Taif International Airport

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Taif Regional Airport

مطار الطائف الإقليمي

Maṭār al-Ṭā'if al-Iqlīmī
Airport typeMilitary/Public
OperatorMilitary of Saudi Arabia
LocationTaif, 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
TIF is located in Saudi Arabia
Location of airport in Saudi Arabia
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 12,254 3,735 Asphalt
17/35 10,991 3,350 Asphalt

Taif Regional Airport (IATA: TIF, ICAO: OETF) is an airport in Taif, Saudi Arabia. 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]

Air Arabia Cairo, Sharjah
AlMasria Universal Airlines Cairo
flyadeal Dammam,[2] Riyadh
flydubai Dubai–International
Flynas Dammam, Kuwait City, Muscat, Riyadh
Jazeera Airways Seasonal: Kuwait City[4]
Kuwait AirwaysKuwait City[5]
Nesma Airlines Cairo
Nile Air Cairo
Pakistan International Airlines Islamabad[6]
Qatar Airways Doha
SalamAir Seasonal: Muscat[7]
Saudia Abha, Dammam, Jeddah, Jizan, Medina, Riyadh, Sharurah
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul[8]


Annual passenger traffic at TIF airport. See Wikidata query.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ar:مطار الطائف الإقليمي
  2. ^ Liu, Jim. "Flyadeal expands Dammam network in Dec 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  3. ^ "FlyEgypt Plans to Expand Saudi Arabia Routes In NS22". Aeroroutes. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Jazeera Airways Adds Seasonal Taif Flights June - Sep 2016".
  5. ^ "Kuwait Airways to operate 8 new flight destinations".
  6. ^ Liu, Jim. "Pakistan International adds Islamabad – Taif route from Dec 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  7. ^ "SalamAir adds seasonal Taif service in May 2018".
  8. ^ "Istanbul New Airport Transition Delayed Until April 5, 2019 (At The Earliest)".

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