About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between RAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102 (AYH), Alconbury, England, United Kingdom and Ashburton Aerodrome (ASG), Ashburton, New Zealand would travel a Great Circle distance of 11,747 miles (or 18,905 kilometers).

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Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: AYH / EGWZ
Airport Name: RAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102
Location: Alconbury, England, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 52°21'47"N by 0°13'22"W
Operator/Owner: Ministry of Defence
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: ASG / NZAS
Airport Name: Ashburton Aerodrome
Location: Ashburton, New Zealand
GPS Coordinates: 43°54'11"S by 171°47'48"E
Operator/Owner: Ashburton Airport Authority
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 298 feet (91 meters)
# of Runways: 4
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Facts about RAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102 (AYH):

  • RAF Alconbury is also the home of the 501st Combat Support Wing.
  • Also in 1942, to bring the station up to Class A airfield standards, the runways were extended to 2,000 yards, and 1,400 yards, with 26 additional hardstands along with the taxiways altered.
  • The furthest airport from RAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102 (AYH) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,821 miles (19,024 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • The closest airport to RAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102 (AYH) is Cambridge International Airport (CBG), which is located 20 miles (32 kilometers) ESE of AYH.
  • This was the time of the Blitz, when many parts of Britain were being subjected to an almost nightly series of heavy air raids.
  • In September 1939, RAF Upwood squadrons were given operational training roles and Alconbury became RAF Wyton's satellite under No.

Facts about Ashburton Aerodrome (ASG):

  • The closest airport to Ashburton Aerodrome (ASG) is Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU), which is located 40 miles (64 kilometers) SW of ASG.
  • The furthest airport from Ashburton Aerodrome (ASG) is A Coruña Airport (LCG), which is nearly antipodal to Ashburton Aerodrome (meaning Ashburton Aerodrome is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from A Coruña Airport), and is located 12,394 miles (19,947 kilometers) away in A Coruña, Spain.
  • Ashburton Aerodrome (ASG) has 4 runways.
  • Because of Ashburton Aerodrome's relatively low elevation of 298 feet, planes can take off or land at Ashburton Aerodrome 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.

Map of Nearest Airports to RAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102:

List of Nearest Airports to RAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
120.06 miles (32.28 km) ESECambridge International Airport (CBG)Cambridge, England, United KingdomView Cambridge International Airport on a map View satellite image of Cambridge International Airport Set CBG as origin Airport Set CBG as destination Airport Get more information about Cambridge International Airport
224.08 miles (38.75 km) SEDuxford Aerodrome (QFO)Duxford, England, United KingdomView Duxford Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Duxford Aerodrome Set QFO as origin Airport Set QFO as destination Airport Get more information about Duxford Aerodrome
324.36 miles (39.21 km) WSywell Aerodrome (ORM)Northampton / Peterborough, United KingdomView Sywell Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Sywell Aerodrome Set ORM as origin Airport Set ORM as destination Airport Get more information about Sywell Aerodrome
429.69 miles (47.78 km) ERAF Mildenhall (MHZ)Mildenhall, Suffolk, England, United KingdomView RAF Mildenhall on a map View satellite image of RAF Mildenhall Set MHZ as origin Airport Set MHZ as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Mildenhall
531.05 miles (49.97 km) NWRAF Cottesmore (OKH)Oakham, England, United KingdomView RAF Cottesmore on a map View satellite image of RAF Cottesmore Set OKH as origin Airport Set OKH as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Cottesmore
631.88 miles (51.31 km) SWMilton Keynes Airport (KYN)Milton Keynes, England, United KingdomView Milton Keynes Airport on a map View satellite image of Milton Keynes Airport Set KYN as origin Airport Set KYN as destination Airport Get more information about Milton Keynes Airport
733.02 miles (53.13 km) ERAF Lakenheath (LKZ)Lakenheath, England, United KingdomView RAF Lakenheath on a map View satellite image of RAF Lakenheath Set LKZ as origin Airport Set LKZ as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Lakenheath
834.32 miles (55.23 km) SLondon Luton Airport (LTN)Luton (near London), England, United KingdomView London Luton Airport on a map View satellite image of London Luton Airport Set LTN as origin Airport Set LTN as destination Airport Get more information about London Luton Airport
938.02 miles (61.19 km) ENERAF Marham (KNF)Marham, Norfolk, East Anglia, United KingdomView RAF Marham on a map View satellite image of RAF Marham Set KNF as origin Airport Set KNF as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Marham
1038.33 miles (61.69 km) SSELondon Stansted Airport (STN)Essex (near London), England, United KingdomView London Stansted Airport on a map View satellite image of London Stansted Airport Set STN as origin Airport Set STN as destination Airport Get more information about London Stansted Airport
1140.96 miles (65.92 km) SEMDPGA Wethersfield (WXF)Braintree, England, United KingdomView MDPGA Wethersfield on a map View satellite image of MDPGA Wethersfield Set WXF as origin Airport Set WXF as destination Airport Get more information about MDPGA Wethersfield
1241.30 miles (66.47 km) SHatfield Aerodrome (HTF)Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, United KingdomView Hatfield Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Hatfield Aerodrome Set HTF as origin Airport Set HTF as destination Airport Get more information about Hatfield Aerodrome
1342.05 miles (67.67 km) ERAF Honington USAAF Station 375 (BEQ)Bury St. Edmunds, England, United KingdomView RAF Honington USAAF Station 375 on a map View satellite image of RAF Honington USAAF Station 375 Set BEQ as origin Airport Set BEQ as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Honington USAAF Station 375
1450.48 miles (81.23 km) NRAF Coningsby (QCY)Coningsby, England, United KingdomView RAF Coningsby on a map View satellite image of RAF Coningsby Set QCY as origin Airport Set QCY as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Coningsby
1553.03 miles (85.34 km) WCoventry Airport (CVT)Coventry, West Midlands, England, United KingdomView Coventry Airport on a map View satellite image of Coventry Airport Set CVT as origin Airport Set CVT as destination Airport Get more information about Coventry Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from RAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102:

