As most countries have lifted their confinement measures previously suspended due to the health crisis. For Algeria’s national airline, Air Algérie, this is a call to reactivate its air transport to various destinations that were affected by the travel downturn.
The airline is reportedly strengthening its international network by adding around thirty additional flights to its program on both its European, African and Middle Eastern networks according to the Algerian Ministry of Transport announced this week.
Of the 34 additional flights planned, fourteen from Algiers will serve Tunis and Istanbul (seven to each of these two destinations). Suspended for about two and a half years, due to the health crisis, the Oran-Istanbul, Annaba-Istanbul, Constantine-Istanbul, Algiers-Vienna and Algiers-Lisbon routes will be reactivated, with a total of two weekly flights for each route.
Moreover, its African connectivity will see Abidjan, Ouagadougou, Bamako, and Libreville also be served again from Algiers with a weekly flight to each destination, with Niamey receiving two weekly flights.
Air Algérie will also operate an additional flight to Dakar bringing the total number of flights to the Senegalese capital to three per week.
Meanwhile, it is good news for East and South African travellers as the airline is reportedly interested in operating routes to South Africa, Ethiopia and the Republic of Congo soon according to the Algerian press.
In May this year, Algeria’s government approved a plan for the country’s national airline to purchase more planes for new routes and destinations in Africa and Asia.
At the start of 2022, the Algerian government confirmed it was budgeting around $1.7 billion to acquire 30 aircraft for the cash-strapped carrier.
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