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Is Algeria the next cheap sun and sand destination for Europeans?

Excerpt from CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Sep 06, 2012 1:59 pm

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Morocco and Tunisia, two neighboring North African countries, have over the years seen huge Euro sun & sand tourist booms due to low cost carriers like Easyjet & Ryanair starting flights to these countries. Could Algeria, despite its structural problems, be next?

— Rafat Ali

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A light breeze of change might be blowing through Algeria’s apparent adversity to opening its skies to budget operators. Spanish low cost carrier Vueling Airlines will commence a four times weekly service from Barcelona El Prat Airport to Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport on 19-Sep-2012 and a twice weekly from Barcelona to Oran Es Senia Airport on 28-Oct-2012.

Vueling will be the second European LCC to operate to Algeria. Jetairfly, the Belgian LCC/ leisure carrier owned by the TUI Travel group, already flies from Brussels Airport to Algiers and connects Brussels South Charleroi Airport with Oran.

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