About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Belfast International Airport (BFS), Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom and Wanaka Airport (WKA), Wanaka, New Zealand would travel a Great Circle distance of 11,721 miles (or 18,864 kilometers).

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Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: BFS / EGAA
Airport Names:
  1. Belfast International Airport
  2. Belfast/Aldergrove Airport
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 54°39'26"N by 6°12'56"W
Area Served: Belfast, United Kingdom
Operator/Owner: ADC & HAS.
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 268 feet (82 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: WKA / NZWF
Airport Name: Wanaka Airport
Location: Wanaka, New Zealand
GPS Coordinates: 44°43'20"S by 169°14'44"E
Operator/Owner: Wanaka Town Board and Management Committee
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 1142 feet (348 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Belfast International Airport (BFS):

  • Because of Belfast International Airport's relatively low elevation of 268 feet, planes can take off or land at Belfast 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 Belfast International Airport (BFS) is Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS), which is located 11,847 miles (19,065 kilometers) away in Stewart Island, New Zealand.
  • In 2005 Continental Airlines launched the first ever direct scheduled service to Newark, and direct scheduled services were later introduced to Vancouver with Zoom Airlines but have now ceased following the carrier's demise in August 2008.
  • The closest airport to Belfast International Airport (BFS) is George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD), which is located only 14 miles (23 kilometers) E of BFS.
  • Belfast International has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction.
  • A new terminal and apron were built with the necessary passenger facilities and the complex was opened by Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother on 28 October 1963.
  • Belfast International Airport (BFS) has 2 runways.
  • Between 2006 - 2008, both easyJet and Aer Lingus established a number of new routes for Belfast including Berlin, Budapest, Prague, Rome, Munich and Venice, all of which were eventually scrapped.
  • In addition to being known as "Belfast International Airport", another name for BFS is "Belfast/Aldergrove Airport".
  • Belfast International Airport handled 4,023,336 passengers last year.
  • In December 2007 Aer Lingus opened a base at Belfast International, its third hub.
  • Civil traffic began in 1922 when flights were conducted flying newspapers from Chester, and a regular civil air service started in 1933.
  • On 8 April 2013, the leisure airline Jet2.com announced that all flights would be suspended from the airport until further notice.

Facts about Wanaka Airport (WKA):

  • The furthest airport from Wanaka Airport (WKA) is A Coruña Airport (LCG), which is nearly antipodal to Wanaka Airport (meaning Wanaka Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from A Coruña Airport), and is located 12,283 miles (19,768 kilometers) away in A Coruña, Spain.
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The closest airport to Wanaka Airport (WKA) is Queenstown Airport (ZQN), which is located 32 miles (52 kilometers) SW of WKA.
  • Wanaka Airport is the airport servicing the town of Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand and the surrounding ski fields.
  • Scheduled services were operated by Air New Zealand's 19 seater Beechcraft 1900D to Christchurch, this finished on 30 January 2013.

