About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, Kingdom of the Netherlands and Broome International Airport (BME), Broome, Western Australia, Australia would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,086 miles (or 19,451 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 Princess Juliana International Airport and Broome International 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 Princess Juliana International Airport and Broome International Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between SXM and BME makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between Princess Juliana International Airport and Broome International 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 SXM and BME are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, Kingdom of the Netherlands and Broome, Western Australia, 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 SXM and BME!

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: SXM / TNCM
Airport Name: Princess Juliana International Airport
Location: Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, Kingdom of the Netherlands
GPS Coordinates: 18°2'26"N by 63°6'33"W
Operator/Owner: Princess Juliana Int'l Airport Holding Company N.V.
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 14 feet (4 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: BME / YBRM
Airport Name: Broome International Airport
Location: Broome, Western Australia, Australia
GPS Coordinates: 17°56'58"S by 122°13'40"E
Operator/Owner: Broome International Airport
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 56 feet (17 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM):

  • Because the approach to Runway 10 is over water, pilots can become disoriented regarding their perceived altitude when operating under visual flight rules.
  • The closest airport to Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) is L'Espérance Airport Grand Case Airport (CCE), which is located only 6 miles (9 kilometers) NE of SXM.
  • In 1994, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and France signed the Franco-Dutch treaty on Saint Martin border controls, which allows for joint Franco-Dutch border controls on so-called "risk flights".
  • Phase II included the construction of a radar facility and a new air traffic control tower, the construction of a new and more modern, 27,000 square metres, terminal, capable of handling 2.5 million passengers per year, and the construction of a Runway End Safety Area of 150 metres, including a 60 metres overrun, on both ends of its runway, to comply with ICAO rules.
  • Since official opening of the new control tower, PJIA air traffic controllers have two radar systems at their disposal with ranges of 50 nautical miles and 250 nautical miles.
  • Runway 10/28 was renumbered from 09/27 in late 2008.
  • Because of increased passenger traffic and the expected growth of passenger traffic in the near future, Princess Juliana International Airport is being heavily modernized following a three-phased masterplan, commissioned in 1997.
  • The furthest airport from Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) is Karratha Airport (KTA), which is nearly antipodal to Princess Juliana International Airport (meaning Princess Juliana International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Karratha Airport), and is located 12,252 miles (19,718 kilometers) away in Karratha / Dampier, Western Australia, Australia.
  • Because of Princess Juliana International Airport's relatively low elevation of 14 feet, planes can take off or land at Princess Juliana International 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.
  • Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) currently has only 1 runway.

Facts about Broome International Airport (BME):

  • Because of Broome International Airport's relatively low elevation of 56 feet, planes can take off or land at Broome International 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.
  • Broome International Airport handled 5,828 passengers last year.
  • Broome International Airport (BME) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The closest airport to Broome International Airport (BME) is Derby Airport (DRB), which is located 102 miles (165 kilometers) ENE of BME.
  • The furthest airport from Broome International Airport (BME) is Barbuda Codrington Airport (BBQ), which is nearly antipodal to Broome International Airport (meaning Broome International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Barbuda Codrington Airport), and is located 12,169 miles (19,584 kilometers) away in Codrington, Barbuda, Antigua and Barbuda.

Map of Nearest Airports to Princess Juliana International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Princess Juliana International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
15.73 miles (9.22 km) NEL'Espérance Airport Grand Case Airport (CCE)Saint Martin, GuadeloupeView L'Espérance Airport Grand Case Airport on a map Set CCE as origin Airport Set CCE as destination Airport Get more information about L'Espérance Airport Grand Case Airport
211.87 miles (19.11 km) NNEClayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA)The Valley, AnguillaView Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport on a map Set AXA as origin Airport Set AXA as destination Airport Get more information about Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport
319.83 miles (31.92 km) ESEGustaf III Airport Saint Barthélemy Airport St. Jean Airport (SBH)Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy, Saint BarthélemyView Gustaf III Airport Saint Barthélemy Airport St. Jean Airport on a map Set SBH as origin Airport Set SBH as destination Airport Get more information about Gustaf III Airport Saint Barthélemy Airport St. Jean Airport
428.27 miles (45.50 km) SSWJuancho E. Yrausquin Airport (SAB)Saba, Caribbean NetherlandsView Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport on a map Set SAB as origin Airport Set SAB as destination Airport Get more information about Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport
538.58 miles (62.08 km) SSEF.D. Roosevelt Airport (EUX)Sint Eustatius, Caribbean NetherlandsView F.D. Roosevelt Airport on a map Set EUX as origin Airport Set EUX as destination Airport Get more information about F.D. Roosevelt Airport
656.59 miles (91.07 km) SSERobert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB)Basseterre, Saint Kitts and NevisView Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport on a map Set SKB as origin Airport Set SKB as destination Airport Get more information about Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport
767.09 miles (107.97 km) SSEVance W. Amory International Airport (NEV)Nevis, Federation of Saint Kitts and NevisView Vance W. Amory International Airport on a map Set NEV as origin Airport Set NEV as destination Airport Get more information about Vance W. Amory International Airport
888.87 miles (143.03 km) ESEBarbuda Codrington Airport (BBQ)Codrington, Barbuda, Antigua and BarbudaView Barbuda Codrington Airport on a map Set BBQ as origin Airport Set BBQ as destination Airport Get more information about Barbuda Codrington Airport
990.93 miles (146.34 km) WNWVirgin Gorda Airport (VIJ)Virgin Gorda, British Virgin IslandsView Virgin Gorda Airport on a map Set VIJ as origin Airport Set VIJ as destination Airport Get more information about Virgin Gorda Airport
1098.14 miles (157.94 km) WNWTerrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS)Beef Island (near Tortola), British Virgin IslandsView Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on a map Set EIS as origin Airport Set EIS as destination Airport Get more information about Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport
11105.36 miles (169.55 km) SEJohn A. Osborne Airport (MNI)Montserrat, British Overseas Territories, United KingdomView John A. Osborne Airport on a map Set MNI as origin Airport Set MNI as destination Airport Get more information about John A. Osborne Airport
12106.85 miles (171.96 km) WChristiansted Harbor Seaplane Base (SSB)Christiansted, Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin IslandsView Christiansted Harbor Seaplane Base on a map Set SSB as origin Airport Set SSB as destination Airport Get more information about Christiansted Harbor Seaplane Base
13106.86 miles (171.98 km) SEV. C. Bird International Airport (ANU)St. John's, Antigua, Antigua and BarbudaView V. C. Bird International Airport on a map Set ANU as origin Airport Set ANU as destination Airport Get more information about V. C. Bird International Airport
14113.68 miles (182.95 km) WSWHenry E. Rohlsen International Airport (STX)Christiansted, Saint Croix, United States Virgin IslandsView Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport on a map Set STX as origin Airport Set STX as destination Airport Get more information about Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport
15121.96 miles (196.28 km) WCharlotte Amalie Harbor Seaplane Base (SPB)Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin IslandsView Charlotte Amalie Harbor Seaplane Base on a map Set SPB as origin Airport Set SPB as destination Airport Get more information about Charlotte Amalie Harbor Seaplane Base

Map of Furthest Airports from Princess Juliana International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Princess Juliana International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,252.07 miles (19,717.74 km) SKarratha Airport (KTA)Karratha / Dampier, Western Australia, AustraliaView Karratha Airport on a map Set KTA as origin Airport Set KTA as destination Airport Get more information about Karratha Airport
212,239.58 miles (19,697.64 km) SWPort Hedland International Airport (PHE)Port Hedland, Western Australia, AustraliaView Port Hedland International Airport on a map Set PHE as origin Airport Set PHE as destination Airport Get more information about Port Hedland International Airport
312,218.93 miles (19,664.41 km) SSEBarrow Island Airport (BWB)Barrow Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Barrow Island Airport on a map Set BWB as origin Airport Set BWB as destination Airport Get more information about Barrow Island Airport
412,171.40 miles (19,587.93 km) SSWCoolawanyah Station Airport (COY)Coolawanyah Station, Western Australia, AustraliaView Coolawanyah Station Airport on a map Set COY as origin Airport Set COY as destination Airport Get more information about Coolawanyah Station Airport
512,140.18 miles (19,537.67 km) SSolomon Airport (SLJ)Karijini National Park, Western Australia, AustraliaView Solomon Airport on a map Set SLJ as origin Airport Set SLJ as destination Airport Get more information about Solomon Airport