List of Furthest Airports from RAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,821.01 miles (19,024.03 km) SSWChatham 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
211,817.21 miles (19,017.90 km) SEDunedin 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
311,793.45 miles (18,979.67 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
411,790.92 miles (18,975.60 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
511,778.61 miles (18,955.80 km) SEInvercargill 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
611,756.29 miles (18,919.86 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)
711,753.65 miles (18,915.62 km) SEAlexandra 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
811,747.00 miles (18,904.92 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
911,738.73 miles (18,891.61 km) SSEChristchurch 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
1011,723.60 miles (18,867.25 km) SEQueenstown 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
1111,723.53 miles (18,867.14 km) SEWanaka 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
1211,703.72 miles (18,835.27 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
1311,695.88 miles (18,822.65 km) SEMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map View satellite image of Mount Cook Airport Set MON as origin Airport Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
1411,692.53 miles (18,817.25 km) SSEKaikoura 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
1511,679.24 miles (18,795.87 km) SEMilford Sound Airport (MFN)Milford Sound, New ZealandView Milford Sound Airport on a map View satellite image of Milford Sound Airport Set MFN as origin Airport Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Ashburton Aerodrome:

List of Nearest Airports to Ashburton Aerodrome:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
139.57 miles (63.67 km) SWRichard 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 destination Airport Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
246.56 miles (74.93 km) NEChristchurch 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
381.71 miles (131.49 km) SSWOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map View satellite image of Oamaru Airport Set OAM as destination Airport Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
483.05 miles (133.66 km) WGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Glentanner Aerodrome Set GTN as destination Airport Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
583.31 miles (134.07 km) WMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map View satellite image of Mount Cook Airport Set MON as destination Airport Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
691.77 miles (147.68 km) NNWHokitika Airport (HKK)Hokitika, New ZealandView Hokitika Airport on a map View satellite image of Hokitika Airport Set HKK as destination Airport Set HKK as destination Airport Get more information about Hokitika Airport
793.87 miles (151.06 km) WNWFox Glacier Aerodrome (FGL)Fox Glacier, New ZealandView Fox Glacier Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Fox Glacier Aerodrome Set FGL as destination Airport Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome
8104.19 miles (167.68 km) NNWGreymouth 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
9136.79 miles (220.14 km) NEKaikoura 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
10138.22 miles (222.44 km) WSWWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map View satellite image of Wanaka Airport Set WKA as destination Airport Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
11149.67 miles (240.88 km) SWAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Alexandra Aerodrome Set ALR as destination Airport Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
12150.00 miles (241.41 km) NWestport 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
13160.26 miles (257.92 km) SSWDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map View satellite image of Dunedin International Airport Set DUD as destination Airport Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
14169.39 miles (272.60 km) WSWQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map View satellite image of Queenstown Airport Set ZQN as destination Airport Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
15194.01 miles (312.23 km) NNENelson 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

Map of Furthest Airports from Ashburton Aerodrome:

List of Furthest Airports from Ashburton Aerodrome:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,394.35 miles (19,946.72 km) NNEA Coruña Airport (LCG)A Coruña, SpainView A Coruña Airport on a map View satellite image of A Coruña Airport Set LCG as destination Airport Set LCG as destination Airport Get more information about A Coruña Airport
212,366.42 miles (19,901.77 km) NSantiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ)Santiago de Compostela, SpainView Santiago de Compostela Airport on a map View satellite image of Santiago de Compostela Airport Set SCQ as destination Airport Set SCQ as destination Airport Get more information about Santiago de Compostela Airport
312,326.02 miles (19,836.76 km) WNWAsturias 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
412,319.16 miles (19,825.72 km) NVigo Airport (VGO)Vigo, Galicia, SpainView Vigo Airport on a map View satellite image of Vigo Airport Set VGO as destination Airport Set VGO as destination Airport Get more information about Vigo Airport
512,279.68 miles (19,762.18 km) NWLeón 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
612,276.39 miles (19,756.89 km) NNWBragança 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
712,276.28 miles (19,756.71 km) NBraga 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
812,253.71 miles (19,720.39 km) NVila 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
912,250.90 miles (19,715.86 km) NFrancisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO)Porto, PortugalView Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport on a map View satellite image of Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport Set OPO as destination Airport Set OPO as destination Airport Get more information about Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
1012,215.28 miles (19,658.54 km) WSantander 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
1112,209.00 miles (19,648.43 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
1212,190.73 miles (19,619.03 km) NWSalamanca-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
1312,182.68 miles (19,606.07 km) NCovilhã 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
1412,181.96 miles (19,604.91 km) WNWBurgos 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
1512,177.53 miles (19,597.79 km) NCoimbra Airport (CBP)Coimbra, PortugalView Coimbra Airport on a map View satellite image of Coimbra Airport Set CBP as destination Airport Set CBP as destination Airport Get more information about Coimbra Airport