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Tabarka–Aïn Draham International Airport

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 an 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
Location of airport in Tunisia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,870 9,416 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]


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

Tunisair Express Tunis


  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. "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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