Cameroon, Gabon and New York... Air Algerie’s Projected New Destinations

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icon-writer By: Radia Merbah / English Version: Med.B

Air Algérie Commercial Director Mr. Zoheir Houaoui was on Thursday the morning guest of Channel 3 broadcast of the National Radio where he set out the company’s ambitions and revealed the new destinations Air Algerie is hoping to include in its international flight schedule soon.

Under its development program and in connection with the upcoming commissioning of the new airport of Algiers, Air Algérie which carries annually about 6 million passengers, plans to scale up its services to the African countries, he announced.

"Firstly, he said, Air Algerie plans to beef up the existing flight destinations to West Africa and then inaugurate new lines including those to Cameroon and Gabon in the first place".

Beyond the Algiers-Montreal line, Mr Houaoui also indicated that Air Algérie is keen to open other lines to North America, especially to the city of New York, which, he said, require an audit and certification process to be carried out in advance.

Returning to the abrupt strike of aircraft maintenance personnel that shook Air Algerie on 16 May, the representative of the national airline said that this "untimely" work stoppage was motivated by wage claims. Such a protest movement, he deplored, "was not announced" and which, therefore, did not allow the company to take early steps to remedy it.

As soon as the company was informed about the strike action, the management of the company was swift to establish a dialogue with the strikers’ representatives, as a result of which the problems faced by the strikers were addressed, he explained, so as put an end to the undue inconvenience caused to the passengers.

In this connection, Mr Houaoui recalled that the reinforcement of the company’s fleet, which was bolstered between 2015 and 2016 by the addition of 16 new aircraft, enabled Air Algérie to significantly improve its services.

Among the urgent actions taken by Air Algérie to refurbish its brand-image, Mr. Houaoui highlighted the imperious need to ensure the punctuality of its flights, which he assured, has "significantly improved" over the past three months .

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