About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between New Plymouth Airport (NPL), New Plymouth, New Zealand and Covilhã Airport (COV), Covilhã, Portugal would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,313 miles (or 19,816 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 New Plymouth Airport and Covilhã 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 New Plymouth Airport and Covilhã Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between NPL and COV makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between New Plymouth Airport and Covilhã 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 NPL and COV are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from New Plymouth, New Zealand and Covilhã, Portugal 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 NPL and COV!

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: NPL / NZNP
Airport Name: New Plymouth Airport
Location: New Plymouth, New Zealand
GPS Coordinates: 39°0'30"S by 174°10'45"E
Operator/Owner: New Plymouth District Council
Government of New Zealand
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 97 feet (30 meters)
# of Runways: 3
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: COV / LPCV
Airport Name: Covilhã Airport
Location: Covilhã, Portugal
GPS Coordinates: 40°15'52"N by 7°28'48"W
Elevation: 1572 feet (479 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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More Information: COV Maps & Info

Facts about New Plymouth Airport (NPL):

  • The furthest airport from New Plymouth Airport (NPL) is Badajoz Airport (BJZ), which is nearly antipodal to New Plymouth Airport (meaning New Plymouth Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Badajoz Airport), and is located 12,382 miles (19,928 kilometers) away in Badajoz, Spain.
  • The original airport opened in 1933 with the New Plymouth Airport Act.
  • New Plymouth Airport handled 332,178 passengers last year.
  • New Plymouth Airport (NPL) has 3 runways.
  • Origin Pacific Airways used to operate Jetstream J31 and Metroliner aircraft to/from Auckland and to/from Nelson 6x weekly.
  • Because of New Plymouth Airport's relatively low elevation of 97 feet, planes can take off or land at New Plymouth 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 original terminal was renovated during the 1990s.
  • The closest airport to New Plymouth Airport (NPL) is Wanganui Airport (WAG), which is located 80 miles (129 kilometers) SE of NPL.
  • The terminal is equipped with two check-in desks for Air New Zealand subsidiary carriers, rental car outlets, flight arrival and departure monitors, public toilets, a cafe, and a Koru Regional Lounge.

Facts about Covilhã Airport (COV):

  • The closest airport to Covilhã Airport (COV) is Coimbra Airport (CBP), which is located 53 miles (85 kilometers) W of COV.
  • The furthest airport from Covilhã Airport (COV) is Takaka Aerodrome (KTF), which is nearly antipodal to Covilhã Airport (meaning Covilhã Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Takaka Aerodrome), and is located 12,390 miles (19,940 kilometers) away in Takaka, New Zealand.
  • Covilhã Airport (COV) currently has only 1 runway.

