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CXI Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: CXI / PLCH
Airport Name: Cassidy International Airport
Location: Christmas Island, Kiribati
GPS Coordinates: 1°59'9"N by 157°20'58"W
Area Served: Kiritimati
Operator/Owner: Government
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 5 feet (2 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Cassidy International Airport (CXI):

  • Because of Cassidy International Airport's relatively low elevation of 5 feet, planes can take off or land at Cassidy International Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • The furthest airport from Cassidy International Airport (CXI) is Ikela Airport (IKL), which is nearly antipodal to Cassidy International Airport (meaning Cassidy International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Ikela Airport), and is located 12,367 miles (19,903 kilometers) away in Ikela, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • During World War II, the United States Army Air Forces Air Transport Command used the airport as a refuelling stop on its Pacific transport route from Hawaii to Kanton Island for flights to Australia and New Zealand as well as a staging point for attacks on the Gilbert Islands, then occupied by Japan.
  • The closest airport to Cassidy International Airport (CXI) is Manihiki Island Airport (MHX), which is located 891 miles (1,433 kilometers) SSW of CXI.
  • Cassidy International Airport (CXI) currently has only 1 runway.
  • On 29 August 2008, Air Pacific announced they would suspend flights operating the airport from 2 September 2008.

Map of Nearest Airports from Cassidy International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Cassidy International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
1890.56 miles (1,433.22 km) SSWManihiki Island Airport (MHX)Manihiki Island, Cook IslandsView Manihiki Island Airport on a map Set MHX as destination Airport Get more information about Manihiki Island Airport
21,044.58 miles (1,681.09 km) WSWCanton Island Airport (CIS)Canton Island, KiribatiView Canton Island Airport on a map Set CIS as destination Airport Get more information about Canton Island Airport
31,229.76 miles (1,979.10 km) NKona International Airport at Keāhole (KOA)Kailua / Kona, Hawaii, United StatesView Kona International Airport at Keāhole on a map Set KOA as destination Airport Get more information about Kona International Airport at Keāhole
41,235.14 miles (1,987.75 km) NHilo International Airport (ITO)Hilo, Hawaii, United StatesView Hilo International Airport on a map Set ITO as destination Airport Get more information about Hilo International Airport
51,238.50 miles (1,993.17 km) NPōhakuloa Training Area (BSF)Camp Pohakuloa, Hawaii, United StatesView Pōhakuloa Training Area on a map Set BSF as destination Airport Get more information about Pōhakuloa Training Area
61,249.90 miles (2,011.52 km) NWaimea-Kohala Airport (MUE)Kamuela, Hawaii, United StatesView Waimea-Kohala Airport on a map Set MUE as destination Airport Get more information about Waimea-Kohala Airport
71,266.96 miles (2,038.97 km) NUpolu Airport (UPP)Hawi, Hawaii, United StatesView Upolu Airport on a map Set UPP as destination Airport Get more information about Upolu Airport
81,299.19 miles (2,090.84 km) NLanai Airport (LNY)Lanai City, Hawaii, United StatesView Lanai Airport on a map Set LNY as destination Airport Get more information about Lanai Airport
91,302.72 miles (2,096.52 km) NHana Airport (HNM)Hana, Hawaii, United StatesView Hana Airport on a map Set HNM as destination Airport Get more information about Hana Airport
101,305.95 miles (2,101.72 km) SSEMataiva Airport (MVT)Mataiva, French PolynesiaView Mataiva Airport on a map Set MVT as destination Airport Get more information about Mataiva Airport
111,308.19 miles (2,105.33 km) NKahului Airport (OGG)Kahului, Hawaii, United StatesView Kahului Airport on a map Set OGG as destination Airport Get more information about Kahului Airport
