The Venezuelan national airline Línea Aérea Conviasa will launch a direct line between Caracas and Algiers at the end of this month, it’s first to Africa, with a continuation to Doha to begin later in the year.
As announced during President Nicolas Maduro’s visit to Algeria last month, the airline will launch on July 27, 2022, the first flight between its base in Caracas-Simon Bolivar and Algiers-Houari Boumediene airport, operated either its 4-engined Airbus A340-300 with 36 seats in Business class and 219 in Economy or the A340-600 (45+263).
Departures are scheduled on Wednesdays every 15 days at noon to arrive the next day at 3:00 a.m., and return flights take off on Thursday at 11:00 p.m. to land the next day at 4:00 a.m.
Conviasa will be without competition on this route whose reservations are currently only available for five rotations by the end of September.
The airline also schedules services to Doha for the World Cup, as its continuation flight to launch on November 18, 2022.
Reservations are still not open (departure announced on Friday at 7:00 p.m., return on Sunday at 4:25 p.m.).
Algeria and Qatar were added to the list of countries “allowed to serve Venezuela” in early June, alongside Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Russia, Iran (where flights to Tehran have resumed in June), Mexico, Bolivia, Panama, Dominican Republic, Cuba, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Brazil – a limited list “in the name of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic”.
The airline currently has a fleet of 22 aircraft: an Airbus A319, an A340-200, an A340-300, two A340-600s (all over fewer years old), and Boeing 737-200 over 46 years, and sixteen Embraer 190s with an average age of fewer than 10 years.
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