Map of Nearest Airports to New Plymouth Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to New Plymouth Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
179.85 miles (128.51 km) SEWanganui Airport (WAG)Wanganui, New ZealandView Wanganui Airport on a map View satellite image of Wanganui Airport Set WAG as origin Airport Set WAG as destination Airport Get more information about Wanganui Airport
2100.58 miles (161.87 km) NEHamilton International Airport (HLZ)Hamilton, New ZealandView Hamilton International Airport on a map View satellite image of Hamilton International Airport Set HLZ as origin Airport Set HLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Hamilton International Airport
3104.15 miles (167.62 km) ETaupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō (TUO)Taupo, New ZealandView Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō on a map View satellite image of Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō Set TUO as origin Airport Set TUO as destination Airport Get more information about Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō
4118.59 miles (190.85 km) SEPalmerston North Airport (PMR)Palmerston North, New ZealandView Palmerston North Airport on a map View satellite image of Palmerston North Airport Set PMR as origin Airport Set PMR as destination Airport Get more information about Palmerston North Airport
5122.06 miles (196.44 km) NEMatamata Airport (MTA)Matamata, New ZealandView Matamata Airport on a map View satellite image of Matamata Airport Set MTA as origin Airport Set MTA as destination Airport Get more information about Matamata Airport
6131.17 miles (211.09 km) ENERotorua International Airport (ROT)Rotorua, New ZealandView Rotorua International Airport on a map View satellite image of Rotorua International Airport Set ROT as origin Airport Set ROT as destination Airport Get more information about Rotorua International Airport
7137.85 miles (221.85 km) SSEKapiti Coast Airport (PPQ)Paraparaumu Beach, New ZealandView Kapiti Coast Airport on a map View satellite image of Kapiti Coast Airport Set PPQ as origin Airport Set PPQ as destination Airport Get more information about Kapiti Coast Airport
8142.19 miles (228.83 km) NNEAuckland Airport (AKL)Mangere, New ZealandView Auckland Airport on a map View satellite image of Auckland Airport Set AKL as origin Airport Set AKL as destination Airport Get more information about Auckland Airport
9143.07 miles (230.25 km) NETauranga Airport (TRG)Tauranga, New ZealandView Tauranga Airport on a map View satellite image of Tauranga Airport Set TRG as origin Airport Set TRG as destination Airport Get more information about Tauranga Airport
10143.40 miles (230.77 km) NNEArdmore Airport (AMZ)Ardmore, New ZealandView Ardmore Airport on a map View satellite image of Ardmore Airport Set AMZ as origin Airport Set AMZ as destination Airport Get more information about Ardmore Airport
11147.54 miles (237.44 km) ESEHawke's Bay Airport (NPE)Napier, New ZealandView Hawke's Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Hawke's Bay Airport Set NPE as origin Airport Set NPE as destination Airport Get more information about Hawke's Bay Airport
12147.87 miles (237.98 km) NNEThames Aerodrome (TMZ)Thames, New ZealandView Thames Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Thames Aerodrome Set TMZ as origin Airport Set TMZ as destination Airport Get more information about Thames Aerodrome
13149.80 miles (241.07 km) SSWTakaka Aerodrome (KTF)Takaka, New ZealandView Takaka Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Takaka Aerodrome Set KTF as origin Airport Set KTF as destination Airport Get more information about Takaka Aerodrome
14156.15 miles (251.30 km) SSEHood Aerodrome (MRO)Masterton, New ZealandView Hood Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Hood Aerodrome Set MRO as origin Airport Set MRO as destination Airport Get more information about Hood Aerodrome
15158.98 miles (255.85 km) SSWMotueka Aerodrome (MZP)Motueka, New ZealandView Motueka Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Motueka Aerodrome Set MZP as origin Airport Set MZP as destination Airport Get more information about Motueka Aerodrome

