Gabès-Matmata airport (AITA code: GAE • ICAO code: DTTG) is a Tunisian airport which serves Gabès and more generally the south of Tunisia.

Former military airport, part of the installations are transformed for an amount of approximately 27 million dinars in order to allow its civilian use from January 20081. It is officially open to civilian traffic by the decree of June 4, 20082. As the vast majority of Tunisian airports, the infrastructure is managed by the Office of Civil Aviation and Airports2.

Tunisair Express, an airline belonging to the Tunisair group, operates weekly flights between Gabès and Tunis1; these were interrupted for almost a year, before resuming in January 20143.

A terminal with a capacity of 200,000 travelers per year, the cost of which amounts to 5.5 million dinars, was started on December 22, 20071. With the completion of the works, the airport must be covered. an international dimension with the scheduling of flights to Arab and European countries. The work is underway in May 20114.

On August 11, 2015, the new terminal, built on an area of ​​2,000 m2, entered service. It has an annual capacity of 200,000 travelers. On June 25, the Tunisian government held a ministerial council on improving the activity of this airport through the programming of new international lines5,6,7.(1)

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  • Nearest Airport:Djerba-Zarzis International (80,88 km) (50,26 mi)
  • Distance To capital:Tunis (341,43 km) (212,16 mi)
  • Nearest Town:Matmata Nouvelle (12,08 km) (7,51 mi)
  • Airport Size:Medium Airport
  • Time Zone:Africa/Tunis (GMT +1:00)
  • ICAO Code:DTTG
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  • IATA Code:GAE

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