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Cheikh Larbi Tébessi Airport
Cheikh LarbiTébessi Airport is located in Algeria
Cheikh Larbi
Tébessi Airport
Location of airport in Algeria
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Location Tébessa, Algeria
Elevation AMSL 811 m / 2,661 ft
Coordinates 35°25′57″N 008°07′32″E / 35.4325°N 8.12556°E / 35.4325; 8.12556
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
12/30 2,400 7,874 Asphalt
Sources: Algerian AIP[1], DAFIF[2][3]

Cheikh Larbi Tébessi Airport (IATA: TEEICAO: DABS) is a public airport located 1.35 nautical miles (2.5 km; 1.6 mi) north of Tébessa,[1] the capital of the Tébessa province (wilaya) in Algeria.



During World War II, the facility was known as Matemore Airfield. It was a Twelfth Air Force base of operations during the North African Campaign against the German Afrika Korps. It was operationally used by the 31st Fighter Group, which flew Supermarine Spitfires from the airfield between 17 and 21 February 1943. It was also the headquarters of the XII Fighter Command between December 1942 and 12 January 1943.[4][5]


The airport resides at an elevation of 811 metres (2,661 ft) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 11/29 measuring 3,000 by 45 metres (9,843 ft × 148 ft) and 12/30 which measures 2,400 by 30 metres (7,874 ft × 98 ft).[1]

Airline and destination


  1. ^ a b c AIP and Chart from Service d'Information Aéronautique - Algerie (French)
  2. ^ Airport information for DABS from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  3. ^ Airport information for TEE at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  4. ^ PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
  5. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.

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