Map of Furthest Airports from New Plymouth Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from New Plymouth Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,382.43 miles (19,927.54 km) EBadajoz Airport (BJZ)Badajoz, SpainView Badajoz Airport on a map View satellite image of Badajoz Airport Set BJZ as origin Airport Set BJZ as destination Airport Get more information about Badajoz Airport
212,340.42 miles (19,859.93 km) NNWCórdoba Airport (ODB)Córdoba, SpainView Córdoba Airport on a map View satellite image of Córdoba Airport Set ODB as origin Airport Set ODB as destination Airport Get more information about Córdoba Airport
312,336.77 miles (19,854.06 km) WCiudad Real Central Airport (CQM)Ciudad Real, SpainView Ciudad Real Central Airport on a map View satellite image of Ciudad Real Central Airport Set CQM as origin Airport Set CQM as destination Airport Get more information about Ciudad Real Central Airport
412,326.82 miles (19,838.04 km) NSeville Airport (SVQ)Seville, SpainView Seville Airport on a map View satellite image of Seville Airport Set SVQ as origin Airport Set SVQ as destination Airport Get more information about Seville Airport
512,313.00 miles (19,815.81 km) NECovilhã Airport (COV)Covilhã, PortugalView Covilhã Airport on a map View satellite image of Covilhã Airport Set COV as origin Airport Set COV as destination Airport Get more information about Covilhã Airport
612,305.85 miles (19,804.30 km) ENEBeja Airport (BYJ)Beja, PortugalView Beja Airport on a map View satellite image of Beja Airport Set BYJ as origin Airport Set BYJ as destination Airport Get more information about Beja Airport
712,301.47 miles (19,797.25 km) NSalamanca-Matacán Airport (SLM)Salamanca, SpainView Salamanca-Matacán Airport on a map View satellite image of Salamanca-Matacán Airport Set SLM as origin Airport Set SLM as destination Airport Get more information about Salamanca-Matacán Airport
812,279.84 miles (19,762.43 km) NJerez Airport (XRY)Jerez de la Frontera, SpainView Jerez Airport on a map View satellite image of Jerez Airport Set XRY as origin Airport Set XRY as destination Airport Get more information about Jerez Airport
912,279.83 miles (19,762.41 km) NWAdolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] (MAD)Madrid, SpainView Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] on a map View satellite image of Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] Set MAD as origin Airport Set MAD as destination Airport Get more information about Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1]
1012,274.99 miles (19,754.62 km) ENECoimbra Airport (CBP)Coimbra, PortugalView Coimbra Airport on a map View satellite image of Coimbra Airport Set CBP as origin Airport Set CBP as destination Airport Get more information about Coimbra Airport
1112,274.06 miles (19,753.14 km) NWMadrid–Torrejón Airport (TOJ)Torrejón de Ardoz, SpainView Madrid–Torrejón Airport on a map View satellite image of Madrid–Torrejón Airport Set TOJ as origin Airport Set TOJ as destination Airport Get more information about Madrid–Torrejón Airport
1212,269.00 miles (19,744.99 km) NWGranada Airport (GRX)Granada, SpainView Granada Airport on a map View satellite image of Granada Airport Set GRX as origin Airport Set GRX as destination Airport Get more information about Granada Airport
1312,260.18 miles (19,730.79 km) NNWMálaga Airport (AGP)Málaga, SpainView Málaga Airport on a map View satellite image of Málaga Airport Set AGP as origin Airport Set AGP as destination Airport Get more information about Málaga Airport
1412,257.89 miles (19,727.11 km) ELisbon Portela Airport (LIS)Lisbon, PortugalView Lisbon Portela Airport on a map View satellite image of Lisbon Portela Airport Set LIS as origin Airport Set LIS as destination Airport Get more information about Lisbon Portela Airport
1512,256.20 miles (19,724.40 km) NEFaro International Airport (FAO)Faro, PortugalView Faro International Airport on a map View satellite image of Faro International Airport Set FAO as origin Airport Set FAO as destination Airport Get more information about Faro International Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Covilhã Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Covilhã Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
152.77 miles (84.93 km) WCoimbra Airport (CBP)Coimbra, PortugalView Coimbra Airport on a map View satellite image of Coimbra Airport Set CBP as destination Airport Set CBP as destination Airport Get more information about Coimbra Airport
271.09 miles (114.41 km) NVila Real Airport (VRL)Vila Real, PortugalView Vila Real Airport on a map View satellite image of Vila Real Airport Set VRL as destination Airport Set VRL as destination Airport Get more information about Vila Real Airport
391.82 miles (147.78 km) NWFrancisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO)Porto, PortugalView Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport on a map View satellite image of Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport Set OPO as destination Airport Set OPO as destination Airport Get more information about Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
4101.16 miles (162.80 km) SSEBadajoz Airport (BJZ)Badajoz, SpainView Badajoz Airport on a map View satellite image of Badajoz Airport Set BJZ as destination Airport Set BJZ as destination Airport Get more information about Badajoz Airport
5104.32 miles (167.89 km) NNWBraga Airport (BGZ)Braga, PortugalView Braga Airport on a map View satellite image of Braga Airport Set BGZ as destination Airport Set BGZ as destination Airport Get more information about Braga Airport
6114.10 miles (183.63 km) ENESalamanca-Matacán Airport (SLM)Salamanca, SpainView Salamanca-Matacán Airport on a map View satellite image of Salamanca-Matacán Airport Set SLM as destination Airport Set SLM as destination Airport Get more information about Salamanca-Matacán Airport
7117.12 miles (188.49 km) NNEBragança Airport (BGC)Bragança, PortugalView Bragança Airport on a map View satellite image of Bragança Airport Set BGC as destination Airport Set BGC as destination Airport Get more information about Bragança Airport
8135.57 miles (218.17 km) SWLisbon Portela Airport (LIS)Lisbon, PortugalView Lisbon Portela Airport on a map View satellite image of Lisbon Portela Airport Set LIS as destination Airport Set LIS as destination Airport Get more information about Lisbon Portela Airport
