About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Salamanca-Matacán Airport (SLM), Salamanca, Spain and Wellington International Airport (WLG), Wellington, New Zealand would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,406 miles (or 19,966 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 Salamanca-Matacán Airport and Wellington International 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 Salamanca-Matacán Airport and Wellington International Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

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

Departure 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
View all routes: Routes from SLM
More Information: SLM Maps & Info

Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: WLG / NZWN
Airport Name: Wellington International Airport
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
GPS Coordinates: 41°19'37"S by 174°48'19"E
Area Served: Wellington, New Zealand
Operator/Owner: Infratil, Wellington City Council
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 42 feet (13 meters)
# of Runways: 1
View all routes: Routes from WLG
More Information: WLG Maps & Info

Facts about Salamanca-Matacán Airport (SLM):

  • Salamanca-Matacán Airport handled 15,830 passengers last year.
  • 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.

Facts about Wellington International Airport (WLG):

  • According to WIAL in 2009, the forthcoming Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 were originally predicted to have improved runway performance over existing long haul aircraft, opening up the possibility of direct air links to Asia and the Americas if commercially viable.
  • Because of Wellington International Airport's relatively low elevation of 42 feet, planes can take off or land at Wellington 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.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG) currently has only 1 runway.
  • Wellington is the third busiest airport in New Zealand handling a total of 5,373,622 passengers in the year ending 31 March 2013.
  • Rongotai Airport started with a grass runway in November 1929.
  • The furthest airport from Wellington International Airport (WLG) is Salamanca-Matacán Airport (SLM), which is nearly antipodal to Wellington International Airport (meaning Wellington International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Salamanca-Matacán Airport), and is located 12,406 miles (19,966 kilometers) away in Salamanca, Spain.
  • The closest airport to Wellington International Airport (WLG) is Kapiti Coast Airport (PPQ), which is located 31 miles (49 kilometers) NNE of WLG.

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 View satellite image of Valladolid International Airport Set VLL as origin 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 View satellite image of Bragança Airport Set BGC as origin 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 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]
4112.16 miles (180.51 km) ESEMadrid–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
5113.38 miles (182.47 km) NLeón Airport (LEN)León, SpainView León Airport on a map View satellite image of León Airport Set LEN as origin 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 View satellite image of Covilhã Airport Set COV as origin 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 View satellite image of Vila Real Airport Set VRL as origin 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 View satellite image of Burgos Airport Set RGS as origin 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 View satellite image of Badajoz Airport Set BJZ as origin 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 View satellite image of Braga Airport Set BGZ as origin 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 View satellite image of Coimbra Airport Set CBP as origin 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 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
13166.53 miles (268.01 km) WFrancisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO)Porto, PortugalView Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport on a map View satellite image of Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport Set OPO as origin 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 View satellite image of Asturias Airport Set OVD as origin 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 View satellite image of Vigo Airport Set VGO as origin 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 View satellite image of Kapiti Coast Airport Set PPQ as origin 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 View satellite image of Wellington International Airport Set WLG as origin 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 View satellite image of Woodbourne Airport Set BHE as origin 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 View satellite image of Hood Aerodrome Set MRO as origin 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 View satellite image of Nelson AirportTe Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū Set NSN as origin 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 View satellite image of Palmerston North Airport Set PMR as origin 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 View satellite image of Wanganui Airport Set WAG as origin 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 View satellite image of Motueka Aerodrome Set MZP as origin 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 View satellite image of Takaka Aerodrome Set KTF as origin 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 View satellite image of Kaikoura Aerodrome Set KBZ as origin 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 View satellite image of New Plymouth Airport Set NPL as origin 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 View satellite image of Westport Airport Set WSZ as origin 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 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
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 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
1512,236.83 miles (19,693.21 km) ESEGreymouth Airport (GMN)Greymouth, New ZealandView Greymouth Airport on a map View satellite image of Greymouth Airport Set GMN as origin Airport Set GMN as destination Airport Get more information about Greymouth Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Wellington International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Wellington International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
130.72 miles (49.44 km) NNEKapiti 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
249.48 miles (79.63 km) ENEHood 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
350.21 miles (80.80 km) WSWWoodbourne 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
481.48 miles (131.12 km) NNEPalmerston 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
582.24 miles (132.35 km) WNelson 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
695.01 miles (152.91 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
795.18 miles (153.18 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
897.89 miles (157.55 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
9108.14 miles (174.03 km) WNWTakaka 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
10163.57 miles (263.25 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
11168.27 miles (270.80 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
12169.16 miles (272.24 km) WWestport 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
13189.10 miles (304.33 km) SWChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map View satellite image of Christchurch International Airport Set CHC as destination Airport Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
14191.15 miles (307.63 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
15201.76 miles (324.70 km) WSWGreymouth Airport (GMN)Greymouth, New ZealandView Greymouth Airport on a map View satellite image of Greymouth Airport Set GMN as destination Airport Set GMN as destination Airport Get more information about Greymouth Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Wellington International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Wellington International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,406.34 miles (19,966.01 km) NNESalamanca-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
212,405.18 miles (19,964.15 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
312,350.49 miles (19,876.14 km) ENEBragança 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
412,346.47 miles (19,869.66 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
512,333.02 miles (19,848.02 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 destination Airport Set MAD as destination Airport Get more information about Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport[1]
612,328.95 miles (19,841.47 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
712,328.68 miles (19,841.03 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
812,305.70 miles (19,804.05 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
912,296.53 miles (19,789.29 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
1012,276.46 miles (19,756.99 km) NNEAsturias Airport (OVD)Oviedo, Asturias, SpainView Asturias Airport on a map View satellite image of Asturias Airport Set OVD as destination Airport Set OVD as destination Airport Get more information about Asturias Airport
1112,275.65 miles (19,755.70 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
1212,270.72 miles (19,747.76 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
1312,269.52 miles (19,745.84 km) WNWLogroño–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
1412,267.55 miles (19,742.66 km) EBraga 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
1512,257.32 miles (19,726.19 km) NWBilbao 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