Location: 12 miles southeast of Algiers
Pros: Many routes, especially abroad
Cons: Outrageously long lines for security and immigration; very confusing for foreign travelers; reportedly rude staff; very outdated facilities
Ground Transportation: Taxis are available, as are public buses. Many tourists take private hotel shuttles.
The airport handles more than seven million passengers per year, making it Algeria’s busiest airport. The airport is a hub for Air Algérie and Tassili Airlines, two local airlines that fly domestically and abroad. There are also routes on Air France, British Airways, Qatar, Turkish, and Vueling, among other international airlines.
Travelers lament the outdated facilities and extensive delays at security and immigration, not to mention the rude staff that isn’t helpful to travelers attempting to navigate the confusing processes.