612,105.58 miles (19,482.00 km) STom Price Airport (TPR)Tom Price, Western Australia, AustraliaView Tom Price Airport on a map Set TPR as origin Airport Set TPR as destination Airport Get more information about Tom Price Airport
712,094.71 miles (19,464.50 km) SSERAAF Learmonth (LEA)Exmouth, Western Australia, AustraliaView RAAF Learmonth on a map Set LEA as origin Airport Set LEA as destination Airport Get more information about RAAF Learmonth
812,086.03 miles (19,450.53 km) WBroome International Airport (BME)Broome, Western Australia, AustraliaView Broome International Airport on a map Set BME as origin Airport Set BME as destination Airport Get more information about Broome International Airport
912,084.40 miles (19,447.91 km) SSWBarimunya Airport (BYP)Barimunya, Western Australia, AustraliaView Barimunya Airport on a map Set BYP as origin Airport Set BYP as destination Airport Get more information about Barimunya Airport
1012,078.03 miles (19,437.65 km) SParaburdoo Airport (PBO)Paraburdoo, Western Australia, AustraliaView Paraburdoo Airport on a map Set PBO as origin Airport Set PBO as destination Airport Get more information about Paraburdoo Airport
1112,074.69 miles (19,432.28 km) SSWCoondewanna Airport (CJF)Coondewanna, Western Australia, AustraliaView Coondewanna Airport on a map Set CJF as origin Airport Set CJF as destination Airport Get more information about Coondewanna Airport
1212,020.39 miles (19,344.89 km) SSWNewman Airport (ZNE)Newman, Western Australia, AustraliaView Newman Airport on a map Set ZNE as origin Airport Set ZNE as destination Airport Get more information about Newman Airport
1311,988.82 miles (19,294.08 km) WDerby Airport (DRB)Derby, Western Australia, AustraliaView Derby Airport on a map Set DRB as origin Airport Set DRB as destination Airport Get more information about Derby Airport
1411,920.97 miles (19,184.89 km) SSECarnarvon Airport (CVQ)Carnarvon, Western Australia, AustraliaView Carnarvon Airport on a map Set CVQ as origin Airport Set CVQ as destination Airport Get more information about Carnarvon Airport
1511,867.54 miles (19,098.90 km) WFitzroy Crossing Airport (FIZ)Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia, AustraliaView Fitzroy Crossing Airport on a map Set FIZ as origin Airport Set FIZ as destination Airport Get more information about Fitzroy Crossing Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Broome International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Broome International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1102.48 miles (164.93 km) ENEDerby Airport (DRB)Derby, Western Australia, AustraliaView Derby Airport on a map Set DRB as destination Airport Set DRB as destination Airport Get more information about Derby Airport
2219.38 miles (353.05 km) EFitzroy Crossing Airport (FIZ)Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia, AustraliaView Fitzroy Crossing Airport on a map Set FIZ as destination Airport Set FIZ as destination Airport Get more information about Fitzroy Crossing Airport
3288.75 miles (464.70 km) SWPort Hedland International Airport (PHE)Port Hedland, Western Australia, AustraliaView Port Hedland International Airport on a map Set PHE as destination Airport Set PHE as destination Airport Get more information about Port Hedland International Airport
4357.94 miles (576.04 km) EHalls Creek Airport (HCQ)Halls Creek, Western Australia, AustraliaView Halls Creek Airport on a map Set HCQ as destination Airport Set HCQ as destination Airport Get more information about Halls Creek Airport
5358.05 miles (576.22 km) ESpringvale Airport (ZVG)Springvale, Western Australia, AustraliaView Springvale Airport on a map Set ZVG as destination Airport Set ZVG as destination Airport Get more information about Springvale Airport
6381.93 miles (614.65 km) SSWBarimunya Airport (BYP)Barimunya, Western Australia, AustraliaView Barimunya Airport on a map Set BYP as destination Airport Set BYP as destination Airport Get more information about Barimunya Airport
7382.38 miles (615.37 km) ESELake Gregory Airport (LGE)Lake Gregory, Western Australia, AustraliaView Lake Gregory Airport on a map Set LGE as destination Airport Set LGE as destination Airport Get more information about Lake Gregory Airport
8393.47 miles (633.23 km) SWCoolawanyah Station Airport (COY)Coolawanyah Station, Western Australia, AustraliaView Coolawanyah Station Airport on a map Set COY as destination Airport Set COY as destination Airport Get more information about Coolawanyah Station Airport
9403.55 miles (649.45 km) WSWKarratha Airport (KTA)Karratha / Dampier, Western Australia, AustraliaView Karratha Airport on a map Set KTA as destination Airport Set KTA as destination Airport Get more information about Karratha Airport
10404.78 miles (651.43 km) ESEBalgo Hill Airport (BQW)Balgo Hill, Western Australia, AustraliaView Balgo Hill Airport on a map Set BQW as destination Airport Set BQW as destination Airport Get more information about Balgo Hill Airport
11409.00 miles (658.22 km) SSWNewman Airport (ZNE)Newman, Western Australia, AustraliaView Newman Airport on a map Set ZNE as destination Airport Set ZNE as destination Airport Get more information about Newman Airport
