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PPQ Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: PPQ / NZPP
Airport Name: Kapiti Coast Airport
Location: Paraparaumu Beach, New Zealand
GPS Coordinates: 40°54'16"S by 174°59'21"E
Airport Type: Attended, Uncontrolled, Certificated Aerodrome
Elevation: 22 feet (7 meters)
# of Runways: 3
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Facts about Kapiti Coast Airport (PPQ):

  • Kapiti Coast Airport, earlier called Paraparaumu Airport, is on the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand's North Island, between the Wellington dormitory suburbs of Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu to the east, and Raumati Beach to the south.
  • The furthest airport from Kapiti Coast Airport (PPQ) is Salamanca-Matacán Airport (SLM), which is nearly antipodal to Kapiti Coast Airport (meaning Kapiti Coast Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Salamanca-Matacán Airport), and is located 12,411 miles (19,973 kilometers) away in Salamanca, Spain.
  • Originally government-owned, the Kapiti Coast Airport was the greater Wellington region's main airport until Wellington International Airport re-opened in 1959.
  • Kapiti Coast Airport (PPQ) has 3 runways.
  • This re-development was spurred by interest from Air New Zealand to operate Q300 aircraft.
  • Interest in providing commercial flights at Paraparaumu reignited because the Kapiti coast is one of New Zealand's fastest growing regional centres.
  • Because of Kapiti Coast Airport's relatively low elevation of 22 feet, planes can take off or land at Kapiti Coast 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.
  • The closest airport to Kapiti Coast Airport (PPQ) is Wellington International Airport (WLG), which is located 31 miles (49 kilometers) SSW of PPQ.
  • In 1949 a Lockheed Lodestar from Whenuapai crashed into the Tararua Range.
  • On 17 February 2008, above an adjacent hardware store, Placemakers, there was a triple-fatality mid-air collision between a Cessna 152 and a helicopter, both of which plummeted from approximately 1500 ft, the helicopter into the store and the plane into a nearby street.
  • In 1952 a DC-3 experienced engine failure when about to land on Runway 34, and ploughed into a house in Kohutuhutu Rd, Raumati Beach.
  • The Kapiti Aero Club is based at the airport, along with other private fliers and charter businesses.

Map of Nearest Airports from Kapiti Coast Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Kapiti Coast Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
130.72 miles (49.44 km) SSWWellington International Airport (WLG)Wellington, New ZealandView Wellington International Airport on a map Set WLG as destination Airport Get more information about Wellington International Airport
233.97 miles (54.67 km) EHood Aerodrome (MRO)Masterton, New ZealandView Hood Aerodrome on a map Set MRO as destination Airport Get more information about Hood Aerodrome
352.09 miles (83.83 km) NEPalmerston North Airport (PMR)Palmerston North, New ZealandView Palmerston North Airport on a map Set PMR as destination Airport Get more information about Palmerston North Airport
465.15 miles (104.85 km) NWanganui Airport (WAG)Wanganui, New ZealandView Wanganui Airport on a map Set WAG as destination Airport Get more information about Wanganui Airport
571.97 miles (115.82 km) SWWoodbourne Airport (BHE)Blenheim, New ZealandView Woodbourne Airport on a map Set BHE as destination Airport Get more information about Woodbourne Airport
695.99 miles (154.47 km) WSWNelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū (NSN)Nelson, New ZealandView Nelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū on a map Set NSN as destination Airport Get more information about Nelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū
7105.11 miles (169.16 km) WMotueka Aerodrome (MZP)Motueka, New ZealandView Motueka Aerodrome on a map Set MZP as destination Airport Get more information about Motueka Aerodrome
8114.04 miles (183.53 km) WTakaka Aerodrome (KTF)Takaka, New ZealandView Takaka Aerodrome on a map Set KTF as destination Airport Get more information about Takaka Aerodrome
9127.11 miles (204.57 km) SWKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
