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AKT Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: AKT / LCRA
Airport Names:
  1. RAF Akrotiri
  2. Aki
Location: Akrotiri, Cyprus
GPS Coordinates: 34°35'26"N by 32°59'16"E
Operator/Owner: Ministry of Defence
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Facts about RAF Akrotiri (AKT):

  • In addition to being known as "RAF Akrotiri", another name for AKT is "Aki".
  • In August 2013, six RAF Typhoon Fighters were deployed to Akrotiri to defend the base, following possible military responses to of an alleged Syrian government chemical weapons attack.
  • Even this massive influx from Egypt was not the end.
  • The closest airport to RAF Akrotiri (AKT) is Paphos International Airport (PFO), which is located 30 miles (48 kilometers) WNW of AKT.
  • Due to the station's relative proximity to the Middle East, it is often used by British allies when needed, such as for casualty reception for Americans after the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing and as a staging post before heading into theatres of combat in the Middle East/Persian Gulf theaters.
  • The furthest airport from RAF Akrotiri (AKT) is Rurutu Airport (RUR), which is located 11,556 miles (18,598 kilometers) away in Rurutu, French Polynesia.
  • Akrotiri was also the location of the main transmitter of the well known numbers station, the Lincolnshire Poacher, although transmissions ceased in 2008.
  • In September 1976 the US U-2 operations were turned over to the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, but the U-2 operation at RAF Akrotiri continued to be called Operating Location OH until September 1980.

Map of Nearest Airports from RAF Akrotiri:

List of Nearest Airports from RAF Akrotiri:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
129.91 miles (48.13 km) WNWPaphos International Airport (PFO)Paphos, CyprusView Paphos International Airport on a map Set PFO as destination Airport Get more information about Paphos International Airport
241.57 miles (66.89 km) ENELarnaca International Airport (LCA)Larnaca, CyprusView Larnaca International Airport on a map Set LCA as destination Airport Get more information about Larnaca International Airport
3152.45 miles (245.34 km) ESEBeirut Air Base (BEY)Beirut, LebanonView Beirut Air Base on a map Set BEY as destination Airport Get more information about Beirut Air Base
4170.58 miles (274.53 km) SEHaifa Airport (HFA)Haifa, IsraelView Haifa Airport on a map Set HFA as destination Airport Get more information about Haifa Airport
5171.98 miles (276.77 km) ERene Mouawad Air Base (KYE)Kleyate / Tripoli, LebanonView Rene Mouawad Air Base on a map Set KYE as destination Airport Get more information about Rene Mouawad Air Base
6176.68 miles (284.34 km) ENEBassel al-Assad International Airport (LTK)Latakia, SyriaView Bassel al-Assad International Airport on a map Set LTK as destination Airport Get more information about Bassel al-Assad International Airport
7177.17 miles (285.13 km) ESEKiryat Shmona Airport (KSW)Kiryat Shmona (Qiryat Shemona), IsraelView Kiryat Shmona Airport on a map Set KSW as destination Airport Get more information about Kiryat Shmona Airport
8200.11 miles (322.04 km) SSESde Dov Airport (SDV)Tel Aviv, IsraelView Sde Dov Airport on a map Set SDV as destination Airport Get more information about Sde Dov Airport
9201.53 miles (324.33 km) NWAntalya Airport (AYT)Antalya, TurkeyView Antalya Airport on a map Set AYT as destination Airport Get more information about Antalya Airport
10209.23 miles (336.71 km) SSEBen Gurion Airport (TLV)Lod (near Tel Aviv), IsraelView Ben Gurion Airport on a map Set TLV as destination Airport Get more information about Ben Gurion Airport
11209.29 miles (336.82 km) NEAdana Şakirpaşa Airport (ADA)Adana, TurkeyView Adana Şakirpaşa Airport on a map Set ADA as destination Airport Get more information about Adana Şakirpaşa Airport
12217.86 miles (350.61 km) ESEDamascus International Airport (DAM)Damascus, SyriaView Damascus International Airport on a map Set DAM as destination Airport Get more information about Damascus International Airport
13220.05 miles (354.13 km) WNWKastellorizo Public Airport (KZS)Kastelorizo, GreeceView Kastellorizo Public Airport on a map Set KZS as destination Airport Get more information about Kastellorizo Public Airport
14222.14 miles (357.49 km) NEHatay Airport (HTY)Hatay, TurkeyView Hatay Airport on a map Set HTY as destination Airport Get more information about Hatay Airport
15228.24 miles (367.32 km) SEAtarot Airport (JRS)Jerusalem, IsraelView Atarot Airport on a map Set JRS as destination Airport Get more information about Atarot Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from RAF Akrotiri:

