About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Vaasa Airport (VAA), Vaasa, Finland and Christchurch International Airport (CHC), Christchurch, New Zealand would travel a Great Circle distance of 10,655 miles (or 17,148 kilometers).

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Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: VAA / EFVA
Airport Names:
  1. Vaasa Airport
  2. Vaasan lentoasemaVasa flygplats
Location: Vaasa, Finland
GPS Coordinates: 63°2'43"N by 21°45'51"E
Operator/Owner: Finavia
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 19 feet (6 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: CHC / NZCH
Airport Name: Christchurch International Airport
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
GPS Coordinates: 43°29'21"S by 172°31'55"E
Area Served: Christchurch
Operator/Owner: Christchurch City Council (75%)
NZ Government (25%)
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 123 feet (37 meters)
# of Runways: 3
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Facts about Vaasa Airport (VAA):

  • The closest airport to Vaasa Airport (VAA) is Kauhava Airport (KAU), which is located 41 miles (65 kilometers) E of VAA.
  • Vaasa Airport (VAA) currently has only 1 runway.
  • In addition to being known as "Vaasa Airport", another name for VAA is "Vaasan lentoasemaVasa flygplats".
  • The furthest airport from Vaasa Airport (VAA) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 10,923 miles (17,579 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • Vaasa Airport handled 288,142 passengers last year.
  • Because of Vaasa Airport's relatively low elevation of 19 feet, planes can take off or land at Vaasa 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.

Facts about Christchurch International Airport (CHC):

  • A drop off and pick up lane is available on the ground floor of the multi-level carpark building.
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) has 3 runways.
  • Christchurch International Airport handled 556,096 passengers last year.
  • The closest airport to Christchurch International Airport (CHC) is Ashburton Aerodrome (ASG), which is located 47 miles (75 kilometers) SW of CHC.
  • There is also the option of off-airport car parking facilities such as Christchurch Park & Fly offering a low cost alternative to parking at the airport carparks.
  • The furthest airport from Christchurch International Airport (CHC) is A Coruña Airport (LCG), which is nearly antipodal to Christchurch International Airport (meaning Christchurch International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from A Coruña Airport), and is located 12,389 miles (19,939 kilometers) away in A Coruña, Spain.
  • Christchurch International Airport is the main airport that serves Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Stage 1 of the new terminal, including the new check-in hall, new food/retail precinct, new single domestic security screening, and the new regional departure lounge and baggage claim of the new terminal was completed in May 2011, allowing the old international check-in and the old domestic terminal north of the main pier to be demolished to make way for Stage 2.
  • Due to increasing passenger numbers, the airport has completed construction on a new Domestic terminal upgrade costing $237 million.
  • Christchurch Airport consists of a single terminal which caters for both domestic and international flights.
  • The size of the new integrated terminal at Christchurch Airport is 77,591m².
  • Because of Christchurch International Airport's relatively low elevation of 123 feet, planes can take off or land at Christchurch 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.

Map of Nearest Airports to Vaasa Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Vaasa Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
140.62 miles (65.37 km) EKauhava Airport (KAU)Kauhava, FinlandView Kauhava Airport on a map Set KAU as origin Airport Set KAU as destination Airport Get more information about Kauhava Airport
241.50 miles (66.79 km) SESeinäjoki Airport (SJY)Seinäjoki, FinlandView Seinäjoki Airport on a map Set SJY as origin Airport Set SJY as destination Airport Get more information about Seinäjoki Airport
344.91 miles (72.28 km) SSEKauhajoki Airfield (KHJ)Kauhajoki, FinlandView Kauhajoki Airfield on a map Set KHJ as origin Airport Set KHJ as destination Airport Get more information about Kauhajoki Airfield
463.14 miles (101.61 km) NEKokkola-Pietarsaari Airport (KOK)Kokkola / Jakobstad, FinlandView Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport on a map Set KOK as origin Airport Set KOK as destination Airport Get more information about Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport
568.98 miles (111.02 km) NWUmeå Airport (UME)Umeå, SwedenView Umeå Airport on a map Set UME as origin Airport Set UME as destination Airport Get more information about Umeå Airport
689.90 miles (144.69 km) WNWÖrnsköldsvik Airport (OER)Örnsköldsvik, SwedenView Örnsköldsvik Airport on a map Set OER as origin Airport Set OER as destination Airport Get more information about Örnsköldsvik Airport
7109.44 miles (176.13 km) SPori Airport (POR)Pori, FinlandView Pori Airport on a map Set POR as origin Airport Set POR as destination Airport Get more information about Pori Airport
8111.12 miles (178.83 km) NSkellefteå Airport (SFT)Skellefteå, Skellefteå, SwedenView Skellefteå Airport on a map Set SFT as origin Airport Set SFT as destination Airport Get more information about Skellefteå Airport
9114.74 miles (184.65 km) NEYlivieska Airfield (YLI)Ylivieska, FinlandView Ylivieska Airfield on a map Set YLI as origin Airport Set YLI as destination Airport Get more information about Ylivieska Airfield
10126.83 miles (204.12 km) SEHalli Airport (KEV)Kuorevesi, FinlandView Halli Airport on a map Set KEV as origin Airport Set KEV as destination Airport Get more information about Halli Airport
11126.99 miles (204.37 km) SSETampere–Pirkkala Airport (TMP)Tampere / Pirkkala, FinlandView Tampere–Pirkkala Airport on a map Set TMP as origin Airport Set TMP as destination Airport Get more information about Tampere–Pirkkala Airport
12131.51 miles (211.64 km) ESEJyväskylä Airport (JYV)Jyväskylä, FinlandView Jyväskylä Airport on a map Set JYV as origin Airport Set JYV as destination Airport Get more information about Jyväskylä Airport
13139.36 miles (224.27 km) NWLycksele Airport (LYC)Lycksele, SwedenView Lycksele Airport on a map Set LYC as origin Airport Set LYC as destination Airport Get more information about Lycksele Airport
14141.08 miles (227.04 km) WSWSundsvall–Timrå Airport (SDL)Sundsvall, SwedenView Sundsvall–Timrå Airport on a map Set SDL as origin Airport Set SDL as destination Airport Get more information about Sundsvall–Timrå Airport
15169.61 miles (272.96 km) NEOulu Airport (OUL)Oulu, FinlandView Oulu Airport on a map Set OUL as origin Airport Set OUL as destination Airport Get more information about Oulu Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Vaasa Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Vaasa Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,922.96 miles (17,578.76 km) SEChatham 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
210,735.37 miles (17,276.87 km) ESEDunedin 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
310,731.29 miles (17,270.29 km) ESERyan'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
410,710.23 miles (17,236.40 km) ESEInvercargill 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
510,704.30 miles (17,226.86 km) ESEOamaru 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
610,671.98 miles (17,174.85 km) ESEAlexandra 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
710,669.30 miles (17,170.53 km) ESERichard 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)
810,660.82 miles (17,156.88 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
910,655.25 miles (17,147.92 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
1010,643.67 miles (17,129.29 km) ESEQueenstown 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
1110,640.48 miles (17,124.15 km) ESEWanaka 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
1210,618.20 miles (17,088.29 km) SEKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map Set KBZ as origin Airport Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
1310,617.07 miles (17,086.48 km) ESEGlentanner 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
1410,609.11 miles (17,073.66 km) ESEMount 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
1510,601.28 miles (17,061.06 km) ESEMilford 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

