About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Vaasa Airport (VAA), Vaasa, Finland and Invercargill Airport (IVC), Invercargill, New Zealand would travel a Great Circle distance of 10,710 miles (or 17,236 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: 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
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 5 feet (2 meters)
# of Runways: 4
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Facts about Vaasa Airport (VAA):

  • In addition to being known as "Vaasa Airport", another name for VAA is "Vaasan lentoasemaVasa flygplats".
  • Vaasa Airport handled 288,142 passengers last year.
  • 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 (VAA) currently has only 1 runway.
  • 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.
  • The closest airport to Vaasa Airport (VAA) is Kauhava Airport (KAU), which is located 41 miles (65 kilometers) E of VAA.

Facts about Invercargill Airport (IVC):

  • Although only ever a backup airport during World War II, military operations have remained rare due to Christchurch being chosen as the main Operation Deep Freeze Base in 1949 and what was then Dunedin's Taieri Aerodrome acting as a departure point for shorter range aircraft heading south.
  • Invercargill Airport handled 27,092 passengers last year.
  • The closest airport to Invercargill Airport (IVC) is Ryan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS), which is located 35 miles (57 kilometers) SSW of IVC.
  • 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.
  • Invercargill Airport is a controlled aerodrome located one mile west of the city centre of Invercargill at the bottom of the South Island of New Zealand.
  • 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.
  • Air New Zealand is the major carrier operating from the airport.
  • Invercargill Airport (IVC) has 4 runways.
  • 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.

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 Invercargill Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Invercargill Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
135.14 miles (56.55 km) SSWRyan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS)Stewart Island, New ZealandView Ryan's Creek Aerodrome on a map Set SZS as destination Airport Set SZS as destination Airport Get more information about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
296.22 miles (154.85 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
397.41 miles (156.77 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
498.29 miles (158.19 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
5121.61 miles (195.72 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
6125.17 miles (201.43 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
7166.68 miles (268.25 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
8194.39 miles (312.84 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
9203.04 miles (326.76 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)
10203.25 miles (327.10 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
11220.26 miles (354.47 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
12242.57 miles (390.37 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
13287.38 miles (462.50 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
14288.63 miles (464.50 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
15307.60 miles (495.04 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 Invercargill Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Invercargill Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,167.66 miles (19,581.90 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
212,145.53 miles (19,546.29 km) NWSantiago 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
312,110.66 miles (19,490.17 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
412,097.77 miles (19,469.42 km) WNWAsturias 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
512,090.05 miles (19,457.00 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
612,089.85 miles (19,456.69 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
712,069.43 miles (19,423.82 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
812,067.79 miles (19,421.18 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
912,066.59 miles (19,419.24 km) NNWBraga 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
1012,060.69 miles (19,409.75 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
1112,060.19 miles (19,408.95 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
1212,049.02 miles (19,390.97 km) NNWFrancisco 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
1312,039.79 miles (19,376.11 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
1412,039.34 miles (19,375.40 km) NWLeón 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
1512,037.99 miles (19,373.22 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