History of Airport Sitia Lassithi Crete ,and general informations of Airport Sitia (Airport code JSH)
History of Airport :sitia Airport ,The Sitia Public Airport , is found in the region Mponta of Sitia Municipality , and is far 1 Km. from the centre of city.
On June 7, 1984 is landed in Sitia airport, the first plane of Olympic Airways, DORNIER 228 type. Tis is the SXBHF, that executed the first test flight, and gets staff of Olympic Aviation.
On June 9, 1984 became the openings of Sitia Public Airport. In the 10:30 of the same day, was landed the aircraft SXBHC, that executed the first official flight, OAL 7001. Get Governor YPA, Mr Tzouvalis, the Athens International Airport Manager Mr Papadimitropoulos and superior employees of HCAA and Olympic Airways.
On June 13, 1984 are landed first flight OAL by Rhodes with aircraft type SKYVAN.
On June 14, 1984 are landed first flight OAL by Karpathos.
On September 6, 1986 was completed the works of RWY 17/23, TWY and APRON blacktop.
On May 20, 1993 became the rehousing of Sitia Airport Services , from the old Terminal building in the new including Tower Control building. The new building installations cover an area of 550 m2.
From May 1, 2003 a new Runway 05/23, with length 2100 m, width 60 m and security zones +/- 75 m has been operated. Also there are 3 new Taxiways and 2 new aircraft stands for big and small aircrafts.
Also, from May 1, 2003 the old Terminal building replaced with temporary Terminal buildings which cover an area of 1000 m2.
General informations of Airport Sitia
Sitia (JSH) Greece
Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority
Sitia Public Airport , Crete
Tel: +30 28430 24424 Fax: +30 28430 24424
TELEX : 0262452 LGST GR
AFTN Address : LGSTYTYX
Dim. Verigos Tel. 6932 971523
Post Address Sitia Public Airport,72300 Sitia
Location Indicator LGST [ JSH (ICAO) ]
CI IN STA CI OUT ÁST
Operational Year:June 9, 1984 Main activities
Management of air passenger terminals and air-craft parking
Ground Handling: Olympic Airways S.A
4 Septemvriou Street - Sitia
Tel: +30 28430 22270 FAX : +30 28430 29133
Reservation :Airport : +30 28430 24666
ATC UNIT ( VAR) -
Latitude 350 13' 20 North
Longitude 260 06' 26 East
Airfield elevation 402´
Runway direction 17/35
Runway Length 730 m
New Runway direction 05/23
New Runway Length 2100 m x 60m +/- 75m
Major town serviced
Airfield restrictions Local flying restrictions
Emergency Equipment Fire vehicles, arrangements for crash recover
Fire category Cat.
No. of passenger terminals 1
No. of freight terminals 1
No. of aircraft stands Two (2)
One Aircraft ATR type
From May 1, 2003 4 Medium size Aircrafts more
Meteorological Office ,Tel : +30 28430 22236
Police Station /Tel : +30 28430 22259 - +30 28430 24200
Parking :Free Parking with a large capacity