Syphax Airlines (Sfax) is a new airline in Tunisia founded by businessman Mahmoud Frikha. The new airline is acquiring two Airbus A319s with the first due on February 29 and the second on March 14. The upstart originally planned to launch operations in May but it hopes to move up this date. The new carrier will be 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.