About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Chatham Islands (CHT), Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand and Christchurch International Airport (CHC), Christchurch, New Zealand would travel a Great Circle distance of 551 miles (or 886 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 relatively short distance between Chatham Islands and Christchurch International Airport, the route shown on this map most likely still appears to be a straight line.

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: CHT / NZCI
Airport Names:
  1. Chatham Islands
  2. Tuuta Airport
Location: Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand
GPS Coordinates: 43°48'36"S by 176°27'25"W
Operator/Owner: New Zealand Government
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 43 feet (13 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Arrival 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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Facts about Chatham Islands (CHT):

  • In addition to being known as "Chatham Islands", another name for CHT is "Tuuta Airport".
  • The airport is the base of Air Chathams and usually houses two aircraft overnight.
  • Chatham Islands / Tuuta Airport is a small airport 10.5 nautical miles northeast of Waitangi Township on the Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • Because of Chatham Islands's relatively low elevation of 43 feet, planes can take off or land at Chatham Islands 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.
  • Chatham Islands (CHT) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The closest airport to Chatham Islands (CHT) is Hood Aerodrome (MRO), which is located 448 miles (722 kilometers) WNW of CHT.
  • The furthest airport from Chatham Islands (CHT) is Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport (MPL), which is nearly antipodal to Chatham Islands (meaning Chatham Islands is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport), and is located 12,410 miles (19,972 kilometers) away in Montpellier, France.

Facts about Christchurch International Airport (CHC):

  • Due to increasing passenger numbers, the airport has completed construction on a new Domestic terminal upgrade costing $237 million.
  • 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 International Airport (CHC) has 3 runways.
  • The closest airport to Christchurch International Airport (CHC) is Ashburton Aerodrome (ASG), which is located 47 miles (75 kilometers) SW of CHC.
  • Christchurch Airport consists of a single terminal which caters for both domestic and international flights.
  • Christchurch International Airport is the main airport that serves Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • 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 airport will be the winter base for the next 20 years for the NASA's SOFIA Space telescope which is fitted inside a 1977 Boeing 747SP.
  • Christchurch International Airport handled 556,096 passengers last year.

Map of Nearest Airports to Chatham Islands:

List of Nearest Airports to Chatham Islands:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1448.37 miles (721.58 km) WNWHood 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
2456.51 miles (734.68 km) NWHawke's Bay Airport (NPE)Napier, New ZealandView Hawke's Bay Airport on a map Set NPE as origin Airport Set NPE as destination Airport Get more information about Hawke's Bay Airport
3458.07 miles (737.19 km) NWGisborne Airport (GIS)Gisborne, New ZealandView Gisborne Airport on a map Set GIS as origin Airport Set GIS as destination Airport Get more information about Gisborne Airport
4472.35 miles (760.17 km) WNWPalmerston 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
5476.25 miles (766.46 km) WNWWellington 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
6480.33 miles (773.01 km) WNWKapiti 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
7510.07 miles (820.88 km) WKaikoura 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
8512.08 miles (824.11 km) WNWWanganui Airport (WAG)Wanganui, New ZealandView Wanganui Airport on a map Set WAG as origin Airport Set WAG as destination Airport Get more information about Wanganui Airport
9515.94 miles (830.33 km) WNWWoodbourne 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
10521.83 miles (839.80 km) NWTaupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō (TUO)Taupo, New ZealandView Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō on a map Set TUO as origin Airport Set TUO as destination Airport Get more information about Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō
11533.99 miles (859.37 km) NWWhakatane Airport (WHK)Whakatane, New ZealandView Whakatane Airport on a map Set WHK as origin Airport Set WHK as destination Airport Get more information about Whakatane Airport
12544.81 miles (876.79 km) NWRotorua International Airport (ROT)Rotorua, New ZealandView Rotorua International Airport on a map Set ROT as origin Airport Set ROT as destination Airport Get more information about Rotorua International Airport
13550.50 miles (885.94 km) WChristchurch 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
14552.81 miles (889.66 km) WNWNelson 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
15568.31 miles (914.60 km) WNWMotueka 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

