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WLG Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: WLG / NZWN
Airport Name: Wellington International Airport
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
GPS Coordinates: 41°19'37"S by 174°48'19"E
Area Served: Wellington, New Zealand
Operator/Owner: Infratil, Wellington City Council
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 42 feet (13 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Wellington International Airport (WLG):

  • The furthest airport from Wellington International Airport (WLG) is Salamanca-Matacán Airport (SLM), which is nearly antipodal to Wellington International Airport (meaning Wellington International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Salamanca-Matacán Airport), and is located 12,406 miles (19,966 kilometers) away in Salamanca, Spain.
  • The length of the runway has limited the size of aircraft that can use the airport on a commercial basis, and overseas destinations are limited to the east coast of Australia and the South Pacific.
  • As recently as 1992, several alternate sites for Wellington Airport were considered – Te Horo, Paraparaumu, Mana Island, Ohariu Valley, Horokiwi, Wairarapa and Pencarrow – but a decision was made to upgrade the existing site at Rongotai.
  • The closest airport to Wellington International Airport (WLG) is Kapiti Coast Airport (PPQ), which is located 31 miles (49 kilometers) NNE of WLG.
  • According to WIAL in 2009, the forthcoming Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 were originally predicted to have improved runway performance over existing long haul aircraft, opening up the possibility of direct air links to Asia and the Americas if commercially viable.
  • Wellington is the third busiest airport in New Zealand handling a total of 5,373,622 passengers in the year ending 31 March 2013.
  • Air Movements Rongotai sits on the opposite side of the Wellington airport runway from the main passenger terminals, its main use being the facilatation of RNZAF flights and flights of overseas military forces.
  • Because of Wellington International Airport's relatively low elevation of 42 feet, planes can take off or land at Wellington 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.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG) currently has only 1 runway.

Map of Nearest Airports from Wellington International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Wellington International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
130.72 miles (49.44 km) NNEKapiti Coast Airport (PPQ)Paraparaumu Beach, New ZealandView Kapiti Coast Airport on a map View satellite image of Kapiti Coast Airport Set PPQ as destination Airport Get more information about Kapiti Coast Airport
249.48 miles (79.63 km) ENEHood Aerodrome (MRO)Masterton, New ZealandView Hood Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Hood Aerodrome Set MRO as destination Airport Get more information about Hood Aerodrome
350.21 miles (80.80 km) WSWWoodbourne Airport (BHE)Blenheim, New ZealandView Woodbourne Airport on a map View satellite image of Woodbourne Airport Set BHE as destination Airport Get more information about Woodbourne Airport
481.48 miles (131.12 km) NNEPalmerston North Airport (PMR)Palmerston North, New ZealandView Palmerston North Airport on a map View satellite image of Palmerston North Airport Set PMR as destination Airport Get more information about Palmerston North Airport
582.24 miles (132.35 km) WNelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū (NSN)Nelson, New ZealandView Nelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū on a map View satellite image of Nelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū Set NSN as destination Airport Get more information about Nelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū
695.01 miles (152.91 km) NWanganui Airport (WAG)Wanganui, New ZealandView Wanganui Airport on a map View satellite image of Wanganui Airport Set WAG as destination Airport Get more information about Wanganui Airport
795.18 miles (153.18 km) WMotueka Aerodrome (MZP)Motueka, New ZealandView Motueka Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Motueka Aerodrome Set MZP as destination Airport Get more information about Motueka Aerodrome
897.89 miles (157.55 km) SWKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Kaikoura Aerodrome Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
9108.14 miles (174.03 km) WNWTakaka Aerodrome (KTF)Takaka, New ZealandView Takaka Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Takaka Aerodrome Set KTF as destination Airport Get more information about Takaka Aerodrome
10163.57 miles (263.25 km) NNWNew Plymouth Airport (NPL)New Plymouth, New ZealandView New Plymouth Airport on a map View satellite image of New Plymouth Airport Set NPL as destination Airport Get more information about New Plymouth Airport
