Mohamed Boudiaf International Airport

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Mohamed Boudiaf International Airport
Airport typePublic
ServesConstantine, Algeria
Elevation AMSL2,316 ft / 706 m
Coordinates36°17′0″N 06°37′0″E / 36.28333°N 6.61667°E / 36.28333; 6.61667Coordinates: 36°17′0″N 06°37′0″E / 36.28333°N 6.61667°E / 36.28333; 6.61667
CZL is located in Algeria
Location of airport in Algeria
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,400 7,874 Asphalt
16/34 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Source: GCM[1] Google Maps[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.

There is rising terrain northwest of the airport. The Constantine non-directional beacon (Ident: CSO) is located 7.3 nautical miles (13.5 km) southeast of the airport. The Constantine VOR-DME (Ident: CNE) is located on the field.[4][5]


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]

Air Algérie Adrar, Algiers, Basel/Mulhouse, Béchar, Ghardaia, Hassi Messaoud, Istanbul, Lille,[6] Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Oran, Ouargla, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, Tamanrasset, Tindouf
Seasonal: Metz/Nancy, Toulouse
Tassili Airlines Algiers, Hassi Messaoud, Strasbourg[7]
TUI fly BelgiumCharleroi[8]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Airport information for Mohamed Boudiaf International Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ "Mohamed Boudiaf International Airport". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Mohammed Boudiaf Airport". SkyVector. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Constantine VOR". Our Airports. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Constantine NDB". Our Airports. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  6. ^ Liu, Jim. "Air Algerie adds Constantine – Lille from late-Oct 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Tassili Airlines Adds New French Routes from June 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Jetairfly Flight Plan". Jetairfly.
  9. ^ "Istanbul New Airport Transition Delayed Until April 5, 2019 (At The Earliest)".

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