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Houari Boumediene Airport

مطار هواري بومدين الدولي Aéroport d'Alger Houari Boumediene

[1]
IATA: ALG – ICAO: DAAG[2]ALG Location of airport in Algeria
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator EGSA Alger
Serves Algiers, Algeria
Hub for *Aigle Azur*Air Algérie
Elevation AMSL 25 m / 82 ft
Coordinates 36°41′27.65″N 003°12′55.47″E / 36.6910139°N 3.2154083°E / 36.6910139; 3.2154083 (Houari Boumediene Airport)Coordinates: Click the blue globe to open an interactive map. 36°41′27.65″N 003°12′55.47″E / 36.6910139°N 3.2154083°E / 36.6910139; 3.2154083 (Houari Boumediene Airport)
Website www.AeroportAlger.dz
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,500 11,482 Asphalt
09/27 3,500 11,482 Asphalt
Helipads
Number Length Surface
m ft
H1 72×26 240×85 Bitumen
Statistics (2009)
Passengers 4,474,970
Sources: List of the busiest airports in Africa, AIP,[1] EGSA Alger[2]
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Houari Boumediene Airport (Arabic: مطار هواري بومدين الدولي‎, French: Aéroport d'Alger Houari Boumediene[1][2][3]) (IATA: ALG, ICAO: DAAG), also known as Algiers 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[1] 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, in much of the literature about the Algerian War of Independence it is called Maison Blanche Airport.

The Company Management Services and Infrastructure Aéroportuaires (SGSIA), more commonly known as "Airport of Algiers", is a Public Company. It was established on 1 November 2006 to manage and operate the Airport Algiers Houari Boumediene. The SGSIA includes 2100 employees.

ContentsEdit

[hide] *1 History

HistoryEdit

The airport was created in 1924 by naming 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 sized 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.

Once in Allied hands, the airport was used by the United States Army Air Force 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.[4] In addition, Twelfth Air Force 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[5] Known Allied air force combat units assigned to the airfield were:

Terminals, Airlines and DestinationsEdit

[3][4]Airport mapThe International Terminal (Terminal 1) presents a capacity of 6 million passengers per year. It was inaugurated on July 5, 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 registration 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.[6]

Prior to Terminal 2's opening, Terminal 3 was used for operating domestic flights. After the 2007, the terminal's use changed to pilgrimage and charter flights.

The following airlines have scheduled services to Houari Boumediene Airport as of July 2012: [5]ABJCAIBEYMEDJEDDXBDKRNIMNKCTIPOUAAfrican & Near East Destinations from AlgiersMontrealAll Transatlantic Destinations from Algiers

Airlines Destinations Terminal/Hall
Aigle Azur Basel/Mulhouse, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris-Orly, ToulouseSeasonal: Strasbourg 1-1
Air Algérie Abidjan, Alicante, Amman-Queen Alia, Bamako, Barcelona, Beijing-Capital, Beirut, Bordeaux, Brussels, Cairo, Casablanca, Dakar, Damascus, Dubai, Frankfurt, Geneva, Istanbul-Atatürk, Jeddah, Lille, London-Heathrow, Lyon, Madrid, Marseille, Medinah, Metz/Nancy, Milan-Malpensa, Montréal-Trudeau, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Niamey, Nice, Nouakchott, Ouagadougou, Palma de Mallorca, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Rome-Fiumicino, Toulouse, Tripoli, TunisSeasonal: Montpellier 1-2
Air Algérie Adrar, Annaba, Batna, Bechar, Bejaia, Biskra, Bordj Mokhtar, Constantine, Djanet, Djelfa, El Bayadh, El Golea, El Oued, Ghardaia, Hassi Messaoud, Hassi R'Mel, Illizi, In Amenas, In Salah, Jijel, Laghouat, Mascara, Oran, Ouargla, Setif, Tamanrasset, Tebessa, Tiaret, Tindouf, Tlemcen, Touggourt 2
Air France Marseille, Paris-Charles de Gaulle 1-1
Air Méditerranée Montpellier, Paris-Charles de Gaulle [begins 20 december] 1-1
Alitalia Rome-Fiumicino 1-1
Alitalia

operated by Alitalia CityLiner

Rome-Fiumicino 1-1
British Airways London-Gatwick 1-1
EgyptAir Cairo 1-1
Emirates Dubai [begins 1 March 2013][7] 1-1
Iberia Madrid 1-1
Iberia

operated by Air Nostrum

Valencia [begins 6 April 2013] 1-1
Jetairfly Brussels-South Charleroi 1-1
Lufthansa Frankfurt 1-1
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg 1-1
Qatar Airways Doha 1-1
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca 1-1
Saudia Jeddah, Medinah 1-1
Syrian Air Damascus 1-1
TAP Portugal

operated by Portugália

Lisbon[8] 1-1
Tassili Airlines Constantine, Ghardaia, Hassi Messaoud, Hassi R'Mel, Oran, Tamanrasset, Tiaret 2
Tunisair Tunis 1-1
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk 1-1
Vueling Barcelona 1-1

Cargo airlinesEdit

Airlines Destinations
Air Algérie Cargo Dubai, Frankfurt, Istanbul-Atatürk, London-Heathrow, Marseille, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Rome-Fiumicino, Tunis
Air Express Algeria
Air France Cargo Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Cargolux Luxembourg
DHL Aviation
FedEx Express
Royal Air Maroc Cargo Casablanca, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Royal Jordanian Cargo Amman, Maastricht
Swissport Algeria Cargo
Turkish Airlines Cargo Istanbul-Atatürk, Zurich
UPS Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk

StatisticsEdit

Passenger use, total cargo, and aircraft movements have increased since 2003.[9]

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Passengers
Total 2,631,807 3,413,417 5,403,453 6,283,340 6,783,340 7,183,340

Ground TransportEdit

CarEdit

The distance to the center of Algiers is 20 km using the route N5 direct Bab Ezzouar.

ParkingEdit

The airport has a 7,000 capacity car park.

BusEdit

Buses link the airport to downtown Algiers.

SubwayEdit

The Algiers Metro (line L1) will connect the airport with the center of Algiers.

Incidents and accidentsEdit

GalleryEdit

  • [6]Houari Boumediene Airport
  • [7]Terminal 1
  • [8]The new terminal at the airport
  • [9]Check-in sector Hall 1 (Terminal 1)
  • [10]Entrance to the terminal
  • [11]Boarding zone
  • [12]Public zone (Hall 1)
  • [13]Gates
  • [14]Hall 2 (Terminal 1)
  • [15]Public zone (Hall 2)
  • [16]Exterior Hall 1 (Terminal 1)
  • [17]Check-in sector Hall 2 (Terminal 1)

ReferencesEdit

This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ a b c (French) AIP and Chart for Aéroport d'Alger / Houari Boumediene (DAAG) from Service d'Information Aéronautique - Algerie
  2. ^ a b (French) Aéroport International d'Alger : HOUARI BOUMEDIENE from Établissement de Gestion de Services Aéroportuaires d’Alger (EGSA Alger)
  3. ^ (French) Aéroport d’Alger Houari Boumediene, official website
  4. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Atcroutes-1sep1945.jpg
  5. ^ Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  6. ^ http://www.elmoudjahid.com/stories.php?story=07/11/03/9418793
  7. ^ http://www.dubaichronicle.com/2012/09/13/emirates-algeria/
  8. ^ http://www.flytap.com/Portugal/en/TAP/Company/Press/PressReleases/9907
  9. ^ International

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