9148.24 miles (238.57 km) NNWVigo Airport (VGO)Vigo, Galicia, SpainView Vigo Airport on a map View satellite image of Vigo Airport Set VGO as destination Airport Set VGO as destination Airport Get more information about Vigo Airport
10152.96 miles (246.16 km) SBeja Airport (BYJ)Beja, PortugalView Beja Airport on a map View satellite image of Beja Airport Set BYJ as destination Airport Set BYJ as destination Airport Get more information about Beja Airport
11169.42 miles (272.65 km) NEValladolid International Airport (VLL)Valladolid, SpainView Valladolid International Airport on a map View satellite image of Valladolid International Airport Set VLL as destination Airport Set VLL as destination Airport Get more information about Valladolid International Airport
12186.32 miles (299.86 km) NNELeón Airport (LEN)León, SpainView León Airport on a map View satellite image of León Airport Set LEN as destination Airport Set LEN as destination Airport Get more information about León Airport
13188.14 miles (302.79 km) NNWSantiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ)Santiago de Compostela, SpainView Santiago de Compostela Airport on a map View satellite image of Santiago de Compostela Airport Set SCQ as destination Airport Set SCQ as destination Airport Get more information about Santiago de Compostela Airport
14206.79 miles (332.80 km) EAdolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] (MAD)Madrid, SpainView Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] on a map View satellite image of Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] Set MAD as destination Airport Set MAD as destination Airport Get more information about Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1]
15210.75 miles (339.17 km) ESECiudad Real Central Airport (CQM)Ciudad Real, SpainView Ciudad Real Central Airport on a map View satellite image of Ciudad Real Central Airport Set CQM as destination Airport Set CQM as destination Airport Get more information about Ciudad Real Central Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Covilhã Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Covilhã Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,390.18 miles (19,940.01 km) SSWTakaka Aerodrome (KTF)Takaka, New ZealandView Takaka Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Takaka Aerodrome Set KTF as destination Airport Set KTF as destination Airport Get more information about Takaka Aerodrome
212,372.49 miles (19,911.55 km) SSWMotueka Aerodrome (MZP)Motueka, New ZealandView Motueka Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Motueka Aerodrome Set MZP as destination Airport Set MZP as destination Airport Get more information about Motueka Aerodrome
312,356.51 miles (19,885.83 km) SSWNelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū (NSN)Nelson, New ZealandView Nelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū on a map View satellite image of Nelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū Set NSN as destination Airport Set NSN as destination Airport Get more information about Nelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū
412,325.10 miles (19,835.28 km) SWWoodbourne Airport (BHE)Blenheim, New ZealandView Woodbourne Airport on a map View satellite image of Woodbourne Airport Set BHE as destination Airport Set BHE as destination Airport Get more information about Woodbourne Airport
512,323.84 miles (19,833.24 km) SSEWestport Airport (WSZ)Westport, New ZealandView Westport Airport on a map View satellite image of Westport Airport Set WSZ as destination Airport Set WSZ as destination Airport Get more information about Westport Airport
612,313.00 miles (19,815.81 km) SWNew Plymouth Airport (NPL)New Plymouth, New ZealandView New Plymouth Airport on a map View satellite image of New Plymouth Airport Set NPL as destination Airport Set NPL as destination Airport Get more information about New Plymouth Airport
712,302.78 miles (19,799.36 km) WWanganui Airport (WAG)Wanganui, New ZealandView Wanganui Airport on a map View satellite image of Wanganui Airport Set WAG as destination Airport Set WAG as destination Airport Get more information about Wanganui Airport
812,299.90 miles (19,794.73 km) WSWKapiti Coast Airport (PPQ)Paraparaumu Beach, New ZealandView Kapiti Coast Airport on a map View satellite image of Kapiti Coast Airport Set PPQ as destination Airport Set PPQ as destination Airport Get more information about Kapiti Coast Airport
912,296.53 miles (19,789.29 km) WSWWellington International Airport (WLG)Wellington, New ZealandView Wellington International Airport on a map View satellite image of Wellington International Airport Set WLG as destination Airport Set WLG as destination Airport Get more information about Wellington International Airport
1012,277.33 miles (19,758.40 km) SSWKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Kaikoura Aerodrome Set KBZ as destination Airport Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
1112,273.55 miles (19,752.31 km) WPalmerston North Airport (PMR)Palmerston North, New ZealandView Palmerston North Airport on a map View satellite image of Palmerston North Airport Set PMR as destination Airport Set PMR as destination Airport Get more information about Palmerston North Airport
1212,270.08 miles (19,746.72 km) SSEGreymouth Airport (GMN)Greymouth, New ZealandView Greymouth Airport on a map View satellite image of Greymouth Airport Set GMN as destination Airport Set GMN as destination Airport Get more information about Greymouth Airport
1312,266.32 miles (19,740.67 km) WSWHood Aerodrome (MRO)Masterton, New ZealandView Hood Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Hood Aerodrome Set MRO as destination Airport Set MRO as destination Airport Get more information about Hood Aerodrome
1412,249.89 miles (19,714.24 km) SSEHokitika Airport (HKK)Hokitika, New ZealandView Hokitika Airport on a map View satellite image of Hokitika Airport Set HKK as destination Airport Set HKK as destination Airport Get more information about Hokitika Airport
1512,219.54 miles (19,665.39 km) WSWTaupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō (TUO)Taupo, New ZealandView Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō on a map View satellite image of Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō Set TUO as destination Airport Set TUO as destination Airport Get more information about Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō