About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Araxos Airport (GPA), Araxos / Patras, Greece and Rarotonga International Airport (RAR), Avarua, Cook Islands would travel a Great Circle distance of 11,263 miles (or 18,127 kilometers).

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Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: GPA / LGRX
Airport Names:
  1. Araxos Airport
  2. Αεροδρόμιο Αράξου
Location: Araxos / Patras, Greece
GPS Coordinates: 38°9'3"N by 21°25'32"E
Area Served: Patras & Pyrgos, Greece
Operator/Owner: Greek Armed Forces
Airport Type: Military / Civilian
Elevation: 46 feet (14 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: RAR / NCRG
Airport Name: Rarotonga International Airport
Location: Avarua, Cook Islands
GPS Coordinates: 21°12'10"S by 159°48'20"W
Area Served: Avarua
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 19 feet (6 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Araxos Airport (GPA):

  • Araxos airport is located 45 km west of the city of Patras and 60 km north of Pyrgos.
  • In addition to being known as "Araxos Airport", another name for GPA is "Αεροδρόμιο Αράξου".
  • Because of Araxos Airport's relatively low elevation of 46 feet, planes can take off or land at Araxos 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.
  • It is also known as Araxos National Airport.
  • The airport has served as the home base of the Hellenic Air Force's 116th Combat Wing since May 1969, and of its precursor the 116th Combat Group since April 1962.
  • The furthest airport from Araxos Airport (GPA) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,428 miles (18,392 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • Araxos Airport (GPA) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Araxos was established as a military airport in 1936, but was construction of the runway not completed until 1941, when it also became the site of the first radar installation in Greece.
  • The closest airport to Araxos Airport (GPA) is Agrinio Airport (AGQ), which is located 31 miles (51 kilometers) N of GPA.

Facts about Rarotonga International Airport (RAR):

  • Air Rarotonga Saab 340 and Embraer Bandeirante
  • Because of Rarotonga International Airport's relatively low elevation of 19 feet, planes can take off or land at Rarotonga 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.
  • The closest airport to Rarotonga International Airport (RAR) is Mangaia Island Airport (MGS), which is located 131 miles (211 kilometers) ESE of RAR.
  • The furthest airport from Rarotonga International Airport (RAR) is Faya-Largeau Airport (FYT), which is nearly antipodal to Rarotonga International Airport (meaning Rarotonga International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Faya-Largeau Airport), and is located 12,199 miles (19,632 kilometers) away in Faya-Largeau, Chad.
  • Rarotonga International Airport (RAR) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Another outbound view of Rarotonga Airport and the island's mountainous interior

Map of Nearest Airports to Araxos Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Araxos Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
131.41 miles (50.55 km) NAgrinio Airport (AGQ)Agrinion, GreeceView Agrinio Airport on a map Set AGQ as origin Airport Set AGQ as destination Airport Get more information about Agrinio Airport
240.43 miles (65.07 km) SWZakynthos International Airport, "Dionysios Solomos" (ZTH)Zakynthos, GreeceView Zakynthos International Airport, Dionysios Solomos on a map Set ZTH as origin Airport Set ZTH as destination Airport Get more information about Zakynthos International Airport, Dionysios Solomos
364.37 miles (103.59 km) NNWPreveza National Airport (PVK)Preveza, GreeceView Preveza National Airport on a map Set PVK as origin Airport Set PVK as destination Airport Get more information about Preveza National Airport
481.70 miles (131.49 km) SSEKalamata International Airport (KLX)Kalamata, GreeceView Kalamata International Airport on a map Set KLX as origin Airport Set KLX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalamata International Airport
