Mohamed Boudiaf International Airport

Coordinates: 36°17′0″N 06°37′0″E / 36.28333°N 6.61667°E / 36.28333; 6.61667
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Mohamed Boudiaf
International Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorEGSA-Constantine
ServesConstantine, Algeria
Elevation AMSL2,316 ft / 706 m
Coordinates36°17′0″N 06°37′0″E / 36.28333°N 6.61667°E / 36.28333; 6.61667
Map
CZL is located in Algeria
CZL
CZL
Location of airport in Algeria
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,400 7,874 Asphalt
16/34 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Statistics (2020[1])
Passenger volume236,848
Source: GCM[2] SkyVector[3]

Mohamed Boudiaf International Airport (IATA: CZL, ICAO: DABC) is an airport in Algeria, located approximately 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) south of Constantine; about 320 kilometres (200 mi) east-southeast of Algiers.

History[edit]

The airport was built in 1943 as Constantine Airfield by the United States Army during the World War II North African Campaign. It was primarily a maintenance and supply depot for Air Technical Service Command and also served as headquarters for XII Bomber Command as a command and control base. It also was used as a command post for Allied Forces Command (AFHQ) for Free French, British and United States ground forces in Algeria in February 1943, under the command of General Sir Harold R. L. G. Alexander to coordinate the actions of the United States First Army advancing from the west and the British Eighth Army, advancing from the east against the German Afrika Korps. In 1944 it was turned over to the Algerian government and used occasionally by Air Transport Command aircraft on the North African route until the end of the war.

The airport is named for President Mohamed Boudiaf. Muhammad Boudiaf (June 23, 1919 – June 29, 1992) (Arabic: محمد بوضياف), also called Si Tayeb el Watani, was an Algerian political leader and a founder of the revolutionary National Liberation Front (FLN) that led the Algerian War of Independence (1954–1962).

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Constantine Airport:

AirlinesDestinations
Air Algérie Adrar, Algiers, Basel/Mulhouse, Béchar, Ghardaia, Hassi Messaoud, Istanbul, Lille,[4] Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Oran, Ouargla, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, Tamanrasset, Tindouf
Seasonal: Metz/Nancy, Toulouse
Tassili Airlines Algiers, Basel/Mulhouse,[5] Hassi Messaoud, Strasbourg[6]
Transavia Lyon,[7] Paris–Orly[7]
Seasonal: Montpellier[7] (Begins 2 July 2024)
TUI fly Belgium Brussels[8]
Tunisair Tunis
Tunisair Express Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul[9]
VoloteaMarseille[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiques des Passagers de 2011 à 2020" (PDF; 229 KB). egsa-constantine.dz (in French). EGSA Constantine. Retrieved 2023-01-29.
  2. ^ Airport information for Mohamed Boudiaf International Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ "Mohammed Boudiaf Airport". SkyVector. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  4. ^ Liu, Jim. "Air Algerie adds Constantine – Lille from late-Oct 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  5. ^ "TASSILI AIRLINES ADDS MULHOUSE SERVICE FROM MARCH 2023". Aeroroutes. 17 January 2023. Retrieved 18 January 2023.
  6. ^ "Tassili Airlines Adds New French Routes from June 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  7. ^ a b c Liu, Jim. "Air France / Transavia France S20 Algeria network expansion". Routesonline. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  8. ^ "TUIfly Belgium 2023 North Africa Network Additions".
  9. ^ "Istanbul New Airport Transition Delayed Until April 5, 2019 (At The Earliest)". 9 April 2019.
  10. ^ "VOLOTEA - Vuelos baratos, ofertas y billetes de avión a Europa". 5 August 2021.

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