a map Set NTL as origin Airport Set NTL as destination Airport Get more information about Newcastle Airport
1212,066.74 miles (19,419.49 km) ESECorryong Airport (CYG)Corryong, Victoria, AustraliaView Corryong Airport on a map Set CYG as origin Airport Set CYG as destination Airport Get more information about Corryong Airport
1312,060.89 miles (19,410.07 km) ESEFlinders Island Airport (FLS)Flinders Island, Tasmania, AustraliaView Flinders Island Airport on a map Set FLS as origin Airport Set FLS as destination Airport Get more information about Flinders Island Airport
1412,056.02 miles (19,402.24 km) SSECessnock Airport (CES)Cessnock, New South Wales, AustraliaView Cessnock Airport on a map Set CES as origin Airport Set CES as destination Airport Get more information about Cessnock Airport
1512,054.20 miles (19,399.31 km) SSEMaitland Airport (MTL)Maitland, New South Wales, AustraliaView Maitland Airport on a map Set MTL as origin Airport Set MTL as destination Airport Get more information about Maitland Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Bairnsdale Aerodrome:

List of Nearest Airports to Bairnsdale Aerodrome:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
159.44 miles (95.65 km) NNWMount Hotham Airport (MHU)Mount Hotham, Victoria, AustraliaView Mount Hotham Airport on a map Set MHU as destination Airport Set MHU as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Hotham Airport
2119.10 miles (191.67 km) NCorryong Airport (CYG)Corryong, Victoria, AustraliaView Corryong Airport on a map Set CYG as destination Airport Set CYG as destination Airport Get more information about Corryong Airport
3126.08 miles (202.90 km) NWBenalla Airport (BLN)Benalla, Victoria, AustraliaView Benalla Airport on a map Set BLN as destination Airport Set BLN as destination Airport Get more information about Benalla Airport
4130.12 miles (209.40 km) NNWAlbury Airport (ABX)Albury, New South Wales, AustraliaView Albury Airport on a map Set ABX as destination Airport Set ABX as destination Airport Get more information about Albury Airport
5134.50 miles (216.46 km) WMoorabbin Harry Hawker Airport (MBW)Moorabbin, Victoria, AustraliaView Moorabbin Harry Hawker Airport on a map Set MBW as destination Airport Set MBW as destination Airport Get more information about Moorabbin Harry Hawker Airport
6144.85 miles (233.11 km) ENEMerimbula Airport (MIM)Merimbula, New South Wales, AustraliaView Merimbula Airport on a map Set MIM as destination Airport Set MIM as destination Airport Get more information about Merimbula Airport
7145.94 miles (234.86 km) WEssendon Airport (MEB)Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaView Essendon Airport on a map Set MEB as destination Airport Set MEB as destination Airport Get more information about Essendon Airport
8147.30 miles (237.06 km) NNWCorowa Airport (CWW)Corowa, New South Wales, AustraliaView Corowa Airport on a map Set CWW as destination Airport Set CWW as destination Airport Get more information about Corowa Airport
9149.51 miles (240.61 km) WMelbourne Airport (MEL)Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaView Melbourne Airport on a map Set MEL as destination Airport Set MEL as destination Airport Get more information about Melbourne Airport
10153.97 miles (247.80 km) SFlinders Island Airport (FLS)Flinders Island, Tasmania, AustraliaView Flinders Island Airport on a map Set FLS as destination Airport Set FLS as destination Airport Get more information about Flinders Island Airport
11156.53 miles (251.91 km) NWShepparton Airport (SHT)Shepparton, Victoria, AustraliaView Shepparton Airport on a map Set SHT as destination Airport Set SHT as destination Airport Get more information about Shepparton Airport
12177.51 miles (285.68 km) WGeelong Airport (GEX)Grovedale, Victoria, AustraliaView Geelong Airport on a map Set GEX as destination Airport Set GEX as destination Airport Get more information about Geelong Airport
13185.43 miles (298.43 km) WAvalon Airport (AVV)Avalon, Victoria, AustraliaView Avalon Airport on a map Set AVV as destination Airport Set AVV as destination Airport Get more information about Avalon Airport
14188.17 miles (302.83 km) NWagga Wagga Airport (WGA)Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, AustraliaView Wagga Wagga Airport on a map Set WGA as destination Airport Set WGA as destination Airport Get more information about Wagga Wagga Airport
15194.80 miles (313.50 km) WNWBendigo Airport (BXG)Bendigo, Victoria, AustraliaView Bendigo Airport on a map Set BXG as destination Airport Set BXG as destination Airport Get more information about Bendigo Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Bairnsdale Aerodrome:

List of Furthest Airports from Bairnsdale Aerodrome:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,307.60 miles (19,807.11 km) NNWFlores Airport (FLW)Flores Island, Azores, PortugalView Flores Airport on a map Set FLW as destination Airport Set FLW as destination Airport Get more information about Flores Airport
212,294.56 miles (19,786.13 km) NNWCorvo Airport (CVU)Corvo Island, Azores, PortugalView Corvo Airport on a map Set CVU as destination Airport Set CVU as destination Airport Get more information about Corvo Airport
312,230.39 miles (19,682.85 km) WNWHorta International Airport (HOR)Horta, Azores, PortugalView Horta International Airport on a map Set HOR as destination Airport Set HOR as destination Airport Get more information about Horta International Airport
412,215.34 miles (19,658.64 km) WNWPico Airport (PIX)Pico Island, Azores, PortugalView Pico Airport on a map Set PIX as destination Airport Set PIX as destination Airport Get more information about Pico Airport
512,184.55 miles (19,609.08 km) WNWGraciosa Airport (GRW)Graciosa Island, Azores, PortugalView Graciosa Airport on a map Set GRW as destination Airport Set GRW as destination Airport Get more information about Graciosa Airport
612,141.08 miles (19,539.13 km) WNWLajes Air Base (TER)Lajes, Azores, PortugalView Lajes Air Base on a map Set TER as destination Airport Set TER as destination Airport Get more information about Lajes Air Base
712,069.15 miles (19,423.37 km) WJoão Paulo II Airport (PDL)Ponta Delgada, Azores, PortugalView João Paulo II Airport on a map Set PDL as destination Airport Set PDL as destination Airport Get more information about João Paulo II Airport
812,033.55 miles (19,366.07 km) WSanta Maria Airport (SMA)Santa Maria, PortugalView Santa Maria Airport on a map Set SMA as destination Airport Set SMA as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Maria Airport
911,485.39 miles (18,483.89 km) WNWMadeira Airport (FNC)Funchal, Madeira, PortugalView Madeira Airport on a map Set FNC as destination Airport Set FNC as destination Airport Get more information about Madeira Airport
1011,474.24 miles (18,465.96 km) WNWPorto Santo Airport (PXO)Porto Santo, Madeira, PortugalView Porto Santo Airport on a map Set PXO as destination Airport Set PXO as destination Airport Get more information about Porto Santo Airport
1111,376.74 miles (18,309.04 km) WNWLa 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
1211,324.82 miles (18,225.48 km) WNWLa 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
1311,304.64 miles (18,193.01 km) WNWTenerife 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
1411,295.99 miles (18,179.09 km) WNWTenerife-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
1511,235.53 miles (18,081.78 km) WNWGran 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