Porto Cheli Airport

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Porto Kheli Airport
Αεροδρόμιο Πόρτο Χέλι
IATA: PKHICAO: LGHL
Summary
Airport type Private
Owner T. Alexiou S.A.
Operator (Closed)
Location Porto Cheli, Argolis
Elevation AMSL 69 ft / 21 m
Coordinates 37°17′55.65″N 23°08′56.35″E / 37.2987917°N 23.1489861°E / 37.2987917; 23.1489861 (Porto Kheli Airport)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
?/? 2,224 678 Paved

Porto Cheli Airfield (IATA: PKHICAO: LGHL) is a private airfield located near Porto Cheli, Argolis, Greece. It belongs to company T. Alexiou S.A. and it has ceased operations since 2008.

The airfield from 2006 after it had seized operations

History[edit]

The airfield mainly operated during the 60's and 70's. It belonged to businessman Tasos Alexiou. During the Greek military junta, there was interest in construction of a new airport closer to Porto Cheli, but it was never realized due to scandalous compensations that were given.[1] In 2004, HCAA closed the airport due to required maintenance issues and in 2008 that the airfield's certificate expired, it was not renewed, thus closing the airport indefinitely.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://portoheli.wordpress.com/%CE%B9%CF%83%CF%84%CE%BF%CF%81%CE%B9%CE%B1-%CF%80%CE%BF%CF%81%CF%84%CE%BF-%CF%87%CE%B5%CE%BB%CE%B9/

Aerial photos of the airport and surrounding property.