11168.27 miles (270.80 km) NEHawke's Bay Airport (NPE)Napier, New ZealandView Hawke's Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Hawke's Bay Airport Set NPE as destination Airport Get more information about Hawke's Bay Airport
12169.16 miles (272.24 km) WWestport Airport (WSZ)Westport, New ZealandView Westport Airport on a map View satellite image of Westport Airport Set WSZ as destination Airport Get more information about Westport Airport
13189.10 miles (304.33 km) SWChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map View satellite image of Christchurch International Airport Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
14191.15 miles (307.63 km) NNETaupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō (TUO)Taupo, New ZealandView Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō on a map View satellite image of Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō Set TUO as destination Airport Get more information about Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō
15201.76 miles (324.70 km) WSWGreymouth Airport (GMN)Greymouth, New ZealandView Greymouth Airport on a map View satellite image of Greymouth Airport Set GMN as destination Airport Get more information about Greymouth Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Wellington International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Wellington International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,406.34 miles (19,966.01 km) NNESalamanca-Matacán Airport (SLM)Salamanca, SpainView Salamanca-Matacán Airport on a map View satellite image of Salamanca-Matacán Airport Set SLM as destination Airport Get more information about Salamanca-Matacán Airport
212,405.18 miles (19,964.15 km) NWValladolid International Airport (VLL)Valladolid, SpainView Valladolid International Airport on a map View satellite image of Valladolid International Airport Set VLL as destination Airport Get more information about Valladolid International Airport
312,350.49 miles (19,876.14 km) ENEBragança Airport (BGC)Bragança, PortugalView Bragança Airport on a map View satellite image of Bragança Airport Set BGC as destination Airport Get more information about Bragança Airport
412,346.47 miles (19,869.66 km) NNELeón Airport (LEN)León, SpainView León Airport on a map View satellite image of León Airport Set LEN as destination Airport Get more information about León Airport
512,333.02 miles (19,848.02 km) NWAdolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] (MAD)Madrid, SpainView Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] on a map View satellite image of Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] Set MAD as destination Airport Get more information about Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1]
612,328.95 miles (19,841.47 km) WNWMadrid–Torrejón Airport (TOJ)Torrejón de Ardoz, SpainView Madrid–Torrejón Airport on a map View satellite image of Madrid–Torrejón Airport Set TOJ as destination Airport Get more information about Madrid–Torrejón Airport
712,328.68 miles (19,841.03 km) NWBurgos Airport (RGS)Burgos, SpainView Burgos Airport on a map View satellite image of Burgos Airport Set RGS as destination Airport Get more information about Burgos Airport
812,305.70 miles (19,804.05 km) EVila Real Airport (VRL)Vila Real, PortugalView Vila Real Airport on a map View satellite image of Vila Real Airport Set VRL as destination Airport Get more information about Vila Real Airport
912,296.53 miles (19,789.29 km) ENECovilhã Airport (COV)Covilhã, PortugalView Covilhã Airport on a map View satellite image of Covilhã Airport Set COV as destination Airport Get more information about Covilhã Airport
1012,276.46 miles (19,756.99 km) NNEAsturias Airport (OVD)Oviedo, Asturias, SpainView Asturias Airport on a map View satellite image of Asturias Airport Set OVD as destination Airport Get more information about Asturias Airport
1112,275.65 miles (19,755.70 km) NNWSantander Airport (SDR)Santander, Cantabria, SpainView Santander Airport on a map View satellite image of Santander Airport Set SDR as destination Airport Get more information about Santander Airport
1212,270.72 miles (19,747.76 km) NWVitoria-Gasteiz Airport (VIT)Vitoria-Gasteiz, SpainView Vitoria-Gasteiz Airport on a map View satellite image of Vitoria-Gasteiz Airport Set VIT as destination Airport Get more information about Vitoria-Gasteiz Airport
1312,269.52 miles (19,745.84 km) WNWLogroño–Agoncillo Airport (RJL)Logroño, SpainView Logroño–Agoncillo Airport on a map View satellite image of Logroño–Agoncillo Airport Set RJL as destination Airport Get more information about Logroño–Agoncillo Airport
1412,267.55 miles (19,742.66 km) EBraga Airport (BGZ)Braga, PortugalView Braga Airport on a map View satellite image of Braga Airport Set BGZ as destination Airport Get more information about Braga Airport
1512,257.32 miles (19,726.19 km) NWBilbao Airport (BIO)Bilbao, SpainView Bilbao Airport on a map View satellite image of Bilbao Airport Set BIO as destination Airport Get more information about Bilbao Airport