About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Alta Airport (ALF), Alta, Norway and Chatham Islands (CHT), Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand would travel a Great Circle distance of 10,502 miles (or 16,901 kilometers).

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Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: ALF / ENAT
Airport Names:
  1. Alta Airport
  2. Alta lufthavn
Location: Alta, Norway
GPS Coordinates: 69°58'33"N by 23°22'18"E
Area Served: Alta, Norway
Operator/Owner: Avinor
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 10 feet (3 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: CHT / NZCI
Airport Names:
  1. Chatham Islands
  2. Tuuta Airport
Location: Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand
GPS Coordinates: 43°48'36"S by 176°27'25"W
Operator/Owner: New Zealand Government
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 43 feet (13 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Alta Airport (ALF):

  • Because of Alta Airport's relatively low elevation of 10 feet, planes can take off or land at Alta 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.
  • Alta Airport is served by three scheduled airlines and two charter airlines, providing services to eleven destinations, including two abroad.
  • The closest airport to Alta Airport (ALF) is Lakselv Airport, Banak (LKL), which is located 38 miles (62 kilometers) E of ALF.
  • Plans for expanding the 1,670-square-meter terminal facilities were first articulated by the Civil Airport Administration in the 1990s.
  • The furthest airport from Alta Airport (ALF) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 10,502 miles (16,901 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • Alta Airport handled 353,051 passengers last year.
  • Alta Airport is an international airport serving Alta, a town and municipality in Finnmark county, Norway.
  • In addition to being known as "Alta Airport", another name for ALF is "Alta lufthavn".
  • The first airport in Alta was built by the Wehrmacht during the German occupation of Norway.
  • Alta Airport (ALF) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Construction started in February 1962 and cost NOK 3.2 million.
  • The airport is served by Norwegian Air Shuttle and Scandinavian Airlines with Boeing 737 aircraft on flights to Tromsø and Oslo.

Facts about Chatham Islands (CHT):

  • The furthest airport from Chatham Islands (CHT) is Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport (MPL), which is nearly antipodal to Chatham Islands (meaning Chatham Islands is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport), and is located 12,410 miles (19,972 kilometers) away in Montpellier, France.
  • Chatham Islands / Tuuta Airport is a small airport 10.5 nautical miles northeast of Waitangi Township on the Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • In addition to being known as "Chatham Islands", another name for CHT is "Tuuta Airport".
  • Because of Chatham Islands's relatively low elevation of 43 feet, planes can take off or land at Chatham Islands 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.
  • A small aviation museum is also based there, signifying the importance that aviation has played in developing the economic wealth of the island group.
  • The closest airport to Chatham Islands (CHT) is Hood Aerodrome (MRO), which is located 448 miles (722 kilometers) WNW of CHT.
  • Chatham Islands (CHT) currently has only 1 runway.

