About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands and Wellington International Airport (WLG), Wellington, New Zealand would travel a Great Circle distance of 11,546 miles (or 18,581 kilometers).

A Great Circle is the shortest distance between 2 points on a sphere. Because most world maps are flat (but the Earth is round), the route of the shortest distance between 2 points on the Earth will often appear curved when viewed on a flat map, especially for long distances. If you were to simply draw a straight line on a flat map and measure a very long distance, it would likely be much further than if you were to lay a string between those two points on a globe. Because of the large distance between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Wellington International Airport, the route shown on this map most likely appears curved because of this reason.

Try it at home! Get a globe and tightly lay a string between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Wellington International Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

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
View all routes: Routes from AMS
More Information: AMS Maps & Info

Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: WLG / NZWN
Airport Name: Wellington International Airport
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
GPS Coordinates: 41°19'37"S by 174°48'19"E
Area Served: Wellington, New Zealand
Operator/Owner: Infratil, Wellington City Council
Airport Type: Public
# of Runways: 1
View all routes: Routes from WLG
More Information: WLG Maps & Info

Facts about Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS):

  • 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 airport is built as one large terminal, split into three large departure halls, which connect again once airside.
  • In 1967, Dutch designer Benno Wissing created signage for Schiphol Airport well known for its clear writing and thorough color-coding.
  • In addition to being known as "Amsterdam Airport Schiphol", another name for AMS is "Luchthaven Schiphol".
  • 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.
  • A new General Aviation Terminal was opened in 2011 on the east side of the airport, operated as the KLM Jet Center.
  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) has 6 runways.
  • 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.
  • For aviation enthusiasts, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has a large rooftop viewing area, called the Panoramaterras.
  • Departure Hall 2 consists of Piers D and E.

Facts about Wellington International Airport (WLG):

  • The closest airport to Wellington International Airport (WLG) is Kapiti Coast Airport (PPQ), which is located 31 miles (49 kilometers) NNE of WLG.
  • The airport comprises a small 110-hectare site on the Rongotai isthmus, a stretch of low-lying land between Wellington proper and the Miramar Peninsula.
  • Air Movements Rongotai sits on the opposite side of the Wellington airport runway from the main passenger terminals, its main use being the facilatation of RNZAF flights and flights of overseas military forces.
  • Because of Wellington International Airport's relatively low elevation of 42 feet, planes can take off or land at Wellington 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.
  • The furthest airport from Wellington International Airport (WLG) is Salamanca-Matacán Airport (SLM), which is nearly antipodal to Wellington International Airport (meaning Wellington International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Salamanca-Matacán Airport), and is located 12,406 miles (19,966 kilometers) away in Salamanca, Spain.
  • A full-length runway extension, to accommodate long-haul aircraft such as the Boeing 747, has been previously investigated, but would require expensive land reclamation into Lyall Bay, and massive breakwater protection from Cook Strait.
  • As recently as 1992, several alternate sites for Wellington Airport were considered – Te Horo, Paraparaumu, Mana Island, Ohariu Valley, Horokiwi, Wairarapa and Pencarrow – but a decision was made to upgrade the existing site at Rongotai.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG) currently has only 1 runway.

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 View satellite image of Valkenburg Naval Air Base 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 View satellite image of Rotterdam The Hague Airport 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 View satellite image of Lelystad Airport 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 View satellite image of De Kooy Airfield 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 View satellite image of Gilze-Rijen Air Base 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 View satellite image of Volkel Air Base 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 View satellite image of Woensdrecht Air Base 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 View satellite image of Eindhoven Airport 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 View satellite image of Zoersel-Oostmalle Airfield 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 View satellite image of Leeuwarden Air Base 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 View satellite image of Weeze Airport 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 View satellite image of Antwerp International Airport 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 View satellite image of Enschede Airport Twente 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 View satellite image of Groningen Airport Eelde 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 View satellite image of Brussels Airport 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 View satellite image of Chatham Islands 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 View satellite image of Dunedin International Airport 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 View satellite image of Oamaru Airport 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 View satellite image of Christchurch International Airport 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 View satellite image of Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) 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 View satellite image of Ashburton Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Ryan's Creek Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Invercargill Airport 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 View satellite image of Alexandra Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Kaikoura Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Wanaka Airport 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 View satellite image of Queenstown Airport 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 View satellite image of Glentanner Aerodrome 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 View satellite image of Wellington International Airport 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 View satellite image of Hood Aerodrome Set MRO as origin Airport Set MRO as destination Airport Get more information about Hood Aerodrome

