About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Cologne/Bonn Airport (CGN), Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and Wellington International Airport (WLG), Wellington, New Zealand would travel a Great Circle distance of 11,554 miles (or 18,594 kilometers).

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Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: CGN / EDDK
Airport Names:
  1. Cologne/Bonn Airport
  2. Flughafen Köln/Bonn
Location: Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
GPS Coordinates: 50°51'56"N by 7°8'34"E
Area Served: Cologne and Bonn
Operator/Owner: Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 302 feet (92 meters)
# of Runways: 3
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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
Elevation: 42 feet (13 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Cologne/Bonn Airport (CGN):

  • Cologne/Bonn Airport (CGN) has 3 runways.
  • Because of Cologne/Bonn Airport's relatively low elevation of 302 feet, planes can take off or land at Cologne/Bonn 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 Cologne/Bonn Airport (CGN) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,921 miles (19,185 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • The airport has its own exit on motorway A59 which links it to the city centres of Cologne and Bonn as well as the Ruhrgebiet.
  • Cologne/Bonn Airport is the international airport of Germany's fourth largest city, Cologne and also serves the former German capital Bonn.
  • The closest airport to Cologne/Bonn Airport (CGN) is Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is located 34 miles (54 kilometers) NNW of CGN.
  • Also, the Canadian Forces began to use the airport as a staging area to move troops and supplies in support of humanitarian missions and possible anti-terrorism roles.
  • During the 50s and 60s two more runways and a new terminal were constructed.
  • In addition to being known as "Cologne/Bonn Airport", another name for CGN is "Flughafen Köln/Bonn".
  • Cologne/Bonn Airport handled 9,280,070 passengers last year.

Facts about Wellington International Airport (WLG):

  • Wellington International Airport is an international airport located in the suburb of Rongotai in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand.
  • The international terminal – partially built by the now-defunct Ansett New Zealand in 1986 – has been upgraded in various stages since 2005.
  • The length of the runway has limited the size of aircraft that can use the airport on a commercial basis, and overseas destinations are limited to the east coast of Australia and the South Pacific.
  • 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, in addition to linking many New Zealand destinations with national and regional carriers, also has links to major cities in eastern Australia.
  • Wellington's original domestic terminal was built as a temporary measure inside a corrugated iron hangar, originally used to assemble de Havilland aircraft.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In 1991, the airport released plans to widen the taxiway to CAA Code D & E specifications and acquire extra space, which were abandoned after protests from local residents.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG) currently has only 1 runway.
  • In April 2006, Air New Zealand and Qantas announced that they proposed to enter into a codeshare agreement, arguing that it would be necessary in order to reduce empty seats and financial losses on trans-Tasman routes.

