Ta’if Regional Airport

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Ta'if Regional Airport
مطار الطائف الإقليمي
Maṭār al-Ṭā'if al-Iqlīmī
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Military of Saudi Arabia
Serves Ta’if
Location Ta’if, Saudi Arabia
Elevation AMSL 4,848 ft / 1,478 m
Coordinates 21°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
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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: TIFICAO: 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]

Airlines Destinations
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
Qatar Airways Doha
Saudia Abha, Dammam, Jeddah, Jizan, Riyadh, Sharurah
Turkish Airlines Asmara, Istanbul-Atatürk

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