About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Reus Airport (REU), Reus (near Tarragona), Spain and Kapiti Coast Airport (PPQ), Paraparaumu Beach, New Zealand would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,114 miles (or 19,496 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 Reus Airport and Kapiti Coast 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 Reus Airport and Kapiti Coast Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between REU and PPQ makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between Reus Airport and Kapiti Coast 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 REU and PPQ are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from Reus (near Tarragona), Spain and Paraparaumu Beach, New Zealand 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 REU and PPQ!

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: REU / LERS
Airport Names:
  1. Reus Airport
  2. Aeroport de Reus
Location: Reus (near Tarragona), Spain
GPS Coordinates: 41°8'51"N by 1°10'1"E
Area Served: Reus, Spain
Operator/Owner: Aena
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 233 feet (71 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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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 Reus Airport (REU):

  • The nearest railway station is Reus, served by local and express trains to Barcelona, Lleida and many other destinations in Spain.
  • The bus timetables vary slightly throughout the year but the buses are coordinated to coincide with flight arrivals and departures.
  • Because of Reus Airport's relatively low elevation of 233 feet, planes can take off or land at Reus 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.
  • In addition to being known as "Reus Airport", another name for REU is "Aeroport de Reus".
  • Reus Airport (REU) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The closest airport to Reus Airport (REU) is Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN), which is located 48 miles (78 kilometers) ENE of REU.
  • The furthest airport from Reus Airport (REU) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is nearly antipodal to Reus Airport (meaning Reus Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Chatham Islands), and is located 12,217 miles (19,661 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • The airport is a Ryanair base since October 2008 although for the winter 2009–2010 season Ryanair reduced the number of flights and destinations from Reus by a substantial amount.
  • Reus Airport handled 971,166 passengers last year.

Facts about Kapiti Coast Airport (PPQ):

  • In 1949 a Lockheed Lodestar from Whenuapai crashed into the Tararua Range.
  • The Kapiti Aero Club is based at the airport, along with other private fliers and charter businesses.
  • The closest airport to Kapiti Coast Airport (PPQ) is Wellington International Airport (WLG), which is located 31 miles (49 kilometers) SSW of PPQ.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In early 2007, the airport was sold by its first private owners to property developer Noel Robinson for NZ$40 million.
  • Kapiti Coast Airport (PPQ) has 3 runways.
  • In 1952 a DC-3 experienced engine failure when about to land on Runway 34, and ploughed into a house in Kohutuhutu Rd, Raumati Beach.
  • 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.

Map of Nearest Airports to Reus Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Reus Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
148.46 miles (77.99 km) ENEBarcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN)El Prat de Llobregat (near Barcelona), SpainView Barcelona–El Prat Airport on a map View satellite image of Barcelona–El Prat Airport Set BCN as origin Airport Set BCN as destination Airport Get more information about Barcelona–El Prat Airport
251.74 miles (83.27 km) NWLleida–Alguaire Airport (ILD)Lleida, SpainView Lleida–Alguaire Airport on a map View satellite image of Lleida–Alguaire Airport Set ILD as origin Airport Set ILD as destination Airport Get more information about Lleida–Alguaire Airport
354.71 miles (88.05 km) ENESabadell Airport (QSA)Sabadell, Catalonia, SpainView Sabadell Airport on a map View satellite image of Sabadell Airport Set QSA as origin Airport Set QSA as destination Airport Get more information about Sabadell Airport
483.39 miles (134.21 km) NLa Seu d'Urgell airport (LEU)La Seu d'Urgell, SpainView La Seu d'Urgell airport on a map View satellite image of La Seu d'Urgell airport Set LEU as origin Airport Set LEU as destination Airport Get more information about La Seu d'Urgell airport
597.48 miles (156.88 km) ENEGirona–Costa Brava Airport Aeroport de Girona-Costa Brava (GRO)Girona, SpainView Girona–Costa Brava Airport Aeroport de Girona-Costa Brava on a map View satellite image of Girona–Costa Brava Airport Aeroport de Girona-Costa Brava Set GRO as origin Airport Set GRO as destination Airport Get more information about Girona–Costa Brava Airport Aeroport de Girona-Costa Brava
699.42 miles (160.00 km) SWCastellón Airport (CDT)Castellón de la Plana, Comunidad Valenciana, SpainView Castellón Airport on a map View satellite image of Castellón Airport Set CDT as origin Airport Set CDT as destination Airport Get more information about Castellón Airport
7100.43 miles (161.63 km) NWHuesca–Pirineos Airport (HSK)Huesca, SpainView Huesca–Pirineos Airport on a map View satellite image of Huesca–Pirineos Airport Set HSK as origin Airport Set HSK as destination Airport Get more information about Huesca–Pirineos Airport
8119.94 miles (193.03 km) WNWZaragoza Airport (ZAZ)Zaragoza, SpainView Zaragoza Airport on a map View satellite image of Zaragoza Airport Set ZAZ as origin Airport Set ZAZ as destination Airport Get more information about Zaragoza Airport
9137.86 miles (221.86 km) SEPalma de Mallorca Airport (PMI)Palma de Mallorca, SpainView Palma de Mallorca Airport on a map View satellite image of Palma de Mallorca Airport Set PMI as origin Airport Set PMI as destination Airport Get more information about Palma de Mallorca Airport
10140.63 miles (226.32 km) NEPerpignan – Rivesaltes Airport (PGF)Perpignan, FranceView Perpignan – Rivesaltes Airport on a map View satellite image of Perpignan – Rivesaltes Airport Set PGF as origin Airport Set PGF as destination Airport Get more information about Perpignan – Rivesaltes Airport
11143.76 miles (231.36 km) SWValencia Airport (VLC)Valencia, Valencian Community, SpainView Valencia Airport on a map View satellite image of Valencia Airport Set VLC as origin Airport Set VLC as destination Airport Get more information about Valencia Airport
12152.98 miles (246.19 km) NNWTarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport (LDE)Lourdes, FranceView Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport on a map View satellite image of Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport Set LDE as origin Airport Set LDE as destination Airport Get more information about Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport
13154.39 miles (248.47 km) NNECarcassonne Airport (CCF)Carcassonne, FranceView Carcassonne Airport on a map View satellite image of Carcassonne Airport Set CCF as origin Airport Set CCF as destination Airport Get more information about Carcassonne Airport
14157.56 miles (253.56 km) SIbiza Airport Aeroport d'Eivissa Aeropuerto de Ibiza (IBZ)Ibiza, SpainView Ibiza Airport Aeroport d'Eivissa Aeropuerto de Ibiza on a map View satellite image of Ibiza Airport Aeroport d'Eivissa Aeropuerto de Ibiza Set IBZ as origin Airport Set IBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Ibiza Airport Aeroport d'Eivissa Aeropuerto de Ibiza
15172.17 miles (277.09 km) NToulouse Blagnac Airport (TLS)Toulouse, FranceView Toulouse Blagnac Airport on a map View satellite image of Toulouse Blagnac Airport Set TLS as origin Airport Set TLS as destination Airport Get more information about Toulouse Blagnac Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Reus Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Reus Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,216.60 miles (19,660.67 km) SSWChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map View satellite image of Chatham Islands Set CHT as origin Airport Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
212,195.95 miles (19,627.42 km) SEGisborne Airport (GIS)Gisborne, New ZealandView Gisborne Airport on a map View satellite image of Gisborne Airport Set GIS as origin Airport Set GIS as destination Airport Get more information about Gisborne Airport
312,182.51 miles (19,605.80 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
412,148.30 miles (19,550.75 km) EHood 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
512,140.70 miles (19,538.52 km) EPalmerston 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
612,120.39 miles (19,505.82 km) ESETaupo 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
712,118.96 miles (19,503.52 km) SEWhakatane Airport (WHK)Whakatane, New ZealandView Whakatane Airport on a map View satellite image of Whakatane Airport Set WHK as origin Airport Set WHK as destination Airport Get more information about Whakatane Airport
812,114.40 miles (19,496.19 km) EKapiti 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
912,106.09 miles (19,482.82 km) EWellington International Airport (WLG)Wellington, New ZealandView Wellington International Airport on a map View satellite image of Wellington International Airport Set WLG as origin Airport Set WLG as destination Airport Get more information about Wellington International Airport
1012,104.21 miles (19,479.80 km) ESEWanganui 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
1112,104.20 miles (19,479.78 km) SERotorua 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
1212,079.13 miles (19,439.42 km) SETauranga 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
1312,063.47 miles (19,414.23 km) SEMatamata 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
1412,057.47 miles (19,404.57 km) EWoodbourne Airport (BHE)Blenheim, New ZealandView Woodbourne Airport on a map View satellite image of Woodbourne Airport Set BHE as origin Airport Set BHE as destination Airport Get more information about Woodbourne Airport
1512,052.04 miles (19,395.84 km) SEHamilton 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

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