About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Chatham Islands (CHT), Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand and Whakatane Airport (WHK), Whakatane, New Zealand would travel a Great Circle distance of 534 miles (or 859 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 Whakatane 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: WHK / NZWK
Airport Name: Whakatane Airport
Location: Whakatane, New Zealand
GPS Coordinates: 37°55'14"S by 176°54'51"E
Elevation: 20 feet (6 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Chatham Islands (CHT):

  • In addition to being known as "Chatham Islands", another name for CHT is "Tuuta Airport".
  • 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.
  • In 2012 The New Zealand Government announced plans to develop the airport as part of an overall Economic Plan for the Chatham Islands.
  • 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.
  • The closest airport to Chatham Islands (CHT) is Hood Aerodrome (MRO), which is located 448 miles (722 kilometers) WNW of CHT.
  • Chatham Islands (CHT) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The airport was completed in 1982 to replace an earlier built compacted grass airstrip at Te Hapupu that could only handle slow flying Safe Air Bristol Freighter aircraft.
  • The airport is the base of Air Chathams and usually houses two aircraft overnight.

Facts about Whakatane Airport (WHK):

  • The closest airport to Whakatane Airport (WHK) is Rotorua International Airport (ROT), which is located 35 miles (56 kilometers) WSW of WHK.
  • Whakatane Airport (WHK) has 2 runways.
  • The furthest airport from Whakatane Airport (WHK) is Granada Airport (GRX), which is nearly antipodal to Whakatane Airport (meaning Whakatane Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Granada Airport), and is located 12,374 miles (19,913 kilometers) away in Granada, Spain.
  • Because of Whakatane Airport's relatively low elevation of 20 feet, planes can take off or land at Whakatane 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.

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 Whakatane Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Whakatane Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
135.01 miles (56.34 km) WSWRotorua International Airport (ROT)Rotorua, New ZealandView Rotorua International Airport on a map Set ROT as destination Airport Set ROT as destination Airport Get more information about Rotorua International Airport
242.71 miles (68.73 km) WNWTauranga Airport (TRG)Tauranga, New ZealandView Tauranga Airport on a map Set TRG as destination Airport Set TRG as destination Airport Get more information about Tauranga Airport
365.35 miles (105.18 km) WMatamata Airport (MTA)Matamata, New ZealandView Matamata Airport on a map Set MTA as destination Airport Set MTA as destination Airport Get more information about Matamata Airport
472.29 miles (116.34 km) SWTaupo 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
577.23 miles (124.28 km) SEGisborne Airport (GIS)Gisborne, New ZealandView Gisborne Airport on a map Set GIS as destination Airport Set GIS as destination Airport Get more information about Gisborne Airport
686.35 miles (138.97 km) WHamilton International Airport (HLZ)Hamilton, New ZealandView Hamilton International Airport on a map Set HLZ as destination Airport Set HLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Hamilton International Airport
791.39 miles (147.07 km) NWThames Aerodrome (TMZ)Thames, New ZealandView Thames Aerodrome on a map Set TMZ as destination Airport Set TMZ as destination Airport Get more information about Thames Aerodrome
8106.97 miles (172.14 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
9109.74 miles (176.60 km) NWCoromandel Aerodrome (CMV)Coromandel, New ZealandView Coromandel Aerodrome on a map Set CMV as destination Airport Set CMV as destination Airport Get more information about Coromandel Aerodrome
10122.94 miles (197.85 km) WNWArdmore Airport (AMZ)Ardmore, New ZealandView Ardmore Airport on a map Set AMZ as destination Airport Set AMZ as destination Airport Get more information about Ardmore Airport
11132.37 miles (213.03 km) WNWAuckland Airport (AKL)Mangere, New ZealandView Auckland Airport on a map Set AKL as destination Airport Set AKL as destination Airport Get more information about Auckland Airport
12140.64 miles (226.33 km) NWGreat Barrier Aerodrome (GBZ)Great Barrier Island, New ZealandView Great Barrier Aerodrome on a map Set GBZ as destination Airport Set GBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Great Barrier Aerodrome
13165.95 miles (267.08 km) WSWNew 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
14173.78 miles (279.67 km) SWWanganui 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
15179.81 miles (289.37 km) SSWPalmerston 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

Map of Furthest Airports from Whakatane Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Whakatane Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,373.62 miles (19,913.36 km) NEGranada Airport (GRX)Granada, SpainView Granada Airport on a map Set GRX as destination Airport Set GRX as destination Airport Get more information about Granada Airport
212,356.34 miles (19,885.55 km) NECiudad Real Central Airport (CQM)Ciudad Real, SpainView Ciudad Real Central Airport on a map Set CQM as destination Airport Set CQM as destination Airport Get more information about Ciudad Real Central Airport
312,352.67 miles (19,879.64 km) NNWAlmería Airport (LEI)Almería, SpainView Almería Airport on a map Set LEI as destination Airport Set LEI as destination Airport Get more information about Almería Airport
412,340.88 miles (19,860.68 km) ECórdoba Airport (ODB)Córdoba, SpainView Córdoba Airport on a map Set ODB as destination Airport Set ODB as destination Airport Get more information about Córdoba Airport
512,320.87 miles (19,828.46 km) NEMálaga Airport (AGP)Málaga, SpainView Málaga Airport on a map Set AGP as destination Airport Set AGP as destination Airport Get more information about Málaga Airport
612,312.35 miles (19,814.75 km) WMurcia–San Javier Airport (MJV)Murcia, SpainView Murcia–San Javier Airport on a map Set MJV as destination Airport Set MJV as destination Airport Get more information about Murcia–San Javier Airport
712,297.11 miles (19,790.24 km) WAlicante-Elche Airport (ALC)Alicante, SpainView Alicante-Elche Airport on a map Set ALC as destination Airport Set ALC as destination Airport Get more information about Alicante-Elche Airport
812,279.09 miles (19,761.23 km) ENESeville Airport (SVQ)Seville, SpainView Seville Airport on a map Set SVQ as destination Airport Set SVQ as destination Airport Get more information about Seville Airport
912,262.06 miles (19,733.82 km) NEGibraltar International Airport (GIB)GibraltarView Gibraltar International Airport on a map Set GIB as destination Airport Set GIB as destination Airport Get more information about Gibraltar International Airport
1012,259.43 miles (19,729.58 km) NWValencia Airport (VLC)Valencia, Valencian Community, SpainView Valencia Airport on a map Set VLC as destination Airport Set VLC as destination Airport Get more information about Valencia Airport
1112,258.67 miles (19,728.37 km) NAdolfo 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]
1212,257.77 miles (19,726.91 km) NMadrid–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
1312,254.33 miles (19,721.39 km) ENEJerez Airport (XRY)Jerez de la Frontera, SpainView Jerez Airport on a map Set XRY as destination Airport Set XRY as destination Airport Get more information about Jerez Airport
1412,254.19 miles (19,721.16 km) NMelilla Airport (MLN)Melilla, (Spanish exclave in Morocco)View Melilla Airport on a map Set MLN as destination Airport Set MLN as destination Airport Get more information about Melilla Airport
1512,250.59 miles (19,715.36 km) NECeuta Heliport (JCU)Ceuta, SpainView Ceuta Heliport on a map Set JCU as destination Airport Set JCU as destination Airport Get more information about Ceuta Heliport