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Tunis%E2%80%93Carthage International Airport

Tunis-Carthage Airport

Aéroport international de Tunis-Carthage

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Summary
Airport typePublic/Military
OperatorTunisian Civil Aviation & Airports Authority
ServesTunis
LocationTunis, Tunisia
Hub for
Elevation AMSL22 ft / 7 m
Coordinates36°51?04?N 010°13?38?E / 36.85111°N 10.22722°E / 36.85111; 10.22722Coordinates: 36°51?04?N 010°13?38?E / 36.85111°N 10.22722°E / 36.85111; 10.22722
Websitehttps://www.aeroport-tunis-carthage.com
Map
TUN is located in Tunisia
TUN
TUN
Location of airport in Tunisia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 3,200 10,499 Asphalt
11/29 2,840 9,318 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers5,146,000[1]

Tunis-Carthage Airport (French: Aéroport de Tunis-Carthage, Arabic: ? ? ‎, IATA: TUN, ICAO: DTTA) is the international airport of Tunis, the capital of Tunisia.[5] It serves as the home base for Tunisair, Tunisair Express, Nouvelair Tunisia, and Tunisavia. The airport is named for the historic city of Carthage, located just east of the airport.

History

Tunis Airport in 1952.

The history of the airport dates back to 1920 when the first seaplane base in Tunisia was built on the Lake of Tunis for the seaplanes of Compagnie Aéronavale.[6] The Tunis Airfield opened in 1938, serving around 5,800 passengers annually on the Paris-Tunis route.[7]

During World War II, the airport was used by the United States Air Force Twelfth Air Force as a headquarters and command control base for the Italian Campaign of 1943. The following known units were assigned:[8]

Once the combat units moved to Italy, Air Transport Command used the airport as a major transshipment hub for cargo, transiting aircraft and personnel. It functioned as a stopover en route to Algiers airport or to Mellaha Field near Tripoli on the North African Cairo-Dakar transport route. Later, as the Allied forces advanced, it also flew personnel and cargo to Naples, Italy.

Construction on the Tunis-Carthage Airport, which was fully funded by France, began in 1944, and in 1948 the airport become the main hub for Tunisair. The airline started operations with Douglas DC-3s flying from Tunis-Carthage Airport to Marseille, Ajaccio, Bastia, Algiers, Rome, Sfax, Djerba, and Tripoli. The passenger traffic grew steadily from 1951 when 56,400 passengers were carried, 33,400 of them by Air France.[7] The airport offered a convenient stop-over point for several other French airlines over the years, including Aigle Azur with a stop in Tunis on the Paris-Brazzaville route, and TAI (Intercontinental Air Transport) with a stop in Tunis on its Paris-Saigon route.

In 1997 the airport terminal was expanded to 57,448 m2 (618,365 sq ft); it consists of two floors (departure and arrival) and has a capacity of 4,400,000 passengers per year. In 2005 the terminal was expanded another 5,500 m2 (59,202 sq ft), and now has a capacity of 500,000 more passengers annually. On 23 September 2006 a new terminal opened for charter flights.

Airlines and destinations

Aerial view
Apron view

Passenger

Cargo

Other facilities

The head office of the Tunisian Civil Aviation and Airports Authority (OACA) is on the airport property.[20]

Ground transportation

The airport is served by bus lines and taxis, but not by a railway (the L'Aéroport station on the TGM suburban rail line does not actually serve it, being several miles distant).

Accidents and incidents

See also

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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  2. ^ Airport information for DTTA at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  3. ^ Airport information for TUN at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  4. ^ List of the busiest airports in Africa
  5. ^ Tunis-Carthage International Airport Archived 17 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine at Office de l'Aviation Civile et des Aeroports (OACA) Archived 25 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Philippe Bonnichon; Pierre Gény; Jean Nemo (2012). Présences françaises outre-mer, XVIe-XXIe siècles. KARTHALA Editions. p. 453. ISBN 978-2-8111-0737-6. Archived from the original on 24 January 2017. Retrieved 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  7. ^ a b Encyclopedie Mensuelle d'Outre-mer staff (1954). Tunisia 54. Negro Universities Press. p. 166. Archived from the original on 24 January 2017. Retrieved 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  8. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
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  11. ^ Liu, Jim (14 January 2019). "Air Arabia Maroc schedules new routes in S19". Routesonline. Archived from the original on 7 April 2019. Retrieved 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  12. ^ Liu, Jim (28 April 2018). "airmalta resumes Tunis service from June 2017". Routesonline. Archived from the original on 28 March 2019. Retrieved 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  13. ^ Liu, Jim. "Eurowings adds new Tunisia service from Hamburg in 2Q19". Routesonline. Archived from the original on 3 May 2019. Retrieved 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  14. ^ Liu, Jim. "Iraqi Airways adds Tunis service from mid-June 2019". Routesonline. Archived from the original on 26 June 2019. Retrieved 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  15. ^ "Cheap flights with Nouvelair". nouvelair.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2018. Retrieved 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  16. ^ "Tunisair resumes service to Khartoum after 28 years suspend". Archived from the original on 29 October 2017. Retrieved 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  17. ^ "Tunisair S19 new scheduled charter routes". Routesonline. 5 December 2018. Archived from the original on 5 December 2018. Retrieved 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  18. ^ "Istanbul New Airport Transition Delayed Until April 5, 2019 (At The Earliest)". Archived from the original on 27 February 2019. Retrieved 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 May 2018. Retrieved 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  20. ^ "Welcome to the OACA Archived 25 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine." Tunisian Civil Aviation and Airports Authority. Retrieved on 26 January 2011. "GENERAL DIRECTION and SOCIAL HEAD OFFICE International Airport Tunis-Carthage BP 137 et 147- 1080 TUNIS CEDEX - TELEX 13809 - OACA RC 871."

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