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IVC Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: IVC / NZNV
Airport Name: Invercargill Airport
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
GPS Coordinates: 46°24'43"S by 168°18'46"E
Operator/Owner: Invercargill Airport Ltd
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 5 feet (2 meters)
# of Runways: 4
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Facts about Invercargill Airport (IVC):

  • Although only ever a backup airport during World War II, military operations have remained rare due to Christchurch being chosen as the main Operation Deep Freeze Base in 1949 and what was then Dunedin's Taieri Aerodrome acting as a departure point for shorter range aircraft heading south.
  • When the Government nationalized all airlines to create NAC in 1947, the Electra service was replaced by de Havilland DH.89s.
  • The furthest airport from Invercargill Airport (IVC) is A Coruña Airport (LCG), which is nearly antipodal to Invercargill Airport (meaning Invercargill Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from A Coruña Airport), and is located 12,168 miles (19,582 kilometers) away in A Coruña, Spain.
  • Invercargill Airport has had aspirations from the 1980s through to the 2000s as an international destination with proposals that have failed to get off the ground with nearby Queenstown being developed as a more direct route for jet aircraft.
  • Because of Invercargill Airport's relatively low elevation of 5 feet, planes can take off or land at Invercargill 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.
  • Today's airport is located on what was a tidal estuary lake.
  • Invercargill Airport (IVC) has 4 runways.
  • The closest airport to Invercargill Airport (IVC) is Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS), which is located 35 miles (57 kilometers) SSW of IVC.
  • In 2005, the runway was extended to 2,210 m at a cost of NZ$5 million, as of 2012 it is the third longest civilian runway in New Zealand, capable of handling aircraft of Boeing 737/Airbus A320 type sized aircraft.
  • Regular jet services operated into the airport until 1995, when Air New Zealand restructured all its secondary provincial routes after subsidiary Mount Cook Airline introduced the 68 seat ATR 72-200 into service.
  • In 2013, the airport announced a new terminal building will be constructed and will cost $13.3 million, with construction funded by Invercargill City Holdings Ltd.
  • Invercargill Airport handled 27,092 passengers last year.
  • Today the airport is visited by aircraft of the United States ANG, Australian RAAF, Italy's Aeronautica Militare and RNZAF as part of Antarctic flight diversion training.

Map of Nearest Airports from Invercargill Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Invercargill Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
135.14 miles (56.55 km) SSWRyan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS)Stewart Island, New ZealandView Ryan's Creek Aerodrome on a map Set SZS as destination Airport Get more information about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
296.22 miles (154.85 km) ENEDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
397.41 miles (156.77 km) NNEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
498.29 miles (158.19 km) NNEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
5121.61 miles (195.72 km) NMilford Sound Airport (MFN)Milford Sound, New ZealandView Milford Sound Airport on a map Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport
6125.17 miles (201.43 km) NNEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
7166.68 miles (268.25 km) NEOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
8194.39 miles (312.84 km) NNEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
9203.04 miles (326.76 km) NERichard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU)Timaru, New ZealandView Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) on a map Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
10203.25 miles (327.10 km) NNEMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
11220.26 miles (354.47 km) NNEFox Glacier Aerodrome (FGL)Fox Glacier, New ZealandView Fox Glacier Aerodrome on a map Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome
12242.57 miles (390.37 km) NEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
13287.38 miles (462.50 km) NNEHokitika Airport (HKK)Hokitika, New ZealandView Hokitika Airport on a map Set HKK as destination Airport Get more information about Hokitika Airport
14288.63 miles (464.50 km) NEChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
15307.60 miles (495.04 km) NNEGreymouth Airport (GMN)Greymouth, New ZealandView Greymouth Airport on a map Set GMN as destination Airport Get more information about Greymouth Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Invercargill Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Invercargill Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,167.66 miles (19,581.90 km) NWA Coruña Airport (LCG)A Coruña, SpainView A Coruña Airport on a map Set LCG as destination Airport Get more information about A Coruña Airport
212,145.53 miles (19,546.29 km) NWSantiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ)Santiago de Compostela, SpainView Santiago de Compostela Airport on a map Set SCQ as destination Airport Get more information about Santiago de Compostela Airport
312,110.66 miles (19,490.17 km) NNWVigo Airport (VGO)Vigo, Galicia, SpainView Vigo Airport on a map Set VGO as destination Airport Get more information about Vigo Airport
412,097.77 miles (19,469.42 km) WNWAsturias Airport (OVD)Oviedo, Asturias, SpainView Asturias Airport on a map Set OVD as destination Airport Get more information about Asturias Airport
512,090.05 miles (19,457.00 km) NWSt Mary's Airport (ISC)St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, United KingdomView St Mary's Airport on a map Set ISC as destination Airport Get more information about St Mary's Airport
612,089.85 miles (19,456.69 km) NWTresco Heliport (TSO)Tresco, Isles of Scilly, United KingdomView Tresco Heliport on a map Set TSO as destination Airport Get more information about Tresco Heliport
712,069.43 miles (19,423.82 km) WNWBrest Bretagne Airport (BES)Brest, FranceView Brest Bretagne Airport on a map Set BES as destination Airport Get more information about Brest Bretagne Airport
812,067.79 miles (19,421.18 km) WNWQuimper - Cornouaille Airport (UIP)Quimper, FranceView Quimper - Cornouaille Airport on a map Set UIP as destination Airport Get more information about Quimper - Cornouaille Airport
912,066.59 miles (19,419.24 km) NNWBraga Airport (BGZ)Braga, PortugalView Braga Airport on a map Set BGZ as destination Airport Get more information about Braga Airport
1012,060.69 miles (19,409.75 km) NWLand's End Airport (LEQ)Land's End, Cornwall, England, United KingdomView Land's End Airport on a map Set LEQ as destination Airport Get more information about Land's End Airport
1112,060.19 miles (19,408.95 km) NNWBantry Aerodrome (BYT)Bantry, County Cork, IrelandView Bantry Aerodrome on a map Set BYT as destination Airport Get more information about Bantry Aerodrome
1212,049.02 miles (19,390.97 km) NNWFrancisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO)Porto, PortugalView Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport on a map Set OPO as destination Airport Get more information about Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
1312,039.79 miles (19,376.11 km) WNWMorlaix - Ploujean Airport (MXN)Morlaix, FranceView Morlaix - Ploujean Airport on a map Set MXN as destination Airport Get more information about Morlaix - Ploujean Airport
1412,039.34 miles (19,375.40 km) NWLeón Airport (LEN)León, SpainView León Airport on a map Set LEN as destination Airport Get more information about León Airport
1512,037.99 miles (19,373.22 km) WNWLorient South Brittany Airport (LRT)Lorient, FranceView Lorient South Brittany Airport on a map Set LRT as destination Airport Get more information about Lorient South Brittany Airport