About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Christchurch International Airport (CHC), Christchurch, New Zealand and Burgos Airport (RGS), Burgos, Spain would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,227 miles (or 19,677 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 Christchurch International Airport and Burgos 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 Christchurch International Airport and Burgos Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between CHC and RGS makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between Christchurch International Airport and Burgos 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 CHC and RGS are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from Christchurch, New Zealand and Burgos, Spain 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 CHC and RGS!

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: CHC / NZCH
Airport Name: Christchurch International Airport
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
GPS Coordinates: 43°29'21"S by 172°31'55"E
Area Served: Christchurch
Operator/Owner: Christchurch City Council (75%)
NZ Government (25%)
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 123 feet (37 meters)
# of Runways: 3
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: RGS / LEBG
Airport Names:
  1. Burgos Airport
  2. Aeropuerto de Burgos
Location: Burgos, Spain
GPS Coordinates: 42°21'27"N by 3°36'48"W
Area Served: Burgos, Spain
Operator/Owner: Aena
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 2963 feet (903 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Christchurch International Airport (CHC):

  • Since the closure of Wigram Air Force Base, the Royal New Zealand Air Force always flies to Christchurch International Airport when required to visit the city.
  • Development of the aerodrome at Harewood commenced in 1936.
  • There are several general aviation organisations operating from the airport.
  • The old domestic terminal has been completely demolished to make way for the new terminal.
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) has 3 runways.
  • The furthest airport from Christchurch International Airport (CHC) is A Coruña Airport (LCG), which is nearly antipodal to Christchurch International Airport (meaning Christchurch International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from A Coruña Airport), and is located 12,389 miles (19,939 kilometers) away in A Coruña, Spain.
  • The closest airport to Christchurch International Airport (CHC) is Ashburton Aerodrome (ASG), which is located 47 miles (75 kilometers) SW of CHC.
  • Christchurch International Airport handled 556,096 passengers last year.
  • Because of Christchurch International Airport's relatively low elevation of 123 feet, planes can take off or land at Christchurch 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.
  • Christchurch Airport consists of a single terminal which caters for both domestic and international flights.
  • As the gateway for Christchurch and the South Island, Christchurch International Airport is New Zealand’s second largest airport.

Facts about Burgos Airport (RGS):

  • The furthest airport from Burgos Airport (RGS) is Hood Aerodrome (MRO), which is nearly antipodal to Burgos Airport (meaning Burgos Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Hood Aerodrome), and is located 12,334 miles (19,849 kilometers) away in Masterton, New Zealand.
  • Burgos Airport is located to the north east of the province capital city, on a broad plain between the neighbourhoods of Gamonal and Villafría de Burgos, where the N-120 road and A-1 highway meet in a great roundabout.
  • There is a parking garage with a capacity of 188 cars, some semi-underground, for passengers coming with their own car.
  • Burgos Airport (RGS) currently has only 1 runway.
  • In addition to being known as "Burgos Airport", another name for RGS is "Aeropuerto de Burgos".
  • The closest airport to Burgos Airport (RGS) is Vitoria-Gasteiz Airport (VIT), which is located 58 miles (93 kilometers) NE of RGS.
  • There is an urban bus that provides airport service to and from the center of Burgos.
  • On 21 July 1949, the University Air Militia began its activities, after which 22 classes would form in its facilities, the offices of the latter being handed over in 1971.

Map of Nearest Airports to Christchurch International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Christchurch International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
146.56 miles (74.93 km) SWAshburton 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
285.98 miles (138.36 km) SWRichard 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)
391.30 miles (146.94 km) NEKaikoura 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
494.67 miles (152.36 km) NWHokitika 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
598.21 miles (158.06 km) NWGreymouth Airport (GMN)Greymouth, New ZealandView Greymouth Airport on a map Set GMN as origin Airport Set GMN as destination Airport Get more information about Greymouth Airport
6121.37 miles (195.32 km) WMount 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
7123.49 miles (198.74 km) WSWGlentanner 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
8124.98 miles (201.14 km) SWOamaru 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
9125.97 miles (202.73 km) WFox 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
10130.32 miles (209.73 km) NNWWestport Airport (WSZ)Westport, New ZealandView Westport Airport on a map Set WSZ as origin Airport Set WSZ as destination Airport Get more information about Westport Airport
11152.29 miles (245.08 km) NNEWoodbourne 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
12155.42 miles (250.12 km) NNENelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū (NSN)Nelson, New ZealandView Nelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū on a map Set NSN as origin Airport Set NSN as destination Airport Get more information about Nelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū
13165.18 miles (265.83 km) NMotueka Aerodrome (MZP)Motueka, New ZealandView Motueka Aerodrome on a map Set MZP as origin Airport Set MZP as destination Airport Get more information about Motueka Aerodrome
14179.20 miles (288.39 km) NTakaka Aerodrome (KTF)Takaka, New ZealandView Takaka Aerodrome on a map Set KTF as origin Airport Set KTF as destination Airport Get more information about Takaka Aerodrome
15183.94 miles (296.03 km) WSWWanaka 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

