About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between RAF Binbrook (GSY), Grimsby, England, United Kingdom and Christchurch International Airport (CHC), Christchurch, New Zealand would travel a Great Circle distance of 11,674 miles (or 18,787 kilometers).

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Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: GSY / EGXB
Airport Name: RAF Binbrook
Location: Grimsby, England, United Kingdom
GPS Coordinates: 53°26'44"N by 0°12'32"W
Operator/Owner: Ministry of Defence
Airport Type: Military
# of Runways: 3
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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 RAF Binbrook (GSY):

  • From 1965, Binbrook was the home to the English Electric Lightnings of 5 Squadron, joined by the similarly equipped 11 Squadron in 1972.
  • The Control Tower and adjacent Fire Section were demolished in 1995.
  • The closest airport to RAF Binbrook (GSY) is Humberside Airport (HUY), which is located only 11 miles (17 kilometers) NNW of GSY.
  • RAF Binbrook (GSY) has 3 runways.
  • As of 2012 a majority of the accommodation blocks have been demolished.
  • The furthest airport from RAF Binbrook (GSY) is Dunedin International Airport (DUD), which is located 11,764 miles (18,933 kilometers) away in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.

Facts about Christchurch International Airport (CHC):

  • 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 old domestic terminal has been completely demolished to make way for the new terminal.
  • Development of the aerodrome at Harewood commenced in 1936.
  • 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.
  • A number of different taxi and shuttle companies operate services from the airport terminals.
  • The closest airport to Christchurch International Airport (CHC) is Ashburton Aerodrome (ASG), which is located 47 miles (75 kilometers) SW of CHC.
  • With the development of Antarctic scientific expeditions, since the 1950s Christchurch Airport has been the base for all Antarctic flights operated by the United States Navy, United States Air Force, Air National Guard and Royal New Zealand Air Force as part of Operation Deep Freeze.
  • Christchurch International Airport handled 556,096 passengers last year.

Map of Nearest Airports to RAF Binbrook:

List of Nearest Airports to RAF Binbrook:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110.63 miles (17.11 km) NNWHumberside Airport (HUY)North Lincolnshire, United KingdomView Humberside Airport on a map Set HUY as origin Airport Set HUY as destination Airport Get more information about Humberside Airport
224.44 miles (39.33 km) SRAF Coningsby (QCY)Coningsby, England, United KingdomView RAF Coningsby on a map Set QCY as origin Airport Set QCY as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Coningsby
332.78 miles (52.75 km) WRobin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield (DSA)Doncaster, England, United KingdomView Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield on a map Set DSA as origin Airport Set DSA as destination Airport Get more information about Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield
448.71 miles (78.39 km) WSheffield City Heliport (SZD)Sheffield, England, United KingdomView Sheffield City Heliport on a map Set SZD as origin Airport Set SZD as destination Airport Get more information about Sheffield City Heliport
552.79 miles (84.96 km) SSWRAF Cottesmore (OKH)Oakham, England, United KingdomView RAF Cottesmore on a map Set OKH as origin Airport Set OKH as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Cottesmore
662.88 miles (101.20 km) SWEast Midlands Airport (EMA)Castle Donington, Leicestershire, United KingdomView East Midlands Airport on a map Set EMA as origin Airport Set EMA as destination Airport Get more information about East Midlands Airport
763.49 miles (102.18 km) SSERAF Marham (KNF)Marham, Norfolk, East Anglia, United KingdomView RAF Marham on a map Set KNF as origin Airport Set KNF as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Marham
866.16 miles (106.48 km) WNWLeeds Bradford International Airport (LBA)Leeds / Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, United KingdomView Leeds Bradford International Airport on a map Set LBA as origin Airport Set LBA as destination Airport Get more information about Leeds Bradford International Airport
974.80 miles (120.37 km) SRAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102 (AYH)Alconbury, England, United KingdomView RAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102 on a map Set AYH as origin Airport Set AYH as destination Airport Get more information about RAF AlconburyUSAAF Station 102
1078.46 miles (126.26 km) SSERAF Lakenheath (LKZ)Lakenheath, England, United KingdomView RAF Lakenheath on a map Set LKZ as origin Airport Set LKZ as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Lakenheath
1180.02 miles (128.78 km) SSERAF Mildenhall (MHZ)Mildenhall, Suffolk, England, United KingdomView RAF Mildenhall on a map Set MHZ as origin Airport Set MHZ as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Mildenhall
1281.65 miles (131.40 km) SENorwich International Airport (NWI)Norwich, England, United KingdomView Norwich International Airport on a map Set NWI as origin Airport Set NWI as destination Airport Get more information about Norwich International Airport
1381.90 miles (131.80 km) SEColtishall (IATA off-point) (CLF)Coltishall, United KingdomView Coltishall (IATA off-point) on a map Set CLF as origin Airport Set CLF as destination Airport Get more information about Coltishall (IATA off-point)
1482.42 miles (132.64 km) SSWSywell Aerodrome (ORM)Northampton / Peterborough, United KingdomView Sywell Aerodrome on a map Set ORM as origin Airport Set ORM as destination Airport Get more information about Sywell Aerodrome
1585.35 miles (137.35 km) WManchester Airport (MAN)Manchester, United KingdomView Manchester Airport on a map Set MAN as origin Airport Set MAN as destination Airport Get more information about Manchester Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from RAF Binbrook:

List of Furthest Airports from RAF Binbrook:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,764.44 miles (18,932.98 km) SEDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map Set DUD as origin Airport Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
211,751.19 miles (18,911.66 km) SERyan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS)Stewart Island, New ZealandView Ryan's Creek Aerodrome on a map Set SZS as origin Airport Set SZS as destination Airport Get more information about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
311,749.59 miles (18,909.08 km) SSWChatham 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
411,733.53 miles (18,883.24 km) SEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as origin Airport Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
511,732.58 miles (18,881.71 km) SEOamaru 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
611,700.95 miles (18,830.81 km) SEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as origin Airport Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
711,695.95 miles (18,822.77 km) SERichard 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)
811,684.39 miles (18,804.15 km) SSEAshburton 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
911,673.65 miles (18,786.88 km) SSEChristchurch 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
1011,672.10 miles (18,784.38 km) SEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as origin Airport Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
1111,669.71 miles (18,780.52 km) SEWanaka 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
1211,645.41 miles (18,741.42 km) SEGlentanner 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
1311,637.23 miles (18,728.27 km) SEMount 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
1411,628.91 miles (18,714.87 km) SEMilford Sound Airport (MFN)Milford Sound, New ZealandView Milford Sound Airport on a map Set MFN as origin Airport Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport
1511,623.98 miles (18,706.94 km) SSEKaikoura 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

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