10137.85 miles (221.85 km) NNWNew Plymouth Airport (NPL)New Plymouth, New ZealandView New Plymouth Airport on a map Set NPL as destination Airport Get more information about New Plymouth Airport
11140.43 miles (226.00 km) NEHawke's Bay Airport (NPE)Napier, New ZealandView Hawke's Bay Airport on a map Set NPE as destination Airport Get more information about Hawke's Bay Airport
12160.48 miles (258.26 km) NNETaupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō (TUO)Taupo, New ZealandView Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō on a map Set TUO as destination Airport Get more information about Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō
13185.98 miles (299.31 km) WSWWestport Airport (WSZ)Westport, New ZealandView Westport Airport on a map Set WSZ as destination Airport Get more information about Westport Airport
14205.71 miles (331.06 km) NNERotorua International Airport (ROT)Rotorua, New ZealandView Rotorua International Airport on a map Set ROT as destination Airport Get more information about Rotorua International Airport
15210.70 miles (339.10 km) NHamilton International Airport (HLZ)Hamilton, New ZealandView Hamilton International Airport on a map Set HLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Hamilton International Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Kapiti Coast Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Kapiti Coast Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,410.95 miles (19,973.45 km) ESalamanca-Matacán Airport (SLM)Salamanca, SpainView Salamanca-Matacán Airport on a map Set SLM as destination Airport Get more information about Salamanca-Matacán Airport
212,380.82 miles (19,924.94 km) NValladolid International Airport (VLL)Valladolid, SpainView Valladolid International Airport on a map Set VLL as destination Airport Get more information about Valladolid International Airport
312,355.17 miles (19,883.66 km) WNWAdolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] (MAD)Madrid, SpainView Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] on a map Set MAD as destination Airport Get more information about Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1]
412,350.11 miles (19,875.53 km) WNWMadrid–Torrejón Airport (TOJ)Torrejón de Ardoz, SpainView Madrid–Torrejón Airport on a map Set TOJ as destination Airport Get more information about Madrid–Torrejón Airport
512,326.97 miles (19,838.29 km) NEBragança Airport (BGC)Bragança, PortugalView Bragança Airport on a map Set BGC as destination Airport Get more information about Bragança Airport
612,315.78 miles (19,820.28 km) NNELeón Airport (LEN)León, SpainView León Airport on a map Set LEN as destination Airport Get more information about León Airport
712,313.18 miles (19,816.10 km) NWBurgos Airport (RGS)Burgos, SpainView Burgos Airport on a map Set RGS as destination Airport Get more information about Burgos Airport
812,299.90 miles (19,794.73 km) ENECovilhã Airport (COV)Covilhã, PortugalView Covilhã Airport on a map Set COV as destination Airport Get more information about Covilhã Airport
912,293.41 miles (19,784.28 km) EVila Real Airport (VRL)Vila Real, PortugalView Vila Real Airport on a map Set VRL as destination Airport Get more information about Vila Real Airport
1012,284.90 miles (19,770.58 km) NNWCiudad Real Central Airport (CQM)Ciudad Real, SpainView Ciudad Real Central Airport on a map Set CQM as destination Airport Get more information about Ciudad Real Central Airport
1112,267.81 miles (19,743.07 km) NEBadajoz Airport (BJZ)Badajoz, SpainView Badajoz Airport on a map Set BJZ as destination Airport Get more information about Badajoz Airport
1212,261.24 miles (19,732.50 km) NWLogroño–Agoncillo Airport (RJL)Logroño, SpainView Logroño–Agoncillo Airport on a map Set RJL as destination Airport Get more information about Logroño–Agoncillo Airport
1312,256.52 miles (19,724.90 km) NWVitoria-Gasteiz Airport (VIT)Vitoria-Gasteiz, SpainView Vitoria-Gasteiz Airport on a map Set VIT as destination Airport Get more information about Vitoria-Gasteiz Airport
1412,252.28 miles (19,718.09 km) ENEBraga Airport (BGZ)Braga, PortugalView Braga Airport on a map Set BGZ as destination Airport Get more information about Braga Airport
1512,252.17 miles (19,717.91 km) NNWSantander Airport (SDR)Santander, Cantabria, SpainView Santander Airport on a map Set SDR as destination Airport Get more information about Santander Airport