About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between João Paulo II Airport (PDL), Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal and Madeira Airport (FNC), Funchal, Madeira, Portugal would travel a Great Circle distance of 612 miles (or 985 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 relatively short distance between João Paulo II Airport and Madeira Airport, the route shown on this map most likely still appears to be a straight line.

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: FNC / LPMA
Airport Names:
  1. Madeira Airport
  2. Aeroporto da Madeira
Location: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
GPS Coordinates: 32°41'39"N by 16°46'41"W
Area Served: Funchal
Operator/Owner: Aeroportos da Madeira
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 190 feet (58 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about João Paulo II Airport (PDL):

  • In addition to being known as "João Paulo II Airport", another name for PDL is "Aeroporto João Paulo II".
  • 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.
  • It has scheduled domestic flights to all islands of the Azores, plus Madeira and the mainland.
  • 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.
  • João Paulo II Airport handled 928,801 passengers last year.
  • 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.

Facts about Madeira Airport (FNC):

  • Between 1982 and 1986, Madeira's runway was successfully extended by 200 m to a total of 1,800 m, and also four gates were opened.
  • The furthest airport from Madeira Airport (FNC) is Lord Howe Island Airport (LDH), which is nearly antipodal to Madeira Airport (meaning Madeira Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Lord Howe Island Airport), and is located 12,181 miles (19,604 kilometers) away in Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Madeira Airport (FNC) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The new runway and terminal were inaugurated on 6 October 2002, and to mark the occasion an Air-Atlantic Iceland Boeing 747-267B, registration TF-ABA, landed at the airport.
  • Madeira Airport handled 2,311,380 passengers last year.
  • Because of Madeira Airport's relatively low elevation of 190 feet, planes can take off or land at Madeira 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 Madeira Airport (FNC) is Porto Santo Airport (PXO), which is located 36 miles (58 kilometers) NE of FNC.
  • In addition to being known as "Madeira Airport", another name for FNC is "Aeroporto da Madeira".
  • The History Channel program Most Extreme Airports ranked it as the 9th most dangerous airport in the world, and the second most dangerous in Europe after Gibraltar International Airport.

