About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between New Plymouth Airport (NPL), New Plymouth, New Zealand and Salamanca-Matacán Airport (SLM), Salamanca, Spain would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,301 miles (or 19,797 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 Salamanca-Matacán 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 Salamanca-Matacán Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

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

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: SLM / LESA
Airport Names:
  1. Salamanca-Matacán Airport
  2. Aeropuerto de Salamanca-Matacán
Location: Salamanca, Spain
GPS Coordinates: 40°57'6"N by 5°30'6"W
Operator/Owner: Aena
Airport Type: Public, military
Elevation: 2595 feet (791 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about New Plymouth Airport (NPL):

  • New Plymouth Airport handled 332,178 passengers last year.
  • 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 closest airport to New Plymouth Airport (NPL) is Wanganui Airport (WAG), which is located 80 miles (129 kilometers) SE of 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.
  • By the end of 2012 the larger ATR 72 aircraft will provide a service to Auckland due to the demands of passenger numbers.
  • The airport is the 10th busiest airport in New Zealand with 32,791 aircraft movements in 2011.
  • The original terminal was renovated during the 1990s.
  • New Plymouth Airport (NPL) has 3 runways.
  • 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 Salamanca-Matacán Airport (SLM):

  • In addition to being known as "Salamanca-Matacán Airport", another name for SLM is "Aeropuerto de Salamanca-Matacán".
  • Salamanca-Matacán Airport (SLM) has 2 runways.
  • The furthest airport from Salamanca-Matacán Airport (SLM) is Kapiti Coast Airport (PPQ), which is nearly antipodal to Salamanca-Matacán Airport (meaning Salamanca-Matacán Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Kapiti Coast Airport), and is located 12,411 miles (19,973 kilometers) away in Paraparaumu Beach, New Zealand.
  • The closest airport to Salamanca-Matacán Airport (SLM) is Valladolid International Airport (VLL), which is located 62 miles (100 kilometers) NNE of SLM.
  • Salamanca-Matacán Airport handled 15,830 passengers last year.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Set FAO as origin Airport Set FAO as destination Airport Get more information about Faro International Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Salamanca-Matacán Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Salamanca-Matacán Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
162.07 miles (99.89 km) NNEValladolid 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
288.38 miles (142.23 km) NWBragança 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
3106.92 miles (172.08 km) ESEAdolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] (MAD)Madrid, SpainView Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1] on a map Set MAD as destination Airport Set MAD as destination Airport Get more information about Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1]
4112.16 miles (180.51 km) ESEMadrid–Torrejón Airport (TOJ)Torrejón de Ardoz, SpainView Madrid–Torrejón Airport on a map Set TOJ as destination Airport Set TOJ as destination Airport Get more information about Madrid–Torrejón Airport
5113.38 miles (182.47 km) NLeón 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
6114.10 miles (183.63 km) WSWCovilhã 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
7117.61 miles (189.28 km) WNWVila 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
8137.59 miles (221.44 km) NEBurgos 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
9158.61 miles (255.25 km) SSWBadajoz Airport (BJZ)Badajoz, SpainView Badajoz Airport on a map Set BJZ as destination Airport Set BJZ as destination Airport Get more information about Badajoz Airport
10159.00 miles (255.89 km) WNWBraga 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
11165.22 miles (265.90 km) WSWCoimbra Airport (CBP)Coimbra, PortugalView Coimbra Airport on a map Set CBP as destination Airport Set CBP as destination Airport Get more information about Coimbra Airport
12165.99 miles (267.14 km) SSECiudad Real Central Airport (CQM)Ciudad Real, SpainView Ciudad Real Central Airport on a map Set CQM as destination Airport Set CQM as destination Airport Get more information about Ciudad Real Central Airport
13166.53 miles (268.01 km) WFrancisco 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
14182.49 miles (293.69 km) NAsturias 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
15184.03 miles (296.17 km) WNWVigo 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

Map of Furthest Airports from Salamanca-Matacán Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Salamanca-Matacán Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,410.95 miles (19,973.45 km) WKapiti Coast Airport (PPQ)Paraparaumu Beach, New ZealandView Kapiti Coast Airport on a map Set PPQ as destination Airport Set PPQ as destination Airport Get more information about Kapiti Coast Airport
212,406.34 miles (19,966.01 km) SSWWellington International Airport (WLG)Wellington, New ZealandView Wellington International Airport on a map Set WLG as destination Airport Set WLG as destination Airport Get more information about Wellington International Airport
312,385.85 miles (19,933.05 km) SEWoodbourne 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
412,377.55 miles (19,919.68 km) WHood Aerodrome (MRO)Masterton, New ZealandView Hood Aerodrome on a map Set MRO as destination Airport Set MRO as destination Airport Get more information about Hood Aerodrome
512,366.16 miles (19,901.36 km) ESENelson 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
612,363.69 miles (19,897.38 km) SWPalmerston North Airport (PMR)Palmerston North, New ZealandView Palmerston North Airport on a map Set PMR as destination Airport Set PMR as destination Airport Get more information about Palmerston North Airport
712,363.01 miles (19,896.29 km) SSWWanganui Airport (WAG)Wanganui, New ZealandView Wanganui Airport on a map Set WAG as destination Airport Set WAG as destination Airport Get more information about Wanganui Airport
812,357.52 miles (19,887.45 km) EMotueka 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
912,348.37 miles (19,872.73 km) ETakaka 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
1012,325.02 miles (19,835.14 km) SSEKaikoura 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
1112,301.47 miles (19,797.25 km) SNew Plymouth Airport (NPL)New Plymouth, New ZealandView New Plymouth Airport on a map Set NPL as destination Airport Set NPL as destination Airport Get more information about New Plymouth Airport
1212,276.03 miles (19,756.31 km) ESEWestport 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
1312,274.96 miles (19,754.59 km) SWHawke's Bay Airport (NPE)Napier, New ZealandView Hawke's Bay Airport on a map Set NPE as destination Airport Set NPE as destination Airport Get more information about Hawke's Bay Airport
1412,262.32 miles (19,734.25 km) SSWTaupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō (TUO)Taupo, New ZealandView Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō on a map Set TUO as destination Airport Set TUO as destination Airport Get more information about Taupo AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Taupō
1512,236.83 miles (19,693.21 km) ESEGreymouth 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