Validation date: 01 01 2012
Updated on: 07 02 2023
See on the interactive map:
runway: 14/32 - 1175x69m/3855x228ft - grass
Gjirokastër airfield (also known by its Italian name of Argirocastro) was an airfield in the south of Albania, near Greece.
The airfield was built by Italy during its occupation in the 1930s. At the time it served in a dual role: military and civilian. It was one of the airfields used by the Albanian service of Italian airline Ala Littoria.
Clickable map of Ala Littoria's network, showing Gjirokaster (Argirocaster) airfield in the 1930s (collection Björn Larsson and David Zekria
, via Volker Böhme).
After World War II it served as a reserve base and is reportedly still occasionally used by the Albanian Air Force. As it is a bare base facility, it has no permanent units or personnel assigned. From photography it appears there was some skydiving activity at the airfield as late as Ocotober 2022 though.
Overview of Gjirokaster airfield in 2007 (Google Earth)