Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields:

Cyprus, District Larnaca

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Kofinou Highway Strip Updated 9 Mar 2012 - Kornos Added dd Nov 2011

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Kofinou Highway Strip

34°50'03"N033°24'43"E


runway: 06/24 - 2500x00m - surface


Kofinou Highway Strip is an emergency airfield in Cyprus

The airfield was built after the invasion of Cyprus by Turkey in 1974, when the country was effectively left without a major airfield.

To prevent such an event from ever happening again, the Cyprus government not only built two new international airfields (and a national airfield), but also some runways intended for emergency use (i.e. war).

The airfield is located on the A-5 highway, southeast of the point where it splits off from the A-1 highway.


No photos have been located


The airstip is orientated SW-NE and has two aircraft parkings on both ends.

Those on the south lane are slightly offset to the east.

Although there is a small tunnel on the east side of the airfield, this does probably not hinder the use of larger aircraft, such as the C-130.

I have not found any references to the airfield ever having been used.


Overview of the airstrip in 2009 (Google Earth)


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Kornos Highway Strip

34°55'08"N033°24'25"E


Runway: 01/19 - 2700meters/0000feet - asphalt

Runway: 02/20 - 1100meters/0000feet - asphalt


Kornos Highway Strip is an emergency airfield in Cyprus

The airfield was built after the invasion of Cyprus by Turkey in 1974, when the country was effectively left without a major airfield.

To prevent such an event from ever happening again, the Cyprus government not only built two new international airfields (and a national airfield), but also some runways intended for emergency use (i.e. war).

The airfield is located on the A-1 highway, 26 kilometers south of Nicosia.


No photos have been located


Kornos Highway strip differs significantly from the other two highway strips in Cyprus.

First of all, Kornos is built on a nearly 4 kilometer stretch of highway, with a slight bend in the middle.

This effectively gives Kornos two runways; one 2,7 kilometers long, the other one just over a kilometer.

The other difference lies in the aircraft parkings.

Kornos has only two, but those are substantially larger than the small fighter sized parkings you find at the other two strips.

Both are found on the west side of the runway, the northern one about halfway down the longest runway, the southern one in the bend between the two runways.

The size of the parkings suggests that the airstrip is primarily intended for use by C-130 sized transport aircraft.

I have not found any references to the airfield ever having been used.


kornos highway strips 2007


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