About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Rarotonga International Airport (RAR), Avarua, Cook Islands and Chatham Islands (CHT), Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand would travel a Great Circle distance of 1,831 miles (or 2,946 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 Rarotonga International Airport and Chatham Islands, the route shown on this map most likely still appears to be a straight line.

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: RAR / NCRG
Airport Name: Rarotonga International Airport
Location: Avarua, Cook Islands
GPS Coordinates: 21°12'10"S by 159°48'20"W
Area Served: Avarua
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 19 feet (6 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: CHT / NZCI
Airport Names:
  1. Chatham Islands
  2. Tuuta Airport
Location: Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand
GPS Coordinates: 43°48'36"S by 176°27'25"W
Operator/Owner: New Zealand Government
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 43 feet (13 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Rarotonga International Airport (RAR):

  • Because of the close proximity of the runways to the nearby roads, it is possible to get very close to aircraft while they are landing.
  • Air New Zealand Boeing 777 at Rarotonga
  • Rarotonga International Airport (RAR) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The closest airport to Rarotonga International Airport (RAR) is Mangaia Island Airport (MGS), which is located 131 miles (211 kilometers) ESE of RAR.
  • Air New Zealand Airbus A320 awaiting passengers at Rarotonga International
  • Because of Rarotonga International Airport's relatively low elevation of 19 feet, planes can take off or land at Rarotonga 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.
  • The furthest airport from Rarotonga International Airport (RAR) is Faya-Largeau Airport (FYT), which is nearly antipodal to Rarotonga International Airport (meaning Rarotonga International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Faya-Largeau Airport), and is located 12,199 miles (19,632 kilometers) away in Faya-Largeau, Chad.

Facts about Chatham Islands (CHT):

  • The furthest airport from Chatham Islands (CHT) is Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport (MPL), which is nearly antipodal to Chatham Islands (meaning Chatham Islands is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport), and is located 12,410 miles (19,972 kilometers) away in Montpellier, France.
  • Chatham Islands (CHT) currently has only 1 runway.
  • In addition to being known as "Chatham Islands", another name for CHT is "Tuuta Airport".
  • Because of Chatham Islands's relatively low elevation of 43 feet, planes can take off or land at Chatham Islands 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 small aviation museum is also based there, signifying the importance that aviation has played in developing the economic wealth of the island group.
  • The airport is the base of Air Chathams and usually houses two aircraft overnight.
  • The closest airport to Chatham Islands (CHT) is Hood Aerodrome (MRO), which is located 448 miles (722 kilometers) WNW of CHT.

Map of Nearest Airports to Rarotonga International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Rarotonga International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1131.09 miles (210.96 km) ESEMangaia Island Airport (MGS)Mangaia Island, Cook IslandsView Mangaia Island Airport on a map Set MGS as origin Airport Set MGS as destination Airport Get more information about Mangaia Island Airport
2165.33 miles (266.08 km) NEMitiaro Island Airport (MOI)Mitiaro Island, Cook IslandsView Mitiaro Island Airport on a map Set MOI as origin Airport Set MOI as destination Airport Get more information about Mitiaro Island Airport
3175.31 miles (282.13 km) ENEAkatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport) (MUK)Mauke Island, Cook IslandsView Akatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport) on a map Set MUK as origin Airport Set MUK as destination Airport Get more information about Akatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport)
4547.88 miles (881.73 km) ERurutu Airport (RUR)Rurutu, French PolynesiaView Rurutu Airport on a map Set RUR as origin Airport Set RUR as destination Airport Get more information about Rurutu Airport
5594.38 miles (956.57 km) ENEMaupiti Airport (MAU)Maupiti, Leeward Islands, French PolynesiaView Maupiti Airport on a map Set MAU as origin Airport Set MAU as destination Airport Get more information about Maupiti Airport
6620.67 miles (998.87 km) ENEBora Bora Airport (BOB)Bora Bora, French PolynesiaView Bora Bora Airport on a map Set BOB as origin Airport Set BOB as destination Airport Get more information about Bora Bora Airport
7653.11 miles (1,051.08 km) ENEHuahine – Fare Airport (HUH)Huahine, Society Islands, French PolynesiaView Huahine – Fare Airport on a map Set HUH as origin Airport Set HUH as destination Airport Get more information about Huahine – Fare Airport
8672.50 miles (1,082.28 km) WNiue International Airport (IUE)Alofi, NiueView Niue International Airport on a map Set IUE as origin Airport Set IUE as destination Airport Get more information about Niue International Airport
9702.99 miles (1,131.35 km) ENEMoorea Airport (MOZ)Moorea, Windward Islands, French PolynesiaView Moorea Airport on a map Set MOZ as origin Airport Set MOZ as destination Airport Get more information about Moorea Airport
10710.36 miles (1,143.21 km) ENEFa'a'ā International Airport (PPT)Papeete, Tahiti, French PolynesiaView Fa'a'ā International Airport on a map Set PPT as origin Airport Set PPT as destination Airport Get more information about Fa'a'ā International Airport
11751.93 miles (1,210.11 km) NManihiki Island Airport (MHX)Manihiki Island, Cook IslandsView Manihiki Island Airport on a map Set MHX as origin Airport Set MHX as destination Airport Get more information about Manihiki Island Airport
12795.64 miles (1,280.46 km) NWFitiuta Airport (FTI)Fiti‘uta, American Samoa, United StatesView Fitiuta Airport on a map Set FTI as origin Airport Set FTI as destination Airport Get more information about Fitiuta Airport
13799.66 miles (1,286.93 km) NWTau Airport (TAV)Tau, American SamoaView Tau Airport on a map Set TAV as origin Airport Set TAV as destination Airport Get more information about Tau Airport
14809.93 miles (1,303.45 km) NWOfu Airport (OFU)Ofu, American SamoaView Ofu Airport on a map Set OFU as origin Airport Set OFU as destination Airport Get more information about Ofu Airport
15849.61 miles (1,367.32 km) ENEMataiva Airport (MVT)Mataiva, French PolynesiaView Mataiva Airport on a map Set MVT as origin Airport Set MVT as destination Airport Get more information about Mataiva Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Rarotonga International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Rarotonga International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,199.06 miles (19,632.44 km) NNEFaya-Largeau Airport (FYT)Faya-Largeau, ChadView Faya-Largeau Airport on a map Set FYT as origin Airport Set FYT as destination Airport Get more information about Faya-Largeau Airport
212,150.79 miles (19,554.75 km) NWKufra Airport (AKF)Kufra, LibyaView Kufra Airport on a map Set AKF as origin Airport Set AKF as destination Airport Get more information about Kufra Airport
311,926.76 miles (19,194.22 km) NAbéché Airport (AEH)Abéché, ChadView Abéché Airport on a map Set AEH as origin Airport Set AEH as destination Airport Get more information about Abéché Airport
411,888.24 miles (19,132.23 km) NOum-Hadjer Airport (OUM)Oum Hadjer, ChadView Oum-Hadjer Airport on a map Set OUM as origin Airport Set OUM as destination Airport Get more information about Oum-Hadjer Airport
511,882.82 miles (19,123.50 km) NNWGeneina Airport (EGN)Geneina, SudanView Geneina Airport on a map Set EGN as origin Airport Set EGN as destination Airport Get more information about Geneina Airport
611,882.03 miles (19,122.23 km) WNWSharq Al-Owainat Airport (GSQ)Sharq Al-Owainat, EgyptView Sharq Al-Owainat Airport on a map Set GSQ as origin Airport Set GSQ as destination Airport Get more information about Sharq Al-Owainat Airport
711,872.80 miles (19,107.38 km) NNEAti Airport (ATV)Ati, ChadView Ati Airport on a map Set ATV as origin Airport Set ATV as destination Airport Get more information about Ati Airport
811,853.10 miles (19,075.67 km) NEMao Airport (AMO)Mao, ChadView Mao Airport on a map Set AMO as origin Airport Set AMO as destination Airport Get more information about Mao Airport
911,813.07 miles (19,011.24 km) NNWEl Fashir Airport (ELF)El Fasher, SudanView El Fashir Airport on a map Set ELF as origin Airport Set ELF as destination Airport Get more information about El Fashir Airport
1011,804.69 miles (18,997.75 km) NMongo Airport (MVO)Mongo, ChadView Mongo Airport on a map Set MVO as origin Airport Set MVO as destination Airport Get more information about Mongo Airport
1111,801.69 miles (18,992.93 km) NMarsa Brega Airport (LMQ)Brega, LibyaView Marsa Brega Airport on a map Set LMQ as origin Airport Set LMQ as destination Airport Get more information about Marsa Brega Airport
1211,793.59 miles (18,979.89 km) NNEBokoro Airport (BKR)Bokoro, ChadView Bokoro Airport on a map Set BKR as origin Airport Set BKR as destination Airport Get more information about Bokoro Airport
1311,791.34 miles (18,976.27 km) NEBol-Berim Airport (OTC)Bol, ChadView Bol-Berim Airport on a map Set OTC as origin Airport Set OTC as destination Airport Get more information about Bol-Berim Airport
1411,761.42 miles (18,928.12 km) NAbou-Deïa Airport (AOD)Abou-Deia, ChadView Abou-Deïa Airport on a map Set AOD as origin Airport Set AOD as destination Airport Get more information about Abou-Deïa Airport
1511,758.22 miles (18,922.97 km) WDongola Airport (DOG)Dongola, SudanView Dongola Airport on a map Set DOG as origin Airport Set DOG as destination Airport Get more information about Dongola Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Chatham Islands:

List of Nearest Airports to Chatham Islands:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1448.37 miles (721.58 km) WNWHood 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
2456.51 miles (734.68 km) NWHawke'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
3458.07 miles (737.19 km) NWGisborne Airport (GIS)Gisborne, New ZealandView Gisborne Airport on a map Set GIS as destination Airport Set GIS as destination Airport Get more information about Gisborne Airport
4472.35 miles (760.17 km) WNWPalmerston 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
5476.25 miles (766.46 km) WNWWellington 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
6480.33 miles (773.01 km) WNWKapiti 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
7510.07 miles (820.88 km) WKaikoura 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
8512.08 miles (824.11 km) WNWWanganui 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
9515.94 miles (830.33 km) WNWWoodbourne 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
10521.83 miles (839.80 km) NWTaupo 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
11533.99 miles (859.37 km) NWWhakatane Airport (WHK)Whakatane, New ZealandView Whakatane Airport on a map Set WHK as destination Airport Set WHK as destination Airport Get more information about Whakatane Airport
12544.81 miles (876.79 km) NWRotorua International Airport (ROT)Rotorua, New ZealandView Rotorua International Airport on a map Set ROT as destination Airport Set ROT as destination Airport Get more information about Rotorua International Airport
13550.50 miles (885.94 km) WChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map Set CHC as destination Airport Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
14552.81 miles (889.66 km) WNWNelson 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
15568.31 miles (914.60 km) WNWMotueka 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

Map of Furthest Airports from Chatham Islands:

List of Furthest Airports from Chatham Islands:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,410.31 miles (19,972.42 km) NWMontpellier–Méditerranée Airport (MPL)Montpellier, FranceView Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport on a map Set MPL as destination Airport Set MPL as destination Airport Get more information about Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport
212,401.86 miles (19,958.81 km) NNEBéziers Cap d'Agde Airport (BZR)Béziers, FranceView Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport on a map Set BZR as destination Airport Set BZR as destination Airport Get more information about Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport
312,393.07 miles (19,944.66 km) WNîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes Airport (FNI)Nîmes-Arles-Camargue, FranceView Nîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes Airport on a map Set FNI as destination Airport Set FNI as destination Airport Get more information about Nîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes Airport
412,371.80 miles (19,910.43 km) ENECastres - Mazamet Airport (DCM)Castres, Languedoc, FranceView Castres - Mazamet Airport on a map Set DCM as destination Airport Set DCM as destination Airport Get more information about Castres - Mazamet Airport
512,369.93 miles (19,907.43 km) NERodez–Aveyron Airport (RDZ)Salles-La-Source, Aveyron, FranceView Rodez–Aveyron Airport on a map Set RDZ as destination Airport Set RDZ as destination Airport Get more information about Rodez–Aveyron Airport
612,368.76 miles (19,905.54 km) WAvignon - Caumont Airport (AVN)Avignon, FranceView Avignon - Caumont Airport on a map Set AVN as destination Airport Set AVN as destination Airport Get more information about Avignon - Caumont Airport
712,367.04 miles (19,902.78 km) WNWOrange-Caritat Air Base (BA 115) (XOG)Orange, FranceView Orange-Caritat Air Base (BA 115) on a map Set XOG as destination Airport Set XOG as destination Airport Get more information about Orange-Caritat Air Base (BA 115)
812,364.15 miles (19,898.13 km) WNWIstres-Le Tubé Air Base (QIE)Istres, FranceView Istres-Le Tubé Air Base on a map Set QIE as destination Airport Set QIE as destination Airport Get more information about Istres-Le Tubé Air Base
912,362.57 miles (19,895.58 km) ENECarcassonne Airport (CCF)Carcassonne, FranceView Carcassonne Airport on a map Set CCF as destination Airport Set CCF as destination Airport Get more information about Carcassonne Airport
1012,355.54 miles (19,884.26 km) NNEPerpignan – Rivesaltes Airport (PGF)Perpignan, FranceView Perpignan – Rivesaltes Airport on a map Set PGF as destination Airport Set PGF as destination Airport Get more information about Perpignan – Rivesaltes Airport
1112,349.28 miles (19,874.18 km) WNWMarseille Provence Airport (MRS)Marseille, FranceView Marseille Provence Airport on a map Set MRS as destination Airport Set MRS as destination Airport Get more information about Marseille Provence Airport
1212,348.40 miles (19,872.77 km) NLe Puy - Loudes Airport (LPY)Le Puy-en-Velay / Loudes, Haute-Loire, FranceView Le Puy - Loudes Airport on a map Set LPY as destination Airport Set LPY as destination Airport Get more information about Le Puy - Loudes Airport
1312,343.31 miles (19,864.58 km) NEAurillac – Tronquières Airport (AUR)Aurillac, FranceView Aurillac – Tronquières Airport on a map Set AUR as destination Airport Set AUR as destination Airport Get more information about Aurillac – Tronquières Airport
1412,343.20 miles (19,864.41 km) WNWAix-en-Provence Aerodrome (QXB)Aix-en-Provence / Les Milles, FranceView Aix-en-Provence Aerodrome on a map Set QXB as destination Airport Set QXB as destination Airport Get more information about Aix-en-Provence Aerodrome
1512,332.90 miles (19,847.83 km) NWValence - Chabeuil Airport (VAF)Valence, FranceView Valence - Chabeuil Airport on a map Set VAF as destination Airport Set VAF as destination Airport Get more information about Valence - Chabeuil Airport