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Djerba - Zarzis International Airport

Djerba–Zarzis International Airport
Aéroport international de Djerba-Zarzis
مطار جربة جرجيس الدولي
Location of airport in Tunisia
Airport type Public
Operator Tunisian Civil Aviation & Airports Authority
Location Djerba, Tunisia
Elevation AMSL 14 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 33°52′30″N 10°46′31″E / 33.87500°N 10.77528°E / 33.87500; 10.77528

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]
Source:,[2] DAFIF[3][4]

Djerba–Zarzis International Airport (French: Aéroport international de Djerba-Zarzis, Arabic: مطار جربة جرجيس الدولي‎) (IATA: DJEICAO: DTTJ) is an airport serving the island of Djerba in Tunisia.[5]

Airlines and destinations

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. Sixteen 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 an ATR-42 aircraft and showed significantly more fuel than was actually in the tank of the ATR 72. When the aircraft ran out of fuel, the indicator still showed 1800 kilograms of fuel remaining. Both engines quit and the crew was forced to ditch the airline in the sea.[6]
  • The Airport was a stopover for flight AB7377, which was involved in a bomb scare. During loading, a suitcase was discovered that contained 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 airplane was still examined with an explosives sniffer dog, before it was permitted to fly to Munich, via a stopover in Djerba.[7]


External links

Tunisia portal
Aviation portal
  • Tunisian Civil Aviation and Airports Authority (OACA)
  • NWS
  • Aviation Safety Network

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