About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Rurutu Airport (RUR), Rurutu, French Polynesia and Sharq Al-Owainat Airport (GSQ), Sharq Al-Owainat, Egypt would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,425 miles (or 19,996 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 Rurutu Airport and Sharq Al-Owainat 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 Rurutu Airport and Sharq Al-Owainat Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between RUR and GSQ makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between Rurutu Airport and Sharq Al-Owainat 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 RUR and GSQ are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from Rurutu, French Polynesia and Sharq Al-Owainat, Egypt 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 RUR and GSQ!

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: RUR / NTAR
Airport Name: Rurutu Airport
Location: Rurutu, French Polynesia
GPS Coordinates: 22°25'54"S by 151°21'57"W
Area Served: Rurutu
Elevation: 10 feet (3 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: GSQ / HEOW
Airport Name: Sharq Al-Owainat Airport
Location: Sharq Al-Owainat, Egypt
GPS Coordinates: 22°34'50"N by 28°43'14"E
Operator/Owner: Government
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 859 feet (262 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Rurutu Airport (RUR):

  • The furthest airport from Rurutu Airport (RUR) is Sharq Al-Owainat Airport (GSQ), which is nearly antipodal to Rurutu Airport (meaning Rurutu Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Sharq Al-Owainat Airport), and is located 12,425 miles (19,996 kilometers) away in Sharq Al-Owainat, Egypt.
  • Because of Rurutu Airport's relatively low elevation of 10 feet, planes can take off or land at Rurutu 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 Rurutu Airport (RUR) is Fa'a'ā International Airport (PPT), which is located 356 miles (572 kilometers) NNE of RUR.
  • Rurutu Airport (RUR) currently has only 1 runway.

Facts about Sharq Al-Owainat Airport (GSQ):

  • A simple terminal building can serve passengers at a rate of 100 per hour.
  • The furthest airport from Sharq Al-Owainat Airport (GSQ) is Rurutu Airport (RUR), which is nearly antipodal to Sharq Al-Owainat Airport (meaning Sharq Al-Owainat Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Rurutu Airport), and is located 12,425 miles (19,996 kilometers) away in Rurutu, French Polynesia.
  • In August 2009, EgyptAir signed an agreement with a UAE-based agricultural inventment firm Janan Investment Company to operate a weekly Sunday flight from the capital's Cairo International Airport to Sharq Al-Owainat Airport in order to serve the movement of workers and investors to encourage agricultural investment in the region.
  • The closest airport to Sharq Al-Owainat Airport (GSQ) is Al Hufalysin Airport (ABS), which is located 185 miles (298 kilometers) E of GSQ.
  • Because of Sharq Al-Owainat Airport's relatively low elevation of 859 feet, planes can take off or land at Sharq Al-Owainat 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.
  • Sharq Al-Owainat Airport (GSQ) currently has only 1 runway.

Map of Nearest Airports to Rurutu Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Rurutu Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1355.58 miles (572.25 km) NNEFa'a'ā International Airport (PPT)Papeete, Tahiti, French PolynesiaView Fa'a'ā International Airport on a map Set PPT as origin Airport Set PPT as destination Airport Get more information about Fa'a'ā International Airport
2357.01 miles (574.55 km) NNEMoorea Airport (MOZ)Moorea, Windward Islands, French PolynesiaView Moorea Airport on a map Set MOZ as origin Airport Set MOZ as destination Airport Get more information about Moorea Airport
3397.55 miles (639.80 km) NHuahine – Fare Airport (HUH)Huahine, Society Islands, French PolynesiaView Huahine – Fare Airport on a map Set HUH as origin Airport Set HUH as destination Airport Get more information about Huahine – Fare Airport
4414.52 miles (667.10 km) NBora Bora Airport (BOB)Bora Bora, French PolynesiaView Bora Bora Airport on a map Set BOB as origin Airport Set BOB as destination Airport Get more information about Bora Bora Airport
