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Cheap Flights To Algiers Airport

The official name is Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG), but it’s much easier to refer to it as Algiers Airport, and most do. The majority of the flights to Algiers from Canada are motivated by business or family connections, as the tourism industry in Algeria makes up less than 10% of the economy. Visitors in Algiers are usually French nationals or from neighboring Tunisia. There’s a lot to see and do in Algiers when it comes to history, cuisine and tourism, so if you like places off the beaten path, check out a cheap flight to Algiers.

Best Time to Book a Flight To Algiers Airport

Despite it’s proximity to the Sahara Desert, Algiers has a mild Mediterranean climate that has been compared to coastal Spain. Rainfall is concentrated during the winter months, between October and April, and the beaches are as inviting here as they are in places like Greece and Italy, perhaps even more so because of the lack of crowds. As most of the attractions in Algiers are architectural in nature, and a beautiful building, breathtaking minaret or romantic ruin is just as amazing at any time of the year.

Airlines that Fly To Algiers Airport

When it comes to flying to Algiers Aiport from Canada, most of the flights leave from Montreal, with an equal mix of both Canadian and international airlines sharing the burden of what is often a 10 to 15-hour flight.

  • Air Canada. Operating as international subsidiary Air Canada Rouge, serves this route in partnership with national carrier Air Algérie.
  • Air Transat and TAP Portugal team up to serve this route with a stop in Lisbon.
  • Royal Air Maroc, Morocco’s national airline, flies from Canada to Algiers with a stop in iconic Casablanca.
  • Turkish Airlines can also take you to Algiers if you don’t mind a stop in Istanbul.

What to Expect When Arriving at Algiers Airport

There are two terminals at ALG, one for domestic traffic and another for international passengers. The airport is comfortable, modern, and has all of the basic amenities that you would expect like banking, shopping, and dining. It is connected to both public and private transportation. If you haven’t arranged for a shuttle or rental car in advance, you can easily find one upon arrival or use the convenient bus or metro connections to reach the city.

What to see and do in Algiers.

It’s all about history and architecture in this ancient city, which is made of pristine white buildings that seem to rise out of the sea. The mix of Arabic and French design is unique to this region. Here are a few sights within Algiers that you can’t miss.

  • Monument des Martyrs commemorates the liberation of Algeria from French occupation. The monument was erected in 1982, 20 years after the country gained its independence.
  • The Kasbah. It wasn’t just a song, this is a real place, and it “rocks” without anyone’s help. This neighborhood dates back to the 15th century and is home to several buildings and points of interest, such as the cathedral of Notre Dame d'Afrique, the National Library, and the Bardo Museum.
  • The Great Mosque is the oldest mosque in Algiers. Nobody is really sure of its exact age, but an ancient inscription indicates that the structure has existed in some form since 1067, with the minaret dating from the 14th century.

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