Map of Nearest Airports to Christchurch International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Christchurch International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
146.56 miles (74.93 km) SWAshburton 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
285.98 miles (138.36 km) SWRichard 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)
391.30 miles (146.94 km) NEKaikoura 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
494.67 miles (152.36 km) NWHokitika 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
598.21 miles (158.06 km) NWGreymouth 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
6121.37 miles (195.32 km) WMount 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
7123.49 miles (198.74 km) WSWGlentanner 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
8124.98 miles (201.14 km) SWOamaru 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
9125.97 miles (202.73 km) WFox 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
10130.32 miles (209.73 km) NNWWestport Airport (WSZ)Westport, New ZealandView Westport Airport on a map Set WSZ as destination Airport Set WSZ as destination Airport Get more information about Westport Airport
11152.29 miles (245.08 km) NNEWoodbourne 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
12155.42 miles (250.12 km) NNENelson 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
13165.18 miles (265.83 km) NMotueka 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
14179.20 miles (288.39 km) NTakaka Aerodrome (KTF)Takaka, New ZealandView Takaka Aerodrome on a map Set KTF as destination Airport Set KTF as destination Airport Get more information about Takaka Aerodrome
15183.94 miles (296.03 km) WSWWanaka 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

Map of Furthest Airports from Christchurch International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Christchurch International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,389.34 miles (19,938.66 km) ENEA 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
212,373.89 miles (19,913.80 km) NESantiago 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
312,364.83 miles (19,899.21 km) WAsturias 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
412,331.77 miles (19,846.00 km) NEVigo 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
512,326.14 miles (19,836.95 km) WNWLeón Airport (LEN)León, SpainView León Airport on a map Set LEN as destination Airport Set LEN as destination Airport Get more information about León Airport
612,317.56 miles (19,823.14 km) NNWBragança Airport (BGC)Bragança, PortugalView Bragança Airport on a map Set BGC as destination Airport Set BGC as destination Airport Get more information about Bragança Airport
712,296.25 miles (19,788.85 km) NNEBraga Airport (BGZ)Braga, PortugalView Braga Airport on a map Set BGZ as destination Airport Set BGZ as destination Airport Get more information about Braga Airport
812,283.43 miles (19,768.21 km) NVila Real Airport (VRL)Vila Real, PortugalView Vila Real Airport on a map Set VRL as destination Airport Set VRL as destination Airport Get more information about Vila Real Airport
912,269.27 miles (19,745.42 km) NNEFrancisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO)Porto, PortugalView Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport on a map Set OPO as destination Airport Set OPO as destination Airport Get more information about Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
1012,255.48 miles (19,723.23 km) NWValladolid International Airport (VLL)Valladolid, SpainView Valladolid International Airport on a map Set VLL as destination Airport Set VLL as destination Airport Get more information about Valladolid International Airport
1112,253.81 miles (19,720.55 km) WSantander Airport (SDR)Santander, Cantabria, SpainView Santander Airport on a map Set SDR as destination Airport Set SDR as destination Airport Get more information about Santander Airport
1212,234.68 miles (19,689.77 km) NNWSalamanca-Matacán Airport (SLM)Salamanca, SpainView Salamanca-Matacán Airport on a map Set SLM as destination Airport Set SLM as destination Airport Get more information about Salamanca-Matacán Airport
1312,226.73 miles (19,676.96 km) WNWBurgos Airport (RGS)Burgos, SpainView Burgos Airport on a map Set RGS as destination Airport Set RGS as destination Airport Get more information about Burgos Airport
1412,213.99 miles (19,656.46 km) NCovilhã Airport (COV)Covilhã, PortugalView Covilhã Airport on a map Set COV as destination Airport Set COV as destination Airport Get more information about Covilhã Airport
1512,207.66 miles (19,646.28 km) WBilbao Airport (BIO)Bilbao, SpainView Bilbao Airport on a map Set BIO as destination Airport Set BIO as destination Airport Get more information about Bilbao Airport