5416.24 miles (669.87 km) WNWAkatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport) (MUK)Mauke Island, Cook IslandsView Akatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport) on a map Set MUK as origin Airport Set MUK as destination Airport Get more information about Akatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport)
6418.86 miles (674.08 km) NMaupiti Airport (MAU)Maupiti, Leeward Islands, French PolynesiaView Maupiti Airport on a map Set MAU as origin Airport Set MAU as destination Airport Get more information about Maupiti Airport
7420.12 miles (676.11 km) WMangaia Island Airport (MGS)Mangaia Island, Cook IslandsView Mangaia Island Airport on a map Set MGS as origin Airport Set MGS as destination Airport Get more information about Mangaia Island Airport
8445.79 miles (717.43 km) WNWMitiaro Island Airport (MOI)Mitiaro Island, Cook IslandsView Mitiaro Island Airport on a map Set MOI as origin Airport Set MOI as destination Airport Get more information about Mitiaro Island Airport
9517.55 miles (832.91 km) NEAnaa Airport (AAA)Anaa, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Anaa Airport on a map Set AAA as origin Airport Set AAA as destination Airport Get more information about Anaa Airport
10547.88 miles (881.73 km) WRarotonga International Airport (RAR)Avarua, Cook IslandsView Rarotonga International Airport on a map Set RAR as origin Airport Set RAR as destination Airport Get more information about Rarotonga International Airport
11550.58 miles (886.06 km) NNEMataiva Airport (MVT)Mataiva, French PolynesiaView Mataiva Airport on a map Set MVT as origin Airport Set MVT as destination Airport Get more information about Mataiva Airport
12573.67 miles (923.23 km) NEApataki Airport (APK)Apataki, French PolynesiaView Apataki Airport on a map Set APK as origin Airport Set APK as destination Airport Get more information about Apataki Airport
13576.78 miles (928.24 km) NEFakarava Airport (FAV)Fakarava, Society Islands, French PolynesiaView Fakarava Airport on a map Set FAV as origin Airport Set FAV as destination Airport Get more information about Fakarava Airport
14585.34 miles (942.01 km) NNEArutua Airport (AXR)Arutua, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Arutua Airport on a map Set AXR as origin Airport Set AXR as destination Airport Get more information about Arutua Airport
15644.14 miles (1,036.64 km) NEMakemo Airport (MKP)Makemo, French PolynesiaView Makemo Airport on a map Set MKP as origin Airport Set MKP as destination Airport Get more information about Makemo Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Rurutu Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Rurutu Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,425.13 miles (19,996.25 km) NNWSharq Al-Owainat Airport (GSQ)Sharq Al-Owainat, EgyptView Sharq Al-Owainat Airport on a map Set GSQ as origin Airport Set GSQ as destination Airport Get more information about Sharq Al-Owainat Airport
212,247.20 miles (19,709.91 km) WNWWadi Halfa Airport (WHF)Wadi Halfa, SudanView Wadi Halfa Airport on a map Set WHF as origin Airport Set WHF as destination Airport Get more information about Wadi Halfa Airport
312,246.55 miles (19,708.86 km) WAl Hufalysin Airport (ABS)Abu Simbel, EgyptView Al Hufalysin Airport on a map Set ABS as origin Airport Set ABS as destination Airport Get more information about Al Hufalysin Airport
412,182.32 miles (19,605.49 km) NNWDongola Airport (DOG)Dongola, SudanView Dongola Airport on a map Set DOG as origin Airport Set DOG as destination Airport Get more information about Dongola Airport
512,150.68 miles (19,554.58 km) WNWAswan International Airport (ASW)Aswan, EgyptView Aswan International Airport on a map Set ASW as origin Airport Set ASW as destination Airport Get more information about Aswan International Airport
612,098.87 miles (19,471.20 km) NNWAd-Dabbah Airport (AAD)Al Dabbah, SudanView Ad-Dabbah Airport on a map Set AAD as origin Airport Set AAD as destination Airport Get more information about Ad-Dabbah Airport
712,097.08 miles (19,468.32 km) NNWEl Debba Airport (EDB)El Debba (Al Dabbah), SudanView El Debba Airport on a map Set EDB as origin Airport Set EDB as destination Airport Get more information about El Debba Airport
812,096.10 miles (19,466.75 km) NWLuxor International Airport (LXR)Luxor, EgyptView Luxor International Airport on a map Set LXR as origin Airport Set LXR as destination Airport Get more information about Luxor International Airport