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 Madeira Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Madeira Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
135.99 miles (57.91 km) NEPorto 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
2286.99 miles (461.87 km) SSWLa 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
3292.13 miles (470.14 km) STenerife 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
4320.15 miles (515.23 km) SELanzarote 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
5321.50 miles (517.40 km) STenerife-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
6323.33 miles (520.35 km) SLa 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
7339.33 miles (546.10 km) SSEGran 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
8340.44 miles (547.89 km) SSEFuerteventura 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
9425.06 miles (684.06 km) EEssaouira-Mogador Airport (ESU)Essaouira, MoroccoView Essaouira-Mogador Airport on a map Set ESU as destination Airport Set ESU as destination Airport Get more information about Essaouira-Mogador Airport
10438.17 miles (705.17 km) SSEHassan 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
11444.49 miles (715.34 km) SETan Tan Airport (TTA)Tan-Tan, MoroccoView Tan Tan Airport on a map Set TTA as destination Airport Set TTA as destination Airport Get more information about Tan Tan Airport
12463.56 miles (746.02 km) ESEAgadir – Al Massira Airport (AGA)Agadir, MoroccoView Agadir – Al Massira Airport on a map Set AGA as destination Airport Set AGA as destination Airport Get more information about Agadir – Al Massira Airport
13516.70 miles (831.55 km) EMarrakesh Menara Airport (RAK)Marrakech, MoroccoView Marrakesh Menara Airport on a map Set RAK as destination Airport Set RAK as destination Airport Get more information about Marrakesh Menara Airport
14530.75 miles (854.16 km) ECasablanca–Anfa Airport (CAS)Casablanca, MoroccoView Casablanca–Anfa Airport on a map Set CAS as destination Airport Set CAS as destination Airport Get more information about Casablanca–Anfa Airport
15534.10 miles (859.55 km) EMohammed V International Airport (CMN)Casablanca, MoroccoView Mohammed V International Airport on a map Set CMN as destination Airport Set CMN as destination Airport Get more information about Mohammed V International Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Madeira Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Madeira Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,181.46 miles (19,604.12 km) ESELord Howe Island Airport (LDH)Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, AustraliaView Lord Howe Island Airport on a map Set LDH as destination Airport Set LDH as destination Airport Get more information about Lord Howe Island Airport
212,060.21 miles (19,408.97 km) SWNorfolk 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
311,836.99 miles (19,049.74 km) WSWKaitaia Airport (KAT)Kaitaia, New ZealandView Kaitaia Airport on a map Set KAT as destination Airport Set KAT as destination Airport Get more information about Kaitaia Airport
411,824.33 miles (19,029.37 km) EPort Macquarie Airport (PQQ)Port Macquarie, New South Wales, AustraliaView Port Macquarie Airport on a map Set PQQ as destination Airport Set PQQ as destination Airport Get more information about Port Macquarie Airport
511,819.63 miles (19,021.80 km) ESECoffs Harbour Airport (CFS)Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, AustraliaView Coffs Harbour Airport on a map Set CFS as destination Airport Set CFS as destination Airport Get more information about Coffs Harbour Airport
611,813.73 miles (19,012.31 km) EKempsey Airport (KPS)Kempsey, New South Wales, AustraliaView Kempsey Airport on a map Set KPS as destination Airport Set KPS as destination Airport Get more information about Kempsey Airport
711,804.98 miles (18,998.22 km) ESEEvans Head Memorial Aerodrome (EVH)Evans Head, New South Wales, AustraliaView Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome on a map Set EVH as destination Airport Set EVH as destination Airport Get more information about Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome
811,804.62 miles (18,997.65 km) ESEBallina Byron Gateway Airport (BNK)Ballina, New South Wales, AustraliaView Ballina Byron Gateway Airport on a map Set BNK as destination Airport Set BNK as destination Airport Get more information about Ballina Byron Gateway Airport
911,801.75 miles (18,993.03 km) ESEClarence Valley Regional Airport (GFN)Grafton, New South Wales, AustraliaView Clarence Valley Regional Airport on a map Set GFN as destination Airport Set GFN as destination Airport Get more information about Clarence Valley Regional Airport
1011,801.58 miles (18,992.76 km) WSWKaikohe Aerodrome (KKO)Kaikohe, New ZealandView Kaikohe Aerodrome on a map Set KKO as destination Airport Set KKO as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikohe Aerodrome
1111,799.50 miles (18,989.41 km) WSWKerikeri Airport (KKE)Kerikeri, New ZealandView Kerikeri Airport on a map Set KKE as destination Airport Set KKE as destination Airport Get more information about Kerikeri Airport
1211,788.28 miles (18,971.35 km) WSWDargaville Aerodrome (DGR)Dargaville, New ZealandView Dargaville Aerodrome on a map Set DGR as destination Airport Set DGR as destination Airport Get more information about Dargaville Aerodrome
1311,788.20 miles (18,971.22 km) ESELismore Airport (LSY)Lismore, New South Wales, AustraliaView Lismore Airport on a map Set LSY as destination Airport Set LSY as destination Airport Get more information about Lismore Airport
1411,779.16 miles (18,956.68 km) ESEGold Coast Airport (OOL)Coolangatta, Queensland, AustraliaView Gold Coast Airport on a map Set OOL as destination Airport Set OOL as destination Airport Get more information about Gold Coast Airport
1511,775.31 miles (18,950.48 km) ENewcastle Airport (NTL)Newcastle, New South Wales, AustraliaView Newcastle Airport on a map Set NTL as destination Airport Set NTL as destination Airport Get more information about Newcastle Airport