Tassili Airlines

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Tassili Airlines
Tassili Airlines logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
SF DTH Tassili Air
Founded 4 March 1998 (1998-03-04)
Commenced operations 8 April 1999 (1999-04-08)
Operating bases Houari Boumedienne Airport
Fleet size 12 (see list)
Destinations 21 (see list)
Parent company Air Algérie
Headquarters Algiers, Algeria
Key people Fayçal Khelil
Website www.tassiliairlines.aero

Tassili Airlines (Arabic: طيران الطاسيلي‎) is a passenger airline based in Algiers, Algeria. It provides scheduled services out of Houari Boumedienne Airport, as well as charter flights on behalf of the Algerian oil industry.[1]


Tassili Airlines was established in 1998 as a joint venture between Air Algérie (49%) and the Sonatrach company (51%). Commercial services were launched on 8 April 1999 with a flight from Hassi Messaoud to Algiers. In 2005 Air Algérie withdrew its funds in the airline, which thus became wholly owned by Sonatrach.

A Tassili Airlines Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 in Algiers

Scheduled destinations[edit]

As of December 2015, Tassili Airlines offers scheduled flights to the following destinations:[2]


As of June 2013, the Tassili Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 2.6 years:[3]

Tassili Airlines
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-800
Bombardier Dash 8-Q200
Bombardier Dash 8-Q400

Additionally, the airline owns several smaller aircraft of the types Beechcraft 1900, Cessna 208 Caravan and Pilatus PC-6, as well as Bell 206 helicopters.[4]

Incidents and Accidents[edit]

  • On 28 January 2004 at around 21:00 local time, a Tassili Airlines Beechcraft 1900 (registered 7T-VIN) crashed 10 kilometres short of Ghardaïa Airport where it had been scheduled to land completing a chartered flight from Hassi R'Mel Airport. The pilot Mebarki Mohamed had had to abort the landing approach because a preceding aircraft had not cleared the runway in time. During maneuvering for reaching the approach path again, the aircraft hit the ground with its right wing, which was subsequently torn off. Of the two passengers and three crew members on board, all but the co-pilot survived the crash.[5]


  1. ^ "La Compagnie". Tassili Airlines (in French). Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Destinations". Tassili Airlines (in French). Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Tassili Airlines fleet list at planespotters.net
  4. ^ Tassili Airlines fleet information at tassiliairlines.dz
  5. ^ Tassili Airlines 2004 crash at the Aviation Safety Network

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