Sfax–Thyna International Airport

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Sfax–Thyna International Airport
Aéroport International de Sfax–Thyna
مطار صفاقس الدولي
Aéroport Sfax Thyna.JPG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Tunisian Civil Aviation & Airports Authority
Serves Sfax, Tunisia
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
Map
SFA is located in Tunisia
SFA
SFA
Location of airport in Tunisia
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, Tunisian Arabic: مطار صفاقس الدولي‎) (IATA: SFAICAO: DTTX) is an airport serving Sfax in Tunisia.[3] The airport is located 6 kilometers southwest from Sfax.

History[edit]

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:

Later years[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 improved 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, consisting of three buildings. 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 it a total facelift (control tower, runway and parking).

From 2011 the airport is main hub and headquarters for Syphax Airlines.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Afriqiyah Airways Tripoli, Misrata,
Libyan Airlines Tripoli
Tunisair Express Djerba, Paris-Charles de Gaulle,[5] Tunis

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  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 October 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"
  5. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2016/03/03/ug-cdg-mar16/

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