By Andy Sambidge
Dubai airline continues growth in Africa; Algiers will be 22nd destination on continent
Emirates Airline has announced that it will begin daily flights to Algiers from March 2013, marking the next stage of growth for the airline’s African network.
Algiers will be the Dubai carrier's 22nd destination in Africa, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive, Emirates Airline and Group said in a statement.
An Airbus A330-200 in a three-class configuration will be deployed on the route.
Algeria, the tenth largest country in the world by land mass, will become the airline’s 130th destination and its fifth point within North Africa, following the resumption of services to Libya which are slated to start in November.
Al Maktoum added: "The launch of our third African route in just 13 months is a further demonstration of the huge potential of this fast-expanding economic region.
"As a key oil and gas supplier, Algeria has an abundance of natural resources and Emirates’ new service will help to grow trade routes and create new markets for imports and exports.”
With a diverse heritage of Phoenician, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and French influences, Algiers is home to a rich variety of architecture and a vibrant cultural scene.
The country also boasts some of the world’s most spectacular coastline as well as vast mountainous and desert landscapes.
With a fleet of 183 aircraft, Emirates is the largest operator of A380 and B777 aircraft in the world.
The airline currently flies to over 120 destinations in 74 countries.
Flights to Adelaide, Lyon, Phuket and Warsaw will also join the Emirates’ network in the coming months.
Good news you will find a big business,but why untill now?
where can we find the Algiers agency address .
Now we can fly to australia without stopping in Europe, however EK still has to improve its prices to remain competitive.