On Wednesday, Air France retracted the decision to resume its flights to Algeria, starting in June, and linked the return of its commercial flights to the decision of the higher authorities of Algeria with the return of air navigation activity there.
The Air France company said in a statement on Wednesday that four African countries are not currently involved in the commercial flights program for June, namely: “Algeria, Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia”.
Air France “published in its statement the calendar of commercial flights up to the date of June 30, 2020, covering most of the destinations around the world.
The statement indicated that the schedule may be updated in the event that the airspace of some countries, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal, is opened.
“Air France”, has begun since the current May in the reopening of reservations on flights to Algeria through the website of Air France, and has also begun to sell tickets through many of its agencies, such as the agencies located at the Aurassi and Sheraton Hotels in Algiers, as flights were expected to resume as of next June.
Air France has set attractive and reduced ticket rates of up to 90 euros, according to what is posted on the airline’s website, in return, without obtaining the final approval of the higher authorities of Algeria.
In addition, the Presidency of the Republic issued a clarifying statement Monday confirming that the decision to resume flights is a “sovereign decision” issued only by the higher authorities of the country and that the lingering rumors are unfounded, and they are issued by media who are still the victim of practices that no longer have a place in the new Algeria.
The Presidency added that the decision to open or close the airspace in front of flights is a sovereign decision that is issued only by the higher authorities of the country, which is a clear message, according to what “Echorouk” sources revealed to everyone who tries to take decisions to open airspace without official approval from the country’s highest authorities .