Sfax-Thyna international airport (AITA code: SFA • ICAO code: DTTX) is a Tunisian airport which serves Sfax and more generally the entire Tunisian Sahel region. Located six kilometers southwest of Sfax, it was put into operation in 1980 and covers an area of 327 hectares in the territory of the municipality of Thyna.
Also an air base of the Tunisian army, the airport has undergone several extensions and developments, the most important of which remain the development and remodeling of the terminal in 1988, the reinforcement and extension of the runway in 1989, the construction a freight terminal in 1996, the commissioning of new infrastructures (hangar, taxiways, aircraft parking, etc.), the rehabilitation and reinforcement of the runway and finally the construction of a new control tower and of a technical block. The airport handled 74,000 passengers in 2006.
With a capacity of 200,000 passengers per year, the current terminal covers 2,000 m². A new 8,000 m² terminal, made up of three buildings and under construction on November 8, 2005, was inaugurated on December 22, 2007 . With a total cost of 16 million dinars, it has a capacity of 500,000 passengers. A global envelope of 25 million dinars has also been devoted to the airport to give it a total facelift (control tower, runway and parking lots).
Like the vast majority of Tunisian airports, the airport is managed by the Office of Civil Aviation and Airports (OACA).