About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Hay River/Merlyn Carter Airport (YHY), Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada and King Shaka International (DUR), Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa would travel a Great Circle distance of 9,801 miles (or 15,773 kilometers).

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Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: YHY / CYHY
Airport Name: Hay River/Merlyn Carter Airport
Location: Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada
GPS Coordinates: 60°50'22"N by 115°46'58"W
Operator/Owner: Government of the Northwest Territories
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 541 feet (165 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: DUR / FALE
Airport Name: King Shaka International
Location: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
GPS Coordinates: 29°37'0"S by 31°6'29"E
Area Served: Durban, South Africa
Operator/Owner: Dube Tradeport Company
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 295 feet (90 meters)
# of Runways: 1
View all routes: Routes from DUR
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Facts about Hay River/Merlyn Carter Airport (YHY):

  • The furthest airport from Hay River/Merlyn Carter Airport (YHY) is Port Alfred Airport (AFD), which is located 9,926 miles (15,974 kilometers) away in Port Alfred, South Africa.
  • The closest airport to Hay River/Merlyn Carter Airport (YHY) is Fort Resolution Airport (YFR), which is located 74 miles (119 kilometers) ENE of YHY.
  • Because of Hay River/Merlyn Carter Airport's relatively low elevation of 541 feet, planes can take off or land at Hay River/Merlyn Carter 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.
  • Hay River/Merlyn Carter Airport (YHY) has 2 runways.

Facts about King Shaka International (DUR):

  • The closest airport to King Shaka International (DUR) is Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB), which is located 43 miles (69 kilometers) W of DUR.
  • The airport forms part of the Dube Tradeport, which will additionally consist of a trade zone linked to the airport's cargo terminal, facilities to support the airport such as nearby offices and transit accommodation for tourists, an integrated agricultural export zone, and an IT platform.
  • The furthest airport from King Shaka International (DUR) is Hana Airport (HNM), which is located 11,682 miles (18,801 kilometers) away in Hana, Hawaii, United States.
  • The airport is located in La Mercy, KwaZulu-Natal, approximately 35 km north of Durban.
  • The final obstacle was a delay in the approval of the project's Environmental Impact Assessment by the South African Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.
  • The terminal does not have a public viewing deck, which has attracted public criticism.
  • King Shaka International (DUR) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Because of King Shaka International's relatively low elevation of 295 feet, planes can take off or land at King Shaka International 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.

