About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between La Palma Airport (SPC), La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain and Norfolk Island Airport (NLK), Norfolk Island, Australia would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,091 miles (or 19,459 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 La Palma Airport and Norfolk Island 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 La Palma Airport and Norfolk Island Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between SPC and NLK makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between La Palma Airport and Norfolk Island 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 SPC and NLK are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain and Norfolk Island, 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 SPC and NLK!

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: SPC / GCLA
Airport Name: La Palma Airport
Location: La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain
GPS Coordinates: 28°37'35"N by 17°45'20"W
Area Served: La Palma
Operator/Owner: Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 108 feet (33 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: NLK / YNSF
Airport Names:
  1. Norfolk Island Airport
  2. YSNF
Location: Norfolk Island, Australia
GPS Coordinates: 29°2'33"S by 167°56'17"E
Area Served: Norfolk Island
Operator/Owner: Administration of Norfolk Island
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 371 feet (113 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about La Palma Airport (SPC):

  • La Palma Airport (SPC) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The closest airport to La Palma Airport (SPC) is La Gomera Airport (GMZ), which is located 53 miles (85 kilometers) SE of SPC.
  • Because of La Palma Airport's relatively low elevation of 108 feet, planes can take off or land at La Palma 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 furthest airport from La Palma Airport (SPC) is Lord Howe Island Airport (LDH), which is nearly antipodal to La Palma Airport (meaning La Palma Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Lord Howe Island Airport), and is located 12,161 miles (19,570 kilometers) away in Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia.

Facts about Norfolk Island Airport (NLK):

  • In addition to being known as "Norfolk Island Airport", another name for NLK is "YSNF".
  • The airport resides at an elevation of 371 ft above sea level.
  • Because of Norfolk Island Airport's relatively low elevation of 371 feet, planes can take off or land at Norfolk Island 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.
  • Located 852 km southeast of Norfolk is Kaitaia Airport the most northerly airfield in New Zealand, 754 km north is Nouméa Airport in New Caledonia, and 900 km west is Lord Howe Island Airport which is 600 km to the Australian mainland.
  • Norfolk Island Airport is the only airport on Norfolk Island, an external territory of Australia.
  • From New Caledonia other Pacific Islands such as Vanuatu and Fiji are within range and can be used as further 'stepping stones' to the other South Pacific and North Pacific destinations.
  • Norfolk Island Airport (NLK) has 2 runways.
  • Norfolk Island Airport handled 57,758 passengers last year.
  • These distances are within the range of many light aircraft when fitted with long range tanks, while the direct distance without using Norfolk Island as a stepping stone, is usually beyond their capabilities.
  • The furthest airport from Norfolk Island Airport (NLK) is Tan Tan Airport (TTA), which is nearly antipodal to Norfolk Island Airport (meaning Norfolk Island Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Tan Tan Airport), and is located 12,369 miles (19,905 kilometers) away in Tan-Tan, Morocco.
  • Norfolk Island Airport was ranked 56th in Australia for the number of revenue passengers served in financial year 2010-2011.
  • The closest airport to Norfolk Island Airport (NLK) is Nouméa Magenta Airport (GEA), which is located 478 miles (769 kilometers) NNW of NLK.

