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Taba International Airport

Airport information
IATATCP
ICAOHETB
 Location of airport in Egypt
Airport typePublic
OperatorGovernment
ServesTaba, Egypt
LocationTaba
Elevation736 m (2415 ft)
Statistics2006
Passengers210029

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Taba International Airport ( ) is an international airport located near Taba, Egypt.

In 2009, the airport served 340,225 passengers (-24.8% vs. 2008).

The airport was constructed by Israel at 1972 during its occupation of the Sinai following the Six Day War. Known as the Etzion Air Force Base, it was demilitarized and restored to Egyptian control in 1982 and was named El Nakb Airport, with initially twice weekly flights being operated between it and Cairo using Fokker F-27 Friendships of Air Sinai, and then later Airbus aircraft of Egyptair, along with, at times, charter flights from the UK, Switzerland and elsewhere. A new terminal building and night lighting were added towards the end of the 90s and the airport was then renamed Taba International Airport in November 2000.

The original runway now known as 04R has been closed for a number of years and the runway in use is 04L.


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