Map of Nearest Airports to Hay River/Merlyn Carter Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Hay River/Merlyn Carter Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
173.94 miles (119.00 km) ENEFort Resolution Airport (YFR)Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, CanadaView Fort Resolution Airport on a map Set YFR as origin Airport Set YFR as destination Airport Get more information about Fort Resolution Airport
2120.49 miles (193.92 km) NNEYellowknife Airport (YZF)Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, CanadaView Yellowknife Airport on a map Set YZF as origin Airport Set YZF as destination Airport Get more information about Yellowknife Airport
3142.02 miles (228.56 km) ESEFort Smith Airport (YSM)Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, CanadaView Fort Smith Airport on a map Set YSM as origin Airport Set YSM as destination Airport Get more information about Fort Smith Airport
4160.62 miles (258.50 km) SSWHigh Level Airport (YOJ)High Level, Alberta, CanadaView High Level Airport on a map Set YOJ as origin Airport Set YOJ as destination Airport Get more information about High Level Airport
5165.31 miles (266.05 km) NNWWhatì Airport (YLE)Lac La Martre, Northwest Territories, CanadaView Whatì Airport on a map Set YLE as origin Airport Set YLE as destination Airport Get more information about Whatì Airport
6191.74 miles (308.58 km) WNWFort Simpson Airport (YFS)Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories, CanadaView Fort Simpson Airport on a map Set YFS as origin Airport Set YFS as destination Airport Get more information about Fort Simpson Airport
7205.67 miles (331.00 km) SWRainbow Lake Airport (YOP)Rainbow Lake, Alberta, CanadaView Rainbow Lake Airport on a map Set YOP as origin Airport Set YOP as destination Airport Get more information about Rainbow Lake Airport
8216.21 miles (347.95 km) SEFort Chipewyan Airport (YPY)Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, CanadaView Fort Chipewyan Airport on a map Set YPY as origin Airport Set YPY as destination Airport Get more information about Fort Chipewyan Airport
9231.55 miles (372.64 km) NNWGamèti/Rae Lakes Airport (YRA)Gamèti (formerly Rae Lakes), Northwest Territories, CanadaView Gamèti/Rae Lakes Airport on a map Set YRA as origin Airport Set YRA as destination Airport Get more information about Gamèti/Rae Lakes Airport
10251.36 miles (404.53 km) ENEFort Reliance Water Aerodrome (YFL)Fort Reliance, Northwest Territories, CanadaView Fort Reliance Water Aerodrome on a map Set YFL as origin Airport Set YFL as destination Airport Get more information about Fort Reliance Water Aerodrome
11264.39 miles (425.50 km) WFort Liard Airport (YJF)Fort Liard, Northwest Territories, CanadaView Fort Liard Airport on a map Set YJF as origin Airport Set YJF as destination Airport Get more information about Fort Liard Airport
12265.64 miles (427.51 km) ESEUranium City Airport (YBE)Uranium City, Saskatchewan, CanadaView Uranium City Airport on a map Set YBE as origin Airport Set YBE as destination Airport Get more information about Uranium City Airport
13273.89 miles (440.77 km) WSWNorthern Rockies Regional Airport (YYE)Fort Nelson, British Columbia, CanadaView Northern Rockies Regional Airport on a map Set YYE as origin Airport Set YYE as destination Airport Get more information about Northern Rockies Regional Airport
14276.53 miles (445.03 km) SECluff Lake Airport (XCL)Cluff Lake, Saskatchewan, CanadaView Cluff Lake Airport on a map Set XCL as origin Airport Set XCL as destination Airport Get more information about Cluff Lake Airport
15296.95 miles (477.90 km) NWWrigley Airport (YWY)Wrigley, Northwest Territories, CanadaView Wrigley Airport on a map Set YWY as origin Airport Set YWY as destination Airport Get more information about Wrigley Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Hay River/Merlyn Carter Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Hay River/Merlyn Carter Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
19,925.99 miles (15,974.30 km) ESEPort Alfred Airport (AFD)Port Alfred, South AfricaView Port Alfred Airport on a map Set AFD as origin Airport Set AFD as destination Airport Get more information about Port Alfred Airport
29,921.59 miles (15,967.22 km) ESEEast London Airport (ELS)East London, South AfricaView East London Airport on a map Set ELS as origin Airport Set ELS as destination Airport Get more information about East London Airport
39,914.85 miles (15,956.37 km) ESEPort Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)Port Elizabeth, South AfricaView Port Elizabeth International Airport on a map Set PLZ as origin Airport Set PLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Port Elizabeth International Airport
49,857.84 miles (15,864.62 km) SEMargate Airport (MGH)Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Margate Airport on a map Set MGH as origin Airport Set MGH as destination Airport Get more information about Margate Airport
59,854.97 miles (15,860.00 km) SEMthatha Airport (UTT)Mthatha, South AfricaView Mthatha Airport on a map Set UTT as origin Airport Set UTT as destination Airport Get more information about Mthatha Airport
69,831.59 miles (15,822.38 km) SSETôlanaro Airport (FTU)Tôlanaro, MadagascarView Tôlanaro Airport on a map Set FTU as origin Airport Set FTU as destination Airport Get more information about Tôlanaro Airport
79,819.86 miles (15,803.49 km) ESEGeorge Airport (GRJ)George, South AfricaView George Airport on a map Set GRJ as origin Airport Set GRJ as destination Airport Get more information about George Airport
89,800.77 miles (15,772.78 km) SEKing Shaka International (DUR)Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView King Shaka International on a map Set DUR as origin Airport Set DUR as destination Airport Get more information about King Shaka International
99,784.14 miles (15,746.01 km) SEPietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)Pietermaritzburg, South AfricaView Pietermaritzburg Airport on a map Set PZB as origin Airport Set PZB as destination Airport Get more information about Pietermaritzburg Airport
109,774.28 miles (15,730.14 km) SSEAmpanihy Airport (AMP)Ampanihy, MadagascarView Ampanihy Airport on a map Set AMP as origin Airport Set AMP as destination Airport Get more information about Ampanihy Airport
119,771.05 miles (15,724.95 km) SERichards Bay Airport (RCB)Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Richards Bay Airport on a map Set RCB as origin Airport Set RCB as destination Airport Get more information about Richards Bay Airport
129,752.82 miles (15,695.60 km) SELebakeng Airport (LEF)Lebakeng, LesothoView Lebakeng Airport on a map Set LEF as origin Airport Set LEF as destination Airport Get more information about Lebakeng Airport
139,736.39 miles (15,669.15 km) SELesobeng Airport (LES)Lesobeng, LesothoView Lesobeng Airport on a map Set LES as origin Airport Set LES as destination Airport Get more information about Lesobeng Airport
149,733.39 miles (15,664.34 km) SESemonkong Airport (SOK)Semonkong, LesothoView Semonkong Airport on a map Set SOK as origin Airport Set SOK as destination Airport Get more information about Semonkong Airport
159,729.51 miles (15,658.09 km) SEHluhluwe Airport (HLW)Hluhluwe, South AfricaView Hluhluwe Airport on a map Set HLW as origin Airport Set HLW as destination Airport Get more information about Hluhluwe Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to King Shaka International:

List of Nearest Airports to King Shaka International:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
142.69 miles (68.70 km) WPietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)Pietermaritzburg, South AfricaView Pietermaritzburg Airport on a map Set PZB as destination Airport Set PZB as destination Airport Get more information about Pietermaritzburg Airport
284.75 miles (136.40 km) NERichards Bay Airport (RCB)Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Richards Bay Airport on a map Set RCB as destination Airport Set RCB as destination Airport Get more information about Richards Bay Airport
397.26 miles (156.52 km) SSWMargate Airport (MGH)Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Margate Airport on a map Set MGH as destination Airport Set MGH as destination Airport Get more information about Margate Airport
4108.73 miles (174.98 km) NWLadysmith Airport (LAY)Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Ladysmith Airport on a map Set LAY as destination Airport Set LAY as destination Airport Get more information about Ladysmith Airport
5124.64 miles (200.58 km) WMokhotlong Airport (MKH)Mokhotlong, LesothoView Mokhotlong Airport on a map Set MKH as destination Airport Set MKH as destination Airport Get more information about Mokhotlong Airport
6131.67 miles (211.91 km) NNEHluhluwe Airport (HLW)Hluhluwe, South AfricaView Hluhluwe Airport on a map Set HLW as destination Airport Set HLW as destination Airport Get more information about Hluhluwe Airport
7148.34 miles (238.73 km) WLebakeng Airport (LEF)Lebakeng, LesothoView Lebakeng Airport on a map Set LEF as destination Airport Set LEF as destination Airport Get more information about Lebakeng Airport
8165.42 miles (266.22 km) WLesobeng Airport (LES)Lesobeng, LesothoView Lesobeng Airport on a map Set LES as destination Airport Set LES as destination Airport Get more information about Lesobeng Airport
9183.53 miles (295.37 km) WSemonkong Airport (SOK)Semonkong, LesothoView Semonkong Airport on a map Set SOK as destination Airport Set SOK as destination Airport Get more information about Semonkong Airport
10191.57 miles (308.31 km) WNWLeribe Airport (LRB)Leribe, LesothoView Leribe Airport on a map Set LRB as destination Airport Set LRB as destination Airport Get more information about Leribe Airport
11196.76 miles (316.66 km) SWMthatha Airport (UTT)Mthatha, South AfricaView Mthatha Airport on a map Set UTT as destination Airport Set UTT as destination Airport Get more information about Mthatha Airport
12213.69 miles (343.90 km) NMatsapha Airport (MTS)Manzini, SwazilandView Matsapha Airport on a map Set MTS as destination Airport Set MTS as destination Airport Get more information about Matsapha Airport
13214.01 miles (344.41 km) WMoshoeshoe I International Airport (MSU)Maseru, LesothoView Moshoeshoe I International Airport on a map Set MSU as destination Airport Set MSU as destination Airport Get more information about Moshoeshoe I International Airport
14232.28 miles (373.82 km) WMafeteng Airport (MFC)Mafeteng, LesothoView Mafeteng Airport on a map Set MFC as destination Airport Set MFC as destination Airport Get more information about Mafeteng Airport
15270.59 miles (435.46 km) NNEMaputo International Airport (MPM)Maputo, MozambiqueView Maputo International Airport on a map Set MPM as destination Airport Set MPM as destination Airport Get more information about Maputo International Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from King Shaka International:

