About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Zapala Airport (APZ), Zapala, Neuquén, Argentina and Zhongwei Shapotou Airport (ZHY), Zhongwei, Ningxia, China would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,162 miles (or 19,574 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 Zapala Airport and Zhongwei Shapotou 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 Zapala Airport and Zhongwei Shapotou Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between APZ and ZHY makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between Zapala Airport and Zhongwei Shapotou Airport would be very impractical for the airlines, because only a lightly loaded Boeing 777-200LR would be able to make the trip. Since airlines need to be able to take as many people and cargo as possible in order to make a profit, the odds of ever seeing a nonstop flight between APZ and ZHY are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from Zapala, Neuquén, Argentina and Zhongwei, Ningxia, China by taking some connecting flights!

Did you know that one full circling of the Earth (measuring from the equator) is about 24,901.5 miles (or 40,075 kilometers), which means if you were 12,450 miles from any given point on the planet, the distance back to your starting point would be about the same -- in any direction! The same can be said for a nonstop flight between APZ and ZHY!

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: APZ / SAHZ
Airport Name: Zapala Airport
Location: Zapala, Neuquén, Argentina
GPS Coordinates: 38°58'32"S by 70°6'48"W
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 3330 feet (1,015 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: ZHY / ZLZW
Airport Names:
  1. Zhongwei Shapotou Airport
  2. 中卫沙坡头机场
  3. Zhōngwèi Shāpōtóu Jīchǎng
Location: Zhongwei, Ningxia, China
GPS Coordinates: 37°34'22"N by 105°9'15"E
Operator/Owner: China West Airport Group
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 8202 feet (2,500 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Zapala Airport (APZ):

  • The closest airport to Zapala Airport (APZ) is Cutral Có Airport (CUT), which is located 46 miles (74 kilometers) E of APZ.
  • Zapala Airport (APZ) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The furthest airport from Zapala Airport (APZ) is Ordos Ejin Horo Airport (DSN), which is nearly antipodal to Zapala Airport (meaning Zapala Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Ordos Ejin Horo Airport), and is located 12,401 miles (19,957 kilometers) away in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China.

Facts about Zhongwei Shapotou Airport (ZHY):

  • Because of Zhongwei Shapotou Airport's high elevation of 8,202 feet, planes must typically fly at a faster airspeed in order to takeoff or land at ZHY. Combined with a high temperature, this could make ZHY a "Hot & High" airport, where the air density is lower than it would otherwise be at sea level.
  • The closest airport to Zhongwei Shapotou Airport (ZHY) is Yinchuan Hedong International Airport (INC), which is located 85 miles (137 kilometers) NE of ZHY.
  • In addition to being known as "Zhongwei Shapotou Airport", other names for ZHY include "中卫沙坡头机场" and "Zhōngwèi Shāpōtóu Jīchǎng".
  • Zhongwei Shapotou Airport (ZHY) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The furthest airport from Zhongwei Shapotou Airport (ZHY) is Carriel Sur International Airport (CCP), which is nearly antipodal to Zhongwei Shapotou Airport (meaning Zhongwei Shapotou Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Carriel Sur International Airport), and is located 12,324 miles (19,834 kilometers) away in Concepción, Bío Bío Region, Chile.

Map of Nearest Airports to Zapala Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Zapala Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
145.68 miles (73.51 km) ECutral Có Airport (CUT)Cutral Có, Neuquén, ArgentinaView Cutral Có Airport on a map Set CUT as origin Airport Set CUT as destination Airport Get more information about Cutral Có Airport
291.58 miles (147.38 km) NNWCaviahue Airport (CVH)Caviahue, Neuquén, ArgentinaView Caviahue Airport on a map Set CVH as origin Airport Set CVH as destination Airport Get more information about Caviahue Airport
393.54 miles (150.53 km) SWAviador Carlos Campos Airport (CPC)San Martín de los Andes, Neuquén, ArgentinaView Aviador Carlos Campos Airport on a map Set CPC as origin Airport Set CPC as destination Airport Get more information about Aviador Carlos Campos Airport
499.28 miles (159.78 km) WSWPucón Airport (ZPC)Pucón, ChileView Pucón Airport on a map Set ZPC as origin Airport Set ZPC as destination Airport Get more information about Pucón Airport