Map of Nearest Airports to Cologne/Bonn Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Cologne/Bonn Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
133.51 miles (53.94 km) NNWDüsseldorf Airport (DUS)Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyView Düsseldorf Airport on a map Set DUS as origin Airport Set DUS as destination Airport Get more information about Düsseldorf Airport
237.46 miles (60.28 km) NWDüsseldorf Mönchengladbach Airport (MGL)Mönchengladbach, GermanyView Düsseldorf Mönchengladbach Airport on a map Set MGL as origin Airport Set MGL as destination Airport Get more information about Düsseldorf Mönchengladbach Airport
341.83 miles (67.31 km) WMerzbrück Airfield (AAH)Aachen, GermanyView Merzbrück Airfield on a map Set AAH as origin Airport Set AAH as destination Airport Get more information about Merzbrück Airfield
442.50 miles (68.40 km) ESESiegerland Airport (SGE)Burbach, GermanyView Siegerland Airport on a map Set SGE as origin Airport Set SGE as destination Airport Get more information about Siegerland Airport
548.38 miles (77.86 km) WNATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component (GKE)Geilenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyView NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component on a map Set GKE as origin Airport Set GKE as destination Airport Get more information about NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen E–3A Component
649.45 miles (79.59 km) NNEDortmund Airport (DTM)Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyView Dortmund Airport on a map Set DTM as origin Airport Set DTM as destination Airport Get more information about Dortmund Airport
759.63 miles (95.96 km) WMaastricht Aachen Airport (MST)Maastricht, Limburg, NetherlandsView Maastricht Aachen Airport on a map Set MST as origin Airport Set MST as destination Airport Get more information about Maastricht Aachen Airport
863.62 miles (102.38 km) SFrankfurt–Hahn Airport (HHN)Rhineland-Palatinate, GermanyView Frankfurt–Hahn Airport on a map Set HHN as origin Airport Set HHN as destination Airport Get more information about Frankfurt–Hahn Airport
964.55 miles (103.88 km) SSWSpangdahlem Air Base (SPM)Spangdahlem, GermanyView Spangdahlem Air Base on a map Set SPM as origin Airport Set SPM as destination Airport Get more information about Spangdahlem Air Base
1066.81 miles (107.53 km) NWWeeze 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
1168.50 miles (110.25 km) SSWBitburg Airport (BBJ)Bitburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GermanyView Bitburg Airport on a map Set BBJ as origin Airport Set BBJ as destination Airport Get more information about Bitburg Airport
1275.94 miles (122.22 km) WSWLiège Airport (LGG)Liège, Wallonia, BelgiumView Liège Airport on a map Set LGG as origin Airport Set LGG as destination Airport Get more information about Liège Airport
1376.11 miles (122.49 km) SEMainz Finthen Airport (QMZ)Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, GermanyView Mainz Finthen Airport on a map Set QMZ as origin Airport Set QMZ as destination Airport Get more information about Mainz Finthen Airport
1476.70 miles (123.44 km) SELucius D. Clay KaserneWiesbaden Army AirfieldWiesbaden Air BaseAdvanced Landing Ground Y-80Fliegerhorst Wiesbaden (WIE)Wiesbaden, Hessen, GermanyView Lucius D. Clay KaserneWiesbaden Army AirfieldWiesbaden Air BaseAdvanced Landing Ground Y-80Fliegerhorst Wiesbaden on a map Set WIE as origin Airport Set WIE as destination Airport Get more information about Lucius D. Clay KaserneWiesbaden Army AirfieldWiesbaden Air BaseAdvanced Landing Ground Y-80Fliegerhorst Wiesbaden
1582.15 miles (132.21 km) NEPaderborn Lippstadt Airport (PAD)Paderborn, GermanyView Paderborn Lippstadt Airport on a map Set PAD as origin Airport Set PAD as destination Airport Get more information about Paderborn Lippstadt Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Cologne/Bonn Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Cologne/Bonn Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,921.13 miles (19,185.15 km) SSEChatham 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
211,591.35 miles (18,654.42 km) ESEOamaru 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
311,590.40 miles (18,652.90 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
411,584.57 miles (18,643.51 km) ESEChristchurch 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
511,575.25 miles (18,628.52 km) ESEAshburton 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
611,571.72 miles (18,622.82 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
711,570.07 miles (18,620.17 km) ESERichard 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)
811,559.68 miles (18,603.46 km) SEHood 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
911,553.82 miles (18,594.03 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
1011,536.19 miles (18,565.66 km) SEKapiti Coast Airport (PPQ)Paraparaumu Beach, New ZealandView Kapiti Coast Airport on a map Set PPQ as origin Airport Set PPQ as destination Airport Get more information about Kapiti Coast Airport
1111,533.83 miles (18,561.85 km) SEWoodbourne Airport (BHE)Blenheim, New ZealandView Woodbourne Airport on a map Set BHE as origin Airport Set BHE as destination Airport Get more information about Woodbourne Airport
1211,532.26 miles (18,559.33 km) ERyan'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
1311,530.74 miles (18,556.88 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
1411,526.72 miles (18,550.41 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
1511,521.79 miles (18,542.48 km) SEPalmerston North Airport (PMR)Palmerston North, New ZealandView Palmerston North Airport on a map Set PMR as origin Airport Set PMR as destination Airport Get more information about Palmerston North Airport

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Set BIO as destination Airport Set BIO as destination Airport Get more information about Bilbao Airport