Nonstop flight route between Sørkjosen, Norway and Invercargill, New Zealand:
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About this route:
A direct, nonstop flight between Sørkjosen Airport (SOJ), Sørkjosen, Norway and Invercargill Airport (IVC), Invercargill, New Zealand would travel a Great Circle distance of 10,480 miles (or 16,866 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 Sørkjosen Airport and Invercargill 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 Sørkjosen Airport and Invercargill Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!
Departure Airport Information:
|IATA / ICAO Codes:||SOJ / ENSR|
|GPS Coordinates:||69°47'12"N by 20°57'34"E|
|Elevation:||16 feet (5 meters)|
|View all routes:||Routes from SOJ|
|More Information:||SOJ Maps & Info|
Arrival Airport Information:
|IATA / ICAO Codes:||IVC / NZNV|
|Airport Name:||Invercargill Airport|
|Location:||Invercargill, New Zealand|
|GPS Coordinates:||46°24'43"S by 168°18'46"E|
|Operator/Owner:||Invercargill Airport Ltd|
|Elevation:||5 feet (2 meters)|
|# of Runways:||4|
|View all routes:||Routes from IVC|
|More Information:||IVC Maps & Info|
Facts about Sørkjosen Airport (SOJ):
- Sørkjosen Airport handled 16,993 passengers last year.
- In addition to being known as "Sørkjosen Airport", another name for SOJ is "Sørkjosen lufthavn".
- In the mid-1990s, Nordreisa Municipal Council attempted to change the airport's name from Sørkjosen to Nordreisa.
- Berlevåg Airport is served by Widerøe with Dash 8-100 aircraft connecting the community with Tromsø and airports in Finnmark.
- Because of Sørkjosen Airport's relatively low elevation of 16 feet, planes can take off or land at Sørkjosen 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 closest airport to Sørkjosen Airport (SOJ) is Tromsø Airport, Langnes (TOS), which is located 49 miles (80 kilometers) W of SOJ.
- The furthest airport from Sørkjosen Airport (SOJ) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 10,541 miles (16,965 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
Facts about Invercargill Airport (IVC):
- Since July 2012, Air New Zealand has used Invercargill as a technical stop when conditions in Queenstown restrict aircraft from taking off with sufficient fuel to fly direct to Australia due to weather or operational reasons.
- The runway was lengthened periodically over the years to cater for larger aircraft in time, such as NAC Fokker F27s, NAC Vickers Viscount, culminating with NAC's Boeing 737-200 type in 1975.
- In 2005, the runway was extended to 2,210 m at a cost of NZ$5 million, as of 2012 it is the third longest civilian runway in New Zealand, capable of handling aircraft of Boeing 737/Airbus A320 type sized aircraft.
- A fully covered baggage carousel was commissioned in 2001.
- The furthest airport from Invercargill Airport (IVC) is A Coruña Airport (LCG), which is nearly antipodal to Invercargill Airport (meaning Invercargill Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from A Coruña Airport), and is located 12,168 miles (19,582 kilometers) away in A Coruña, Spain.
- The passenger terminal facilities have developed around a striking permanent 'Festival of Britain' two-level structure built in 1963, which features a distinctive lozenge-shaped roof and fully glazed airside walls giving great views of the runway from the upper deck.
- Because of Invercargill Airport's relatively low elevation of 5 feet, planes can take off or land at Invercargill 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.
- Invercargill Airport handled 27,092 passengers last year.
- Invercargill Airport (IVC) has 4 runways.
- The closest airport to Invercargill Airport (IVC) is Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS), which is located 35 miles (57 kilometers) SSW of IVC.