Sfax–Thyna International Airport

Sfax–Thyna International Airport (French: Aéroport International de Sfax–Thyna, Arabic: مطار صفاقس الدولي) (IATA: SFA, ICAO: DTTX) is an airport serving Sfax in Tunisia.[3] The airport is located 6 kilometers (4 miles) southwest from Sfax.

Sfax–Thyna International Airport

Aéroport International de Sfax–Thyna

مطار صفاقس الدولي
Airport typePublic
OperatorTunisian Civil Aviation & Airports Authority
ServesSfax, Tunisia
Elevation AMSL85 ft / 26 m
Coordinates34°43′04″N 010°41′27″E / 34.71778°N 10.69083°E / 34.71778; 10.69083
SFA is located in Tunisia
Location of airport in Tunisia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 3,000 9,843 Concrete
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

History edit

World War II edit

During World War II, the airport was known as Sfax Airfield and was used by the United States Army Air Forces Ninth Air Force during the North African Campaign. The units known to be assigned here were:

Later years edit

The airport has undergone several extensions and improvements. The most important development and remodeling of the terminal took place in 1988 when the runway was extended. In 1989, a cargo terminal was added and in 1996 new facilities built: warehouse, taxiways and the airport apron were reconstructed. Additionally the runway was improved and a new control tower built.[citation needed]

With a capacity of 200,000 passengers per year, the current terminal covers 2,000 m2 (½ acre). A new terminal building covers 8,000 m2 (2 acres), consisting of three buildings. Construction started on 8 November 2005, and it was inaugurated on 22 December 2007. With a total cost of six million dinars, it has a capacity of 500,000 passengers. A total budget of 25 million dinars was also devoted to the airport to give it a total facelift (control tower, runway and parking).[citation needed]

From 2011 the airport was the main hub and headquarters for Syphax Airlines up until 2015.[4]

Airlines and destinations edit

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Sfax–Thyna Airport:

Afriqiyah Airways Misrata, Tripoli–Mitaga
Libyan Airlines Tripoli–Mitiga
Nouvelair Istanbul,[5] Paris–Charles de Gaulle[5]
Transavia Paris–Orly
Tunisair Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Seasonal: Paris–Orly[6]
Tunisair Express Tripoli–Mitiga, Tunis

References edit

Citations edit

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency

  1. ^ "Airport information for DTTX". 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.
  2. ^ Airport information for SFA at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ Sfax–Thyna International Airport Archived 4 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine at Office de l'Aviation Civile et des Aeroports (OACA) Archived 25 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Contact Us." Syphax Airlines. Retrieved on 1 January 2013. "Headquarters Address: Sfax Thyna International Airport – 3018 Sfax – Tunisia" – in French Archived 20 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine: "Siège Social Adresse: Aéroport International Sfax Thyna – 3018 Sfax – Tunisie"
  6. ^ "Tunisair resumes Sfax – Paris Orly sector from June 2019". routesonline.com. 3 July 2019.

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