912,092.46 miles (19,460.89 km) NWMerowe Airport (MWE)Merowe, SudanView Merowe Airport on a map Set MWE as origin Airport Set MWE as destination Airport Get more information about Merowe Airport
1012,084.80 miles (19,448.56 km) NNWAssiut Airport (ATZ)Assiut, EgyptView Assiut Airport on a map Set ATZ as origin Airport Set ATZ as destination Airport Get more information about Assiut Airport
1112,078.33 miles (19,438.13 km) ENEKufra Airport (AKF)Kufra, LibyaView Kufra Airport on a map Set AKF as origin Airport Set AKF as destination Airport Get more information about Kufra Airport
1212,000.77 miles (19,313.32 km) WNWMarsa Alam (RMF)Marsa Alam, EgyptView Marsa Alam on a map Set RMF as origin Airport Set RMF as destination Airport Get more information about Marsa Alam
1311,975.96 miles (19,273.39 km) NWHurghada International Airport (HRG)Hurghada, EgyptView Hurghada International Airport on a map Set HRG as origin Airport Set HRG as destination Airport Get more information about Hurghada International Airport
1411,957.00 miles (19,242.88 km) NWAtbara Airport (ATB)Atbara, SudanView Atbara Airport on a map Set ATB as origin Airport Set ATB as destination Airport Get more information about Atbara Airport
1511,911.15 miles (19,169.09 km) NWSharm el-Sheikh International Airpoirt (SSH)Sharm el-Sheikh, EgyptView Sharm el-Sheikh International Airpoirt on a map Set SSH as origin Airport Set SSH as destination Airport Get more information about Sharm el-Sheikh International Airpoirt

Map of Nearest Airports to Sharq Al-Owainat Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Sharq Al-Owainat Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1185.11 miles (297.90 km) EAl Hufalysin Airport (ABS)Abu Simbel, EgyptView Al Hufalysin Airport on a map Set ABS as destination Airport Set ABS as destination Airport Get more information about Al Hufalysin Airport
2186.80 miles (300.63 km) ESEWadi Halfa Airport (WHF)Wadi Halfa, SudanView Wadi Halfa Airport on a map Set WHF as destination Airport Set WHF as destination Airport Get more information about Wadi Halfa Airport
3261.23 miles (420.40 km) SSEDongola Airport (DOG)Dongola, SudanView Dongola Airport on a map Set DOG as destination Airport Set DOG as destination Airport Get more information about Dongola Airport
4277.16 miles (446.05 km) ENEAswan International Airport (ASW)Aswan, EgyptView Aswan International Airport on a map Set ASW as destination Airport Set ASW as destination Airport Get more information about Aswan International Airport
5329.74 miles (530.66 km) NELuxor International Airport (LXR)Luxor, EgyptView Luxor International Airport on a map Set LXR as destination Airport Set LXR as destination Airport Get more information about Luxor International Airport
6340.35 miles (547.74 km) NNEAssiut Airport (ATZ)Assiut, EgyptView Assiut Airport on a map Set ATZ as destination Airport Set ATZ as destination Airport Get more information about Assiut Airport
7344.73 miles (554.79 km) SSEAd-Dabbah Airport (AAD)Al Dabbah, SudanView Ad-Dabbah Airport on a map Set AAD as destination Airport Set AAD as destination Airport Get more information about Ad-Dabbah Airport
8346.53 miles (557.69 km) SSEEl Debba Airport (EDB)El Debba (Al Dabbah), SudanView El Debba Airport on a map Set EDB as destination Airport Set EDB as destination Airport Get more information about El Debba Airport
9349.27 miles (562.09 km) SEMerowe Airport (MWE)Merowe, SudanView Merowe Airport on a map Set MWE as destination Airport Set MWE as destination Airport Get more information about Merowe Airport
10360.20 miles (579.69 km) WNWKufra Airport (AKF)Kufra, LibyaView Kufra Airport on a map Set AKF as destination Airport Set AKF as destination Airport Get more information about Kufra Airport
11426.61 miles (686.56 km) ENEMarsa Alam (RMF)Marsa Alam, EgyptView Marsa Alam on a map Set RMF as destination Airport Set RMF as destination Airport Get more information about Marsa Alam
12449.59 miles (723.55 km) NEHurghada International Airport (HRG)Hurghada, EgyptView Hurghada International Airport on a map Set HRG as destination Airport Set HRG as destination Airport Get more information about Hurghada International Airport
13482.67 miles (776.77 km) SEAtbara Airport (ATB)Atbara, SudanView Atbara Airport on a map Set ATB as destination Airport Set ATB as destination Airport Get more information about Atbara Airport
