Sfax–Thyna International Airport

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Sfax–Thyna International Airport
Aéroport International de Sfax–Thyna
مطار صفاقس الدولي
Aéroport Sfax Thyna.JPG
IATA: SFAICAO: DTTX
SFA is located in Tunisia
SFA
SFA
Location of airport in Tunisia
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Tunisian Civil Aviation & Airports Authority
Serves Sfax, Tunisia
Hub for Syphax Airlines
Elevation AMSL 85 ft / 26 m
Coordinates 34°43′04″N 010°41′27″E / 34.71778°N 10.69083°E / 34.71778; 10.69083
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 3,000 9,843 Concrete
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Sfax–Thyna International Airport (French: Aéroport International de Sfax–Thyna, Arabic: مطار صفاقس الدولي‎) (IATA: SFAICAO: DTTX) is an airport serving Sfax in Tunisia.[3] This airport is located 6 kilometers southwest from Sfax.

History[edit]

The airport has undergone several extensions and improvements, the most important development and remodeling of the terminal took place in 1988 when the runway was extended. In 1989 a cargo terminal was added and in 1996 new facilities were built: warehouse, taxiways and the airport apron was reconstructed. Additionally the runway was rehabilitated and a new control tower was built.

With a capacity of 200,000 passengers per year, the current terminal covers 2,000 m2. A new terminal building covers 8000 m2, it consists of three buildings, its construction started on 8 November 2005, and it was inaugurated on 22 December 2007. With a total cost of six million dinars, it has a capacity of 500,000 passengers. A total budget of 25 million dinars was also devoted to the airport to give him a total facelift (control tower, runway and parking).

From 2011 the airport is main hub and headquarters for Syphax Airlines.

World War II[edit]

During World War II, the airport was known as Sfax Airfield and was used by the United States Army Air Forces Ninth Air Force during the North African Campaign. Known units assigned were:

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Afriqiyah Airways Benghazi, Misrata, Sebha, Tripoli
Buraq Air Tripoli
Libyan Airlines Benghazi, Misrata, Tripoli
Syphax Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Jeddah, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Sebha, Tripoli
TunisAir Express Benghazi, Djerba, Tripoli, Tunis

Facilities[edit]

The airport has the head office of Syphax Airlines.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for DTTX at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for SFA at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ Sfax–Thyna International Airport at Office de l'Aviation Civile et des Aeroports (OACA)
  4. ^ "Contact Us." Syphax Airlines. Retrieved on 1 January 2013. "Headquarters Address: Sfax Thyna International Airport – 3018 Sfax – Tunisia" – in French: "Siège Social Adresse: Aéroport International Sfax Thyna – 3018 Sfax – Tunisie"

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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