About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Santa Maria Airport (SMA), Santa Maria, Portugal and Gran Canaria Airport (LPA), Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain would travel a Great Circle distance of 845 miles (or 1,360 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 Santa Maria Airport and Gran Canaria Airport, the route shown on this map most likely still appears to be a straight line.

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: SMA / LPAZ
Airport Names:
  1. Santa Maria Airport
  2. Aeroporto de Santa Maria
Location: Santa Maria, Portugal
GPS Coordinates: 36°58'26"N by 25°10'15"W
Area Served: Vila do Porto
Operator/Owner: Government of Portugal
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 308 feet (94 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: LPA / GCLP
Airport Names:
  1. Gran Canaria Airport
  2. Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria
Location: Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
GPS Coordinates: 27°55'54"N by 15°23'12"W
Area Served: Gran Canaria
Operator/Owner: Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 78 feet (24 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Santa Maria Airport (SMA):

  • Santa Maria Airport (SMA) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The forerunner of SATA Air Açores initiated services concurrently to São Miguel and Terceira from Santa Maria Airport on 5 August 1947, using a plane christened "Açor".
  • The closest airport to Santa Maria Airport (SMA) is João Paulo II Airport (PDL), which is located 60 miles (97 kilometers) NNW of SMA.
  • Santa Maria Airport handled 93,436 passengers last year.
  • Because of Santa Maria Airport's relatively low elevation of 308 feet, planes can take off or land at Santa Maria 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.
  • A chartered Boeing 707-300, Independent Air Flight 1851 from Bergamo, Italy in 1989 crashed on approach to Santa Maria Airport, when it struck the Pico Alto mountain.
  • The furthest airport from Santa Maria Airport (SMA) is Moruya Airport (MYA), which is nearly antipodal to Santa Maria Airport (meaning Santa Maria Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Moruya Airport), and is located 12,166 miles (19,579 kilometers) away in Moruya, New South Wales, Australia.
  • In addition to being known as "Santa Maria Airport", another name for SMA is "Aeroporto de Santa Maria".

Facts about Gran Canaria Airport (LPA):

  • In addition to being known as "Gran Canaria Airport", another name for LPA is "Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria".
  • In 1946, the old passenger terminal opened, which took two years to build.
  • Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) has 2 runways.
  • At 1:15 PM on 27 March 1977, a bomb planted by the Movement for the Independence and Autonomy of the Canaries Archipelago exploded in a florist's shop on the terminal concourse.
  • Gran Canaria Airport handled 9,770,253 passengers last year.
  • Because of Gran Canaria Airport's relatively low elevation of 78 feet, planes can take off or land at Gran Canaria 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.
  • Currently Gran Canaria airport is under renovation.
  • The closest airport to Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) is Tenerife North Airport (TFN), which is located 69 miles (112 kilometers) WNW of LPA.
  • There is an airbase of the Spanish Air Force to the east of the runways.
  • The furthest airport from Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) is Norfolk Island Airport (NLK), which is nearly antipodal to Gran Canaria Airport (meaning Gran Canaria Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Norfolk Island Airport), and is located 12,221 miles (19,667 kilometers) away in Norfolk Island, Australia.

Map of Nearest Airports to Santa Maria Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Santa Maria Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
160.44 miles (97.26 km) NNWJoão Paulo II Airport (PDL)Ponta Delgada, Azores, PortugalView João Paulo II Airport on a map Set PDL as origin Airport Set PDL as destination Airport Get more information about João Paulo II Airport
2161.94 miles (260.61 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
3209.34 miles (336.90 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
4213.54 miles (343.67 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
5221.17 miles (355.94 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
6366.19 miles (589.32 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
7371.97 miles (598.63 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
8560.01 miles (901.25 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
9566.98 miles (912.46 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
10719.25 miles (1,157.51 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
11771.87 miles (1,242.20 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
12778.68 miles (1,253.16 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
13793.97 miles (1,277.77 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
14844.99 miles (1,359.87 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
15869.00 miles (1,398.51 km) SELanzarote Airport (ACE)Arrecife, Canary Islands, SpainView Lanzarote Airport on a map Set ACE as origin Airport Set ACE as destination Airport Get more information about Lanzarote Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Santa Maria Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Santa Maria Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,166.03 miles (19,579.28 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
212,164.68 miles (19,577.11 km) EMerimbula 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
312,155.61 miles (19,562.50 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
412,143.59 miles (19,543.17 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
512,135.02 miles (19,529.37 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
612,128.04 miles (19,518.13 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
712,113.81 miles (19,495.24 km) ESEGoulburn 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
812,112.40 miles (19,492.97 km) SEBelmont 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
912,102.07 miles (19,476.35 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
1012,101.93 miles (19,476.12 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
1112,086.58 miles (19,451.41 km) SECessnock 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
1212,086.22 miles (19,450.83 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
1312,054.69 miles (19,400.10 km) SEBathurst Airport (BHS)Bathurst, New South Wales, AustraliaView Bathurst Airport on a map Set BHS as origin Airport Set BHS as destination Airport Get more information about Bathurst Airport
1412,047.90 miles (19,389.17 km) ECorryong 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
1512,038.04 miles (19,373.30 km) SSEPort Macquarie Airport (PQQ)Port Macquarie, New South Wales, AustraliaView Port Macquarie Airport on a map Set PQQ as origin Airport Set PQQ as destination Airport Get more information about Port Macquarie Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Gran Canaria Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Gran Canaria Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
169.50 miles (111.84 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
272.77 miles (117.11 km) WTenerife-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
399.47 miles (160.08 km) ENEFuerteventura 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
4111.74 miles (179.84 km) WLa 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
5128.91 miles (207.46 km) ENELanzarote 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
6143.31 miles (230.64 km) ESEHassan 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
7151.91 miles (244.48 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
8259.76 miles (418.04 km) ETan 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
9293.12 miles (471.73 km) SDakhla Airport (VIL)Dakhla, Western SaharaView Dakhla Airport on a map Set VIL as destination Airport Set VIL as destination Airport Get more information about Dakhla Airport
10339.33 miles (546.10 km) NNWMadeira 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
11359.66 miles (578.81 km) NPorto 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
12396.56 miles (638.20 km) ENEAgadir – 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
13399.72 miles (643.28 km) SSEFderik 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
14414.07 miles (666.37 km) SSETazadit 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
15417.80 miles (672.38 km) NEEssaouira-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

Map of Furthest Airports from Gran Canaria Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Gran Canaria Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,220.82 miles (19,667.45 km) WSWNorfolk 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
212,027.91 miles (19,357.00 km) SSWNouméa 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
312,021.69 miles (19,346.99 km) SELord 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
412,015.94 miles (19,337.74 km) SSWTontouta 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
511,961.32 miles (19,249.84 km) SKoné 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
611,942.07 miles (19,218.86 km) SSWMaré 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
711,925.75 miles (19,192.59 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
811,866.32 miles (19,096.94 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
911,814.41 miles (19,013.41 km) SSWAnatom 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
1011,762.36 miles (18,929.64 km) EBallina 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
1111,759.48 miles (18,924.99 km) EGold 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
1211,758.16 miles (18,922.88 km) SSWAniwa 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
1311,755.60 miles (18,918.76 km) SSWFutuna 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
1411,752.76 miles (18,914.19 km) EEvans 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
1511,745.43 miles (18,902.39 km) SSWDillon'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