About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Santa Maria Airport (SMA), Santa Maria, Portugal and Newcastle Airport (NTL), Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,102 miles (or 19,476 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 Santa Maria Airport and Newcastle 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 Santa Maria Airport and Newcastle Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between SMA and NTL makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between Santa Maria Airport and Newcastle 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 SMA and NTL are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from Santa Maria, Portugal and Newcastle, New South Wales, 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 SMA and NTL!

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: NTL / YWLM
Airport Names:
  1. Newcastle Airport
  2. RAAF Base Williamtown
  3. Williamtown Airport
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
GPS Coordinates: 32°47'42"S by 151°50'3"E
Area Served: Lower Hunter Region
Operator/Owner: Newcastle City Council
Port Stephens Council
Airport Type: Military/Public
Elevation: 31 feet (9 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Santa Maria Airport (SMA):

  • 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.
  • 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".
  • 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.
  • In addition to being known as "Santa Maria Airport", another name for SMA is "Aeroporto de Santa Maria".
  • Santa Maria Airport handled 93,436 passengers last year.
  • It was built in the context of the Second World War, by US troops in order to maintain supply lines to Europe, and inaugurated on 26 July 1945.
  • Santa Maria Airport (SMA) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The closest airport to Santa Maria Airport (SMA) is João Paulo II Airport (PDL), which is located 60 miles (97 kilometers) NNW of SMA.

Facts about Newcastle Airport (NTL):

  • Because of Newcastle Airport's relatively low elevation of 31 feet, planes can take off or land at Newcastle 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.
  • In 1997, BAE Systems was awarded the contract for assembly and ongoing system support for the Hawk 127 Lead in Fighters for the Royal Australian Air Force.
  • The closest airport to Newcastle Airport (NTL) is Maitland Airport (MTL), which is located 21 miles (34 kilometers) WNW of NTL.
  • The largest aircraft currently operating to Newcastle Airport are the Boeing 737-800s of Virgin Australia.
  • Impulse Airlines, a regional airline and later one of Australia's first low cost airlines, established a base at the airport in the early 1990s, creating a maintenance facility.
  • Newcastle Airport (NTL) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Newcastle Airport handled 1,211,302 passengers last year.
  • The furthest airport from Newcastle Airport (NTL) is Santa Maria Airport (SMA), which is nearly antipodal to Newcastle Airport (meaning Newcastle Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Santa Maria Airport), and is located 12,102 miles (19,476 kilometers) away in Santa Maria, Portugal.
  • In July 2012, developer GWH Group announced that it had lodged a development application with the Port Stephens Council to construct a $12 million hotel complex on airport land adjacent to the current long term car park.
  • In addition to being known as "Newcastle Airport", other names for NTL include "RAAF Base Williamtown" and "Williamtown Airport".
  • The terminal building is serviced by a taxi rank and shuttle bus services.

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 Newcastle Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Newcastle Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
121.09 miles (33.94 km) WNWMaitland Airport (MTL)Maitland, New South Wales, AustraliaView Maitland Airport on a map Set MTL as destination Airport Set MTL as destination Airport Get more information about Maitland Airport
221.65 miles (34.85 km) SSWBelmont Airport (BEO)Newcastle, New South Wales, AustraliaView Belmont Airport on a map Set BEO as destination Airport Set BEO as destination Airport Get more information about Belmont Airport
328.63 miles (46.07 km) WCessnock Airport (CES)Cessnock, New South Wales, AustraliaView Cessnock Airport on a map Set CES as destination Airport Set CES as destination Airport Get more information about Cessnock Airport
488.11 miles (141.80 km) SSWSydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (SYD)Mascot (near Sydney), AustraliaView Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport on a map Set SYD as destination Airport Set SYD as destination Airport Get more information about Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport
592.09 miles (148.20 km) SSWBankstown Airport (BWU)Bankstown (near Sydney), New South Wales, AustraliaView Bankstown Airport on a map Set BWU as destination Airport Set BWU as destination Airport Get more information about Bankstown Airport
6108.54 miles (174.68 km) SWCamden Aerodrome (CDU)Camden, New South Wales, AustraliaView Camden Aerodrome on a map Set CDU as destination Airport Set CDU as destination Airport Get more information about Camden Aerodrome
7111.55 miles (179.53 km) NNEPort 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
8130.29 miles (209.69 km) WMudgee Airport (DGE)Mudgee, New South Wales, AustraliaView Mudgee Airport on a map Set DGE as destination Airport Set DGE as destination Airport Get more information about Mudgee Airport
9130.92 miles (210.69 km) NNEKempsey 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
10131.58 miles (211.75 km) NNWTamworth Airport (TMW)Tamworth, New South Wales, AustraliaView Tamworth Airport on a map Set TMW as destination Airport Set TMW as destination Airport Get more information about Tamworth Airport
11133.29 miles (214.51 km) WSWBathurst Airport (BHS)Bathurst, New South Wales, AustraliaView Bathurst Airport on a map Set BHS as destination Airport Set BHS as destination Airport Get more information about Bathurst Airport
12136.04 miles (218.93 km) SSWIllawarra Regional Airport (WOL)Shellharbour, Wollongong, New South Wales, AustraliaView Illawarra Regional Airport on a map Set WOL as destination Airport Set WOL as destination Airport Get more information about Illawarra Regional Airport
13147.87 miles (237.97 km) WNWCoolah Airport (CLH)Coolah, New South Wales, AustraliaView Coolah Airport on a map Set CLH as destination Airport Set CLH as destination Airport Get more information about Coolah Airport
14157.12 miles (252.85 km) NWGunnedah Airport (GUH)Gunnedah, New South Wales, AustraliaView Gunnedah Airport on a map Set GUH as destination Airport Set GUH as destination Airport Get more information about Gunnedah Airport
15157.13 miles (252.88 km) NArmidale Airport (ARM)Armidale, New South Wales, AustraliaView Armidale Airport on a map Set ARM as destination Airport Set ARM as destination Airport Get more information about Armidale Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Newcastle Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Newcastle Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,101.93 miles (19,476.12 km) NNWSanta 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
212,067.78 miles (19,421.16 km) NNWJoão 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
312,040.03 miles (19,376.51 km) NHorta 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
412,038.56 miles (19,374.13 km) NPico 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
512,020.15 miles (19,344.52 km) NLajes 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
612,001.62 miles (19,314.68 km) NGraciosa 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
711,947.64 miles (19,227.82 km) NNEFlores 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
811,934.22 miles (19,206.21 km) NNECorvo 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
911,775.31 miles (18,950.48 km) WMadeira 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
1011,755.08 miles (18,917.92 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
1111,751.69 miles (18,912.46 km) WPorto 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
1211,706.49 miles (18,839.72 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
1311,673.97 miles (18,787.39 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
1411,672.68 miles (18,785.31 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
1511,604.96 miles (18,676.32 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