Houari Boumediene Airport
Aéroport d'Alger Houari Boumédiène
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|Elevation AMSL||25 m / 82 ft|
Houari Boumediene Airport (Arabic: ? , French: Aéroport d'Alger Houari Boumédiène) (IATA: ALG, ICAO: DAAG), also known as Algiers Airport or Algiers International Airport, is an international airport serving Algiers, the capital of Algeria. It is located 9.1 NM (16.9 km; 10.5 mi) east southeast of the city.
The airport is named after Houari Boumediene, a former president of Algeria. Dar El Beïda, the area at which the airport is located, was known as Maison Blanche (White House), and the airport is called Maison Blanche Airport in much of the literature about the Algerian War of Independence. The Société de Gestion des Services et Infrastructures Aéroportuaires (SGSIA), more commonly known as "Airport of Algiers", is a Public Company established on 1 November 2006 to manage and operate the airport. The SGSIA has 2,100 employees.
The airport was created in 1924 and named Maison Blanche Airport. During World War II, Maison Blanche Airport was a primary objective of the Allied Operation Torch Eastern Task Force on 8 November 1942 and was seized by a combination of United States Army units, British Commandos and elements of a British Infantry Division. Opposition by Vichy French forces who defended the airport ended that same day, as orders from Admiral Darlan in Algiers were issued to cease all hostilities in North Africa.
Hawker Hurricane Aircraft of No. 43 Squadron RAF under the Command of Squadron Leader Michael Rook landed at Maison Blanche shortly after 11.00 Hrs on 8 November, and began offensive patrols the next day. 43 Sqn remained at Maison Blanche until 13 March 1943, when the unit was deployed to Jemmapes, Constantine
Once in Allied hands, the airport was used by the United States Army Air Forces Air Transport Command as a major transshipment hub for cargo, transiting aircraft and personnel. It functioned as a stopover en route to Tafarquay Airport, near Oran or to Tunis Airport, Tunisia on the North African Cairo-Dakar transport route. It also flew personnel and cargo to Marseille, Milan, Naples and Palermo, Sicily. In addition, Twelfth Air Force A3 SECTION under the command of Lt. Col Carter E. Duncan 1943/44, used the airport as a command and control facility, headquartering its XII Bomber Command; XXII Tactical Air Command, and the 51st Troop Carrier Wing to direct combat and support missions during the North African Campaign against the German Afrika Korps Known Allied air force combat units assigned to the airfield were:
The International Terminal (Terminal 1) presents a capacity of 6 million passengers per year. It was inaugurated on 5 July 2006 by the President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. International traffic is 2.5 million passengers per year, and the terminal holds 5000 car parking spaces, a taxi stand, a boarding area of 27,000 m², and 16 passenger gates.
The Domestic Terminal (Terminal 2), renovated in 2007, has a capacity of 2.5 million passengers per year. It offers conditions of comfort and security comparable to those of Terminal 1. Its domestic traffic is 1.5 million passengers per year. Terminal 2 is equipped with 20 check-in desks with a cafeteria, tearoom and prayer room. The terminal also has a pharmacy, perfumery, a hairdresser, watch retailers, luggage shops, games and toys as well as a tobacco/newspaper shop. There are 900 car parking spaces, a taxi stand, a boarding area of 5,000 m², with 7 gates, a luggage delivery area, and lounges for premium passengers.
Prior to Terminal 2's opening, Terminal 3 was used for operating domestic flights. In 2007, the terminal's use changed to pilgrimage and charter flights.
The west terminal opened on April 29, 2019. Starting its operations in three stages. The first was granted to flights bound for Paris by Air Algérie. A week later, the second fade was to operate flights to all the cities in France of Air Algérie. The third phase after another week, was to operate all the international flights of Air Algérie. As of May 15, the other foreign airlines would also begin operations in this terminal. The Wing 1 terminal 1 will be dedicated to domestic flights.