121,311.97 miles (2,111.41 km) NKapalua Airport (JHM)Lahaina, Hawaii, United StatesView Kapalua Airport on a map Set JHM as destination Airport Get more information about Kapalua Airport
131,312.77 miles (2,112.69 km) NWJohnston Atoll Airport (JON)Johnston Atoll, U.S. Minor Outlying IslandsView Johnston Atoll Airport on a map Set JON as destination Airport Get more information about Johnston Atoll Airport
141,319.03 miles (2,122.77 km) SSEMaupiti Airport (MAU)Maupiti, Leeward Islands, French PolynesiaView Maupiti Airport on a map Set MAU as destination Airport Get more information about Maupiti Airport
151,324.40 miles (2,131.41 km) NMolokai Airport (MKK)Kaunakakai, Hawaii, United StatesView Molokai Airport on a map Set MKK as destination Airport Get more information about Molokai Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Cassidy International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Cassidy International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,367.09 miles (19,902.85 km) SWIkela Airport (IKL)Ikela, Democratic Republic of the CongoView Ikela Airport on a map Set IKL as destination Airport Get more information about Ikela Airport
212,324.95 miles (19,835.04 km) SSWLodja Airport (LJA)Lodja, Democratic Republic of the CongoView Lodja Airport on a map Set LJA as destination Airport Get more information about Lodja Airport
312,267.24 miles (19,742.16 km) SEBoende Airport (BNB)Boende, Democratic Republic of the CongoView Boende Airport on a map Set BNB as destination Airport Get more information about Boende Airport
412,225.17 miles (19,674.45 km) SSWLusambo Airport (LBO)Lusambo, Democratic Republic of the CongoView Lusambo Airport on a map Set LBO as destination Airport Get more information about Lusambo Airport
512,214.69 miles (19,657.59 km) SEBasongo Airport (BAN)Basongo, Democratic Republic of the CongoView Basongo Airport on a map Set BAN as destination Airport Get more information about Basongo Airport
612,207.64 miles (19,646.24 km) SSWYangambi Airport (YAN)Yangambi, Democratic Republic of the CongoView Yangambi Airport on a map Set YAN as destination Airport Get more information about Yangambi Airport
712,202.38 miles (19,637.78 km) WSWKindu Airport (KND)Kindu, Democratic Republic of the CongoView Kindu Airport on a map Set KND as destination Airport Get more information about Kindu Airport
812,184.71 miles (19,609.34 km) SWBangoka International Airport (FKI)Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the CongoView Bangoka International Airport on a map Set FKI as destination Airport Get more information about Bangoka International Airport
912,182.00 miles (19,604.97 km) EBasango Mboliasa Airport (KRZ)Kiri, Democratic Republic of the CongoView Basango Mboliasa Airport on a map Set KRZ as destination Airport Get more information about Basango Mboliasa Airport
1012,166.09 miles (19,579.37 km) SKananga Airport (KGA)Kananga, Democratic Republic of the CongoView Kananga Airport on a map Set KGA as destination Airport Get more information about Kananga Airport
1112,144.17 miles (19,544.10 km) SSWMbuji Mayi Airport (MJM)Mbuji Mayi, Democratic Republic of the CongoView Mbuji Mayi Airport on a map Set MJM as destination Airport Get more information about Mbuji Mayi Airport
1212,140.82 miles (19,538.70 km) SEIdiofa Airport (IDF)Idiofa, Democratic Republic of the CongoView Idiofa Airport on a map Set IDF as destination Airport Get more information about Idiofa Airport
1312,139.66 miles (19,536.84 km) SEBasankusu Airport (BSU)Basankusu, Democratic Republic of the CongoView Basankusu Airport on a map Set BSU as destination Airport Get more information about Basankusu Airport
1412,138.75 miles (19,535.38 km) NNELisala Airport (LIQ)Lisala, Democratic Republic of the CongoView Lisala Airport on a map Set LIQ as destination Airport Get more information about Lisala Airport
1512,135.41 miles (19,530.00 km) EInongo Airport (INO)Inongo, Democratic Republic of the CongoView Inongo Airport on a map Set INO as destination Airport Get more information about Inongo Airport