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Distance between Buka Island (BUA) and Lae (LAE)

Flight distance from Buka Island to Lae (Buka Airport – Lae Nadzab Airport) is 552 miles / 889 kilometers / 480 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 32 minutes.

Map of flight path from Buka Island to Lae.

Shortest flight path between Buka Airport (BUA) and Lae Nadzab Airport (LAE).

How far is Lae from Buka Island?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Buka Island and Lae. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 552.356 miles
  • 888.930 kilometers
  • 479.984 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 551.793 miles
  • 888.025 kilometers
  • 479.495 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information


A Buka Airport
City: Buka Island
Country: Papua New Guinea Flag of Papua New Guinea
IATA Code: BUA
ICAO Code: AYBK
Coordinates: 5°25′20″S, 154°40′22″E

B Lae Nadzab Airport
City: Lae
Country: Papua New Guinea Flag of Papua New Guinea
IATA Code: LAE
ICAO Code: AYNZ
Coordinates: 6°34′11″S, 146°43′33″E

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Buka Island and Lae.

Time Difference

Buka Island

 +10

Lae

 +10

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 106 kg (234 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Buka Island (BUA) → Lae (LAE).

Distance:
552
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
552

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