List of Furthest Airports from RAF Akrotiri:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,556.40 miles (18,598.17 km) SSERurutu Airport (RUR)Rurutu, French PolynesiaView Rurutu Airport on a map Set RUR as destination Airport Get more information about Rurutu Airport
211,356.61 miles (18,276.64 km) SWTotegegie Airport (GMR)Mangareva, Gambier Islands, French PolynesiaView Totegegie Airport on a map Set GMR as destination Airport Get more information about Totegegie Airport
311,352.20 miles (18,269.55 km) SSWTureira Airport (ZTA)Tureia, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Tureira Airport on a map Set ZTA as destination Airport Get more information about Tureira Airport
411,338.89 miles (18,248.13 km) SEMangaia Island Airport (MGS)Mangaia Island, Cook IslandsView Mangaia Island Airport on a map Set MGS as destination Airport Get more information about Mangaia Island Airport
511,264.99 miles (18,129.19 km) SSWNukutavake Airport (NUK)Nukutavake, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Nukutavake Airport on a map Set NUK as destination Airport Get more information about Nukutavake Airport
611,255.60 miles (18,114.08 km) SEAkatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport) (MUK)Mauke Island, Cook IslandsView Akatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport) on a map Set MUK as destination Airport Get more information about Akatoka Manava Airport (Mauke Airport)
711,249.01 miles (18,103.48 km) SFa'a'ā International Airport (PPT)Papeete, Tahiti, French PolynesiaView Fa'a'ā International Airport on a map Set PPT as destination Airport Get more information about Fa'a'ā International Airport
811,243.11 miles (18,093.99 km) SMoorea Airport (MOZ)Moorea, Windward Islands, French PolynesiaView Moorea Airport on a map Set MOZ as destination Airport Get more information about Moorea Airport
911,241.92 miles (18,092.08 km) SAnaa Airport (AAA)Anaa, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Anaa Airport on a map Set AAA as destination Airport Get more information about Anaa Airport
1011,236.14 miles (18,082.77 km) SSWHao Airport (HOI)Hao, Tuamotu Island, French PolynesiaView Hao Airport on a map Set HOI as destination Airport Get more information about Hao Airport
1111,228.39 miles (18,070.30 km) SERarotonga International Airport (RAR)Avarua, Cook IslandsView Rarotonga International Airport on a map Set RAR as destination Airport Get more information about Rarotonga International Airport
1211,226.31 miles (18,066.95 km) SEMitiaro Island Airport (MOI)Mitiaro Island, Cook IslandsView Mitiaro Island Airport on a map Set MOI as destination Airport Get more information about Mitiaro Island Airport
1311,175.71 miles (17,985.52 km) SMakemo Airport (MKP)Makemo, French PolynesiaView Makemo Airport on a map Set MKP as destination Airport Get more information about Makemo Airport
1411,175.18 miles (17,984.66 km) SSEHuahine – Fare Airport (HUH)Huahine, Society Islands, French PolynesiaView Huahine – Fare Airport on a map Set HUH as destination Airport Get more information about Huahine – Fare Airport
1511,154.12 miles (17,950.78 km) SSWPukarua Airport (PUK)Pukarua, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Pukarua Airport on a map Set PUK as destination Airport Get more information about Pukarua Airport