About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Rurutu Airport (RUR), Rurutu, French Polynesia and Marsa Alam (RMF), Marsa Alam, Egypt would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,001 miles (or 19,313 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 Marsa Alam, 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 Marsa Alam. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

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

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: RMF / HEMA
Airport Name: Marsa Alam
Location: Marsa Alam, Egypt
GPS Coordinates: 25°4'1"N by 34°53'59"E
Elevation: 0 feet (0 meters)
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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.
  • Rurutu Airport (RUR) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The closest airport to Rurutu Airport (RUR) is Fa'a'ā International Airport (PPT), which is located 356 miles (572 kilometers) NNE of RUR.

Facts about Marsa Alam (RMF):

  • Because of Marsa Alam's relatively low elevation of 0 feet, planes can take off or land at Marsa Alam 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 Marsa Alam (RMF) is Rurutu Airport (RUR), which is nearly antipodal to Marsa Alam (meaning Marsa Alam is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Rurutu Airport), and is located 12,001 miles (19,313 kilometers) away in Rurutu, French Polynesia.
  • The highest record temperature was 45 °C, recorded on May 10, 2010, while the lowest record temperature was 5 °C, recorded on January 3, 2008.
  • The closest airport to Marsa Alam (RMF) is Luxor International Airport (LXR), which is located 143 miles (230 kilometers) WNW of RMF.
  • Dugong off Abu Dabab beach

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 Marsa Alam:

List of Nearest Airports to Marsa Alam:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1143.16 miles (230.39 km) WNWLuxor 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
2151.35 miles (243.58 km) WSWAswan 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
3161.05 miles (259.19 km) NNWHurghada 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
4203.49 miles (327.48 km) NSharm 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
5208.69 miles (335.85 km) ESEYanbu International Airport (YNB)Yanbu (Yenbo), Al Madinah, Saudi ArabiaView Yanbu International Airport on a map Set YNB as destination Airport Set YNB as destination Airport Get more information about Yanbu International Airport
6251.38 miles (404.55 km) NNETabuk Regional Airport (Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Airport ) (TUU)Tabuk, Saudi ArabiaView Tabuk Regional Airport (Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Airport ) on a map Set TUU as destination Airport Set TUU as destination Airport Get more information about Tabuk Regional Airport (Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Airport )
7255.27 miles (410.81 km) NNWSt. 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
8277.37 miles (446.38 km) WNWAssiut 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
9278.97 miles (448.96 km) SWAl 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
10303.42 miles (488.30 km) EPrince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport (MED)Medina, Saudi ArabiaView Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport on a map Set MED as destination Airport Set MED as destination Airport Get more information about Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport
11310.34 miles (499.45 km) NEilat Airport (ETH)Eilat, IsraelView Eilat Airport on a map Set ETH as destination Airport Set ETH as destination Airport Get more information about Eilat Airport
12311.34 miles (501.06 km) SWWadi 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
13312.45 miles (502.83 km) NTaba International Airport (TCP)Taba, EgyptView Taba International Airport on a map Set TCP as destination Airport Set TCP as destination Airport Get more information about Taba International Airport
14314.09 miles (505.47 km) NKing Hussein International Airport (AQJ)Aqaba, JordanView King Hussein International Airport on a map Set AQJ as destination Airport Set AQJ as destination Airport Get more information about King Hussein International Airport
15334.16 miles (537.78 km) NYotvata Airfield (YOT)Yotvata, IsraelView Yotvata Airfield on a map Set YOT as destination Airport Set YOT as destination Airport Get more information about Yotvata Airfield

Map of Furthest Airports from Marsa Alam:

List of Furthest Airports from Marsa Alam:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,000.77 miles (19,313.32 km) ESERurutu 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
211,926.01 miles (19,193.00 km) SWTureira Airport (ZTA)Tureia, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Tureira Airport on a map Set ZTA as destination Airport Set ZTA as destination Airport Get more information about Tureira Airport
311,902.87 miles (19,155.76 km) SAnaa 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
411,884.97 miles (19,126.95 km) SSWHao Airport (HOI)Hao, Tuamotu Island, French PolynesiaView Hao Airport on a map Set HOI as destination Airport Set HOI as destination Airport Get more information about Hao Airport
511,868.21 miles (19,099.98 km) SWNukutavake Airport (NUK)Nukutavake, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Nukutavake Airport on a map Set NUK as destination Airport Set NUK as destination Airport Get more information about Nukutavake Airport
611,843.59 miles (19,060.36 km) SMakemo Airport (MKP)Makemo, French PolynesiaView Makemo Airport on a map Set MKP as destination Airport Set MKP as destination Airport Get more information about Makemo Airport
711,842.31 miles (19,058.30 km) SSEFa'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
811,833.46 miles (19,044.06 km) SSEMoorea 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
911,813.03 miles (19,011.19 km) SFakarava 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
1011,790.95 miles (18,975.65 km) SSWRaroia Airport (RRR)Raroia, French PolynesiaView Raroia Airport on a map Set RRR as destination Airport Set RRR as destination Airport Get more information about Raroia Airport
1111,778.22 miles (18,955.16 km) WTotegegie Airport (GMR)Mangareva, Gambier Islands, French PolynesiaView Totegegie Airport on a map Set GMR as destination Airport Set GMR as destination Airport Get more information about Totegegie Airport
1211,775.31 miles (18,950.48 km) SApataki 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
1311,751.16 miles (18,911.61 km) SArutua 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
1411,743.27 miles (18,898.92 km) SEHuahine – 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
1511,742.25 miles (18,897.28 km) SSWFangatau Airport (FGU)Fangatau, French PolynesiaView Fangatau Airport on a map Set FGU as destination Airport Set FGU as destination Airport Get more information about Fangatau Airport