Tunisair


Tunisair

Infobox Airline
airline = Tunisair

logo_size = 173px
fleet_size = 32 (+16 orders)
destinations = 75
IATA = TU
ICAO = TAR
callsign = TUNAIR
founded = 1948
headquarters = Tunis, Tunisia
key_people = Nabil Chettaoui (CEO)
hubs = Tunis-Carthage International Airport
frequent_flyer = Fidelys
lounge = Espace Previlige
alliance =
website = http://www.tunisair.com/

Tunisair (Arabic: الخطوط الجوية التونسية) is the flag carrier airline of Tunisia. Formed in 1948, it operates scheduled international services to European, African and Middle Eastern destinations. Its main base is Tunis-Carthage International Airport.

Tunisair is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization.

History

In 1948, the Tunisian government reached an agreement with Air France and Tunisair was created. It started operation in 1949. By 1957, the number of shares held by Air France were decreased and the Tunisian government became the largest shareholder in Tunisair.

By 1990 Tunisair had received 2 Airbus A320 aircraft keeping the same livery as before.

During 1993-1998 Tunisair began to expand its services across Europe by beginning flights to Prague, Budapest, Warsaw, Bratislava, Lisbon, Linz, Salzburg, Graz, Moscow, Beirut and Stockholm.

On October 21, 1998 Tunisair celebrated their fiftieth anniversary of its creation. Also in this year they began to get rid of their Boeing 727's.

In 1999 Tunisair and Air France signed an alliance together.

Destinations

Tunisair serves the following 53 destinations across Africa, Asia and Europe. It's main base is Tunis-Carthage International Airport. Here are the destinations they currently serve (at September 2008):

Fleet

The Tunisair fleet consists of the following aircraft (at September, 2008):

The Tunisair average fleet age was 11.6 years in January 2008.Fact|date=November 2007

On 29 April 2008, Airbus announced that Tunisair placed a firm order for 10 A320(with 3 options), 3 A330 and 3 A350XWB (with 1 option) aircraft for fleet renewal and expansion in a deal valued at $1.6 billion. [ [http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2008/04/29/223354/tunisair-taking-a350s-a330s-and-a320s-to-modernise.html Tunisair taking A350s, A330s and A320s to modernise fleet ] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.tunisair.com Tunisair official website]
* [http://www.bvmt.com.tn/quotes/quote.jsp?code=120040 Tunisair quotes on the Tunis Stock Exchange]

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