About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Alta Airport (ALF), Alta, Norway and Invercargill Airport (IVC), Invercargill, New Zealand would travel a Great Circle distance of 10,426 miles (or 16,779 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: 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 Alta Airport (ALF):

  • In addition to being known as "Alta Airport", another name for ALF is "Alta lufthavn".
  • Avinor decided in February 2007 to build a new passenger terminal and tower for NOK 300 million.
  • 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.
  • The closest airport to Alta Airport (ALF) is Lakselv Airport, Banak (LKL), which is located 38 miles (62 kilometers) E of ALF.
  • The airbus bus is operated by Boreal Transport and takes ten minutes to the town center.
  • Alta Airport handled 353,051 passengers last year.
  • Alta Airport (ALF) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Services were at first operated by Scandinavian Airlines System.
  • SAS bought Braathens in 2001, resulting in the latter taking over the service to Oslo starting on 1 April 2002.
  • 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.
  • However, no progress was made with the airfield for over a decade.

Facts about Invercargill Airport (IVC):

  • The closest airport to Invercargill Airport (IVC) is Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS), which is located 35 miles (57 kilometers) SSW of IVC.
  • The passenger terminal facilities have developed around a striking permanent 'Festival of Britain' two-level structure built in 1963, which features a distinctive lozenge-shaped roof and fully glazed airside walls giving great views of the runway from the upper deck.
  • 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.
  • Invercargill Airport handled 27,092 passengers last year.
  • 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.
  • Since July 2012, Air New Zealand has used Invercargill as a technical stop when conditions in Queenstown restrict aircraft from taking off with sufficient fuel to fly direct to Australia due to weather or operational reasons.
  • Today's airport is located on what was a tidal estuary lake.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Invercargill Airport (IVC) has 4 runways.

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 Invercargill Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Set LRT as destination Airport Get more information about Lorient South Brittany Airport