Taba International Airport, formerly known as the Al Nakb Airport before being upgraded is located at a distance of 35 kilometers from Taba City near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba within the North African Arab Republic of Egypt. This town is a reputed site on the Red Sea which is a frequent getaway vacation spot for Egyptians and tourists from all around the globe.
It also happens to be Egypt’s busiest border crossing with neighboring Israel and a favorite holiday resort of the people on the other side. This airport was in fact, originally constructed by Israel during their occupation of the Sinai region and was known as the Etzion Air Force Base before it was restored to Egyptian control in 1982. Moreover, this airport was only opened to commercial passenger flights in the year 2000 when facilities were overhauled at this site.
Located at an elevation of 2,415 feet above mean sea level, the Taba International Airport is owned and operated by the Egyptian Holding Company for Airports & Air Navigation (EHCAAN), which is a subsidiary of the government of Egypt. With a couple of asphalt surfaced runways measuring 13,123 feet long, there also are a number of unscheduled charter flights utilizing the services provided at this international airport. The main terminal at this airport is having a capacity to handle 500-passengers traffic every hour and is also comfortably modernized for visitor convenience. Car rental, hotel shuttles and pick-up services are available at the airport which is maintaining a sufficient parking area outside the main terminal building. Taba International Airport is strategically located and is an important contributor to the tourism industry spread around the Red Sea Riviera