Soummam – Abane Ramdane Airport, also known as the Soummam Airport or the Bejaia Airport is an international airport serving Bejaia City in the northern region of the North African nation of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Algeria. Located at a distance of 5 kilometers to the south of the Bejaia city centre, this airport was originally established as a domestic airport in the year 1982. Bejaia however, happening to be the principal oil port of the Western Mediterranean, besides an industrial town developed rapidly enabling the Soummam Airport open to international traffic soon after in the year 1993.
Situated at an elevation of 90 feet above mean sea level, this airport is owned by Rachid Fatma, who is the Gouvernor of Bejaia. Renamed as the Soummam – Abane Ramdane Airport since 1999 through a presidential decree, this airport is presently operated by the EGSA Alger, which is an airport management services establishment of the government of Algeria operating a total number of 18 airports within this country. There is a single 7,874 feet long asphalt surfaced runway catering to all flight movements at this airport, which is currently offering more than 10 flights every week to Paris, in France, and to many other international destinations.
A single passenger terminal with most modern facilities and a capacity to handle over 500,000 passengers per annum is serving all varieties of passenger flights to/from the Bejaia Airport. Private taxis and car rental services are readily available at this airport enabling passengers opt for a cozy local travel. Moreover, some hotels around the Soummam - Abane Ramdane Airport are also operating hotel shuttle services for the convenience of guests seeking comfortable hotel accommodation options.