Tunis Air is the official flag carrier airline of Tunisia, and a member of Arab Air Carriers Organization. Established in 1948, and based in Tunis-Carthage International Airport, this airline operates scheduled international flight services all over Europe, Africa, and Middle Eastern destinations. The airline’s head office is conveniently located near the Tunis Airport.
An agreement between the government of Tunisia and Air France led to the establishment of Tunis Air in 1948. It was in 1957 when the government of Tunisia became the biggest shareholder of the airline.
Tunisair airline started its operation in 1949 using aircrafts bought from the US Army, and initially expanded its routes to nearby North African and Mediterranean destinations. Two of the airline’s very first aircrafts are the twin-engined Douglas DC – 3 and the four-engined Douglas DC – 4, both were used on airline’s services to Paris.
In 1961, the company’s first jet-powered equipment was added; the twin-engined Sud Caravelle was introduced to the fleet. It was in February of 1972 when the first of Tunisair’s higher capacity Boeing 727 tri-jets was delivered.
Two Airbus A320 aircraft were added to the airline’s fleet in 1990, and throughout 1993 to 98, Tunis Air started to multiply its services all across Europe. They started servicing flights to Budapest, Bratislava, Prague, Warsaw, Lisbon, Graz, Moscow, Salzburg, Liz, Beirut and Stockholm. Beirut and Stockholm has regular scheduled flights, Lisbon has seasonal, while other cities are served by charter flights. Services for Moscow were suspended, even in charters.
With 33 quality aircrafts on its fleet, Tunis Air flies to more than 28 countries and 100 destinations through 48 regularly scheduled flights and 90 charter flights.
The airline’s commitment for growth and excellence shows remarkable signs from ordering new aircraft, expanding more services, and transporting more and more satisfied passengers ever year.