Lat 1° 59' 10N Long 157° 20' 59W Christmas Island Airfield is located at the northern portion of Christmas Island (Kiritimati) in the Republic of Kiribati (Gilbert Islands). Also known as "Cassidy Airfield".
During the Pacific War, used
by American aircraft being ferried from Hawaii to the South
Pacific and Australia.
American units based at Christmas
15th FG, 12th FS (P-39)
? - November 19, 1942 Efate
Still in use today as Christmas Island Airport. Classified as a small airport, the single runway is oriented 26/08 and measures 6,900' x 98' surfaced with asphalt at an elevation of 5' above sea level. Airport codes: ICAO: PLCH, IATA: CXI. There are limited charter flights from Honolulu Airport and Nandi Airport.
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January 9, 2018