Taba International Airport

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Taba International Airport
مطار طابا الدولي


TCP is located in Sinai
Location of airport in Sinai
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves Taba, Egypt
Location Taba
Elevation AMSL 2,415 ft / 736 m
Coordinates 29°35′16″N 34°46′41″E / 29.58778°N 34.77806°E / 29.58778; 34.77806
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04L/22R 4,000 13,123 Asphalt
4,000 13,123 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Passengers 210,029
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Taba International Airport (Arabic: مطار طابا الدولي‎‎) (IATA: TCPICAO: HETB) is an international airport located near Taba, Egypt.


The airport was constructed by Israel in 1972 during its occupation of the Sinai following the Six Day War. Known as the Etzion Air Force Base, it was demilitarized and restored to Egyptian control in 1982 and was named El Nakb Airport, with initially twice weekly flights being operated between it and Cairo using Fokker F-27 Friendships of Air Sinai, and then later Airbus aircraft of Egyptair, along with, at times, charter flights from the UK, Switzerland and elsewhere. A new terminal building and night lighting were added towards the end of the 1990s and the airport was then renamed Taba International Airport in November 2000.

The original runway now known as 04R, which offers the benefit of ILS has been closed for many years under 'work in progress' meaning the airports second runway 04L is now the active.

In 2011, the airport served 306,880 passengers (−31.2% vs. 2010). Since 2013 there has been a large decline in the number of airline flights to the airport to the degree of which sources[citation needed] indicate that there is no airline activity.


  1. ^ Airport information for HETB at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for TCP at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).

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