Map of Nearest Airports to Belfast International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Belfast International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
114.00 miles (22.53 km) EGeorge Best Belfast City Airport (BHD)Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomView George Best Belfast City Airport on a map Set BHD as origin Airport Set BHD as destination Airport Get more information about George Best Belfast City Airport
246.10 miles (74.19 km) NWCity of Derry Airport (LDY)Derry, Northern Ireland, United KingdomView City of Derry Airport on a map Set LDY as origin Airport Set LDY as destination Airport Get more information about City of Derry Airport
357.80 miles (93.02 km) NNECampbeltown Airport (CAL)Campbeltown, Scotland, United KingdomView Campbeltown Airport on a map Set CAL as origin Airport Set CAL as destination Airport Get more information about Campbeltown Airport
460.29 miles (97.03 km) WSWEnniskillen/St Angelo Airport (ENK)Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United KingdomView Enniskillen/St Angelo Airport on a map Set ENK as origin Airport Set ENK as destination Airport Get more information about Enniskillen/St Angelo Airport
570.90 miles (114.10 km) NIslay Airport (ILY)Islay, Scotland, United KingdomView Islay Airport on a map Set ILY as origin Airport Set ILY as destination Airport Get more information about Islay Airport
675.38 miles (121.31 km) ESEIsle of Man Airport (IOM)Ronaldsway, Isle of Man, United KingdomView Isle of Man Airport on a map Set IOM as origin Airport Set IOM as destination Airport Get more information about Isle of Man Airport
785.44 miles (137.49 km) SDublin Airport (DUB)Dublin, IrelandView Dublin Airport on a map Set DUB as origin Airport Set DUB as destination Airport Get more information about Dublin Airport
887.04 miles (140.08 km) NEGlasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK)Prestwick (near Glasgow), Scotland, United KingdomView Glasgow-Prestwick Airport on a map Set PIK as origin Airport Set PIK as destination Airport Get more information about Glasgow-Prestwick Airport
988.66 miles (142.68 km) WNWDonegal Airport (CFN)Carrickfinn, IrelandView Donegal Airport on a map Set CFN as origin Airport Set CFN as destination Airport Get more information about Donegal Airport
1096.74 miles (155.68 km) NColonsay Airport (CSA)Colonsay, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, United KingdomView Colonsay Airport on a map Set CSA as origin Airport Set CSA as destination Airport Get more information about Colonsay Airport
1199.18 miles (159.61 km) WSWSligo Airport (SXL)Strandhill (near Sligo), IrelandView Sligo Airport on a map Set SXL as origin Airport Set SXL as destination Airport Get more information about Sligo Airport
12109.39 miles (176.04 km) NEGlasgow International Airport (GLA)Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomView Glasgow International Airport on a map Set GLA as origin Airport Set GLA as destination Airport Get more information about Glasgow International Airport
13116.98 miles (188.26 km) WSWIreland West Airport Knock (NOC)Knock, IrelandView Ireland West Airport Knock on a map Set NOC as origin Airport Set NOC as destination Airport Get more information about Ireland West Airport Knock
14118.96 miles (191.44 km) SEAnglesey Airport (HLY)Anglesey, Wales, United KingdomView Anglesey Airport on a map Set HLY as origin Airport Set HLY as destination Airport Get more information about Anglesey Airport
15124.10 miles (199.71 km) ESEBarrow/Walney Island Airport (BWF)Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England, United KingdomView Barrow/Walney Island Airport on a map Set BWF as origin Airport Set BWF as destination Airport Get more information about Barrow/Walney Island Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Belfast International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Belfast International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,846.55 miles (19,065.13 km) SSERyan'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
211,818.96 miles (19,020.73 km) SSEInvercargill 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
311,813.44 miles (19,011.84 km) SSEDunedin 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
411,756.83 miles (18,920.74 km) SSEOamaru 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
511,755.66 miles (18,918.85 km) SSEAlexandra 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
611,734.52 miles (18,884.83 km) SSEQueenstown 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
711,721.39 miles (18,863.70 km) SSEWanaka 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
811,712.32 miles (18,849.11 km) SRichard 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)
911,699.48 miles (18,828.44 km) SSEMilford Sound Airport (MFN)Milford Sound, New ZealandView Milford Sound Airport on a map Set MFN as origin Airport Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport
1011,688.46 miles (18,810.70 km) SAshburton 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
1111,676.20 miles (18,790.98 km) SSEGlentanner 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
1211,666.79 miles (18,775.83 km) SSEMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map Set MON as origin Airport Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
1311,663.11 miles (18,769.92 km) SChristchurch 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
1411,645.01 miles (18,740.79 km) SSEFox Glacier Aerodrome (FGL)Fox Glacier, New ZealandView Fox Glacier Aerodrome on a map Set FGL as origin Airport Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome
1511,601.91 miles (18,671.42 km) SHokitika Airport (HKK)Hokitika, New ZealandView Hokitika Airport on a map Set HKK as origin Airport Set HKK as destination Airport Get more information about Hokitika Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Wanaka Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Wanaka Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
132.27 miles (51.93 km) SWQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as destination Airport Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
234.37 miles (55.31 km) SAlexandra 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
365.04 miles (104.67 km) WMilford 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
471.28 miles (114.71 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
579.37 miles (127.74 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
691.54 miles (147.32 km) ESEOamaru 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
795.18 miles (153.18 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
895.28 miles (153.34 km) SSEDunedin 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
9101.74 miles (163.74 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)
10125.17 miles (201.43 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
11138.22 miles (222.44 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
12160.20 miles (257.82 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
13163.73 miles (263.50 km) NNEHokitika 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
14183.94 miles (296.03 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
15184.01 miles (296.14 km) NNEGreymouth 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

Map of Furthest Airports from Wanaka Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Wanaka Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,283.24 miles (19,767.91 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
212,265.00 miles (19,738.56 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
312,234.21 miles (19,689.01 km) NNWVigo 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
412,190.89 miles (19,619.29 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
512,189.52 miles (19,617.09 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
612,174.03 miles (19,592.16 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
712,153.71 miles (19,559.45 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
812,152.92 miles (19,558.18 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
912,142.44 miles (19,541.32 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
1012,100.52 miles (19,473.85 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
1112,086.60 miles (19,451.45 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
1212,081.27 miles (19,442.87 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
1312,073.95 miles (19,431.10 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
1412,064.55 miles (19,415.96 km) NWSalamanca-Matacán Airport (SLM)Salamanca, SpainView Salamanca-Matacán Airport on a map Set SLM as destination Airport Set SLM as destination Airport Get more information about Salamanca-Matacán Airport
1512,050.79 miles (19,393.81 km) NWQuimper - 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