About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between New Plymouth Airport (NPL), New Plymouth, New Zealand and Kapiti Coast Airport (PPQ), Paraparaumu Beach, New Zealand would travel a Great Circle distance of 138 miles (or 222 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 New Plymouth Airport and Kapiti Coast Airport, the route shown on this map most likely still appears to be a straight line.

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: PPQ / NZPP
Airport Name: Kapiti Coast Airport
Location: Paraparaumu Beach, New Zealand
GPS Coordinates: 40°54'16"S by 174°59'21"E
Airport Type: Attended, Uncontrolled, Certificated Aerodrome
Elevation: 22 feet (7 meters)
# of Runways: 3
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Facts about New Plymouth Airport (NPL):

  • New Plymouth Airport handled 332,178 passengers last year.
  • The original airport opened in 1933 with the New Plymouth Airport Act.
  • New Plymouth Airport (NPL) has 3 runways.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.

Facts about Kapiti Coast Airport (PPQ):

  • As recently as 1992, alternate sites for a new airport for Wellington were investigated, including Paraparaumu, but a decision was made to upgrade Wellington Airport's existing site.
  • On 6 November 1970, Douglas C-47B ZK-AXS of the Ministry of Transport was damaged beyond economic repair during a downwind simulated takeoff, when the undercarriage collapsed.
  • Kapiti Coast Airport (PPQ) has 3 runways.
  • The closest airport to Kapiti Coast Airport (PPQ) is Wellington International Airport (WLG), which is located 31 miles (49 kilometers) SSW of PPQ.
  • Because of Kapiti Coast Airport's relatively low elevation of 22 feet, planes can take off or land at Kapiti Coast 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.
  • Paraparaumu was judged unsuitable for international operations in the 1950s due to Kapiti Island to the near west and the Tararua Ranges barely a mile east infringing the take-off and landing flightpaths.
  • The original runway dimensions were 1350 m x 45 m with an 85 m starter extension available on runway 16, nearly touching Kapiti Road, which runs past the aerodrome.
  • On 24 October 2011, Air Nelson, a subsidiary of Air New Zealand, commenced flights between Auckland and Paraparaumu.
  • The furthest airport from Kapiti Coast Airport (PPQ) is Salamanca-Matacán Airport (SLM), which is nearly antipodal to Kapiti Coast Airport (meaning Kapiti Coast Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Salamanca-Matacán Airport), and is located 12,411 miles (19,973 kilometers) away in Salamanca, Spain.
  • This re-development was spurred by interest from Air New Zealand to operate Q300 aircraft.

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 Kapiti Coast Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Kapiti Coast Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
130.72 miles (49.44 km) SSWWellington 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
233.97 miles (54.67 km) EHood 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
352.09 miles (83.83 km) NEPalmerston 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
465.15 miles (104.85 km) NWanganui 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
571.97 miles (115.82 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
695.99 miles (154.47 km) WSWNelson 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
7105.11 miles (169.16 km) WMotueka 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
8114.04 miles (183.53 km) WTakaka 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
9127.11 miles (204.57 km) SWKaikoura 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
10137.85 miles (221.85 km) NNWNew 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
11140.43 miles (226.00 km) NEHawke'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
12160.48 miles (258.26 km) NNETaupo 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
13185.98 miles (299.31 km) WSWWestport 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
14205.71 miles (331.06 km) NNERotorua 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
15210.70 miles (339.10 km) NHamilton 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

Map of Furthest Airports from Kapiti Coast Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Kapiti Coast Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,410.95 miles (19,973.45 km) ESalamanca-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
212,380.82 miles (19,924.94 km) NValladolid 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
312,355.17 miles (19,883.66 km) WNWAdolfo 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]
412,350.11 miles (19,875.53 km) WNWMadrid–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
512,326.97 miles (19,838.29 km) NEBragança 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
612,315.78 miles (19,820.28 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
712,313.18 miles (19,816.10 km) NWBurgos 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
812,299.90 miles (19,794.73 km) ENECovilhã Airport (COV)Covilhã, PortugalView Covilhã Airport on a map View satellite image of Covilhã Airport Set COV as destination Airport Set COV as destination Airport Get more information about Covilhã Airport
912,293.41 miles (19,784.28 km) EVila 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
1012,284.90 miles (19,770.58 km) NNWCiudad 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
1112,267.81 miles (19,743.07 km) NEBadajoz 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
1212,261.24 miles (19,732.50 km) NWLogroño–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
1312,256.52 miles (19,724.90 km) NWVitoria-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
1412,252.28 miles (19,718.09 km) ENEBraga 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
1512,252.17 miles (19,717.91 km) NNWSantander Airport (SDR)Santander, Cantabria, SpainView Santander Airport on a map View satellite image of Santander Airport Set SDR as destination Airport Set SDR as destination Airport Get more information about Santander Airport