Djerba–Zarzis International Airport

Djerba–Zarzis International Airport (French: Aéroport international de Djerba-Zarzis, Arabic: مطار جربة جرجيس الدولي) (IATA: DJE, ICAO: DTTJ) is an international airport serving the island of Djerba in Tunisia.[5] The airport was enlarged and named Djerba Zarzis International Airport in 1970.[6] However, the airport dates to 1950 (initially named Djerba Mellita airport). Today, it is an important destination for seasonal leisure flights.

Djerba–Zarzis International Airport

Aéroport international de Djerba-Zarzis

مطار جربة جرجيس الدولي
Airport typePublic
OperatorTunisian Civil Aviation & Airports Authority
LocationDjerba, Tunisia
Elevation AMSL14 ft / 4 m
Coordinates33°52′30″N 10°46′31″E / 33.87500°N 10.77528°E / 33.87500; 10.77528
DJE is located in Tunisia
Location of airport in Tunisia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 3,220 10,565 Asphalt
Statistics (2006, 2011)
Passengers (2011)1,781,000
Aircraft movements (2006)24,392[1]
Aircraft freight (2006)90 tonnes[1]

Airlines and destinations edit

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Djerba–Zarzis Airport:

ASL Airlines France Seasonal: Paris–Charles de Gaulle[7]
BH Air Seasonal charter: Sofia[8]
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels[9]
Discover Airlines Seasonal: Frankfurt,[10] Munich (begins 1 May 2024)[11]
easyJet Geneva (begins 3 April 2024)[12]
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
European Air Charter Seasonal charter: Plovdiv,[13] Sofia,[14] Varna (begins 20 May 2024)[15]
Helvetic Airways Seasonal: Bern (begins 7 June 2024)[16]
Luxair Luxembourg
Neos Seasonal: Bergamo, Bologna, Milan–Malpensa, Rome–Fiumicino, Verona
Nouvelair Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse
Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin,[17] Bordeaux,[18] Brussels, Cologne/Bonn,[18] Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Leipzig/Halle, Munich,[19] Strasbourg, Stuttgart, Vienna
Seasonal charter: Belgrade,[20] Lisbon, Porto
Smartwings Seasonal charter: Bratislava, Brno,[21] Ostrava,[22] Prague
Swiss International Air Lines Seasonal: Geneva[23]
TAP Air Portugal Seasonal: Lisbon
Transavia Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Lyon, Marseille,[24] Montpellier,[25] Nantes[26]
TUI fly Belgium[27] Brussels
Seasonal: Liège
TUI fly Deutschland Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart[28]
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam[29]
Tunisair Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Lyon, Marseille, Munich, Nantes, Nice, Paris–Orly, Strasbourg
Seasonal: Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Geneva, Hannover, Lisbon, Porto, Zürich (resumes 1 June 2024)[30]
Tunisair Express Tripoli–Mitiga, Tunis

Accidents and incidents edit

  • On 6 August 2005, Tuninter Flight 1153, a Tuninter ATR-72 en route from Bari to Djerba, Tunisia, ditched into the Mediterranean Sea about 18 miles from the city of Palermo. 16 of the 39 people on board died. The accident resulted from engine fuel starvation that resulted from the installation of the wrong fuel quantity indicator. The fuel quantity indicator installed had been calibrated for the smaller ATR-42 aircraft and showed significantly more fuel than was actually in the tank of the larger ATR 72. When the aircraft ran out of fuel, the indicator still showed 1800 kilograms of fuel remaining, thus confusing the crew for several minutes. Both engines stopped and the crew was forced to ditch the airliner in the sea.[31]
  • The airport was a stopover for Air Berlin chartered flight AB7377, which was involved in a bomb scare. During loading at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Namibia, a suitcase was discovered that contained a clock, batteries and a firing mechanism. Upon closer inspection, it was discovered that the object was part of a test to assess the quality of airport screening procedures. The A330-200 aircraft was examined with an explosives sniffer dog, before it was allowed to fly to Munich Airport, via a stopover in Djerba.[32]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Airports Council International - ACI World". 6 April 2021.
  2. ^ "L'apport de l'OACA dans le tourisme" (in French). OACA. Archived from the original on 3 September 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Airport information for DTTJ". World Aero Data. Archived from the original on 5 March 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link) Data current as of October 2006. Source: DAFIF.
  4. ^ Airport information for DJE at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  5. ^ Djerba–Zarzis International Airport Archived 29 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine at Office de l'Aviation Civile et des Aeroports (OACA) Archived 25 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ fr:Aéroport international de Djerba-Zarzis#cite note-1, Retrieved 6 June 2015[circular reference]
  7. ^ Liu, Jim (26 February 2020). "ASL Airlines France adds Paris CDG – Djerba service in 3Q20". Routesonline.
  8. ^ "Гранд Тур на Тунис с остров Джерба".
  9. ^ "Brussels Airlines NS23 Short-Haul Network Additions". AeroRoutes.
  10. ^ "Umstellung des touristischen Kurz- und Mittelstreckenangebots auf Eurowings Discover Factsheet" (PDF). eXperts.
  11. ^ "Eurowings Discover NS24 Munich Network Additions".
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  13. ^ "Островно приключение - 7 дни All Inclusive на остров Джерба с полет от Пловдив -".
  14. ^ "Островно приключение - 7 дни All Inclusive на остров Джерба с полет от София -".
  15. ^ "Островно приключение - 7 дни All Inclusive на остров Джерба 2024 с полет от Варна -".
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  17. ^ "Nouvelair Tunisie Adds Djerba – Berlin Service in NS23". Aeroroutes. 29 November 2022. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  18. ^ a b "Nouvelair Tunisie NS23 Network Additions". AeroRoutes.
  19. ^ "Summer 2023: Nouvelair expands services to D-A-CH region". 5 January 2023.
  20. ^ "Belgrade Airport in talks with several carriers as recovery continues". 15 April 2022.
  21. ^ "Brno Airport, Brno – Turany internation airport – Brno – Czech Republic".
  22. ^ "Timetable – Ostrava Airport, a.s."
  23. ^ Liu, Jim (18 December 2019). "SWISS expands Geneva network in S20".
  24. ^ "Cet hiver, Transavia ouvre 3 nouvelles lignes internationales au départ de Marseille - Région - Société - Maritima.Info". 23 August 2022.
  25. ^ Liu, Jim. "Transavia France adds Montpellier – Tunisia routes in S20". Routesonline. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  26. ^ "Transavia France adds Nantes – Djerba in S18".
  27. ^ "Flight plan".
  28. ^ "TUIfly Adds Stuttgart – Djerba Route in NS23". AeroRoutes.
  29. ^ "TUI fly in 2020 weer vanaf Schiphol naar Djerba". 15 October 2019.
  31. ^ Harro Ranter (6 August 2005). "ASN Aircraft accident ATR-72-202 TS-LBB Palermo-Punta Raisi Airport (PMO)". Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  32. ^ "Air Berlin-Flieger: Bombe nur Attrappe?". 18 November 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2015.

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