5105.19 miles (169.29 km) EPresidente Perón Internacional Airport (NQN)Neuquen, ArgentinaView Presidente Perón Internacional Airport on a map Set NQN as origin Airport Set NQN as destination Airport Get more information about Presidente Perón Internacional Airport
6105.94 miles (170.49 km) NChos Malal Airport (HOS)Chos Malal, Neuquén, ArgentinaView Chos Malal Airport on a map Set HOS as origin Airport Set HOS as destination Airport Get more information about Chos Malal Airport
7130.78 miles (210.47 km) WNWVictoria Airport (ZIC)Victoria, Araucanía, ChileView Victoria Airport on a map Set ZIC as origin Airport Set ZIC as destination Airport Get more information about Victoria Airport
8133.90 miles (215.48 km) EDr. Arturo Umberto Illia Airport (GNR)General Roca, Río Negro, ArgentinaView Dr. Arturo Umberto Illia Airport on a map Set GNR as origin Airport Set GNR as destination Airport Get more information about Dr. Arturo Umberto Illia Airport
9136.51 miles (219.69 km) WMaquehue Airport (ZCO)Temuco, Araucanía, ChileView Maquehue Airport on a map Set ZCO as origin Airport Set ZCO as destination Airport Get more information about Maquehue Airport
10143.61 miles (231.12 km) ENEColonia Catriel Airport (CCT)Colonia Catriel, Río Negro, ArgentinaView Colonia Catriel Airport on a map Set CCT as origin Airport Set CCT as destination Airport Get more information about Colonia Catriel Airport
11160.13 miles (257.70 km) SSWSan Carlos de Bariloche Airport (BRC)San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro Province, ArgentinaView San Carlos de Bariloche Airport on a map Set BRC as origin Airport Set BRC as destination Airport Get more information about San Carlos de Bariloche Airport
12164.52 miles (264.77 km) SIngeniero Jacobacci Airport (IGB)Ingeniero Jacobacci, Río Negro, ArgentinaView Ingeniero Jacobacci Airport on a map Set IGB as origin Airport Set IGB as destination Airport Get more information about Ingeniero Jacobacci Airport
13165.58 miles (266.47 km) WSWPichoy Airport (ZAL)Valdivia, ChileView Pichoy Airport on a map Set ZAL as origin Airport Set ZAL as destination Airport Get more information about Pichoy Airport
14173.35 miles (278.97 km) SSEMaquinchao Airport (MQD)Maquinchao, Río Negro Province, ArgentinaView Maquinchao Airport on a map Set MQD as origin Airport Set MQD as destination Airport Get more information about Maquinchao Airport
15192.99 miles (310.58 km) SWCañal Bajo Carlos Hott Siebert Airport (ZOS)Osorno, ChileView Cañal Bajo Carlos Hott Siebert Airport on a map Set ZOS as origin Airport Set ZOS as destination Airport Get more information about Cañal Bajo Carlos Hott Siebert Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Zapala Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Zapala Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,400.96 miles (19,957.36 km) NOrdos Ejin Horo Airport (DSN)Ordos, Inner Mongolia, ChinaView Ordos Ejin Horo Airport on a map Set DSN as origin Airport Set DSN as destination Airport Get more information about Ordos Ejin Horo Airport
212,327.19 miles (19,838.63 km) NBaotou Airport (BAV)Baotou, Inner Mongolia, ChinaView Baotou Airport on a map Set BAV as origin Airport Set BAV as destination Airport Get more information about Baotou Airport
312,324.51 miles (19,834.33 km) NWLüliang Airport (LLV)Lüliang, Shanxi, ChinaView Lüliang Airport on a map Set LLV as origin Airport Set LLV as destination Airport Get more information about Lüliang Airport
412,274.20 miles (19,753.36 km) NYan'an Airport (ENY)Yan'an, Shaanxi, ChinaView Yan'an Airport on a map Set ENY as origin Airport Set ENY as destination Airport Get more information about Yan'an Airport
512,271.45 miles (19,748.93 km) NWHohhot Baita International Airport (HET)Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, ChinaView Hohhot Baita International Airport on a map Set HET as origin Airport Set HET as destination Airport Get more information about Hohhot Baita International Airport
612,265.72 miles (19,739.71 km) WNWTaiyuan Wuxu International Airport (TYN)Taiyuan, Shanxi, ChinaView Taiyuan Wuxu International Airport on a map Set TYN as origin Airport Set TYN as destination Airport Get more information about Taiyuan Wuxu International Airport
712,262.77 miles (19,734.97 km) ENEWuhai Airport (WUA)Wuhai, Inner Mongolia, ChinaView Wuhai Airport on a map Set WUA as origin Airport Set WUA as destination Airport Get more information about Wuhai Airport
812,242.94 miles (19,703.05 km) ENEYinchuan Hedong International Airport (INC)Yinchuan, Ningxia, ChinaView Yinchuan Hedong International Airport on a map Set INC as origin Airport Set INC as destination Airport Get more information about Yinchuan Hedong International Airport
