Tunis–Carthage International Airport
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.
The Tunis Airfield opened in 1938, serving around 5,800 passengers annually on the Paris-Tunis
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
, Rome, Sfax
, and Tripoli
. The passenger traffic grew steadily from 1951 when 56,400 passengers were carried, 33,400 of them by Air France
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. Among foreign companies, the TWA is present, whose lines Rome-New York and Rome-Bombay make stop in Tunis, and the LAI (Italian company) which makes the connection Rome-Palermo-Tunis.
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.
Terminal 2 exterior
Airlines and destinations
Terminal from the outside
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
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- ^ "Cheap flights with Nouvelair". nouvelair.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
- ^ a b Liu, Jim (22 October 2019). "Nouvelair Tunisie schedules new regular routes in S20". routesonline.com.
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- ^ Liu, Jim. "Transavia France adds Montpellier – Tunisia routes in S20". Routesonline. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
- ^ "Tunisair resumes service to Khartoum after 28 years suspend". Archived from the original on 29 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
- ^ "Tunisair S19 new scheduled charter routes". Routesonline. 5 December 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
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