List of Furthest Airports from King Shaka International:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,682.45 miles (18,801.04 km) NEHana Airport (HNM)Hana, Hawaii, United StatesView Hana Airport on a map Set HNM as destination Airport Set HNM as destination Airport Get more information about Hana Airport
211,672.61 miles (18,785.19 km) NEKahului Airport (OGG)Kahului, Hawaii, United StatesView Kahului Airport on a map Set OGG as destination Airport Set OGG as destination Airport Get more information about Kahului Airport
311,668.14 miles (18,778.00 km) NEKalaupapa Airport (LUP)Kalaupapa, Hawaii, United StatesView Kalaupapa Airport on a map Set LUP as destination Airport Set LUP as destination Airport Get more information about Kalaupapa Airport
411,666.75 miles (18,775.76 km) NEKapalua Airport (JHM)Lahaina, Hawaii, United StatesView Kapalua Airport on a map Set JHM as destination Airport Set JHM as destination Airport Get more information about Kapalua Airport
511,660.00 miles (18,764.91 km) NEMolokai Airport (MKK)Kaunakakai, Hawaii, United StatesView Molokai Airport on a map Set MKK as destination Airport Set MKK as destination Airport Get more information about Molokai Airport
611,657.49 miles (18,760.87 km) NEUpolu Airport (UPP)Hawi, Hawaii, United StatesView Upolu Airport on a map Set UPP as destination Airport Set UPP as destination Airport Get more information about Upolu Airport
711,651.72 miles (18,751.58 km) NNEHilo International Airport (ITO)Hilo, Hawaii, United StatesView Hilo International Airport on a map Set ITO as destination Airport Set ITO as destination Airport Get more information about Hilo International Airport
811,648.60 miles (18,746.56 km) NEWaimea-Kohala Airport (MUE)Kamuela, Hawaii, United StatesView Waimea-Kohala Airport on a map Set MUE as destination Airport Set MUE as destination Airport Get more information about Waimea-Kohala Airport
911,646.05 miles (18,742.46 km) NELanai Airport (LNY)Lanai City, Hawaii, United StatesView Lanai Airport on a map Set LNY as destination Airport Set LNY as destination Airport Get more information about Lanai Airport
1011,637.42 miles (18,728.56 km) NEPōhakuloa Training Area (BSF)Camp Pohakuloa, Hawaii, United StatesView Pōhakuloa Training Area on a map Set BSF as destination Airport Set BSF as destination Airport Get more information about Pōhakuloa Training Area
1111,636.90 miles (18,727.73 km) NEWheeler AAF (HHI)Wahiawa, Hawaii, United StatesView Wheeler AAF on a map Set HHI as destination Airport Set HHI as destination Airport Get more information about Wheeler AAF
1211,634.60 miles (18,724.02 km) NEDillingham Airfield (HDH)Mokuleia, Hawaii, United StatesView Dillingham Airfield on a map Set HDH as destination Airport Set HDH as destination Airport Get more information about Dillingham Airfield
1311,633.67 miles (18,722.53 km) NEHonolulu International Airport (HNL)Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesView Honolulu International Airport on a map Set HNL as destination Airport Set HNL as destination Airport Get more information about Honolulu International Airport
1411,633.67 miles (18,722.53 km) NEHickam Field (HIK)Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesView Hickam Field on a map Set HIK as destination Airport Set HIK as destination Airport Get more information about Hickam Field
1511,626.63 miles (18,711.20 km) NEKalaeloa Airport (NAX)Kapolei, Hawaii, United StatesView Kalaeloa Airport on a map Set NAX as destination Airport Set NAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalaeloa Airport