Map of Nearest Airports to Wellington International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Wellington International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
130.72 miles (49.44 km) NNEKapiti Coast Airport (PPQ)Paraparaumu Beach, New ZealandView Kapiti Coast Airport on a map View satellite image of Kapiti Coast Airport Set PPQ as destination Airport Set PPQ as destination Airport Get more information about Kapiti Coast Airport
249.48 miles (79.63 km) ENEHood Aerodrome (MRO)Masterton, New ZealandView Hood Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Hood Aerodrome Set MRO as destination Airport Set MRO as destination Airport Get more information about Hood Aerodrome
350.21 miles (80.80 km) WSWWoodbourne Airport (BHE)Blenheim, New ZealandView Woodbourne Airport on a map View satellite image of Woodbourne Airport Set BHE as destination Airport Set BHE as destination Airport Get more information about Woodbourne Airport
481.48 miles (131.12 km) NNEPalmerston North Airport (PMR)Palmerston North, New ZealandView Palmerston North Airport on a map View satellite image of Palmerston North Airport Set PMR as destination Airport Set PMR as destination Airport Get more information about Palmerston North Airport
582.24 miles (132.35 km) WNelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū (NSN)Nelson, New ZealandView Nelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū on a map View satellite image of Nelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū Set NSN as destination Airport Set NSN as destination Airport Get more information about Nelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū
695.01 miles (152.91 km) NWanganui Airport (WAG)Wanganui, New ZealandView Wanganui Airport on a map View satellite image of Wanganui Airport Set WAG as destination Airport Set WAG as destination Airport Get more information about Wanganui Airport
795.18 miles (153.18 km) WMotueka Aerodrome (MZP)Motueka, New ZealandView Motueka Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Motueka Aerodrome Set MZP as destination Airport Set MZP as destination Airport Get more information about Motueka Aerodrome
897.89 miles (157.55 km) SWKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Kaikoura Aerodrome Set KBZ as destination Airport Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
9108.14 miles (174.03 km) WNWTakaka Aerodrome (KTF)Takaka, New ZealandView Takaka Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Takaka Aerodrome Set KTF as destination Airport Set KTF as destination Airport Get more information about Takaka Aerodrome
10163.57 miles (263.25 km) NNWNew Plymouth Airport (NPL)New Plymouth, New ZealandView New Plymouth Airport on a map View satellite image of New Plymouth Airport Set NPL as destination Airport Set NPL as destination Airport Get more information about New Plymouth Airport
11168.27 miles (270.80 km) NEHawke's Bay Airport (NPE)Napier, New ZealandView Hawke's Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Hawke's Bay Airport Set NPE as destination Airport Set NPE as destination Airport Get more information about Hawke's Bay Airport
12169.16 miles (272.24 km) WWestport Airport (WSZ)Westport, New ZealandView Westport Airport on a map View satellite image of Westport Airport Set WSZ as destination Airport Set WSZ as destination Airport Get more information about Westport Airport
13189.10 miles (304.33 km) SWChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map View satellite image of Christchurch International Airport Set CHC as destination Airport Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
14191.15 miles (307.63 km) NNETaupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō (TUO)Taupo, New ZealandView Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō on a map View satellite image of Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō Set TUO as destination Airport Set TUO as destination Airport Get more information about Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō
15201.76 miles (324.70 km) WSWGreymouth Airport (GMN)Greymouth, New ZealandView Greymouth Airport on a map View satellite image of Greymouth Airport Set GMN as destination Airport Set GMN as destination Airport Get more information about Greymouth Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Wellington International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Wellington International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,406.34 miles (19,966.01 km) NNESalamanca-Matacán Airport (SLM)Salamanca, SpainView Salamanca-Matacán Airport on a map View satellite image of Salamanca-Matacán Airport Set SLM as destination Airport Set SLM as destination Airport Get more information about Salamanca-Matacán Airport
212,405.18 miles (19,964.15 km) NWValladolid International Airport (VLL)Valladolid, SpainView Valladolid International Airport on a map View satellite image of Valladolid International Airport Set VLL as destination Airport Set VLL as destination Airport Get more information about Valladolid International Airport
312,350.49 miles (19,876.14 km) ENEBragança Airport (BGC)Bragança, PortugalView Bragança Airport on a map View satellite image of Bragança Airport Set BGC as destination Airport Set BGC as destination Airport Get more information about Bragança Airport
412,346.47 miles (19,869.66 km) NNELeón Airport (LEN)León, SpainView León Airport on a map View satellite image of León Airport Set LEN as destination Airport Set LEN as destination Airport Get more information about León Airport
512,333.02 miles (19,848.02 km) NWAdolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] (MAD)Madrid, SpainView Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] on a map View satellite image of Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] Set MAD as destination Airport Set MAD as destination Airport Get more information about Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1]
612,328.95 miles (19,841.47 km) WNWMadrid–Torrejón Airport (TOJ)Torrejón de Ardoz, SpainView Madrid–Torrejón Airport on a map View satellite image of Madrid–Torrejón Airport Set TOJ as destination Airport Set TOJ as destination Airport Get more information about Madrid–Torrejón Airport
712,328.68 miles (19,841.03 km) NWBurgos Airport (RGS)Burgos, SpainView Burgos Airport on a map View satellite image of Burgos Airport Set RGS as destination Airport Set RGS as destination Airport Get more information about Burgos Airport
812,305.70 miles (19,804.05 km) EVila Real Airport (VRL)Vila Real, PortugalView Vila Real Airport on a map View satellite image of Vila Real Airport Set VRL as destination Airport Set VRL as destination Airport Get more information about Vila Real Airport
912,296.53 miles (19,789.29 km) ENECovilhã Airport (COV)Covilhã, PortugalView Covilhã Airport on a map View satellite image of Covilhã Airport Set COV as destination Airport Set COV as destination Airport Get more information about Covilhã Airport
1012,276.46 miles (19,756.99 km) NNEAsturias Airport (OVD)Oviedo, Asturias, SpainView Asturias Airport on a map View satellite image of Asturias Airport Set OVD as destination Airport Set OVD as destination Airport Get more information about Asturias Airport
1112,275.65 miles (19,755.70 km) NNWSantander Airport (SDR)Santander, Cantabria, SpainView Santander Airport on a map View satellite image of Santander Airport Set SDR as destination Airport Set SDR as destination Airport Get more information about Santander Airport
1212,270.72 miles (19,747.76 km) NWVitoria-Gasteiz Airport (VIT)Vitoria-Gasteiz, SpainView Vitoria-Gasteiz Airport on a map View satellite image of Vitoria-Gasteiz Airport Set VIT as destination Airport Set VIT as destination Airport Get more information about Vitoria-Gasteiz Airport
1312,269.52 miles (19,745.84 km) WNWLogroño–Agoncillo Airport (RJL)Logroño, SpainView Logroño–Agoncillo Airport on a map View satellite image of Logroño–Agoncillo Airport Set RJL as destination Airport Set RJL as destination Airport Get more information about Logroño–Agoncillo Airport
1412,267.55 miles (19,742.66 km) EBraga Airport (BGZ)Braga, PortugalView Braga Airport on a map View satellite image of Braga Airport Set BGZ as destination Airport Set BGZ as destination Airport Get more information about Braga Airport
1512,257.32 miles (19,726.19 km) NWBilbao Airport (BIO)Bilbao, SpainView Bilbao Airport on a map View satellite image of Bilbao Airport Set BIO as destination Airport Set BIO as destination Airport Get more information about Bilbao Airport