Taba International Airport
|Taba International Airport
مطار طابا الدولي
|IATA: TCP – ICAO: HETB
|Elevation AMSL||2,415 ft / 736 m|
In 2011, the airport served 306,880 passengers (-31.2% vs. 2010).
The airport was constructed by Israel in 1972 during its occupation of the Sinai following the Six Day War. Known as the Etzion Air Force Base, it was demilitarized and restored to Egyptian control in 1982 and was named El Nakb Airport, with initially twice weekly flights being operated between it and Cairo using Fokker F-27 Friendships of Air Sinai, and then later Airbus aircraft of Egyptair, along with, at times, charter flights from the UK, Switzerland and elsewhere. A new terminal building and night lighting were added towards the end of the 1990s and the airport was then renamed Taba International Airport in November 2000.
The original runway now known as 04R, which offers the benefit of ILS has been closed for many years under 'work in progress' meaning the airports second runway 04L is now the active.
Airlines and destinations
operated by Rossiya
|Seasonal: St Petersburg|
|Air Arabia Egypt||Alexandria|
|SunExpress||Charter: Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Luxor, Munich, Stuttgart|
|Thomson Airways||London-Gatwick, Manchester (UK)|
|Travel Service Slovakia||Seasonal: Kosice|
|Ukraine International Airlines||Charter: Luhansk|
- Airport information for HETB at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for TCP at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
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