Ta'if Regional Airport

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Ta'if Regional Airport

مطار الطائف الإقليمي

Maṭār al-Ṭā'if al-Iqlīmī
Summary
Airport typeMilitary/Public
OperatorMilitary of Saudi Arabia
ServesTa'if
LocationTa'if, Saudi Arabia
Elevation AMSL4,848 ft / 1,478 m
Coordinates21°29′0.24″N 40°32′29.48″E / 21.4834000°N 40.5415222°E / 21.4834000; 40.5415222
Map
TIF is located in Saudi Arabia
TIF
TIF
Location of airport in Saudi Arabia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 12,254 3,735 Asphalt
17/35 10,991 3,350 Asphalt

Ta'if Regional Airport (IATA: TIF, ICAO: OETF) is an airport in Ta'if, Saudi Arabia. Despite its name, it also offers many international flights as well. The airport is located 30 km to the east of Taif and 70 km from Mecca. The airport is considered important in Saudi aviation history as it witnessed the first landing of Ibn Saud's plane, founder of the Kingdom. It was converted to a regional airport in 2009 when GACA allowed international airlines to operate at the airport as the city's population was increasing and to reduce pressure on the three main airports at the time.[1] Despite being named as a "Regional" airport, the airport actually has international flights destinations in half a dozen countries outside of Saudi Arabia.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Air Arabia Sharjah
AlMasria Universal Airlines Cairo
flydubai Dubai–International
Flynas Dammam, Kuwait, Riyadh
Jazeera Airways Seasonal: Kuwait City[2]
Nesma Airlines Cairo
Nile Air Cairo
SalamAir Seasonal: Muscat[3]
Saudia Abha, Dammam, Jeddah, Jizan, Riyadh, Sharurah, Medina
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul–Atatürk

References[edit]

  1. ^ ar:مطار الطائف الإقليمي
  2. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Jazeera Airways Adds Seasonal Taif Flights June - Sep 2016".
  3. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "SalamAir adds seasonal Taif service in May 2018".

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