Tassili Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
SF DTH TASSILI AIR
Founded4 March 1998 (1998-03-04)
Commenced operations8 April 1999 (1999-04-08)
Operating basesHouari Boumedienne Airport
Fleet size15
Destinations21
Parent companySonatrach
HeadquartersAlgiers, Algeria
Key peopleSidahmed Tazka [1]
(Interim Managing Director)
Websitewww.tassiliairlines.dz

Tassili Airlines (Arabic: طيران الطاسيلي) is an Algerian passenger airline, based in Algiers, owned by Sonatrach, the national state-owned oil company of Algeria.

Founded in 1998, Tassili now provides scheduled services out of Houari Boumedienne Airport, as well as its charter flights and helicopter services, that were originally mainly for the Algerian oil industry.[2]

History

Tassili Airlines was originally established in 1998 as a joint venture between Air Algérie (49%) and the Sonatrach company (51%), both of which are government-owned. Commercial services were launched on 8 April 1999, with a flight from Hassi Messaoud to Algiers.

In April 2005, Air Algérie has sold 25% of its shares in the airlines, Sonatrach thus becoming the majority shareholder.

Tassili Airlines became a member of AFRAA in 2014,[3] since when it has continued its expansion of regional and international routes.

Corporate affairs

Ownership

The airline is state-owned, being 76% owned by Sonatrach and 24% owned by Air Algérie.

Business trends

The annual accounts of the state-owned Tassili Airlines do not seem to have been published. A few recently available figures (largely from AFRAA reports) are shown below (for years ending 31 December):

A Tassili Airlines Boeing 737-800, pictured in 2018
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Turnover
Net profit loss
Number of employees (at year end) 1,338 1,403 1,477
Number of passengers (m) 0.2 0.8 1.8
Passenger load factor (%) 58
Number of aircraft (at year end) 12 12 15 15 15
Notes/sources [4] [5] [3] [6] [a]
[7][8]
  1. ^ 2020: Activities and income in 2020 were severely reduced by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic

Destinations

As of December 2015, Tassili Airlines offers scheduled flights to the following destinations:[9]

Algeria
France
Turkey

Fleet

A Tassili Airlines Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 in Algiers

The Tassili Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2019):[13]

Tassili Airlines fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-800 7 155
Bombardier Dash 8-Q200 4 1 37
Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 4 1 74
Total 15 2

The airline also owns several types of smaller aircraft, including Beechcraft 1900, Cessna 208 Caravan and Pilatus PC-6, as well as Bell 206 helicopters.[14]

Accidents and incidents

See also

References

  1. ^ "Tassili Airlines: Sidahmed Tazka, nouveau DG par intérim". algerie-eco.com (in French). 19 June 2020. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  2. ^ "La Compagnie". Tassili Airlines (in French). Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b "AFRAA Annual Report 2019" (PDF). AFRAA. 2019.
  4. ^ "AFRAA Annual Report 2017" (PDF). AFRAA. 2017.
  5. ^ "AFRAA Annual Report 2018" (PDF). AFRAA. 2018.
  6. ^ "AFRAA Annual Report 2020" (PDF). AFRAA. 2020.
  7. ^ "AFRAA Annual Report 2021" (PDF). AFRAA. 2021.
  8. ^ "Two state-owned banks to offer Islamic finance products next month (in French)". Algérie Presse Service. 18 July 2020. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  9. ^ "Destinations". Tassili Airlines (in French). Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  10. ^ http://www.aps.dz/economie/34300-tassili-airlines-lancera-mercredi-une-nouvelle-ligne-alger-tindouf[dead link]
  11. ^ "Tassili Airlines Adds New French Routes from June 2016". airlineroute. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  12. ^ Admin, TAL. "Paris CDG à compter du 11 Décembre". www.tassiliairlines.dz (in French). Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  13. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 4.
  14. ^ "Tassili Airlines fleet information at tassiliairlines.dz". Retrieved Sep 18, 2020.
  15. ^ Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Beechcraft 1900D 7T-VIN Ghardaïa-Noumérat Airport (GHA)". aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  16. ^ FlightGlobal