About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands and Christchurch International Airport (CHC), Christchurch, New Zealand would travel a Great Circle distance of 11,607 miles (or 18,679 kilometers).

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Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: AMS / EHAM
Airport Names:
  1. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  2. Luchthaven Schiphol
Location: Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands
GPS Coordinates: 52°18'29"N by 4°45'51"E
Area Served: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Operator/Owner: Schiphol Group
Airport Type: Public
# of Runways: 6
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: CHC / NZCH
Airport Name: Christchurch International Airport
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
GPS Coordinates: 43°29'21"S by 172°31'55"E
Area Served: Christchurch
Operator/Owner: Christchurch City Council (75%)
NZ Government (25%)
Airport Type: Public
# of Runways: 3
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Facts about Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS):

  • For aviation enthusiasts, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has a large rooftop viewing area, called the Panoramaterras.
  • Schiphol is equipped with 18 double jetway gates in preparation for airlines introducing the Airbus A380.
  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) has 6 runways.
  • In addition to being known as "Amsterdam Airport Schiphol", another name for AMS is "Luchthaven Schiphol".
  • By 1940, Schiphol had four asphalt runways at 45-degree angles, all 1,020 metres or less.
  • In 1967, Dutch designer Benno Wissing created signage for Schiphol Airport well known for its clear writing and thorough color-coding.
  • Because of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol's relatively low elevation of -11 feet, planes can take off or land at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol 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 Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) is Valkenburg Naval Air Base (LID), which is located only 18 miles (28 kilometers) WSW of AMS.
  • Departure Hall 1 consists of Piers B and C, both of which are dedicated Schengen areas.
  • The furthest airport from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,847 miles (19,066 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.

Facts about Christchurch International Airport (CHC):

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) has 3 runways.
  • Christchurch airport will be the winter base for the next 20 years for the NASA's SOFIA Space telescope which is fitted inside a 1977 Boeing 747SP.
  • The closest airport to Christchurch International Airport (CHC) is Ashburton Aerodrome (ASG), which is located 47 miles (75 kilometers) SW of CHC.
  • Christchurch International Airport is the main airport that serves Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • The old domestic terminal has been completely demolished to make way for the new terminal.
  • Because of Christchurch International Airport's relatively low elevation of 123 feet, planes can take off or land at Christchurch 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.
  • Christchurch International Airport handled 556,096 passengers last year.
  • Christchurch Airport consists of a single terminal which caters for both domestic and international flights.
  • The furthest airport from Christchurch International Airport (CHC) is A Coruña Airport (LCG), which is nearly antipodal to Christchurch International Airport (meaning Christchurch International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from A Coruña Airport), and is located 12,389 miles (19,939 kilometers) away in A Coruña, Spain.
  • Since the closure of Wigram Air Force Base, the Royal New Zealand Air Force always flies to Christchurch International Airport when required to visit the city.

Map of Nearest Airports to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol:

List of Nearest Airports to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
117.56 miles (28.27 km) WSWValkenburg Naval Air Base (LID)Leiden, NetherlandsView Valkenburg Naval Air Base on a map Set LID as origin Airport Set LID as destination Airport Get more information about Valkenburg Naval Air Base
227.94 miles (44.97 km) SSWRotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM)Rotterdam, NetherlandsView Rotterdam The Hague Airport on a map Set RTM as origin Airport Set RTM as destination Airport Get more information about Rotterdam The Hague Airport
333.85 miles (54.48 km) ENELelystad Airport (LEY)Lelystad, NetherlandsView Lelystad Airport on a map Set LEY as origin Airport Set LEY as destination Airport Get more information about Lelystad Airport
442.54 miles (68.45 km) NDe Kooy Airfield (DHR)Den Helder, NetherlandsView De Kooy Airfield on a map Set DHR as origin Airport Set DHR as destination Airport Get more information about De Kooy Airfield
551.68 miles (83.17 km) SGilze-Rijen Air Base (GLZ)Breda, NetherlandsView Gilze-Rijen Air Base on a map Set GLZ as origin Airport Set GLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Gilze-Rijen Air Base
659.81 miles (96.25 km) SEVolkel Air Base (UDE)Uden, Noord-Brabant, NetherlandsView Volkel Air Base on a map Set UDE as origin Airport Set UDE as destination Airport Get more information about Volkel Air Base
762.04 miles (99.84 km) SSWWoensdrecht Air Base (WOE)Woensdrecht, NetherlandsView Woensdrecht Air Base on a map Set WOE as origin Airport Set WOE as destination Airport Get more information about Woensdrecht Air Base
864.75 miles (104.20 km) SSEEindhoven Airport (EIN)Eindhoven, NetherlandsView Eindhoven Airport on a map Set EIN as origin Airport Set EIN as destination Airport Get more information about Eindhoven Airport
972.09 miles (116.02 km) SZoersel-Oostmalle Airfield (OBL)Zoersel / Oostmalle, BelgiumView Zoersel-Oostmalle Airfield on a map Set OBL as origin Airport Set OBL as destination Airport Get more information about Zoersel-Oostmalle Airfield
1076.03 miles (122.35 km) NNELeeuwarden Air Base (LWR)Leeuwarden, NetherlandsView Leeuwarden Air Base on a map Set LWR as origin Airport Set LWR as destination Airport Get more information about Leeuwarden Air Base
1176.28 miles (122.77 km) SEWeeze Airport (NRN)Weeze, Niederrhein, GermanyView Weeze Airport on a map Set NRN as origin Airport Set NRN as destination Airport Get more information about Weeze Airport
1278.37 miles (126.13 km) SAntwerp International Airport (ANR)Antwerp, BelgiumView Antwerp International Airport on a map Set ANR as origin Airport Set ANR as destination Airport Get more information about Antwerp International Airport
1389.83 miles (144.56 km) EEnschede Airport Twente (ENS)Enschede, NetherlandsView Enschede Airport Twente on a map Set ENS as origin Airport Set ENS as destination Airport Get more information about Enschede Airport Twente
1494.77 miles (152.52 km) NEGroningen Airport Eelde (GRQ)Groningen / Eelde, NetherlandsView Groningen Airport Eelde on a map Set GRQ as origin Airport Set GRQ as destination Airport Get more information about Groningen Airport Eelde
1597.93 miles (157.60 km) SBrussels Airport (BRU)Brussels, BelgiumView Brussels Airport on a map Set BRU as origin Airport Set BRU as destination Airport Get more information about Brussels Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol:

List of Furthest Airports from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,846.96 miles (19,065.79 km) SChatham 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
211,646.47 miles (18,743.13 km) ESEDunedin 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
311,634.51 miles (18,723.88 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
411,606.93 miles (18,679.50 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
511,606.69 miles (18,679.12 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)
611,605.36 miles (18,676.97 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
711,604.99 miles (18,676.38 km) ESERyan'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
811,594.54 miles (18,659.56 km) ESEInvercargill 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
911,584.11 miles (18,642.78 km) ESEAlexandra 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
1011,579.13 miles (18,634.76 km) SEKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map Set KBZ as origin Airport Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
1111,557.11 miles (18,599.31 km) ESEWanaka 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
1211,552.05 miles (18,591.18 km) ESEQueenstown 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
1311,549.29 miles (18,586.74 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
1411,545.70 miles (18,580.95 km) SEWellington International Airport (WLG)Wellington, New ZealandView Wellington International Airport on a map Set WLG as origin Airport Set WLG as destination Airport Get more information about Wellington International Airport
1511,543.56 miles (18,577.52 km) SSEHood Aerodrome (MRO)Masterton, New ZealandView Hood Aerodrome on a map Set MRO as origin Airport Set MRO as destination Airport Get more information about Hood Aerodrome

Map of Nearest Airports to Christchurch International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Christchurch International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
146.56 miles (74.93 km) SWAshburton 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
285.98 miles (138.36 km) SWRichard 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)
391.30 miles (146.94 km) NEKaikoura 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
494.67 miles (152.36 km) NWHokitika 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
598.21 miles (158.06 km) NWGreymouth 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
6121.37 miles (195.32 km) WMount 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
7123.49 miles (198.74 km) WSWGlentanner 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
8124.98 miles (201.14 km) SWOamaru 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
9125.97 miles (202.73 km) WFox 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
10130.32 miles (209.73 km) NNWWestport Airport (WSZ)Westport, New ZealandView Westport Airport on a map Set WSZ as destination Airport Set WSZ as destination Airport Get more information about Westport Airport
11152.29 miles (245.08 km) NNEWoodbourne 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
12155.42 miles (250.12 km) NNENelson 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
13165.18 miles (265.83 km) NMotueka 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
14179.20 miles (288.39 km) NTakaka Aerodrome (KTF)Takaka, New ZealandView Takaka Aerodrome on a map Set KTF as destination Airport Set KTF as destination Airport Get more information about Takaka Aerodrome
15183.94 miles (296.03 km) WSWWanaka 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

Map of Furthest Airports from Christchurch International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Christchurch International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,389.34 miles (19,938.66 km) ENEA 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
212,373.89 miles (19,913.80 km) NESantiago 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
312,364.83 miles (19,899.21 km) WAsturias 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
412,331.77 miles (19,846.00 km) NEVigo 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
512,326.14 miles (19,836.95 km) WNWLeón 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
612,317.56 miles (19,823.14 km) NNWBragança Airport (BGC)Bragança, PortugalView Bragança Airport on a map Set BGC as destination Airport Set BGC as destination Airport Get more information about Bragança Airport
712,296.25 miles (19,788.85 km) NNEBraga 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
812,283.43 miles (19,768.21 km) NVila Real Airport (VRL)Vila Real, PortugalView Vila Real Airport on a map Set VRL as destination Airport Set VRL as destination Airport Get more information about Vila Real Airport
912,269.27 miles (19,745.42 km) NNEFrancisco 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
1012,255.48 miles (19,723.23 km) NWValladolid International Airport (VLL)Valladolid, SpainView Valladolid International Airport on a map Set VLL as destination Airport Set VLL as destination Airport Get more information about Valladolid International Airport
1112,253.81 miles (19,720.55 km) WSantander Airport (SDR)Santander, Cantabria, SpainView Santander Airport on a map Set SDR as destination Airport Set SDR as destination Airport Get more information about Santander Airport
1212,234.68 miles (19,689.77 km) NNWSalamanca-Matacán Airport (SLM)Salamanca, SpainView Salamanca-Matacán Airport on a map Set SLM as destination Airport Set SLM as destination Airport Get more information about Salamanca-Matacán Airport
1312,226.73 miles (19,676.96 km) WNWBurgos Airport (RGS)Burgos, SpainView Burgos Airport on a map Set RGS as destination Airport Set RGS as destination Airport Get more information about Burgos Airport
1412,213.99 miles (19,656.46 km) NCovilhã Airport (COV)Covilhã, PortugalView Covilhã Airport on a map Set COV as destination Airport Set COV as destination Airport Get more information about Covilhã Airport
1512,207.66 miles (19,646.28 km) WBilbao Airport (BIO)Bilbao, SpainView Bilbao Airport on a map Set BIO as destination Airport Set BIO as destination Airport Get more information about Bilbao Airport