5101.24 miles (162.92 km) SESparti Airport (SPJ)Sparti, Laconia, GreeceView Sparti Airport on a map Set SPJ as origin Airport Set SPJ as destination Airport Get more information about Sparti Airport
6104.39 miles (167.99 km) NENea Anchialos National Airport (VOL)Volos, GreeceView Nea Anchialos National Airport on a map Set VOL as origin Airport Set VOL as destination Airport Get more information about Nea Anchialos National Airport
7111.08 miles (178.76 km) ESEPorto Kheli Airport (PKH)Porto Cheli, Argolis, GreeceView Porto Kheli Airport on a map Set PKH as origin Airport Set PKH as destination Airport Get more information about Porto Kheli Airport
8111.58 miles (179.57 km) NNWIoannina National Airport (IOA)Ioannina, GreeceView Ioannina National Airport on a map Set IOA as origin Airport Set IOA as destination Airport Get more information about Ioannina National Airport
9117.64 miles (189.32 km) NNELarissa State Airport “Thessaly” (LRA)Larisa, GreeceView Larissa State Airport “Thessaly” on a map Set LRA as origin Airport Set LRA as destination Airport Get more information about Larissa State Airport “Thessaly”
10129.14 miles (207.84 km) NWCorfu International Airport "Ioannis Kapodistrias" (CFU)Corfu, GreeceView Corfu International Airport Ioannis Kapodistrias on a map Set CFU as origin Airport Set CFU as destination Airport Get more information about Corfu International Airport Ioannis Kapodistrias
11132.65 miles (213.48 km) ENESkiathos Airport ‘Alexandros Papadiamantis’ (JSI)Skiathos Island, GreeceView Skiathos Airport ‘Alexandros Papadiamantis’ on a map Set JSI as origin Airport Set JSI as destination Airport Get more information about Skiathos Airport ‘Alexandros Papadiamantis’
12138.01 miles (222.10 km) EAthens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" (ATH)Athens, GreeceView Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos on a map Set ATH as origin Airport Set ATH as destination Airport Get more information about Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos
13149.18 miles (240.08 km) NKozani National Airport (KZI)Kozani, GreeceView Kozani National Airport on a map Set KZI as origin Airport Set KZI as destination Airport Get more information about Kozani National Airport
14156.47 miles (251.81 km) SEKythira National Airport "Alexandros Aristotelous Onassis" (KIT)Kithira, GreeceView Kythira National Airport Alexandros Aristotelous Onassis on a map Set KIT as origin Airport Set KIT as destination Airport Get more information about Kythira National Airport Alexandros Aristotelous Onassis
15158.77 miles (255.51 km) NKastoria National Airport (KSO)Kastoria, GreeceView Kastoria National Airport on a map Set KSO as origin Airport Set KSO as destination Airport Get more information about Kastoria National Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Araxos Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Araxos Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,428.04 miles (18,391.60 km) ESEChatham 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
211,312.97 miles (18,206.41 km) SMangaia Island Airport (MGS)Mangaia Island, Cook IslandsView Mangaia Island Airport on a map Set MGS as origin Airport Set MGS as destination Airport Get more information about Mangaia Island Airport
311,269.70 miles (18,136.78 km) SSWRurutu Airport (RUR)Rurutu, French PolynesiaView Rurutu Airport on a map Set RUR as origin Airport Set RUR as destination Airport Get more information about Rurutu Airport
411,263.49 miles (18,126.78 km) SRarotonga International Airport (RAR)Avarua, Cook IslandsView Rarotonga International Airport on a map Set RAR as origin Airport Set RAR as destination Airport Get more information about Rarotonga International Airport
511,189.95 miles (18,008.43 km) SAkatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport) (MUK)Mauke Island, Cook IslandsView Akatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport) on a map Set MUK as origin Airport Set MUK as destination Airport Get more information about Akatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport)