12411.44 miles (662.15 km) SSWCoondewanna Airport (CJF)Coondewanna, Western Australia, AustraliaView Coondewanna Airport on a map Set CJF as destination Airport Set CJF as destination Airport Get more information about Coondewanna Airport
13415.21 miles (668.21 km) SWSolomon Airport (SLJ)Karijini National Park, Western Australia, AustraliaView Solomon Airport on a map Set SLJ as destination Airport Set SLJ as destination Airport Get more information about Solomon Airport
14420.44 miles (676.64 km) ENEArgyle Airport (GYL)Argyle, Western Australia, AustraliaView Argyle Airport on a map Set GYL as destination Airport Set GYL as destination Airport Get more information about Argyle Airport
15435.31 miles (700.56 km) SWTom Price Airport (TPR)Tom Price, Western Australia, AustraliaView Tom Price Airport on a map Set TPR as destination Airport Set TPR as destination Airport Get more information about Tom Price Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Broome International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Broome International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,169.17 miles (19,584.33 km) EBarbuda Codrington Airport (BBQ)Codrington, Barbuda, Antigua and BarbudaView Barbuda Codrington Airport on a map Set BBQ as destination Airport Set BBQ as destination Airport Get more information about Barbuda Codrington Airport
212,166.02 miles (19,579.27 km) ENEV. C. Bird International Airport (ANU)St. John's, Antigua, Antigua and BarbudaView V. C. Bird International Airport on a map Set ANU as destination Airport Set ANU as destination Airport Get more information about V. C. Bird International Airport
312,162.94 miles (19,574.31 km) ENEPointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet Airport (PTP)Pointe-à-Pitre, GuadeloupeView Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet Airport on a map Set PTP as destination Airport Set PTP as destination Airport Get more information about Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet Airport
412,150.39 miles (19,554.11 km) NEMelville Hall Airport (DOM)Melville Hall (near Roseau), DominicaView Melville Hall Airport on a map Set DOM as destination Airport Set DOM as destination Airport Get more information about Melville Hall Airport
512,146.75 miles (19,548.25 km) ENELes Saintes Airport (LSS)Terre-de-Haut Island, Les Saintes, GuadeloupeView Les Saintes Airport on a map Set LSS as destination Airport Set LSS as destination Airport Get more information about Les Saintes Airport
612,136.78 miles (19,532.21 km) NECanefield Airport (DCF)Canefield, DominicaView Canefield Airport on a map Set DCF as destination Airport Set DCF as destination Airport Get more information about Canefield Airport
712,134.49 miles (19,528.52 km) ENEJohn A. Osborne Airport (MNI)Montserrat, British Overseas Territories, United KingdomView John A. Osborne Airport on a map Set MNI as destination Airport Set MNI as destination Airport Get more information about John A. Osborne Airport
812,121.32 miles (19,507.32 km) NEAimé Césaire Airport (FDF)Le Lamentin / Fort de France, MartiniqueView Aimé Césaire Airport on a map Set FDF as destination Airport Set FDF as destination Airport Get more information about Aimé Césaire Airport
912,115.34 miles (19,497.70 km) EVance W. Amory International Airport (NEV)Nevis, Federation of Saint Kitts and NevisView Vance W. Amory International Airport on a map Set NEV as destination Airport Set NEV as destination Airport Get more information about Vance W. Amory International Airport
1012,108.13 miles (19,486.09 km) ERobert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB)Basseterre, Saint Kitts and NevisView Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport on a map Set SKB as destination Airport Set SKB as destination Airport Get more information about Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport
1112,103.39 miles (19,478.47 km) EGustaf III Airport Saint Barthélemy Airport St. Jean Airport (SBH)Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy, Saint BarthélemyView Gustaf III Airport Saint Barthélemy Airport St. Jean Airport on a map Set SBH as destination Airport Set SBH as destination Airport Get more information about Gustaf III Airport Saint Barthélemy Airport St. Jean Airport
1212,092.67 miles (19,461.22 km) EF.D. Roosevelt Airport (EUX)Sint Eustatius, Caribbean NetherlandsView F.D. Roosevelt Airport on a map Set EUX as destination Airport Set EUX as destination Airport Get more information about F.D. Roosevelt Airport
1312,091.17 miles (19,458.81 km) NEGeorge F. L. Charles Airport (SLU)Castries, Saint LuciaView George F. L. Charles Airport on a map Set SLU as destination Airport Set SLU as destination Airport Get more information about George F. L. Charles Airport
1412,089.96 miles (19,456.86 km) EL'Espérance Airport Grand Case Airport (CCE)Saint Martin, GuadeloupeView L'Espérance Airport Grand Case Airport on a map Set CCE as destination Airport Set CCE as destination Airport Get more information about L'Espérance Airport Grand Case Airport
1512,089.38 miles (19,455.92 km) EClayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA)The Valley, AnguillaView Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport on a map Set AXA as destination Airport Set AXA as destination Airport Get more information about Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport