About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Sørkjosen Airport (SOJ), Sørkjosen, Norway and Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS), Stewart Island, New Zealand would travel a Great Circle distance of 10,507 miles (or 16,909 kilometers).

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Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: SOJ / ENSR
Airport Names:
  1. Sørkjosen Airport
  2. Sørkjosen lufthavn
Location: Sørkjosen, Norway
GPS Coordinates: 69°47'12"N by 20°57'34"E
Operator/Owner: Avinor
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 16 feet (5 meters)
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: SZS / NZRC
Airport Name: Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
Location: Stewart Island, New Zealand
GPS Coordinates: 46°53'58"S by 168°6'6"E
Operator/Owner: South East Air
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 288 feet (88 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Sørkjosen Airport (SOJ):

  • In addition to being known as "Sørkjosen Airport", another name for SOJ is "Sørkjosen lufthavn".
  • Sørkjosen was launched as part of a national network of regional short take-off and landing airport which was proposed in the mid-1960s.
  • Sørkjosen Airport handled 16,993 passengers last year.
  • In the mid-1990s, Nordreisa Municipal Council attempted to change the airport's name from Sørkjosen to Nordreisa.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Facts about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS):

  • In the mid-1980s Stewart Island Air Services changed its name to Southern Air Limited with Keith Smith, Joe Cave, Bill Haslett and Sam Nicol as shareholders.
  • Ryan's Creek Aerodrome is a small airstrip on Stewart Island in southern New Zealand.
  • Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The furthest airport from Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS) is A Coruña Airport (LCG), which is nearly antipodal to Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (meaning Ryan's Creek Aerodrome is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from A Coruña Airport), and is located 12,135 miles (19,529 kilometers) away in A Coruña, Spain.
  • Because of Ryan's Creek Aerodrome's relatively low elevation of 288 feet, planes can take off or land at Ryan's Creek Aerodrome 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 2000 Southern Air 1997 Ltd was bought by Stewart Island Flights, which uses Islanders FXE and FWZ, Cessna A185E Skywagon JEM and Piper PA32 Cherokee Sixs RTS and DIV aircraft in its service.
  • The closest airport to Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS) is Invercargill Airport (IVC), which is located 35 miles (57 kilometers) NNE of SZS.

Map of Nearest Airports to Sørkjosen Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Sørkjosen Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
149.40 miles (79.51 km) WTromsø Airport, Langnes (TOS)Tromsø, NorwayView Tromsø Airport, Langnes on a map Set TOS as origin Airport Set TOS as destination Airport Get more information about Tromsø Airport, Langnes
255.73 miles (89.70 km) NNEHasvik Airport (HAA)Hasvik, NorwayView Hasvik Airport on a map Set HAA as origin Airport Set HAA as destination Airport Get more information about Hasvik Airport
358.79 miles (94.62 km) ENEAlta Airport (ALF)Alta, NorwayView Alta Airport on a map Set ALF as origin Airport Set ALF as destination Airport Get more information about Alta Airport
477.47 miles (124.67 km) SWBardufoss Airport (BDU)Bardufoss, NorwayView Bardufoss Airport on a map Set BDU as origin Airport Set BDU as destination Airport Get more information about Bardufoss Airport
588.38 miles (142.24 km) NEHammerfest Airport (HFT)Hammerfest, Finnmark, NorwayView Hammerfest Airport on a map Set HFT as origin Airport Set HFT as destination Airport Get more information about Hammerfest Airport
697.12 miles (156.30 km) ENELakselv Airport, Banak (LKL)Lakselv, NorwayView Lakselv Airport, Banak on a map Set LKL as origin Airport Set LKL as destination Airport Get more information about Lakselv Airport, Banak
7115.58 miles (186.02 km) SSEEnontekiö Airport (ENF)Enontekiö, FinlandView Enontekiö Airport on a map Set ENF as origin Airport Set ENF as destination Airport Get more information about Enontekiö Airport
8121.18 miles (195.02 km) WSWAndøya Airport, Andenes (ANX)Andenes, NorwayView Andøya Airport, Andenes on a map Set ANX as origin Airport Set ANX as destination Airport Get more information about Andøya Airport, Andenes
9128.23 miles (206.37 km) SWNarvik Airport, Framnes (NVK)Narvik, Nordland, NorwayView Narvik Airport, Framnes on a map Set NVK as origin Airport Set NVK as destination Airport Get more information about Narvik Airport, Framnes
10136.62 miles (219.86 km) SKiruna Airport (KRN)Kiruna, SwedenView Kiruna Airport on a map Set KRN as origin Airport Set KRN as destination Airport Get more information about Kiruna Airport
11138.29 miles (222.55 km) SWHarstad/Narvik Airport, Evenes (EVE)Evenes, NorwayView Harstad/Narvik Airport, Evenes on a map Set EVE as origin Airport Set EVE as destination Airport Get more information about Harstad/Narvik Airport, Evenes
12143.81 miles (231.44 km) NEHonningsvåg Airport, Valan (HVG)Nordkapp, Finnmark, NorwayView Honningsvåg Airport, Valan on a map Set HVG as origin Airport Set HVG as destination Airport Get more information about Honningsvåg Airport, Valan
13167.73 miles (269.94 km) WSWStokmarknes Airport, Skagen (SKN)Hadsel, Nordland, NorwayView Stokmarknes Airport, Skagen on a map Set SKN as origin Airport Set SKN as destination Airport Get more information about Stokmarknes Airport, Skagen
14174.00 miles (280.03 km) SEKittilä Airport (KTT)Kittilä, FinlandView Kittilä Airport on a map Set KTT as origin Airport Set KTT as destination Airport Get more information about Kittilä Airport
15177.87 miles (286.25 km) ESEIvalo Airport (IVL)Ivalo, FinlandView Ivalo Airport on a map Set IVL as origin Airport Set IVL as destination Airport Get more information about Ivalo Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Sørkjosen Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Sørkjosen Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,541.28 miles (16,964.50 km) SSEChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map Set CHT as origin Airport Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
210,506.89 miles (16,909.16 km) SERyan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS)Stewart Island, New ZealandView Ryan's Creek Aerodrome on a map Set SZS as origin Airport Set SZS as destination Airport Get more information about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
310,483.60 miles (16,871.67 km) SEDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map Set DUD as origin Airport Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
410,479.94 miles (16,865.78 km) SEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as origin Airport Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
510,437.55 miles (16,797.57 km) SEOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map Set OAM as origin Airport Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
610,422.80 miles (16,773.83 km) SEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as origin Airport Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
710,399.05 miles (16,735.61 km) SEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as origin Airport Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
810,396.88 miles (16,732.12 km) SERichard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU)Timaru, New ZealandView Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) on a map Set TIU as origin Airport Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
910,389.09 miles (16,719.58 km) SEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map Set WKA as origin Airport Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
1010,380.70 miles (16,706.08 km) SEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as origin Airport Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
1110,366.03 miles (16,682.47 km) SEChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map Set CHC as origin Airport Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
1210,361.78 miles (16,675.63 km) SEMilford Sound Airport (MFN)Milford Sound, New ZealandView Milford Sound Airport on a map Set MFN as origin Airport Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport
1310,352.19 miles (16,660.20 km) SEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map Set GTN as origin Airport Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1410,343.28 miles (16,645.85 km) SEMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map Set MON as origin Airport Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
1510,321.53 miles (16,610.85 km) SEFox Glacier Aerodrome (FGL)Fox Glacier, New ZealandView Fox Glacier Aerodrome on a map Set FGL as origin Airport Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome

Map of Nearest Airports to Ryan's Creek Aerodrome:

List of Nearest Airports to Ryan's Creek Aerodrome:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
135.14 miles (56.55 km) NNEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map Set IVC as destination Airport Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
2120.34 miles (193.66 km) ENEDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map Set DUD as destination Airport Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
3131.60 miles (211.80 km) NNEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map Set ALR as destination Airport Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
4133.36 miles (214.62 km) NNEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map Set ZQN as destination Airport Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
5154.07 miles (247.95 km) NMilford Sound Airport (MFN)Milford Sound, New ZealandView Milford Sound Airport on a map Set MFN as destination Airport Set MFN as destination Airport Get more information about Milford Sound Airport
6160.20 miles (257.82 km) NNEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map Set WKA as destination Airport Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
7195.63 miles (314.84 km) NEOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map Set OAM as destination Airport Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
8228.96 miles (368.47 km) NNEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map Set GTN as destination Airport Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
9234.47 miles (377.35 km) NERichard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU)Timaru, New ZealandView Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) on a map Set TIU as destination Airport Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
10237.92 miles (382.90 km) NNEMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map Set MON as destination Airport Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
11255.21 miles (410.72 km) NNEFox Glacier Aerodrome (FGL)Fox Glacier, New ZealandView Fox Glacier Aerodrome on a map Set FGL as destination Airport Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome
12273.79 miles (440.61 km) NEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as destination Airport Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
13319.36 miles (513.96 km) NEChristchurch 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
14321.87 miles (518.00 km) NNEHokitika Airport (HKK)Hokitika, New ZealandView Hokitika Airport on a map Set HKK as destination Airport Set HKK as destination Airport Get more information about Hokitika Airport
15342.05 miles (550.48 km) NNEGreymouth 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

Map of Furthest Airports from Ryan's Creek Aerodrome:

List of Furthest Airports from Ryan's Creek Aerodrome:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,134.74 miles (19,528.92 km) NWA Coruña Airport (LCG)A Coruña, SpainView A Coruña Airport on a map Set LCG as destination Airport Set LCG as destination Airport Get more information about A Coruña Airport
212,111.96 miles (19,492.27 km) NNWSantiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ)Santiago de Compostela, SpainView Santiago de Compostela Airport on a map Set SCQ as destination Airport Set SCQ as destination Airport Get more information about Santiago de Compostela Airport
312,106.13 miles (19,482.88 km) NWTresco Heliport (TSO)Tresco, Isles of Scilly, United KingdomView Tresco Heliport on a map Set TSO as destination Airport Set TSO as destination Airport Get more information about Tresco Heliport
412,106.07 miles (19,482.77 km) NWSt Mary's Airport (ISC)St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, United KingdomView St Mary's Airport on a map Set ISC as destination Airport Set ISC as destination Airport Get more information about St Mary's Airport
512,089.84 miles (19,456.66 km) NNWBantry Aerodrome (BYT)Bantry, County Cork, IrelandView Bantry Aerodrome on a map Set BYT as destination Airport Set BYT as destination Airport Get more information about Bantry Aerodrome
612,076.24 miles (19,434.78 km) NNWVigo 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
712,076.07 miles (19,434.51 km) NWLand's End Airport (LEQ)Land's End, Cornwall, England, United KingdomView Land's End Airport on a map Set LEQ as destination Airport Set LEQ as destination Airport Get more information about Land's End Airport
812,073.07 miles (19,429.67 km) WNWBrest Bretagne Airport (BES)Brest, FranceView Brest Bretagne Airport on a map Set BES as destination Airport Set BES as destination Airport Get more information about Brest Bretagne Airport
912,070.18 miles (19,425.03 km) NWAsturias 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
1012,068.12 miles (19,421.72 km) WNWQuimper - Cornouaille Airport (UIP)Quimper, FranceView Quimper - Cornouaille Airport on a map Set UIP as destination Airport Set UIP as destination Airport Get more information about Quimper - Cornouaille Airport
1112,062.63 miles (19,412.88 km) NNWCork Airport (ORK)Cork, IrelandView Cork Airport on a map Set ORK as destination Airport Set ORK as destination Airport Get more information about Cork Airport
1212,056.75 miles (19,403.41 km) NNWKerry Airport (KIR)Tralee, County Kerry, IrelandView Kerry Airport on a map Set KIR as destination Airport Set KIR as destination Airport Get more information about Kerry Airport
1312,043.61 miles (19,382.27 km) WNWMorlaix - Ploujean Airport (MXN)Morlaix, FranceView Morlaix - Ploujean Airport on a map Set MXN as destination Airport Set MXN as destination Airport Get more information about Morlaix - Ploujean Airport
1412,038.24 miles (19,373.62 km) NWNewquay Cornwall Airport (NQY)Newquay, England, United KingdomView Newquay Cornwall Airport on a map Set NQY as destination Airport Set NQY as destination Airport Get more information about Newquay Cornwall Airport
1512,036.47 miles (19,370.77 km) WNWLorient South Brittany Airport (LRT)Lorient, FranceView Lorient South Brittany Airport on a map Set LRT as destination Airport Set LRT as destination Airport Get more information about Lorient South Brittany Airport