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FSDG and Aerosoft Released Heraklion International Airport for FSX

Last updated Fri, 03 Aug 2018 13:40:17 GMT
Originally posted on Fri, 19 Oct 2012 23:00:00 GMT

FSDG and Aerosoft have released an FSX version of Heraklion International Airport in Crete.

Heraklion X Scenery by Aerosoft

Heraklion International Airport is the main airport on Crete island, Greece. The airport is also known as “Nikos Kazantzakis”, named after Heraklion native Nikos Kazantzakis, a Greek philosopher and writer. The airport is the second busiest airport after Athens International Airport. Located 5 km east of the main city center of Heraklion, the airport is a shared civil and military facility.

 First opened in 1939, the airport went though several upgrades over the past decades. The first terminal was constructed in 1947. Between 1968 and 1971, the runway was extended, new terminal and other facilities were constructed, aircraft hangers and service roads were built. In 1988, new foreign departure and arrivals lounges were inaugurated. Between 1996 and 2005, the airport runway was extended further.

Recent statistics show that the airport handles about 43,000 flights and 5 million passengers every year. Heraklion International Airport usually experience congestions during the busy summer months when passenger traffic is high. As a result, plans are underway to build a new airport, Kastelli Pediados, which is expected to cost 1 billion Euros, and completed by 2015. The new airport will replace Heraklion airport.

Flight simmers can now enjoy this unique airport with Heraklion International Airport for FSX. With this scenery add-on, you can fly into Crete and enjoy its stunning beauty.


  • A highly detailed portrayal of the Heraklion airport
  • 3D rendition of all buildings, objects and ground
  • Animated local apron vehicles
  • A vivid portrayal of car traffic around the airport
  • Airport ground textures in high resolution
  • Photorealistic terrain coverage of Heraklion
  • 3D vegetation and grass
  • Animated windsocks
  • Custom terrain mesh
  • Local AI boat traffic
  • Compatibility with all main traffic add-ons
  • Adjustable scenery
  • Comes with a scenery tool manager
  • Comes with a handy manual

System Requirements

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X
  • Windows XP, Windows VISTA, Windows 7
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 CPU
  • 2 GB RAM

Crete, the biggest and most populous of the Greek island, is a popular holiday destination with a pleasant climate. With this product, you will fly into Crete and land on this beautiful airport in FSX and Prepar3D. This airport offers amazing scenic approaches in the Mediterranean.

Flight simmers love this product – some users of this product have positive reviews. Aleksandr Zhevnyak says,

Brilliantly performed by the airport scenario as accurately as possible gives incredible pleasure of using it in flight! Excellent purchase, without a doubt! Flight from Athens aroportu this great test of your flying skills. I am very pleased!

Chris Bartlett, says,

This product rocks. It's exceptional. If you like Greece and her islands buy it. It will work on all but the lowliest of setups (with some easy tweaking through the excellent interface provided). It works well with my freeware photo scenery and blends nicely at the boundaries. Just remove the freeware airport LGIR bgl's to avoid conflict.

Iraklio has been somewhat of a "Holy Grail" for me in FSX. I've tried them all (freeware and payware) and the results have been patchy to say the least. Now I don't need to look anymore as Aerosoft have excelled themselves with this...It’s like being there…

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Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation industry expert with over 20 years of experience and also has a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

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