Cheikh Larbi Tebessi Airport is a public airport near Tebessa Town which is the capital of the Tebessa Province in the north-eastern region of the North African nation of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Algeria. Located at a distance of 2.5 kilometers to the north of the Tebessa city centre, this airport was known as the Matemore Airfield during World War II and served as a major base of operations for the Twelfth Air Force in the year 1943.
Widely used by the 31st Fighter Group flying Supermarine Spitfires during the North African Campaign against the German Afrika Korps, it also served as the headquarters of the XII Fighter Command during the later half of the same year. Situated at an elevation of 2,661 feet above mean sea level, the Cheikh Larbi Tebessi Airport is owned and operated by the Government of Algeria. This airport is having two asphalt surfaced runways measuring 9,843 feet and 7,874 feet catering to all varieties of aircraft movements to/from Tebessa Town, which is situated barely at a distance of 20 kilometers from the Algerian border with Tunisia.
A single passenger terminal with the basic infrastructure is serving the requirements of this small airport which is mostly connected through scheduled passenger flights to Algiers, apart from seasonal chartered flights from many other international destinations. Few private taxis are available outside this airport for passengers desiring to move downtown Tebessi. Moreover, some hotels around the Cheikh Larbi Tebessi Airport are also providing convenient hotel shuttle services for the guests seeking comfortable accommodation options.