Cheikh Larbi Tébessa Airport

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Cheikh Larbi Tébessi Airport

مطار الشيخ العربي التبسي
Airport typePublic
LocationTébessa, Algeria
Elevation AMSL811 m / 2,661 ft
Coordinates35°25′55″N 8°7′20″E / 35.43194°N 8.12222°E / 35.43194; 8.12222 (Cheikh Larbi Tebessi Airport (Tebessa))Coordinates: 35°25′55″N 8°7′20″E / 35.43194°N 8.12222°E / 35.43194; 8.12222 (Cheikh Larbi Tebessi Airport (Tebessa))
TEE is located in Algeria
Location of airport in Algeria
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
12/30 2,400 7,874 Asphalt
Sources: Algerian AIP,[1] DAFIF[2][3][4]

Cheikh Larbi Tébessa Airport (Arabic: مطار الشيخ العربي التبسي‎) is a public airport located 1.35 nautical miles (2.5 km; 1.6 mi) north of Tébessa,[1] the capital of the Tébessa province (wilaya) in Algeria.


During World War II, the facility was known as Tebessa Airfield. It was a Twelfth Air Force base of operations during the North African Campaign against the German Afrika Korps. It was operationally used by the 31st Fighter Group, which flew Supermarine Spitfires from the airfield between 17 and 21 February 1943. It was also the headquarters of the XII Fighter Command between December 1942 and 12 January 1943.[5][6]


The airport resides at an elevation of 811 metres (2,661 ft) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 11/29 measuring 3,000 by 45 metres (9,843 ft × 148 ft) and 12/30 which measures 2,400 by 30 metres (7,874 ft × 98 ft).[1]

Airline and destination[edit]

Air Algérie Algiers


  1. ^ a b c AIP and Chart Archived 26 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine from Service d'Information Aéronautique – Algérie (in French)
  2. ^ Airport information for DABS from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  3. ^ Airport information for TEE at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  4. ^ "DABS @". Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  5. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website
  6. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.

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