Map of Furthest Airports from Christchurch International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Christchurch International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,389.34 miles (19,938.66 km) ENEA Coruña Airport (LCG)A Coruña, SpainView A Coruña Airport on a map Set LCG as origin Airport Set LCG as destination Airport Get more information about A Coruña Airport
212,373.89 miles (19,913.80 km) NESantiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ)Santiago de Compostela, SpainView Santiago de Compostela Airport on a map Set SCQ as origin Airport Set SCQ as destination Airport Get more information about Santiago de Compostela Airport
312,364.83 miles (19,899.21 km) WAsturias Airport (OVD)Oviedo, Asturias, SpainView Asturias Airport on a map Set OVD as origin Airport Set OVD as destination Airport Get more information about Asturias Airport
412,331.77 miles (19,846.00 km) NEVigo Airport (VGO)Vigo, Galicia, SpainView Vigo Airport on a map Set VGO as origin Airport Set VGO as destination Airport Get more information about Vigo Airport
512,326.14 miles (19,836.95 km) WNWLeón Airport (LEN)León, SpainView León Airport on a map Set LEN as origin Airport Set LEN as destination Airport Get more information about León Airport
612,317.56 miles (19,823.14 km) NNWBragança Airport (BGC)Bragança, PortugalView Bragança Airport on a map Set BGC as origin Airport Set BGC as destination Airport Get more information about Bragança Airport
712,296.25 miles (19,788.85 km) NNEBraga Airport (BGZ)Braga, PortugalView Braga Airport on a map Set BGZ as origin Airport Set BGZ as destination Airport Get more information about Braga Airport
812,283.43 miles (19,768.21 km) NVila Real Airport (VRL)Vila Real, PortugalView Vila Real Airport on a map Set VRL as origin Airport Set VRL as destination Airport Get more information about Vila Real Airport
912,269.27 miles (19,745.42 km) NNEFrancisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO)Porto, PortugalView Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport on a map Set OPO as origin Airport Set OPO as destination Airport Get more information about Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
1012,255.48 miles (19,723.23 km) NWValladolid International Airport (VLL)Valladolid, SpainView Valladolid International Airport on a map Set VLL as origin Airport Set VLL as destination Airport Get more information about Valladolid International Airport
1112,253.81 miles (19,720.55 km) WSantander Airport (SDR)Santander, Cantabria, SpainView Santander Airport on a map Set SDR as origin Airport Set SDR as destination Airport Get more information about Santander Airport
1212,234.68 miles (19,689.77 km) NNWSalamanca-Matacán Airport (SLM)Salamanca, SpainView Salamanca-Matacán Airport on a map Set SLM as origin Airport Set SLM as destination Airport Get more information about Salamanca-Matacán Airport
1312,226.73 miles (19,676.96 km) WNWBurgos Airport (RGS)Burgos, SpainView Burgos Airport on a map Set RGS as origin Airport Set RGS as destination Airport Get more information about Burgos Airport
1412,213.99 miles (19,656.46 km) NCovilhã Airport (COV)Covilhã, PortugalView Covilhã Airport on a map Set COV as origin Airport Set COV as destination Airport Get more information about Covilhã Airport
1512,207.66 miles (19,646.28 km) WBilbao Airport (BIO)Bilbao, SpainView Bilbao Airport on a map Set BIO as origin Airport Set BIO as destination Airport Get more information about Bilbao Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Burgos Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Burgos Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
157.97 miles (93.30 km) NEVitoria-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
266.36 miles (106.80 km) ELogroño–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
374.29 miles (119.57 km) NNEBilbao 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
474.63 miles (120.10 km) NSantander 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
577.87 miles (125.32 km) SWValladolid 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
6104.06 miles (167.46 km) ENEPamplona Airport (PNA)Pamplona, SpainView Pamplona Airport on a map Set PNA as destination Airport Set PNA as destination Airport Get more information about Pamplona Airport
7105.28 miles (169.43 km) WLeón 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
8115.27 miles (185.52 km) NESan Sebastián Airport (EAS)San Sebastián, SpainView San Sebastián Airport on a map Set EAS as destination Airport Set EAS as destination Airport Get more information about San Sebastián Airport
9128.86 miles (207.39 km) SMadrid–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
10130.29 miles (209.68 km) SAdolfo 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]
11130.68 miles (210.31 km) NEBiarritz – Anglet – Bayonne Airport (BIQ)Biarritz, FranceView Biarritz – Anglet – Bayonne Airport on a map Set BIQ as destination Airport Set BIQ as destination Airport Get more information about Biarritz – Anglet – Bayonne Airport
12137.59 miles (221.44 km) SWSalamanca-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
13140.40 miles (225.96 km) ESEZaragoza Airport (ZAZ)Zaragoza, SpainView Zaragoza Airport on a map Set ZAZ as destination Airport Set ZAZ as destination Airport Get more information about Zaragoza Airport
14148.08 miles (238.32 km) NWAsturias 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
15162.31 miles (261.22 km) WSWBragança 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

Map of Furthest Airports from Burgos Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Burgos Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,333.67 miles (19,849.07 km) SSEHood 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
212,328.68 miles (19,841.03 km) SEWellington International Airport (WLG)Wellington, New ZealandView Wellington International Airport on a map Set WLG as destination Airport Set WLG as destination Airport Get more information about Wellington International Airport
312,313.18 miles (19,816.10 km) SEKapiti 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
412,295.08 miles (19,786.97 km) ESEWoodbourne 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
512,294.65 miles (19,786.28 km) EKaikoura 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
612,290.51 miles (19,779.61 km) SSEPalmerston 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
712,258.17 miles (19,727.57 km) ESENelson 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
812,256.80 miles (19,725.36 km) SSEWanganui 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
912,242.24 miles (19,701.92 km) ESEMotueka 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
1012,235.58 miles (19,691.20 km) SHawke'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
1112,226.73 miles (19,676.96 km) ESEChristchurch 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
1212,226.37 miles (19,676.38 km) ESETakaka 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
1312,186.58 miles (19,612.36 km) EWestport 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
1412,186.33 miles (19,611.95 km) STaupo 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
1512,181.96 miles (19,604.91 km) ESEAshburton 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