Tabarka–Aïn Draham International Airport

Tabarka–Aïn Draham International Airport (French: Aéroport international de Tabarka–Aïn Draham, Tunisian Arabic: مطار طبرقة-عين دراهم الدولي) (IATA: TBJ, ICAO: DTKA), formerly Tabarka–7 November International Airport, is a public sector airport serving Tabarka in Tunisia.[3]

Tabarka–Aïn Draham International Airport

Aéroport international de Tabarka–Aïn Draham

مطار طبرقة-عين دراهم الدولي
Airport typePublic
OperatorTunisian Civil Aviation & Airports Authority
ServesTabarka, Tunisia
Elevation AMSL230 ft / 70 m
Coordinates36°58′48″N 08°52′37″E / 36.98000°N 8.87694°E / 36.98000; 8.87694
TBJ is located in Tunisia
Location of airport in Tunisia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,870 9,416 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

History edit

Tabarka Airport was built in 1992 to serve the northwest region of Tunisia.[4] Its original name emanated from the November 7, 1987 coup d'etat that ousted Habib Bourguiba, the first President of Tunisia, which was orchestrated by then-Prime Minister Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, who replaced Bourguiba; however, the airport was renamed following the 2011 Revolution that ousted and exiled Ben Ali.[5]

The airport facilitates tourism in the region.[4] However, due to a decline in tourism after the Revolution, the airport experienced a drop in traffic. In 2010, 63,000 passengers transited through Tabarka Airport; in 2011, it received less than 18,000 passengers.[6] On 15 November 2013, rumours of the closure of the airport led to protests by its employees.[4][7]

Tabarka Airport is currently served by Tunisair Express flights to Tunis. During the Hajj season, Tunisair operates charter flights to Medina.[8][9]

Airlines and destinations edit

Tunisair Express Tunis

References edit

  1. ^ "Airport information for DTKA". 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 TBJ at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ Tabarka – 7 Novembre International Airport Archived 3 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. ^ a b c "L’aéroport de Tabarka-Ain Draham : des efforts insuffisants de la part de l’Office de l’aviation civile et des aéroports". Nawaat. 2 January 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  5. ^ Ricci, Joel (20 February 2011). "Des aéroports tunisiens changent de nom". Air Journal. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  6. ^ Hamel, Ian (8 October 2012). "Tunisie : 18 mois après MAM, retour à Tabarka désertée par les touristes". Le Point. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Les agents et cadres de l’aéroport de Tabarka protestent". Mosaique FM. 15 November 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Aéroport de Tabarka-Aïn Draham : Départ du premier vol vers les lieux saints". Jawhara FM. 6 September 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Tunisair consacre 68 vols pour le Hajj 2015". Express FM. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2016.

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