Djerba–Zarzis International Airport

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Djerba–Zarzis International Airport
Aéroport international de Djerba-Zarzis
مطار جربة جرجيس الدولي
Aéroport Djerba Zarzis - Tunisia.jpg


DJE is located in Tunisia
Location of airport in Tunisia
Airport type Public
Operator Tunisian Civil Aviation & Airports Authority
Location Djerba, Tunisia
Elevation AMSL 14 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 33°52′30″N 10°46′31″E / 33.87500°N 10.77528°E / 33.87500; 10.77528
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 3,220 10,565 Asphalt
Statistics (2006, 2011)
Passengers (2011) 1,781,000
Aircraft movements (2006) 24,392[1]
Aircraft Freight (2006) 90 tonnes[1]

Djerba–Zarzis International Airport (French: Aéroport international de Djerba-Zarzis, Tunisian Arabic: مطار جربة جرجيس الدولي‎) (IATA: DJEICAO: DTTJ) is an airport serving the island of Djerba in Tunisia.[5] The airport begain operation in 1970.[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aigle Azur Seasonal: Paris-Orly
Air Méditerranée Lyon, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Belair Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse
Condor Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich
Germania Seasonal: Berlin-Schönefeld[7]
operated by Germania Flug
Jetairfly[9] Brussels, Charleroi, Liège
Summer seasonal: Ostend/Bruges
Luxair Luxembourg
Nouvelair Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Seasonal: Leipzig/Halle
Syphax Airlines Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Tripoli
Thomson Airways Seasonal: London-Gatwick, Manchester
Transavia France Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Nantes
Tunisair Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin-Schönefeld, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Lyon, Marseille, Munich, Nantes, Nice, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Strasbourg, Stuttgart, Tozeur, Zürich
Seasonal: Katowice, Lisbon
TunisAir Express Sfax, Tunis
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona[10]
XL Airways France Seasonal: Lille, Paris-Charles de Gaulle


Airlines Destinations
Nouvelair Seasonal charter: Belgrade, Bologna, Bordeaux, Cologne/Bonn, Hannover, Katowice, Lisbon, Munich, Manchester, Stuttgart, St Petersburg, Verona
Syphax Airlines Seasonal charter: Ljubljana
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal charter: London-Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Seasonal charter: Brussels
TUI Airlines Netherlands Seasonal charter: Amsterdam
TUIfly Nordic Seasonal charter: Stockholm-Arlanda

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 6 August 2005, Tuninter Flight 1153, a Tuninter ATR-72 en route from Bari to Djerba, Tunisia, ditched into the Mediterranean Sea about 18 miles from the city of Palermo. 16 of the 39 people on board died. The accident resulted from engine fuel starvation that resulted from the installation of the wrong fuel quantity indicator. The fuel quantity indicator installed had been calibrated for the smaller ATR-42 aircraft and showed significantly more fuel than was actually in the tank of the larger ATR 72. When the aircraft ran out of fuel, the indicator still showed 1800 kilograms of fuel remaining thus confusing the crew for several minutes. Both engines stopped and the crew was forced to ditch the airliner in the sea.[11]
  • The airport was a stopover for Air Berlin chartered flight AB7377, which was involved in a bomb scare. During loading at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Namibia, a suitcase was discovered that contained a clock, batteries and a firing mechanism. Upon closer inspection, it was discovered that the object was part of a test to assess the quality of airport screening procedures. The A330-200 aircraft was examined with an explosives sniffer dog, before it was allowed to fly to Munich Airport, via a stopover in Djerba.[12]


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