About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Christchurch International Airport (CHC), Christchurch, New Zealand and Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ), Santiago de Compostela, Spain would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,374 miles (or 19,914 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 Santiago de Compostela 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 Santiago de Compostela Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

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

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: SCQ / LEST
Airport Names:
  1. Santiago de Compostela Airport
  2. Aeroporto de Santiago de Compostela
Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
GPS Coordinates: 42°53'47"N by 8°24'55"W
Area Served: Santiago de Compostela
Operator/Owner: Aena
Airport Type: Public/Military
Elevation: 1213 feet (370 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Christchurch International Airport (CHC):

  • In early 2009 work on the new terminal commenced.
  • The closest airport to Christchurch International Airport (CHC) is Ashburton Aerodrome (ASG), which is located 47 miles (75 kilometers) SW of CHC.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Runway 11/29 will be widened and extended 244m west into the nearby golf course and a RESA will be added to each end to make it comply with ICAO standards.
  • China Southern Airlines has stated it intends to start a Guangzhou to Christchurch service in the future.
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) has 3 runways.
  • There are several general aviation organisations operating from the airport.

Facts about Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ):

  • In 1969 A new terminal was built at the airport.
  • The terminal is due to be expanded in the near future.
  • The airport was set up by a group of aviation enthusiasts in October 1932 and two months directors were chosen to select where the airport was going to be built.
  • In addition to being known as "Santiago de Compostela Airport", another name for SCQ is "Aeroporto de Santiago de Compostela".
  • The closest airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) is A Coruña Airport (LCG), which is located 28 miles (45 kilometers) N of SCQ.
  • Santiago de Compostela Airport handled 2,194,611 passengers last year.
  • The furthest airport from Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) is Hokitika Airport (HKK), which is nearly antipodal to Santiago de Compostela Airport (meaning Santiago de Compostela Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Hokitika Airport), and is located 12,404 miles (19,962 kilometers) away in Hokitika, New Zealand.
  • Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Passenger numbers have increased significantly at the airport, from 1.3 million in 2000 to 2.4 in 2011.
  • Subsidies granted by the Galician autonomous government to certain airlines operating at Santiago airport have been criticized by some social and political agents in Galicia, claiming that it implies unfair competition that damages the existing services at Vigo Airport and A Coruña Airport, which are located in Galicia's most populated areas.
  • Santiago de Compostela Airport is one of the three international airports in Galicia, Spain.

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 Santiago de Compostela Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Santiago de Compostela Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
128.09 miles (45.20 km) NA 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
247.35 miles (76.20 km) SSWVigo 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
390.49 miles (145.62 km) SBraga 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
4112.95 miles (181.78 km) SEBragança 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
5115.54 miles (185.94 km) SFrancisco 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
6117.40 miles (188.94 km) SSEVila 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
7128.40 miles (206.64 km) ENEAsturias 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
8141.63 miles (227.93 km) ELeón 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
9188.14 miles (302.79 km) SSECovilhã 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
10189.36 miles (304.74 km) SCoimbra 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
11199.78 miles (321.52 km) ESEValladolid 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
12201.17 miles (323.75 km) SESalamanca-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
13234.45 miles (377.30 km) ESantander 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
14246.89 miles (397.33 km) EBurgos 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
15279.07 miles (449.11 km) EBilbao 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

Map of Furthest Airports from Santiago de Compostela Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Santiago de Compostela Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,403.89 miles (19,962.08 km) ESEHokitika 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
212,400.69 miles (19,956.92 km) SEGreymouth 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
312,373.89 miles (19,913.80 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
412,366.42 miles (19,901.77 km) SAshburton 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
512,356.77 miles (19,886.24 km) SWestport 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
612,348.80 miles (19,873.42 km) ESEFox 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
712,342.36 miles (19,863.05 km) SEMount 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
812,337.98 miles (19,856.00 km) SRichard 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)
912,335.72 miles (19,852.37 km) SEGlentanner 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
1012,329.24 miles (19,841.94 km) WSWKaikoura 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
1112,298.13 miles (19,791.88 km) SWNelson 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
1212,294.53 miles (19,786.07 km) SSWMotueka 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
1312,291.36 miles (19,780.97 km) SOamaru 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
1412,285.98 miles (19,772.32 km) SWWoodbourne 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
1512,285.49 miles (19,771.53 km) SSWTakaka 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