912,231.04 miles (19,683.90 km) WNWDatong Yungang Airport (DAT)Datong, Shanxi, ChinaView Datong Yungang Airport on a map Set DAT as origin Airport Set DAT as destination Airport Get more information about Datong Yungang Airport
1012,207.75 miles (19,646.42 km) EAlxa Left Banner Bayanhot Airport (AXF)Alxa Left Banner, Inner Mongolia, ChinaView Alxa Left Banner Bayanhot Airport on a map Set AXF as origin Airport Set AXF as destination Airport Get more information about Alxa Left Banner Bayanhot Airport
1112,184.11 miles (19,608.37 km) NNEQingyang Airport (IQN)Qingyang, Gansu, ChinaView Qingyang Airport on a map Set IQN as origin Airport Set IQN as destination Airport Get more information about Qingyang Airport
1212,178.05 miles (19,598.63 km) NWChangzhi Wangcun Airport (CIH)Changzhi, Shanxi, ChinaView Changzhi Wangcun Airport on a map Set CIH as origin Airport Set CIH as destination Airport Get more information about Changzhi Wangcun Airport
1312,172.79 miles (19,590.16 km) WShijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport (SJW)Shijiazhuang, ChinaView Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport on a map Set SJW as origin Airport Set SJW as destination Airport Get more information about Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport
1412,162.70 miles (19,573.92 km) NNWYuncheng Guangong Airport (YCU)Yuncheng, ChinaView Yuncheng Guangong Airport on a map Set YCU as origin Airport Set YCU as destination Airport Get more information about Yuncheng Guangong Airport
1512,162.48 miles (19,573.57 km) ENEZhongwei Shapotou Airport (ZHY)Zhongwei, Ningxia, ChinaView Zhongwei Shapotou Airport on a map Set ZHY as origin Airport Set ZHY as destination Airport Get more information about Zhongwei Shapotou Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Zhongwei Shapotou Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Zhongwei Shapotou Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
185.01 miles (136.82 km) NEYinchuan Hedong International Airport (INC)Yinchuan, Ningxia, ChinaView Yinchuan Hedong International Airport on a map Set INC as destination Airport Set INC as destination Airport Get more information about Yinchuan Hedong International Airport
290.19 miles (145.15 km) NNEAlxa Left Banner Bayanhot Airport (AXF)Alxa Left Banner, Inner Mongolia, ChinaView Alxa Left Banner Bayanhot Airport on a map Set AXF as destination Airport Set AXF as destination Airport Get more information about Alxa Left Banner Bayanhot Airport
3111.81 miles (179.94 km) SWLanzhou Zhongchuan Airport (LHW)Lanzhou, Gansu, ChinaView Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport on a map Set LHW as destination Airport Set LHW as destination Airport Get more information about Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport
4111.81 miles (179.94 km) SWLanzhou Zhongchuan Airport (ZGC)Lanzhou, Gansu, ChinaView Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport on a map Set ZGC as destination Airport Set ZGC as destination Airport Get more information about Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport
5166.72 miles (268.31 km) WNWJinchang Jinchuan Airport (JIC)Jinchang, Gansu, ChinaView Jinchang Jinchuan Airport on a map Set JIC as destination Airport Set JIC as destination Airport Get more information about Jinchang Jinchuan Airport
6177.25 miles (285.25 km) NNEWuhai Airport (WUA)Wuhai, Inner Mongolia, ChinaView Wuhai Airport on a map Set WUA as destination Airport Set WUA as destination Airport Get more information about Wuhai Airport
7182.77 miles (294.14 km) SEQingyang Airport (IQN)Qingyang, Gansu, ChinaView Qingyang Airport on a map Set IQN as destination Airport Set IQN as destination Airport Get more information about Qingyang Airport
8186.16 miles (299.59 km) WSWXining Caojiabao Airport (XNN)Xining, Qinghai, ChinaView Xining Caojiabao Airport on a map Set XNN as destination Airport Set XNN as destination Airport Get more information about Xining Caojiabao Airport
9221.30 miles (356.14 km) WNWAlxa Right Banner Badanjilin Airport (RHT)Alxa Right Banner, Inner Mongolia, ChinaView Alxa Right Banner Badanjilin Airport on a map Set RHT as destination Airport Set RHT as destination Airport Get more information about Alxa Right Banner Badanjilin Airport
10236.64 miles (380.83 km) SWGannan Xiahe Airport (GXH)Xiahe, Gansu, ChinaView Gannan Xiahe Airport on a map Set GXH as destination Airport Set GXH as destination Airport Get more information about Gannan Xiahe Airport
11250.88 miles (403.74 km) ESEYan'an Airport (ENY)Yan'an, Shaanxi, ChinaView Yan'an Airport on a map Set ENY as destination Airport Set ENY as destination Airport Get more information about Yan'an Airport
