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    Christmas Island Airfield (Cassidy) Christmas Island Republic of Kiribati

Location
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".

Wartime History
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

Today
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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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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