About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands and Queenstown Airport (ZQN), Queenstown, New Zealand would travel a Great Circle distance of 11,552 miles (or 18,591 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: ZQN / NZQN
Airport Name: Queenstown Airport
Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
GPS Coordinates: 45°1'15"S by 168°44'21"E
Operator/Owner: Queenstown Airport Corporation Ltd.
Airport Type: Public
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS):

  • Schiphol's name is derived from a former fortification named Fort Schiphol which was part of the Stelling van Amsterdam defence works.
  • Schiphol uses a one terminal concept, where all facilities are located under a single roof, radiating from the central 'plaza'.
  • Departure Hall 3 consists of piers F, G, H and M.
  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) has 6 runways.
  • In 2010, 106 carriers provided a total of 301 destinations on a regular basis.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Schiphol opened on 16 September 1916 as a military airbase, with a few barracks and a field serving as platform and 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.
  • Schiphol is the primary hub for KLM and its regional affiliate KLM Cityhopper as well as for Arkefly, Corendon Dutch Airlines, Martinair and Transavia.com.
  • A new General Aviation Terminal was opened in 2011 on the east side of the airport, operated as the KLM Jet Center.

Facts about Queenstown Airport (ZQN):

  • On 8 July 2010, Auckland International Airport Limited, the operator of Auckland Airport, announced it had entered into an agreement to take a 24.99% shareholding in Queenstown Airport Corporation Limited and form a strategic alliance between the two airports.
  • The furthest airport from Queenstown Airport (ZQN) is A Coruña Airport (LCG), which is nearly antipodal to Queenstown Airport (meaning Queenstown Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from A Coruña Airport), and is located 12,251 miles (19,716 kilometers) away in A Coruña, Spain.
  • Queenstown Airport (ZQN) has 2 runways.
  • The closest airport to Queenstown Airport (ZQN) is Wanaka Airport (WKA), which is located 32 miles (52 kilometers) NE of ZQN.

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 Queenstown Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Queenstown Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
132.27 miles (51.93 km) NEWanaka 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
233.61 miles (54.08 km) ESEAlexandra 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
346.63 miles (75.05 km) WNWMilford 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
494.47 miles (152.03 km) SEDunedin 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
598.29 miles (158.19 km) SSWInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as destination Airport Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
6103.06 miles (165.85 km) NEGlentanner 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
7110.74 miles (178.22 km) NEMount 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
8114.51 miles (184.28 km) EOamaru 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
9124.98 miles (201.14 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
10131.87 miles (212.22 km) ENERichard 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)
11133.36 miles (214.62 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
12169.39 miles (272.60 km) ENEAshburton 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
13194.76 miles (313.43 km) NEHokitika 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
14215.01 miles (346.02 km) NEGreymouth 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
15215.45 miles (346.73 km) ENEChristchurch 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

Map of Furthest Airports from Queenstown Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Queenstown Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,250.98 miles (19,715.98 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
212,232.91 miles (19,686.91 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
312,203.25 miles (19,639.18 km) NWVigo 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
412,160.53 miles (19,570.43 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
512,159.48 miles (19,568.73 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
612,144.65 miles (19,544.87 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
712,122.60 miles (19,509.38 km) NWVila 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
812,120.69 miles (19,506.31 km) NWBragança 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
912,110.78 miles (19,490.36 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
1012,071.97 miles (19,427.91 km) NNWCoimbra Airport (CBP)Coimbra, PortugalView Coimbra Airport on a map Set CBP as destination Airport Set CBP as destination Airport Get more information about Coimbra Airport
1112,056.21 miles (19,402.55 km) NNWCovilhã 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
1212,052.43 miles (19,396.45 km) WNWSantander 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
1312,042.74 miles (19,380.86 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
1412,041.90 miles (19,379.52 km) WNWValladolid 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
1512,035.89 miles (19,369.84 km) NWBrest 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