Algerian flag carrier, Air Algérie, recently announced the start of a new route connecting the North African country and Johannesburg.
Johannesburg gets a new connection
Air Algérie has been approved by the Algerian government to operate two weekly non-stop flights to Johannesburg starting 21 September.
This new flights will become the airline’s longest route within Africa, with the aim of stimulating tourism between the two nations, and will most likely be the only carrier operating flights on the route, reports Travel News.
“The opening of this line comes in accordance with the instructions of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, aimed at strengthening the international network of Air Algérie and developing the Algiers hub. It is also part of the roadmap drawn up by the Ministry of Transport.” Spokesperson Amine Andaloussi said as per Travel News.
Air Algérie will operate an Airbus A330 on the route, departing Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport at 20:00 on Sundays and 11:05 on Thursdays. Return flights will then depart Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport at 07:55 on Mondays and 23:00 on Thursdays.
Air Algérie also plans to add 20 destinations to its network by the year 2025, flying to Addis Ababa, Abuja, Douala, Libreville, Amsterdam, Caracas, Havana, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, New York and more.