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Furthest Major Airport From SYD  
User currently offlineMilesDependent From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 856 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

Anyone know what is the furthest major airport from SYD?

By major I mean it has to have regularly scheduled wide-body service from international (i.e. not just charter) carriers.

The furthest I can come up with is SYD-TFN, which is 11,613 miles.

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[Edited 2008-06-22 21:13:32]

[Edited 2008-06-22 21:14:20]

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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8968 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3172 times:
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The furthest airport in General is SMA (Santa Maria, Azores) in the Northatlantic, it's 12,143miles away from SYD. But I doubt they get regular widebody traffic there  Wink

Or take LPMA/ FNC (Funchal). Not regular widebody traffic but you see an A330 from time to time. And there has been a B777 as well. (11,742miles)

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User currently offlineKPWM From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2288 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3144 times:

How bout SYD-PDL. (12,119 mi)

PDL gets widebody service from SATA International on their A310's.



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User currently offlineMilesDependent From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3122 times:



Quoting KPWM (Reply 2):
How bout SYD-PDL. (12,119 mi)

That's a really good one. Punching SYD-PDL into a booking system comes up with all manner of interesting routes. Depending on the day of the week, the quickest route can be via one of FRA, JNB or YYZ!

This may seem like an odd question - but I want to travel to the airport that is furthest from SYD. I tend to do a lot of odd travel things like that  Smile So next year, looks like PDL here I come!

Thx for the help


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3111 times:
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Cool poll. Any idea what the furthest major airport from MSN would be?

Edit - I think I figured it out.....Perth, Australia - 10859 mi

2H4

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User currently offlineMilesDependent From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3102 times:



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 4):
Cool poll. Any idea what the furthest major airport from MSN would be?

Edit - I think I figured it out.....Perth, Australia - 10859 mi

It's not very far, but I think you're right. Looking at a globe the furthest point would be somewhere in the Indian ocean between Australia and Africa.... but there's nothing but water there.


User currently offlineThreeFourThree From Australia, joined Nov 2007, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

I'm not an expert, but the opposite point of the Earth are called antipodes.

This http://www.zefrank.com/sandwich/tool.html is a good indication of the opposite of SYD which is somewhere in the Atlantic


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