|Aigle Azur||Basel/Mulhouse, Lyon, Marseille, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Toulouse|
|Air Algérie||Abidjan, Adrar, Alicante, Amman-Queen Alia, Annaba, Bamako, Barcelona, Batna, Béchar, Beijing-Capital, Beirut, Béjaïa, Biskra, Bordeaux, Brussels, Budapest, Cairo, Casablanca, Charleroi,Chlef, Constantine, Dakar-Diass, Djanet, Dubai-International, El Goléa, El Oued, Frankfurt, Geneva, Ghardaïa, Hassi Messaoud, Illizi, In Amenas, In Salah, Istanbul, Jeddah, Jijel, Laghouat, Lille, Lisbon, London-Heathrow, Lyon, Madrid, Marseille, Metz/Nancy, Milan-Malpensa, Montpellier, Montreal-Trudeau, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Niamey, Nice, Nouakchott, Oran, Ouagadougou, Ouargla, Palma de Mallorca, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Rome-Fiumicino, Sétif, Tamanrasset, Tébessa, Timimoun, Tindouf, Tlemcen, Touggourt, Toulouse, Tunis, Vienna|
Seasonal: Antalya, Valencia
|Air Canada||Seasonal: Montreal-Trudeau|
|Air France||Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
| Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|Royal Air Maroc||Casablanca|
|Royal Jordanian||Amman-Queen Alia|
|Tassili Airlines||Adrar, Annaba, Béchar, Biskra, Constantine, Djanet, El Oued, Ghardaïa, Hassi Messaoud, Hassi R'Mel, Illizi, In Salah, Marseille, Nantes, Oran, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Sétif,Strasbourg, Tamanrasset, Tindouf, Tlemcen|
Seasonal: El Bayadh, Laghouat, Tiaret
|Transavia France||Lyon, Nantes|
|TUI fly Belgium||Charleroi|
|Vueling||Alicante, Barcelona, Málaga,Marseille, Valencia|
|Dubai-International, Frankfurt, Istanbul-Atatürk, London-Heathrow, Lyon, Munich, Nouadhibou , Nouakchott , Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Rome-Fiumicino, Tunis|
|Air France Cargo||Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|Emirates SkyCargo||Dubai-Al Maktoum|
|Royal Air Maroc Cargo||Brussels, Casablanca, Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|Royal Jordanian Cargo||Amman-Queen Alia, Maastricht/Aachen|
|Turkish Airlines Cargo||Istanbul-Atatürk, Milan-Malpensa, Zürich|
|Passengers||Change from previous year||Aircraft operations||Cargo|
(Million Tkm )
|2017||6 241 924||2,38%||24,80|
|2016||6 093 416||11,37%||155,661||21,59|
|2015||5 400 896||7,03%||142,683||21,90|
|2014||5 021 289||10,53%||21,66|
|2013||4 492 436||9,12%||72,676||17,50|
|2012||4 082 595||13,20%||66,423||14,93|
|2011||3 543 663||4,84%||64,191||14,83|
|2010||3 372 283||29,61||61,066||15,91|
|2009||4 370 917||34,01%||61,554||4,32|
|2008||2 884 506||2,48%||16,98|
|2007||2 813 018||3,08%||16,57|
|2006||2 899 722||4,74%||23,57|
|2005||3 037 298||6,65%||31,62|
|2004||3 236 364||1,74%||21,44|
|2003||3 292 815||8.82%||19,09|
|2002||3 002 323||13,89%||17,98|
|2001||3 419 249||12,34%||18,35|
|2000||2 997 480||2,02%||16,65|
|1999||2 936 800||15,15%||15,40|
|2029||10 309 342||4,27%|
|2028||9 887 161||4,27%|
|2027||9 482 268||4,27%|
|2026||9 093 956||4,27%|
|2025||8 721 546||4,27%|
|2024||8 364 386||4,27%|
|2023||8 021 853||4,27%|
|2022||7 693 347||4,27%|
|2021||7 378 294||4,27%|
|2020||7 076 143||4,27%|
The distance to the center of Algiers is 20 km using the route N5 direct Bab Ezzouar. A1 also connects with N5 to the airport. Taxis service the airport to downtown Algiers.
The airport has a 7,000 capacity with two car parks located north of the terminals.
Buses link the airport to downtown Algiers every 30 minutes during the day.
The Algiers Metro Line L1 extension will connect the airport with the centre of Algiers.
Suburban rail does not connect directly with the airport, but the closest station is at Dar El Baida.connecting the aéroport to the rail network in under construction will be finish soon.
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