Map of Furthest Airports from Chatham Islands:

List of Furthest Airports from Chatham Islands:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,410.31 miles (19,972.42 km) NWMontpellier–Méditerranée Airport (MPL)Montpellier, FranceView Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport on a map Set MPL as origin Airport Set MPL as destination Airport Get more information about Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport
212,401.86 miles (19,958.81 km) NNEBéziers Cap d'Agde Airport (BZR)Béziers, FranceView Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport on a map Set BZR as origin Airport Set BZR as destination Airport Get more information about Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport
312,393.07 miles (19,944.66 km) WNîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes Airport (FNI)Nîmes-Arles-Camargue, FranceView Nîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes Airport on a map Set FNI as origin Airport Set FNI as destination Airport Get more information about Nîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes Airport
412,371.80 miles (19,910.43 km) ENECastres - Mazamet Airport (DCM)Castres, Languedoc, FranceView Castres - Mazamet Airport on a map Set DCM as origin Airport Set DCM as destination Airport Get more information about Castres - Mazamet Airport
512,369.93 miles (19,907.43 km) NERodez–Aveyron Airport (RDZ)Salles-La-Source, Aveyron, FranceView Rodez–Aveyron Airport on a map Set RDZ as origin Airport Set RDZ as destination Airport Get more information about Rodez–Aveyron Airport
612,368.76 miles (19,905.54 km) WAvignon - Caumont Airport (AVN)Avignon, FranceView Avignon - Caumont Airport on a map Set AVN as origin Airport Set AVN as destination Airport Get more information about Avignon - Caumont Airport
712,367.04 miles (19,902.78 km) WNWOrange-Caritat Air Base (BA 115) (XOG)Orange, FranceView Orange-Caritat Air Base (BA 115) on a map Set XOG as origin Airport Set XOG as destination Airport Get more information about Orange-Caritat Air Base (BA 115)
812,364.15 miles (19,898.13 km) WNWIstres-Le Tubé Air Base (QIE)Istres, FranceView Istres-Le Tubé Air Base on a map Set QIE as origin Airport Set QIE as destination Airport Get more information about Istres-Le Tubé Air Base
912,362.57 miles (19,895.58 km) ENECarcassonne Airport (CCF)Carcassonne, FranceView Carcassonne Airport on a map Set CCF as origin Airport Set CCF as destination Airport Get more information about Carcassonne Airport
1012,355.54 miles (19,884.26 km) NNEPerpignan – Rivesaltes Airport (PGF)Perpignan, FranceView Perpignan – Rivesaltes Airport on a map Set PGF as origin Airport Set PGF as destination Airport Get more information about Perpignan – Rivesaltes Airport
1112,349.28 miles (19,874.18 km) WNWMarseille Provence Airport (MRS)Marseille, FranceView Marseille Provence Airport on a map Set MRS as origin Airport Set MRS as destination Airport Get more information about Marseille Provence Airport
1212,348.40 miles (19,872.77 km) NLe Puy - Loudes Airport (LPY)Le Puy-en-Velay / Loudes, Haute-Loire, FranceView Le Puy - Loudes Airport on a map Set LPY as origin Airport Set LPY as destination Airport Get more information about Le Puy - Loudes Airport
1312,343.31 miles (19,864.58 km) NEAurillac – Tronquières Airport (AUR)Aurillac, FranceView Aurillac – Tronquières Airport on a map Set AUR as origin Airport Set AUR as destination Airport Get more information about Aurillac – Tronquières Airport
1412,343.20 miles (19,864.41 km) WNWAix-en-Provence Aerodrome (QXB)Aix-en-Provence / Les Milles, FranceView Aix-en-Provence Aerodrome on a map Set QXB as origin Airport Set QXB as destination Airport Get more information about Aix-en-Provence Aerodrome
1512,332.90 miles (19,847.83 km) NWValence - Chabeuil Airport (VAF)Valence, FranceView Valence - Chabeuil Airport on a map Set VAF as origin Airport Set VAF as destination Airport Get more information about Valence - Chabeuil Airport

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