About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between New Plymouth Airport (NPL), New Plymouth, New Zealand and Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] (MAD), Madrid, Spain would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,280 miles (or 19,762 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 Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1], 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 Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1]. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between NPL and MAD makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between New Plymouth Airport and Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] 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 MAD are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from New Plymouth, New Zealand and Madrid, Spain 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 MAD!

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: MAD / LEMD
Airport Names:
  1. Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1]
  2. Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas
Location: Madrid, Spain
GPS Coordinates: 40°28'19"N by 3°33'38"W
Area Served: Madrid, Spain
Operator/Owner: Aena
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 2000 feet (610 meters)
# of Runways: 4
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More Information: MAD Maps & Info

Facts about New Plymouth Airport (NPL):

  • 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 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.
  • The airport's only sealed taxiway connects the apron and the asphalt runway, so aircraft taxi on the runway, and commence take off roll from runway ends.
  • New Plymouth Airport handled 332,178 passengers last year.
  • New Plymouth Airport serves the city of New Plymouth, and the surrounding region of Taranaki.
  • New Plymouth Airport (NPL) has 3 runways.
  • 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.
  • New Plymouth Airport has a control tower with services provided by Airways Corporation.
  • Origin Pacific Airways used to operate Jetstream J31 and Metroliner aircraft to/from Auckland and to/from Nelson 6x weekly.
  • The closest airport to New Plymouth Airport (NPL) is Wanganui Airport (WAG), which is located 80 miles (129 kilometers) SE of NPL.

Facts about Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] (MAD):

  • The closest airport to Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] (MAD) is Madrid–Torrejón Airport (TOJ), which is located only 6 miles (10 kilometers) ENE of MAD.
  • Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] handled 39,729,027 passengers last year.
  • On 27 January 2012, Spanair suspended all flights affecting Madrid-Barajas as well as other domestic and international connections.
  • The 1982 FIFA World Cup brought significant expansion and modernisation of the airport's two existing terminals.
  • Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] (MAD) has 4 runways.
  • During the construction of Terminal 4, two more runways were constructed to aid in the flow of air traffic arriving and departing from Barajas.
  • The furthest airport from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] (MAD) is Palmerston North Airport (PMR), which is nearly antipodal to Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] (meaning Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Palmerston North Airport), and is located 12,392 miles (19,943 kilometers) away in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
  • In addition to being known as "Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1]", another name for MAD is "Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas".

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 Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1]:

List of Nearest Airports to Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1]:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
16.28 miles (10.10 km) ENEMadrid–Torrejón Airport (TOJ)Torrejón de Ardoz, SpainView Madrid–Torrejón Airport on a map View satellite image of Madrid–Torrejón Airport Set TOJ as destination Airport Set TOJ as destination Airport Get more information about Madrid–Torrejón Airport
2106.92 miles (172.08 km) WNWSalamanca-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
3108.57 miles (174.73 km) NWValladolid 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
4113.74 miles (183.05 km) SCiudad 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
5130.29 miles (209.68 km) NBurgos Airport (RGS)Burgos, SpainView Burgos Airport on a map View satellite image of Burgos Airport Set RGS as destination Airport Set RGS as destination Airport Get more information about Burgos Airport
6151.63 miles (244.03 km) NNELogroño–Agoncillo Airport (RJL)Logroño, SpainView Logroño–Agoncillo Airport on a map View satellite image of Logroño–Agoncillo Airport Set RJL as destination Airport Set RJL as destination Airport Get more information about Logroño–Agoncillo Airport
7154.99 miles (249.43 km) ENEZaragoza Airport (ZAZ)Zaragoza, SpainView Zaragoza Airport on a map View satellite image of Zaragoza Airport Set ZAZ as destination Airport Set ZAZ as destination Airport Get more information about Zaragoza Airport
8172.05 miles (276.89 km) NNEVitoria-Gasteiz Airport (VIT)Vitoria-Gasteiz, SpainView Vitoria-Gasteiz Airport on a map View satellite image of Vitoria-Gasteiz Airport Set VIT as destination Airport Set VIT as destination Airport Get more information about Vitoria-Gasteiz Airport
9176.58 miles (284.18 km) ESEValencia Airport (VLC)Valencia, Valencian Community, SpainView Valencia Airport on a map View satellite image of Valencia Airport Set VLC as destination Airport Set VLC as destination Airport Get more information about Valencia Airport
10182.00 miles (292.89 km) NWLeón 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
11187.01 miles (300.96 km) NNEPamplona Airport (PNA)Pamplona, SpainView Pamplona Airport on a map View satellite image of Pamplona Airport Set PNA as destination Airport Set PNA as destination Airport Get more information about Pamplona Airport
12189.56 miles (305.06 km) WNWBragança 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
13191.98 miles (308.96 km) ECastellón Airport (CDT)Castellón de la Plana, Comunidad Valenciana, SpainView Castellón Airport on a map View satellite image of Castellón Airport Set CDT as destination Airport Set CDT as destination Airport Get more information about Castellón Airport
14194.17 miles (312.48 km) SSWCórdoba Airport (ODB)Córdoba, SpainView Córdoba Airport on a map View satellite image of Córdoba Airport Set ODB as destination Airport Set ODB as destination Airport Get more information about Córdoba Airport
15198.30 miles (319.13 km) NBilbao Airport (BIO)Bilbao, SpainView Bilbao Airport on a map View satellite image of Bilbao Airport Set BIO as destination Airport Set BIO as destination Airport Get more information about Bilbao Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1]:

List of Furthest Airports from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1]:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,392.28 miles (19,943.39 km) ESEPalmerston 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
212,382.14 miles (19,927.08 km) SEHood 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
312,363.75 miles (19,897.48 km) SSWHawke'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 destination Airport Set NPE as destination Airport Get more information about Hawke's Bay Airport
412,355.17 miles (19,883.66 km) ESEKapiti 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
512,354.30 miles (19,882.27 km) ESEWanganui 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
612,333.02 miles (19,848.02 km) SEWellington 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
712,315.61 miles (19,820.01 km) STaupo 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
812,287.34 miles (19,774.50 km) SWGisborne Airport (GIS)Gisborne, New ZealandView Gisborne Airport on a map View satellite image of Gisborne Airport Set GIS as destination Airport Set GIS as destination Airport Get more information about Gisborne Airport
912,284.59 miles (19,770.08 km) ESEWoodbourne 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
1012,279.83 miles (19,762.41 km) SENew 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
1112,273.40 miles (19,752.07 km) SRotorua International Airport (ROT)Rotorua, New ZealandView Rotorua International Airport on a map View satellite image of Rotorua International Airport Set ROT as destination Airport Set ROT as destination Airport Get more information about Rotorua International Airport
1212,259.29 miles (19,729.36 km) ESENelson 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
1312,258.67 miles (19,728.37 km) SWhakatane Airport (WHK)Whakatane, New ZealandView Whakatane Airport on a map View satellite image of Whakatane Airport Set WHK as destination Airport Set WHK as destination Airport Get more information about Whakatane Airport
1412,251.08 miles (19,716.15 km) ESEMotueka 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
1512,247.26 miles (19,710.00 km) SSEHamilton International Airport (HLZ)Hamilton, New ZealandView Hamilton International Airport on a map View satellite image of Hamilton International Airport Set HLZ as destination Airport Set HLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Hamilton International Airport