About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands and Chatham Islands (CHT), Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand would travel a Great Circle distance of 11,847 miles (or 19,066 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: 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
# of Runways: 1
View all routes: Routes from CHT
More Information: CHT Maps & Info

Facts about Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS):

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A new General Aviation Terminal was opened in 2011 on the east side of the airport, operated as the KLM Jet Center.
  • 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.
  • In addition to being known as "Amsterdam Airport Schiphol", another name for AMS is "Luchthaven Schiphol".
  • Schiphol's name is derived from a former fortification named Fort Schiphol which was part of the Stelling van Amsterdam defence works.
  • In 2010, 65.9% of passengers using the airport flew to and from Europe, 11.7% to and from North America and 8.8% to and from Asia.
  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) has 6 runways.
  • Schiphol has its own mortuary, where the dead can be handled and kept before departure or after arrival.

Facts about Chatham Islands (CHT):

  • In addition to being known as "Chatham Islands", another name for CHT is "Tuuta Airport".
  • Chatham Islands (CHT) currently has only 1 runway.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • In 2012 The New Zealand Government announced plans to develop the airport as part of an overall Economic Plan for the Chatham Islands.
  • The closest airport to Chatham Islands (CHT) is Hood Aerodrome (MRO), which is located 448 miles (722 kilometers) WNW of CHT.
  • The airport was completed in 1982 to replace an earlier built compacted grass airstrip at Te Hapupu that could only handle slow flying Safe Air Bristol Freighter aircraft.

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 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