Syphax Airlines (Sfax) as we previously reported, is a new airline in Tunisia founded by businessman Mahmoud Frikha. The new carrier is based at Sfax–Thyna International Airport (IATA: SFA, ICAO: DTTX).
During World War II, the airport was known as Sfax Airfield and was used by the United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force using B-25 Mitchell bombers during the North African Campaign.
Doric Asset Finance this month delivered two former Hamburg International Airbus A319-112s to the new Tunisian airline. A319-112 TS-IEF (msn 3853, ex D-AHIN) was handed over on March 14 and is named “Karama”. This was followed by A319-112 TS-IEG (msn 3872, ex D-AHIO) on the following day.
The lease agreements for both Airbus A319s were signed in mid-January. Doric acted as a
remarketing agent for two German funds from the Hamburg-based investment house Woelbern Invest.
Both aircraft underwent maintenance checks and repainting in advance of the delivery as part of the
remarketing activities arranged by Doric.
Syphax Airlines is planning to launch its operations this month from Sfax Airport to destinations in France.
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