Map of Nearest Airports to Alta Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Alta Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
138.34 miles (61.70 km) ELakselv Airport, Banak (LKL)Lakselv, NorwayView Lakselv Airport, Banak on a map Set LKL as origin Airport Set LKL as destination Airport Get more information about Lakselv Airport, Banak
245.53 miles (73.28 km) NWHasvik Airport (HAA)Hasvik, NorwayView Hasvik Airport on a map Set HAA as origin Airport Set HAA as destination Airport Get more information about Hasvik Airport
349.10 miles (79.02 km) NHammerfest Airport (HFT)Hammerfest, Finnmark, NorwayView Hammerfest Airport on a map Set HFT as origin Airport Set HFT as destination Airport Get more information about Hammerfest Airport
458.79 miles (94.62 km) WSWSørkjosen Airport (SOJ)Sørkjosen, NorwayView Sørkjosen Airport on a map Set SOJ as origin Airport Set SOJ as destination Airport Get more information about Sørkjosen Airport
593.43 miles (150.36 km) NEHonningsvåg Airport, Valan (HVG)Nordkapp, Finnmark, NorwayView Honningsvåg Airport, Valan on a map Set HVG as origin Airport Set HVG as destination Airport Get more information about Honningsvåg Airport, Valan
6108.03 miles (173.85 km) WTromsø Airport, Langnes (TOS)Tromsø, NorwayView Tromsø Airport, Langnes on a map Set TOS as origin Airport Set TOS as destination Airport Get more information about Tromsø Airport, Langnes
7111.36 miles (179.22 km) SEnontekiö Airport (ENF)Enontekiö, FinlandView Enontekiö Airport on a map Set ENF as origin Airport Set ENF as destination Airport Get more information about Enontekiö Airport
8125.83 miles (202.50 km) NEMehamn Airport (MEH)Mehamn, NorwayView Mehamn Airport on a map Set MEH as origin Airport Set MEH as destination Airport Get more information about Mehamn Airport
9132.95 miles (213.96 km) WSWBardufoss Airport (BDU)Bardufoss, NorwayView Bardufoss Airport on a map Set BDU as origin Airport Set BDU as destination Airport Get more information about Bardufoss Airport
10136.52 miles (219.70 km) SEIvalo Airport (IVL)Ivalo, FinlandView Ivalo Airport on a map Set IVL as origin Airport Set IVL as destination Airport Get more information about Ivalo Airport
11144.88 miles (233.16 km) ENEBerlevåg Airport (BVG)Berlevåg, NorwayView Berlevåg Airport on a map Set BVG as origin Airport Set BVG as destination Airport Get more information about Berlevåg Airport
12152.87 miles (246.01 km) EVadsø Airport (VDS)Vadsø, Finnmark, NorwayView Vadsø Airport on a map Set VDS as origin Airport Set VDS as destination Airport Get more information about Vadsø Airport
13153.41 miles (246.89 km) ENEBåtsfjord Airport (BJF)Båtsfjord, Finnmark, NorwayView Båtsfjord Airport on a map Set BJF as origin Airport Set BJF as destination Airport Get more information about Båtsfjord Airport
14155.98 miles (251.02 km) EKirkenes Airport, Høybuktmoen (KKN)Kirkenes, Finnmark, NorwayView Kirkenes Airport, Høybuktmoen on a map Set KKN as origin Airport Set KKN as destination Airport Get more information about Kirkenes Airport, Høybuktmoen
15161.60 miles (260.07 km) SSEKittilä Airport (KTT)Kittilä, FinlandView Kittilä Airport on a map Set KTT as origin Airport Set KTT as destination Airport Get more information about Kittilä Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Alta Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Alta Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,501.52 miles (16,900.52 km) SSEChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map Set CHT as origin Airport Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
210,452.92 miles (16,822.30 km) SERyan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS)Stewart Island, New ZealandView Ryan's Creek Aerodrome on a map Set SZS as origin Airport Set SZS as destination Airport Get more information about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
310,431.19 miles (16,787.34 km) SEDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map Set DUD as origin Airport Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
410,426.25 miles (16,779.39 km) SEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as origin Airport Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
510,386.07 miles (16,714.73 km) SEOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map Set OAM as origin Airport Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
610,370.15 miles (16,689.09 km) SEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as origin Airport Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
710,346.09 miles (16,650.38 km) SEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as origin Airport Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
810,345.74 miles (16,649.82 km) SERichard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU)Timaru, New ZealandView Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) on a map Set TIU as origin Airport Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
910,336.53 miles (16,634.99 km) SEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map Set WKA as origin Airport Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
1010,330.10 miles (16,624.64 km) SEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as origin Airport Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
1110,316.11 miles (16,602.12 km) SEChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map Set CHC as origin Airport Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
1210,308.47 miles (16,589.83 km) SEMilford Sound Airport (MFN)Milford Sound, New ZealandView Milford Sound Airport on a map Set MFN as origin Airport Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport
1310,300.47 miles (16,576.95 km) SEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map Set GTN as origin Airport Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1410,291.61 miles (16,562.69 km) SEMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map Set MON as origin Airport Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
1510,269.88 miles (16,527.73 km) SEFox Glacier Aerodrome (FGL)Fox Glacier, New ZealandView Fox Glacier Aerodrome on a map Set FGL as origin Airport Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome

Map of Nearest Airports to Chatham Islands:

List of Nearest Airports to Chatham Islands:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1448.37 miles (721.58 km) WNWHood Aerodrome (MRO)Masterton, New ZealandView Hood Aerodrome on a map Set MRO as destination Airport Set MRO as destination Airport Get more information about Hood Aerodrome
2456.51 miles (734.68 km) NWHawke's Bay Airport (NPE)Napier, New ZealandView Hawke's Bay Airport on a map Set NPE as destination Airport Set NPE as destination Airport Get more information about Hawke's Bay Airport
3458.07 miles (737.19 km) NWGisborne Airport (GIS)Gisborne, New ZealandView Gisborne Airport on a map Set GIS as destination Airport Set GIS as destination Airport Get more information about Gisborne Airport
4472.35 miles (760.17 km) WNWPalmerston North Airport (PMR)Palmerston North, New ZealandView Palmerston North Airport on a map Set PMR as destination Airport Set PMR as destination Airport Get more information about Palmerston North Airport
5476.25 miles (766.46 km) WNWWellington International Airport (WLG)Wellington, New ZealandView Wellington International Airport on a map Set WLG as destination Airport Set WLG as destination Airport Get more information about Wellington International Airport
6480.33 miles (773.01 km) WNWKapiti Coast Airport (PPQ)Paraparaumu Beach, New ZealandView Kapiti Coast Airport on a map Set PPQ as destination Airport Set PPQ as destination Airport Get more information about Kapiti Coast Airport
7510.07 miles (820.88 km) WKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map Set KBZ as destination Airport Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
8512.08 miles (824.11 km) WNWWanganui Airport (WAG)Wanganui, New ZealandView Wanganui Airport on a map Set WAG as destination Airport Set WAG as destination Airport Get more information about Wanganui Airport
9515.94 miles (830.33 km) WNWWoodbourne Airport (BHE)Blenheim, New ZealandView Woodbourne Airport on a map Set BHE as destination Airport Set BHE as destination Airport Get more information about Woodbourne Airport
10521.83 miles (839.80 km) NWTaupo 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 Set TUO as destination Airport Get more information about Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō
11533.99 miles (859.37 km) NWWhakatane Airport (WHK)Whakatane, New ZealandView Whakatane Airport on a map Set WHK as destination Airport Set WHK as destination Airport Get more information about Whakatane Airport
12544.81 miles (876.79 km) NWRotorua International Airport (ROT)Rotorua, New ZealandView Rotorua International Airport on a map Set ROT as destination Airport Set ROT as destination Airport Get more information about Rotorua International Airport
13550.50 miles (885.94 km) WChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map Set CHC as destination Airport Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
14552.81 miles (889.66 km) WNWNelson 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 Set NSN as destination Airport Get more information about Nelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū
15568.31 miles (914.60 km) WNWMotueka Aerodrome (MZP)Motueka, New ZealandView Motueka Aerodrome on a map Set MZP as destination Airport Set MZP as destination Airport Get more information about Motueka Aerodrome