Map of Nearest Airports to La Palma Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to La Palma Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
152.74 miles (84.88 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
282.42 miles (132.64 km) ESETenerife-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
386.38 miles (139.01 km) ETenerife 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
4151.91 miles (244.48 km) ESEGran 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
5236.51 miles (380.62 km) EFuerteventura Airport (FUE)Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, SpainView Fuerteventura Airport on a map Set FUE as origin Airport Set FUE as destination Airport Get more information about Fuerteventura Airport
6252.27 miles (405.99 km) ELanzarote 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
7286.99 miles (461.87 km) NNEMadeira 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
8295.15 miles (474.99 km) ESEHassan I Airport El Aaiún Airport (EUN)El Aaiún (Laayoune), MoroccoView Hassan I Airport El Aaiún Airport on a map Set EUN as origin Airport Set EUN as destination Airport Get more information about Hassan I Airport El Aaiún Airport
9318.19 miles (512.08 km) NNEPorto 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
10357.47 miles (575.29 km) SSEDakhla Airport (VIL)Dakhla, Western SaharaView Dakhla Airport on a map Set VIL as origin Airport Set VIL as destination Airport Get more information about Dakhla Airport
11400.40 miles (644.37 km) ETan Tan Airport (TTA)Tan-Tan, MoroccoView Tan Tan Airport on a map Set TTA as origin Airport Set TTA as destination Airport Get more information about Tan Tan Airport
12515.21 miles (829.14 km) ENEAgadir – Al Massira Airport (AGA)Agadir, MoroccoView Agadir – Al Massira Airport on a map Set AGA as origin Airport Set AGA as destination Airport Get more information about Agadir – Al Massira Airport
13516.96 miles (831.96 km) SEFderik Airport (FGD)Fderik, MauritaniaView Fderik Airport on a map Set FGD as origin Airport Set FGD as destination Airport Get more information about Fderik Airport
14519.44 miles (835.95 km) ENEEssaouira-Mogador Airport (ESU)Essaouira, MoroccoView Essaouira-Mogador Airport on a map Set ESU as origin Airport Set ESU as destination Airport Get more information about Essaouira-Mogador Airport
15533.50 miles (858.58 km) SNouadhibou International Airport (NDB)Nouadhibou, MauritaniaView Nouadhibou International Airport on a map Set NDB as origin Airport Set NDB as destination Airport Get more information about Nouadhibou International Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from La Palma Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from La Palma Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,160.54 miles (19,570.44 km) SELord Howe Island Airport (LDH)Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, AustraliaView Lord Howe Island Airport on a map Set LDH as origin Airport Set LDH as destination Airport Get more information about Lord Howe Island Airport
212,091.02 miles (19,458.56 km) WNorfolk Island Airport (NLK)Norfolk Island, AustraliaView Norfolk Island Airport on a map Set NLK as origin Airport Set NLK as destination Airport Get more information about Norfolk Island Airport
311,923.90 miles (19,189.61 km) SSWNouméa Magenta Airport (GEA)Nouméa, New CaledoniaView Nouméa Magenta Airport on a map Set GEA as origin Airport Set GEA as destination Airport Get more information about Nouméa Magenta Airport
411,917.19 miles (19,178.81 km) SSWTontouta International Airport (NOU)Noumea, New CaledoniaView Tontouta International Airport on a map Set NOU as origin Airport Set NOU as destination Airport Get more information about Tontouta International Airport
511,910.65 miles (19,168.29 km) EBallina Byron Gateway Airport (BNK)Ballina, New South Wales, AustraliaView Ballina Byron Gateway Airport on a map Set BNK as origin Airport Set BNK as destination Airport Get more information about Ballina Byron Gateway Airport
611,904.78 miles (19,158.83 km) EGold Coast Airport (OOL)Coolangatta, Queensland, AustraliaView Gold Coast Airport on a map Set OOL as origin Airport Set OOL as destination Airport Get more information about Gold Coast Airport
711,901.96 miles (19,154.31 km) EEvans Head Memorial Aerodrome (EVH)Evans Head, New South Wales, AustraliaView Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome on a map Set EVH as origin Airport Set EVH as destination Airport Get more information about Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome
811,892.39 miles (19,138.90 km) ELismore Airport (LSY)Lismore, New South Wales, AustraliaView Lismore Airport on a map Set LSY as origin Airport Set LSY as destination Airport Get more information about Lismore Airport
911,888.93 miles (19,133.32 km) SSWKoné Airport (KNQ)Koné, New CaledoniaView Koné Airport on a map Set KNQ as origin Airport Set KNQ as destination Airport Get more information about Koné Airport
