Air Transport in Tunisia
Tunisia has significant airport infrastructure continue to grow under the direction of the Office of Civil Aviation and airports. These facilities provide a solid foundation for the economy of a developing country, whose strengths include export agricultural and industrial products ... and develop tourism. In 2010, nine international airports connect Tunisia to Europe, Africa and the Middle East. These airports Djerba-Zarzis, Gafsa-Ksar, Monastir Habib Bourguiba, Sfax-Thyna, Tabarka-November 7, Tozeur, Nafta, Gabes, Matamata, Enfidha Zine El Abidine Ben Ali operational since November 2009, and Tunis-Carthage, the largest and oldest in the country.
The air transport business is experiencing high growth in Tunisia, both in number of aircraft and number of passengers. The number of aircraft registered in one year to the arrival and departure airports Tunisian passed the hundred thousand in 2007.As for passenger traffic, it exceeds 10 million passengers in 2005, moved to 94% on international routes.
Four airlines share the Tunisian fleet in 2010: Tunisair, Tuninter Nouvelair Tunisia Karthago Airlines. Past two merged in 2008 to increase their revenues and their ability to compete.
Tunisair is the national airline. She was born in 1948. With a fleet of around thirty aircraft in 2009 is the first airline in the country with approximately 35% market share on international flights. Its network, the company dixit, "spans more than 28 countries and 101 destinations served by more than 48 scheduled and 90 charter flights. Performing an average of 47 flights per day, Tunisiair a heavy traffic that includes the most important cities in Europe, Middle East and Africa. " The Sevenair, a subsidiary of Tunisair, ensures traffic to Djerba, Gafsa, Sfax and Tozeur (sometimes interrupted from July to September due to sandstorms), Monastir and Tabarka. Its competitors are few private charter flights, ie Nouvelair...
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