Sfax–Thyna International Airport
|Sfax–Thyna International Airport
Aéroport International de Sfax–Thyna
مطار صفاقس الدولي
|Operator||Tunisian Civil Aviation & Airports Authority|
|Hub for||Syphax Airlines|
|Elevation AMSL||85 ft / 26 m|
Sfax–Thyna International Airport (French: Aéroport International de Sfax–Thyna, Tunisian Arabic: مطار صفاقس الدولي) (IATA: SFA, ICAO: DTTX) is an airport serving Sfax in Tunisia. This airport is located 6 kilometers southwest from Sfax.
|This section requires expansion. (October 2013)|
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
- 12th Bombardment Group, 15 April – 2 June 1943, B-25 Mitchell
- 340th Bombardment Group, 15 April – 2 June 1943, B-25 Mitchell
Airlines and destinations
|Afriqiyah Airways||Benghazi, Misrata, Sebha, Tripoli|
|Libyan Airlines||Benghazi, Misrata, Tripoli|
|Tunisair Express||Djerba, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Tunis|
- Airport information for DTTX at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for SFA at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
- Sfax–Thyna International Airport at Office de l'Aviation Civile et des Aeroports (OACA)
- "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"
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