1011,875.68 miles (19,112.00 km) EClarence Valley Regional Airport (GFN)Grafton, New South Wales, AustraliaView Clarence Valley Regional Airport on a map Set GFN as origin Airport Set GFN as destination Airport Get more information about Clarence Valley Regional Airport
1111,875.59 miles (19,111.87 km) ESECoffs Harbour Airport (CFS)Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, AustraliaView Coffs Harbour Airport on a map Set CFS as origin Airport Set CFS as destination Airport Get more information about Coffs Harbour Airport
1211,873.64 miles (19,108.72 km) EBrisbane Airport (BNE)Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaView Brisbane Airport on a map Set BNE as origin Airport Set BNE as destination Airport Get more information about Brisbane Airport
1311,864.13 miles (19,093.41 km) SSWKoumac Airport (KOC)Koumac, New CaledoniaView Koumac Airport on a map Set KOC as origin Airport Set KOC as destination Airport Get more information about Koumac Airport
1411,863.89 miles (19,093.04 km) ECaloundra Airport (CUD)Caloundra, Queensland, AustraliaView Caloundra Airport on a map Set CUD as origin Airport Set CUD as destination Airport Get more information about Caloundra Airport
1511,859.45 miles (19,085.88 km) ESESunshine-Coast-Airport (MCY)Marcoola, Queensland, AustraliaView Sunshine-Coast-Airport on a map Set MCY as origin Airport Set MCY as destination Airport Get more information about Sunshine-Coast-Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Norfolk Island Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Norfolk Island Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1477.53 miles (768.50 km) NNWNouméa 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
2497.16 miles (800.10 km) NNWTontouta 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
3520.84 miles (838.20 km) SEKaitaia 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
4522.46 miles (840.81 km) NMaré 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
5553.66 miles (891.02 km) SEKerikeri 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
6555.85 miles (894.55 km) WSWLord 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
7560.25 miles (901.63 km) SEKaikohe 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
8585.03 miles (941.51 km) NNWKoné 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
9589.25 miles (948.30 km) SEDargaville 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
10596.75 miles (960.38 km) SEWhangarei Airport (WRE)Whangarei, New ZealandView Whangarei Airport on a map Set WRE as destination Airport Set WRE as destination Airport Get more information about Whangarei Airport
11618.34 miles (995.12 km) NAnatom 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
12630.87 miles (1,015.28 km) NNWKoumac 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
13662.48 miles (1,066.16 km) SEGreat Barrier Aerodrome (GBZ)Great Barrier Island, New ZealandView Great Barrier Aerodrome on a map Set GBZ as destination Airport Set GBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Great Barrier Aerodrome
14673.80 miles (1,084.38 km) NNEFutuna 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
15678.16 miles (1,091.39 km) SEAuckland Airport (AKL)Mangere, New ZealandView Auckland Airport on a map Set AKL as destination Airport Set AKL as destination Airport Get more information about Auckland Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Norfolk Island Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Norfolk Island Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,368.52 miles (19,905.16 km) NWTan 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
212,343.29 miles (19,864.55 km) ELanzarote 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
312,320.29 miles (19,827.53 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
412,288.33 miles (19,776.11 km) NNEHassan 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
512,254.78 miles (19,722.11 km) WNWAgadir – 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
612,220.82 miles (19,667.45 km) ENEGran 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
712,220.78 miles (19,667.39 km) NWEssaouira-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
812,174.73 miles (19,593.28 km) ETenerife 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
912,154.50 miles (19,560.72 km) ENETenerife-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
1012,138.45 miles (19,534.90 km) NWMarrakesh 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
1112,116.33 miles (19,499.29 km) ENELa 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
1212,102.83 miles (19,477.56 km) WNWGara Djebilet Airport (GBB)Gara Djebilet, AlgeriaView Gara Djebilet Airport on a map Set GBB as destination Airport Set GBB as destination Airport Get more information about Gara Djebilet Airport
1312,101.82 miles (19,475.94 km) WNWOuarzazate Airport (OZZ)Ouarzazate, MoroccoView Ouarzazate Airport on a map Set OZZ as destination Airport Set OZZ as destination Airport Get more information about Ouarzazate Airport
1412,091.02 miles (19,458.56 km) ELa 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
1512,060.22 miles (19,408.99 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