Taif International Airport

Taif Regional Airport

مطار الطائف الإقليمي

Maṭār al-Ṭā'if al-Iqlīmī
Summary
Airport typeMilitary/Public
OperatorMilitary of Saudi Arabia
ServesTaif
LocationTaif, Saudi Arabia
Elevation AMSL4,848 ft / 1,478 m
Coordinates21°29′0.24″N 40°32′29.48″E / 21.4834000°N 40.5415222°E / 21.4834000; 40.5415222
Map
TIF is located in Saudi Arabia
TIF
TIF
Location of airport in Saudi Arabia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 12,254 3,735 Asphalt
17/35 10,991 3,350 Asphalt

Taif Regional Airport (IATA: TIF, ICAO: OETF) is an airport in Taif, Saudi Arabia. The airport is located 30 km to the east of Taif and 70 km from Mecca. The airport is considered important in Saudi aviation history as it witnessed the first landing of Ibn Saud's plane, founder of the Kingdom. It was converted to a regional airport in 2009 when GACA allowed international airlines to operate at the airport as the city's population was increasing and to reduce pressure on the three main airports at the time.[1] Despite being named as a "Regional" airport, the airport actually has international flights destinations in half a dozen countries outside of Saudi Arabia.

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Air Arabia Sharjah
Air Arabia Egypt Cairo[citation needed]
AlMasria Universal Airlines Cairo
flyadeal Dammam,[2] Riyadh
flydubai Dubai–International
FlyEgyptCairo[3]
Flynas Dammam, Kuwait City, Riyadh
Jazeera Airways Seasonal: Kuwait City[4]
Kuwait AirwaysKuwait City[5]
Nesma Airlines Cairo
Nile Air Cairo
Pakistan International Airlines Islamabad[6]
SalamAir Seasonal: Muscat[7]
Saudia Abha, Dammam, Jeddah, Jizan, Medina, Riyadh, Sharurah
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul[8]

Statistics

See also

References

  1. ^ ar:مطار الطائف الإقليمي
  2. ^ Liu, Jim. "Flyadeal expands Dammam network in Dec 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  3. ^ "FlyEgypt Plans to Expand Saudi Arabia Routes In NS22". Aeroroutes. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  4. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Jazeera Airways Adds Seasonal Taif Flights June - Sep 2016".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ "Kuwait Airways to operate 8 new flight destinations".
  6. ^ Liu, Jim. "Pakistan International adds Islamabad – Taif route from Dec 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  7. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "SalamAir adds seasonal Taif service in May 2018".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  8. ^ "Istanbul New Airport Transition Delayed Until April 5, 2019 (At The Earliest)".

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