14514.32 miles (827.72 km) NESharm el-Sheikh International Airpoirt (SSH)Sharm el-Sheikh, EgyptView Sharm el-Sheikh International Airpoirt on a map Set SSH as destination Airport Set SSH as destination Airport Get more information about Sharm el-Sheikh International Airpoirt
15537.07 miles (864.33 km) NESt. Catherine International Airport (SKV)St. Catherine, EgyptView St. Catherine International Airport on a map Set SKV as destination Airport Set SKV as destination Airport Get more information about St. Catherine International Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Sharq Al-Owainat Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Sharq Al-Owainat Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,425.13 miles (19,996.25 km) SSERurutu Airport (RUR)Rurutu, French PolynesiaView Rurutu Airport on a map Set RUR as destination Airport Set RUR as destination Airport Get more information about Rurutu Airport
212,073.21 miles (19,429.90 km) SSWFa'a'ā International Airport (PPT)Papeete, Tahiti, French PolynesiaView Fa'a'ā International Airport on a map Set PPT as destination Airport Set PPT as destination Airport Get more information about Fa'a'ā International Airport
312,071.52 miles (19,427.18 km) SSWMoorea Airport (MOZ)Moorea, Windward Islands, French PolynesiaView Moorea Airport on a map Set MOZ as destination Airport Set MOZ as destination Airport Get more information about Moorea Airport
412,029.26 miles (19,359.17 km) SHuahine – Fare Airport (HUH)Huahine, Society Islands, French PolynesiaView Huahine – Fare Airport on a map Set HUH as destination Airport Set HUH as destination Airport Get more information about Huahine – Fare Airport
512,011.66 miles (19,330.84 km) SBora Bora Airport (BOB)Bora Bora, French PolynesiaView Bora Bora Airport on a map Set BOB as destination Airport Set BOB as destination Airport Get more information about Bora Bora Airport
612,011.60 miles (19,330.75 km) ESEAkatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport) (MUK)Mauke Island, Cook IslandsView Akatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport) on a map Set MUK as destination Airport Set MUK as destination Airport Get more information about Akatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport)
712,010.36 miles (19,328.75 km) EMangaia Island Airport (MGS)Mangaia Island, Cook IslandsView Mangaia Island Airport on a map Set MGS as destination Airport Set MGS as destination Airport Get more information about Mangaia Island Airport
812,006.98 miles (19,323.31 km) SMaupiti Airport (MAU)Maupiti, Leeward Islands, French PolynesiaView Maupiti Airport on a map Set MAU as destination Airport Set MAU as destination Airport Get more information about Maupiti Airport
911,981.90 miles (19,282.95 km) ESEMitiaro Island Airport (MOI)Mitiaro Island, Cook IslandsView Mitiaro Island Airport on a map Set MOI as destination Airport Set MOI as destination Airport Get more information about Mitiaro Island Airport
1011,916.43 miles (19,177.59 km) SWAnaa Airport (AAA)Anaa, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Anaa Airport on a map Set AAA as destination Airport Set AAA as destination Airport Get more information about Anaa Airport
1111,882.03 miles (19,122.23 km) ERarotonga International Airport (RAR)Avarua, Cook IslandsView Rarotonga International Airport on a map Set RAR as destination Airport Set RAR as destination Airport Get more information about Rarotonga International Airport
1211,878.22 miles (19,116.10 km) SSWMataiva Airport (MVT)Mataiva, French PolynesiaView Mataiva Airport on a map Set MVT as destination Airport Set MVT as destination Airport Get more information about Mataiva Airport
1311,857.82 miles (19,083.27 km) SWApataki Airport (APK)Apataki, French PolynesiaView Apataki Airport on a map Set APK as destination Airport Set APK as destination Airport Get more information about Apataki Airport
1411,855.83 miles (19,080.06 km) SWFakarava Airport (FAV)Fakarava, Society Islands, French PolynesiaView Fakarava Airport on a map Set FAV as destination Airport Set FAV as destination Airport Get more information about Fakarava Airport
1511,845.74 miles (19,063.82 km) SSWArutua Airport (AXR)Arutua, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Arutua Airport on a map Set AXR as destination Airport Set AXR as destination Airport Get more information about Arutua Airport