Maleme Airport

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Maleme Airport

Αεροδρόμιο Μάλεμε
Summary
Airport typePublic
ServesChania
LocationMaleme
Elevation AMSL16 ft / 5 m
Coordinates35°31′45.70″N 23°49′56.23″E / 35.5293611°N 23.8322861°E / 35.5293611; 23.8322861Coordinates: 35°31′45.70″N 23°49′56.23″E / 35.5293611°N 23.8322861°E / 35.5293611; 23.8322861
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Maleme Airport is located in Greece
Maleme Airport
Maleme Airport
Location in Greece
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 3,454 1,050 Asphalt
03/21 3,125 950 Asphalt

Maleme Airport (Greek: Αεροδρόμιο Μάλεμε) is an airport situated at Maleme, Crete. It has two runways (13/31 and 03/21) with no lights. The airport has closed for commercial aviation, but the Chania Aeroclub continues to use it.

The airport operated until 1959 as the main public airport of Chania. As of 2012 the Hellenic Air Force makes limited use of the facility.

Maleme Airport became a historic World War II site when many German parachutists and mountain troops landed there in May 1941 as part of the Battle of Crete.[1]

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  1. ^ Biank, Major Maria A. (2014-08-15). Battle Of Crete: Hitler’s Airborne Gamble. Pickle Partners Publishing. ISBN 978-1-78289-321-9.

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