12257.63 miles (414.61 km) WNWZhangye Ganzhou Airport (YZY)Zhangye, Gansu, ChinaView Zhangye Ganzhou Airport on a map Set YZY as destination Airport Set YZY as destination Airport Get more information about Zhangye Ganzhou Airport
13286.93 miles (461.77 km) ENEOrdos Ejin Horo Airport (DSN)Ordos, Inner Mongolia, ChinaView Ordos Ejin Horo Airport on a map Set DSN as destination Airport Set DSN as destination Airport Get more information about Ordos Ejin Horo Airport
14295.01 miles (474.77 km) SEXi'an Xianyang International Airport (XIY)Xianyang, Shaanxi, ChinaView Xi'an Xianyang International Airport on a map Set XIY as destination Airport Set XIY as destination Airport Get more information about Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
15312.88 miles (503.53 km) SEXi'an Xiguan Airport (SIA)Xi'an, Shaanxi, ChinaView Xi'an Xiguan Airport on a map Set SIA as destination Airport Set SIA as destination Airport Get more information about Xi'an Xiguan Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Zhongwei Shapotou Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Zhongwei Shapotou Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,324.16 miles (19,833.77 km) WSWCarriel Sur International Airport (CCP)Concepción, Bío Bío Region, ChileView Carriel Sur International Airport on a map Set CCP as destination Airport Set CCP as destination Airport Get more information about Carriel Sur International Airport
212,292.97 miles (19,783.57 km) WSWVictoria Airport (ZIC)Victoria, Araucanía, ChileView Victoria Airport on a map Set ZIC as destination Airport Set ZIC as destination Airport Get more information about Victoria Airport
312,291.21 miles (19,780.74 km) SWMaquehue Airport (ZCO)Temuco, Araucanía, ChileView Maquehue Airport on a map Set ZCO as destination Airport Set ZCO as destination Airport Get more information about Maquehue Airport
412,267.26 miles (19,742.19 km) WSWGeneral Bernardo O'Higgins Airport (YAI)Chillán, Ñuble, ChileView General Bernardo O'Higgins Airport on a map Set YAI as destination Airport Set YAI as destination Airport Get more information about General Bernardo O'Higgins Airport
512,264.71 miles (19,738.09 km) SSWPichoy Airport (ZAL)Valdivia, ChileView Pichoy Airport on a map Set ZAL as destination Airport Set ZAL as destination Airport Get more information about Pichoy Airport
612,238.93 miles (19,696.60 km) SWPucón Airport (ZPC)Pucón, ChileView Pucón Airport on a map Set ZPC as destination Airport Set ZPC as destination Airport Get more information about Pucón Airport
712,226.25 miles (19,676.20 km) WCaviahue Airport (CVH)Caviahue, Neuquén, ArgentinaView Caviahue Airport on a map Set CVH as destination Airport Set CVH as destination Airport Get more information about Caviahue Airport
812,206.07 miles (19,643.72 km) SSWCañal Bajo Carlos Hott Siebert Airport (ZOS)Osorno, ChileView Cañal Bajo Carlos Hott Siebert Airport on a map Set ZOS as destination Airport Set ZOS as destination Airport Get more information about Cañal Bajo Carlos Hott Siebert Airport
912,183.27 miles (19,607.02 km) WChos Malal Airport (HOS)Chos Malal, Neuquén, ArgentinaView Chos Malal Airport on a map Set HOS as destination Airport Set HOS as destination Airport Get more information about Chos Malal Airport
1012,173.21 miles (19,590.83 km) SSWFrutillar Airport (FRT)Frutillar, ChileView Frutillar Airport on a map Set FRT as destination Airport Set FRT as destination Airport Get more information about Frutillar Airport
1112,172.76 miles (19,590.10 km) SWAviador Carlos Campos Airport (CPC)San Martín de los Andes, Neuquén, ArgentinaView Aviador Carlos Campos Airport on a map Set CPC as destination Airport Set CPC as destination Airport Get more information about Aviador Carlos Campos Airport
1212,162.48 miles (19,573.57 km) WSWZapala Airport (APZ)Zapala, Neuquén, ArgentinaView Zapala Airport on a map Set APZ as destination Airport Set APZ as destination Airport Get more information about Zapala Airport
1312,153.86 miles (19,559.69 km) SSWEl Tepual International Airport (PMC)Puerto Montt, ChileView El Tepual International Airport on a map Set PMC as destination Airport Set PMC as destination Airport Get more information about El Tepual International Airport
1412,151.90 miles (19,556.54 km) SWLa Unión Airport (LUI)La Unión, Honduras[disambiguation needed]View La Unión Airport on a map Set LUI as destination Airport Set LUI as destination Airport Get more information about La Unión Airport
1512,132.44 miles (19,525.22 km) SPupelde Airfield (ZUD)Ancud, Los Lagos Region, ChileView Pupelde Airfield on a map Set ZUD as destination Airport Set ZUD as destination Airport Get more information about Pupelde Airfield