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
Air Arabia Egypt Cairo[2]
AlMasria Universal Airlines Cairo
Flyadeal Dammam[3]
flydubai Dubai–International
Flynas Dammam, Kuwait, Riyadh
Jazeera Airways Seasonal: Kuwait[4]
Nesma Airlines Cairo
Nile Air Cairo
Pakistan International Airlines Islamabad[5]
SalamAir Seasonal: Muscat[6]
Saudia Abha, Dammam, Jeddah, Jizan, Medina, Riyadh, Sharurah
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ar:مطار الطائف الإقليمي
  2. ^ "Flights to cairo". airarabia.com.
  3. ^ Liu, Jim. "Flyadeal expands Dammam network in Dec 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  4. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Jazeera Airways Adds Seasonal Taif Flights June - Sep 2016".CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ Liu, Jim. "Pakistan International adds Islamabad – Taif route from Dec 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  6. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "SalamAir adds seasonal Taif service in May 2018".CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ "Istanbul New Airport Transition Delayed Until April 5, 2019 (At The Earliest)".

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