Airport details for: LGST (Greece)


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Name (city): Sitia
Country: Greece
vACC: Hellenic vACC

Sitia Airport (IATA: JSH, ICAO: LGST) is a small community airport in the region Mponta of Sitia Municipality, on the eastern part of Crete in Greece. The facility is serving the city of Sitia. The airport is located 1 km north/northwest of the city center.

Sitia Airport began operations on June 7, 1984, when the first aircraft landed on the facility. This was an Olympic Airways' Dornier Do-228, registration SX-BHF. This was a test flight, to test the airport and its handling facilities.

The airport was officially opened 2 days later, on June 9, 1984. Its official name became Municipal Airport of Sitia. At 10:30 the same day, the first official flight, OAL 7001, arrived. On June 13, the first flight from Rhodes arrived, followed by a flight from neighbouring island Karpathos the next day.

On May 20, 1993, the airport's services moved to a newly built terminal building and control tower. The new installations cover an area of 550 m2. A new runway, oriented 05/23 and with a length of 2074 meters was completed in May 2003. Also, 3 new taxiways and 2 new aircraft stands have been constructed. Additionally, the old terminal building has been replaced by a temporary building, covering an area of 1,000 m2.

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Elevation: 376 ft.
Transition altitude: 6000 ft.
MSA: 6800 ft.
Latitude: 35.216111
Longitude: 26.101111
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Number Course Length Elevation Lat Lon ILS ILS freq ILS FAC GP
05 46° 6804ft / 2074 m 376ft 35.210192 26.092453 - - 3.0°
23 226° 6804ft / 2074 m 316ft 35.222089 26.110022 - - 3.0°