611,170.73 miles (17,977.50 km) SMitiaro Island Airport (MOI)Mitiaro Island, Cook IslandsView Mitiaro Island Airport on a map Set MOI as origin Airport Set MOI as destination Airport Get more information about Mitiaro Island Airport
711,170.27 miles (17,976.77 km) EGisborne 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
811,115.79 miles (17,889.08 km) ESEHawke'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
911,106.71 miles (17,874.47 km) EWhakatane 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
1011,076.38 miles (17,825.66 km) ERotorua 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
1111,069.27 miles (17,814.22 km) ETaupo 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
1211,065.42 miles (17,808.03 km) ETauranga Airport (TRG)Tauranga, New ZealandView Tauranga Airport on a map Set TRG as origin Airport Set TRG as destination Airport Get more information about Tauranga Airport
1311,054.30 miles (17,790.13 km) ESEHood 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
1411,052.45 miles (17,787.16 km) ESEPalmerston 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
1511,041.42 miles (17,769.40 km) EMatamata Airport (MTA)Matamata, New ZealandView Matamata Airport on a map Set MTA as origin Airport Set MTA as destination Airport Get more information about Matamata Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Rarotonga International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Rarotonga International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1131.09 miles (210.96 km) ESEMangaia Island Airport (MGS)Mangaia Island, Cook IslandsView Mangaia Island Airport on a map Set MGS as destination Airport Set MGS as destination Airport Get more information about Mangaia Island Airport
2165.33 miles (266.08 km) NEMitiaro Island Airport (MOI)Mitiaro Island, Cook IslandsView Mitiaro Island Airport on a map Set MOI as destination Airport Set MOI as destination Airport Get more information about Mitiaro Island Airport
3175.31 miles (282.13 km) ENEAkatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport) (MUK)Mauke Island, Cook IslandsView Akatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport) on a map Set MUK as destination Airport Set MUK as destination Airport Get more information about Akatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport)
4547.88 miles (881.73 km) ERurutu Airport (RUR)Rurutu, French PolynesiaView Rurutu Airport on a map Set RUR as destination Airport Set RUR as destination Airport Get more information about Rurutu Airport
5594.38 miles (956.57 km) ENEMaupiti Airport (MAU)Maupiti, Leeward Islands, French PolynesiaView Maupiti Airport on a map Set MAU as destination Airport Set MAU as destination Airport Get more information about Maupiti Airport
6620.67 miles (998.87 km) ENEBora Bora Airport (BOB)Bora Bora, French PolynesiaView Bora Bora Airport on a map Set BOB as destination Airport Set BOB as destination Airport Get more information about Bora Bora Airport
7653.11 miles (1,051.08 km) ENEHuahine – Fare Airport (HUH)Huahine, Society Islands, French PolynesiaView Huahine – Fare Airport on a map Set HUH as destination Airport Set HUH as destination Airport Get more information about Huahine – Fare Airport
8672.50 miles (1,082.28 km) WNiue International Airport (IUE)Alofi, NiueView Niue International Airport on a map Set IUE as destination Airport Set IUE as destination Airport Get more information about Niue International Airport
9702.99 miles (1,131.35 km) ENEMoorea Airport (MOZ)Moorea, Windward Islands, French PolynesiaView Moorea Airport on a map Set MOZ as destination Airport Set MOZ as destination Airport Get more information about Moorea Airport
10710.36 miles (1,143.21 km) ENEFa'a'ā International Airport (PPT)Papeete, Tahiti, French PolynesiaView Fa'a'ā International Airport on a map Set PPT as destination Airport Set PPT as destination Airport Get more information about Fa'a'ā International Airport
11751.93 miles (1,210.11 km) NManihiki Island Airport (MHX)Manihiki Island, Cook IslandsView Manihiki Island Airport on a map Set MHX as destination Airport Set MHX as destination Airport Get more information about Manihiki Island Airport