Map of Furthest Airports from Chatham Islands:

List of Furthest Airports from Chatham Islands:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,410.31 miles (19,972.42 km) NWMontpellier–Méditerranée Airport (MPL)Montpellier, FranceView Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport on a map Set MPL as destination Airport Set MPL as destination Airport Get more information about Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport
212,401.86 miles (19,958.81 km) NNEBéziers Cap d'Agde Airport (BZR)Béziers, FranceView Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport on a map Set BZR as destination Airport Set BZR as destination Airport Get more information about Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport
312,393.07 miles (19,944.66 km) WNîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes Airport (FNI)Nîmes-Arles-Camargue, FranceView Nîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes Airport on a map Set FNI as destination Airport Set FNI as destination Airport Get more information about Nîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes Airport
412,371.80 miles (19,910.43 km) ENECastres - Mazamet Airport (DCM)Castres, Languedoc, FranceView Castres - Mazamet Airport on a map Set DCM as destination Airport Set DCM as destination Airport Get more information about Castres - Mazamet Airport
512,369.93 miles (19,907.43 km) NERodez–Aveyron Airport (RDZ)Salles-La-Source, Aveyron, FranceView Rodez–Aveyron Airport on a map Set RDZ as destination Airport Set RDZ as destination Airport Get more information about Rodez–Aveyron Airport
612,368.76 miles (19,905.54 km) WAvignon - Caumont Airport (AVN)Avignon, FranceView Avignon - Caumont Airport on a map Set AVN as destination Airport Set AVN as destination Airport Get more information about Avignon - Caumont Airport
712,367.04 miles (19,902.78 km) WNWOrange-Caritat Air Base (BA 115) (XOG)Orange, FranceView Orange-Caritat Air Base (BA 115) on a map Set XOG as destination Airport Set XOG as destination Airport Get more information about Orange-Caritat Air Base (BA 115)
812,364.15 miles (19,898.13 km) WNWIstres-Le Tubé Air Base (QIE)Istres, FranceView Istres-Le Tubé Air Base on a map Set QIE as destination Airport Set QIE as destination Airport Get more information about Istres-Le Tubé Air Base
912,362.57 miles (19,895.58 km) ENECarcassonne Airport (CCF)Carcassonne, FranceView Carcassonne Airport on a map Set CCF as destination Airport Set CCF as destination Airport Get more information about Carcassonne Airport
1012,355.54 miles (19,884.26 km) NNEPerpignan – Rivesaltes Airport (PGF)Perpignan, FranceView Perpignan – Rivesaltes Airport on a map Set PGF as destination Airport Set PGF as destination Airport Get more information about Perpignan – Rivesaltes Airport
1112,349.28 miles (19,874.18 km) WNWMarseille Provence Airport (MRS)Marseille, FranceView Marseille Provence Airport on a map Set MRS as destination Airport Set MRS as destination Airport Get more information about Marseille Provence Airport
1212,348.40 miles (19,872.77 km) NLe Puy - Loudes Airport (LPY)Le Puy-en-Velay / Loudes, Haute-Loire, FranceView Le Puy - Loudes Airport on a map Set LPY as destination Airport Set LPY as destination Airport Get more information about Le Puy - Loudes Airport
1312,343.31 miles (19,864.58 km) NEAurillac – Tronquières Airport (AUR)Aurillac, FranceView Aurillac – Tronquières Airport on a map Set AUR as destination Airport Set AUR as destination Airport Get more information about Aurillac – Tronquières Airport
1412,343.20 miles (19,864.41 km) WNWAix-en-Provence Aerodrome (QXB)Aix-en-Provence / Les Milles, FranceView Aix-en-Provence Aerodrome on a map Set QXB as destination Airport Set QXB as destination Airport Get more information about Aix-en-Provence Aerodrome
1512,332.90 miles (19,847.83 km) NWValence - Chabeuil Airport (VAF)Valence, FranceView Valence - Chabeuil Airport on a map Set VAF as destination Airport Set VAF as destination Airport Get more information about Valence - Chabeuil Airport