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Djerba–Zarzis International Airport

Djerba–Zarzis International Airport

Djerba–Zarzis International Airport (French: Aéroport international de Djerba-Zarzis, Arabic: مطار جربة جرجيس الدولي) (IATA: DJE, ICAO: DTTJ) is the international airport serving the island of Djerba in Tunisia.[5] The airport began operation in 1970[6] and today 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
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

Air France Seasonal: Paris–Charles de Gaulle[7]
ALK Airlines Seasonal charter: Sofia[8][9]
ASL Airlines France Seasonal: Paris–Charles de Gaulle[10]
Brussels Airlines Seasonal charter: Brussels[11]
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Enter Air[12] Seasonal charter: Katowice, Warsaw–Chopin
Eurowings Discover Seasonal: Frankfurt (begins 4 May 2022)[13]
Freebird Airlines Europe Seasonal charter: Leipzig/Halle[14]
Luxair Luxembourg
Nordwind Airlines[15] Seasonal charter: Kazan, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg
Nouvelair Düsseldorf, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse
Seasonal: Brussels, Frankfurt, Strasbourg
Seasonal charter: Belgrade (begins 14 June 2022)[16]
Royal Flight Seasonal charter: Moscow–Sheremetyevo[17]
Smartwings Seasonal charter: Brno,[18] Ostrava,[19] Prague
Smartwings Poland Seasonal charter: Katowice,[20] Wrocław[20]
Swiss International Air Lines Seasonal: Geneva[21]
TAP Air Portugal Seasonal: Lisbon
Transavia Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Lyon, Montpellier,[22] Nantes[23]
TUI fly Belgium[24] Brussels
Seasonal: Charleroi, Lille, Ostend/Bruges
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam[25]
Tunisair Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Lyon, Marseille, Munich, Nantes, Nice, Paris–Orly, Strasbourg
Seasonal: Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Geneva, Hannover, Zürich
Tunisair Express Tripoli–Mitiga, Tunis
Ural Airlines Seasonal charter: Moscow–Domodedovo[26]

Accidents and incidents

  • 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.[27]
  • 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.[28]


  1. Airports Council International (ACI)
  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
  7. "Summer 2020: Air France extends its network of 5 sunny destinations, 16 new routes in total". 22 January 2020.
  10. Liu, Jim (26 February 2020). "ASL Airlines France adds Paris CDG – Djerba service in 3Q20". Routesonline.
  11. "brussels airlines plans Monastir service in W18".
  12. "Coral Travel".
  14. "Tui sends Freebird Europe to Leipzig / Halle - Airbus A320 is stationed in Schkeuditz". 4 October 2019.
  15. "Flight Search".
  17. "Международный аэропорт Шереметьево".
  18. "Brno Airport, Brno – Turany internation airport – Brno – Czech Republic".
  19. "Timetable – Ostrava Airport, a.s."
  21. Liu, Jim (18 December 2019). "SWISS expands Geneva network in S20".
  22. Liu, Jim. "Transavia France adds Montpellier – Tunisia routes in S20". Routesonline. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  23. "Transavia France adds Nantes – Djerba in S18".
  24. "Flight plan".
  25. "TUI fly in 2020 weer vanaf Schiphol naar Djerba". 15 October 2019.
  26. "TUI Flight Program".
  27. Harro Ranter (6 August 2005). "ASN Aircraft accident ATR-72-202 TS-LBB Palermo-Punta Raisi Airport (PMO)". Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  28. "Air Berlin-Flieger: Bombe nur Attrappe?". Retrieved 6 June 2015.
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