The Houari Boumediene International Airport, also known as the Algiers Airport is the primary international airport in the country near Algiers, the capital city of the North African nation of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Algeria. Located in the Dar El Beida area at a distance of about 20 kilometers to the east south-east of Algiers City, this public airport is owned by EGSA Alger, which is an airport management services establishment of the government of Algeria operating a total number of 18 airports within this country.
The Company Management Services and Infrastructure Aeroportuaires (SGSIA), commonly known as the “Airport of Algiers” is a public company established in the year 2006 with an idea to manage and operate the HBI Airport, including its 2,100 employees. Situated at an altitude of 82 feet above mean sea level, this airport is having two passenger terminals along with a separate cargo terminal for freight transportation.
With a couple of 11,482 feet asphalt surfaced runways and 24 aircraft stands, the HBI Airport is having a total capacity of serving about 10 million passenger traffic each year. The infrastructure at this airport is at par with modern international aviation norms including a 240X85 feet bitumen heliport and an airport hotel fulfilling passenger demands. The other passenger convenience facilities at the terminals consist of banks, ATMs, currency exchange counters, cafeterias, restaurants and duty free shops along with short and long-term parking spaces. Car rental services and private taxis are readily available for passengers outside the terminal building together with coaches which depart for the city centre at an interval of every 30 minutes. Moreover, there also are a number of complementary hotel shuttle services to and from the Houari Boumediene International Airport for guests seeking comfortable accommodation options.