12795.64 miles (1,280.46 km) NWFitiuta Airport (FTI)Fiti‘uta, American Samoa, United StatesView Fitiuta Airport on a map Set FTI as destination Airport Set FTI as destination Airport Get more information about Fitiuta Airport
13799.66 miles (1,286.93 km) NWTau Airport (TAV)Tau, American SamoaView Tau Airport on a map Set TAV as destination Airport Set TAV as destination Airport Get more information about Tau Airport
14809.93 miles (1,303.45 km) NWOfu Airport (OFU)Ofu, American SamoaView Ofu Airport on a map Set OFU as destination Airport Set OFU as destination Airport Get more information about Ofu Airport
15849.61 miles (1,367.32 km) ENEMataiva Airport (MVT)Mataiva, French PolynesiaView Mataiva Airport on a map Set MVT as destination Airport Set MVT as destination Airport Get more information about Mataiva Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Rarotonga International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Rarotonga International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,199.06 miles (19,632.44 km) NNEFaya-Largeau Airport (FYT)Faya-Largeau, ChadView Faya-Largeau Airport on a map Set FYT as destination Airport Set FYT as destination Airport Get more information about Faya-Largeau Airport
212,150.79 miles (19,554.75 km) NWKufra Airport (AKF)Kufra, LibyaView Kufra Airport on a map Set AKF as destination Airport Set AKF as destination Airport Get more information about Kufra Airport
311,926.76 miles (19,194.22 km) NAbéché Airport (AEH)Abéché, ChadView Abéché Airport on a map Set AEH as destination Airport Set AEH as destination Airport Get more information about Abéché Airport
411,888.24 miles (19,132.23 km) NOum-Hadjer Airport (OUM)Oum Hadjer, ChadView Oum-Hadjer Airport on a map Set OUM as destination Airport Set OUM as destination Airport Get more information about Oum-Hadjer Airport
511,882.82 miles (19,123.50 km) NNWGeneina Airport (EGN)Geneina, SudanView Geneina Airport on a map Set EGN as destination Airport Set EGN as destination Airport Get more information about Geneina Airport
611,882.03 miles (19,122.23 km) WNWSharq Al-Owainat Airport (GSQ)Sharq Al-Owainat, EgyptView Sharq Al-Owainat Airport on a map Set GSQ as destination Airport Set GSQ as destination Airport Get more information about Sharq Al-Owainat Airport
711,872.80 miles (19,107.38 km) NNEAti Airport (ATV)Ati, ChadView Ati Airport on a map Set ATV as destination Airport Set ATV as destination Airport Get more information about Ati Airport
811,853.10 miles (19,075.67 km) NEMao Airport (AMO)Mao, ChadView Mao Airport on a map Set AMO as destination Airport Set AMO as destination Airport Get more information about Mao Airport
911,813.07 miles (19,011.24 km) NNWEl Fashir Airport (ELF)El Fasher, SudanView El Fashir Airport on a map Set ELF as destination Airport Set ELF as destination Airport Get more information about El Fashir Airport
1011,804.69 miles (18,997.75 km) NMongo Airport (MVO)Mongo, ChadView Mongo Airport on a map Set MVO as destination Airport Set MVO as destination Airport Get more information about Mongo Airport
1111,801.69 miles (18,992.93 km) NMarsa Brega Airport (LMQ)Brega, LibyaView Marsa Brega Airport on a map Set LMQ as destination Airport Set LMQ as destination Airport Get more information about Marsa Brega Airport
1211,793.59 miles (18,979.89 km) NNEBokoro Airport (BKR)Bokoro, ChadView Bokoro Airport on a map Set BKR as destination Airport Set BKR as destination Airport Get more information about Bokoro Airport
1311,791.34 miles (18,976.27 km) NEBol-Berim Airport (OTC)Bol, ChadView Bol-Berim Airport on a map Set OTC as destination Airport Set OTC as destination Airport Get more information about Bol-Berim Airport
1411,761.42 miles (18,928.12 km) NAbou-Deïa Airport (AOD)Abou-Deia, ChadView Abou-Deïa Airport on a map Set AOD as destination Airport Set AOD as destination Airport Get more information about Abou-Deïa Airport
1511,758.22 miles (18,922.97 km) WDongola Airport (DOG)Dongola, SudanView Dongola Airport on a map Set DOG as destination Airport Set DOG as destination Airport Get more information about Dongola Airport