THE LOW COST
As early as 2016, the Westaf team were considering Algeria as a potential market, but the conditions required to move forward were not yet in place.
Now, we return with a more favourable environment and double approach :
The first LCC (Low Cost Carrier) in Algeria
To support the tourism sector essential for the growth of air transport and to make the “Algerian destination” attractive, the arrival of a 100% Algerian LCC will contribute to one of the most important conditions to launch the tourism sector: low-cost prices
Charter operator for domestic and international markets
High season is usually synonymous with chartering. A 100% Algerian charter operator on African soil will reduce the costs associated with charter operations (Ferry Flight, deposit, crew, etc.) and thus develop the market share for external demand which is experiencing strong growth in West and Central Africa.
With regard to domestic demand, the flexibility of supply will have a direct effect on the control of charter budget.
For the record, 80% of charter in West and Central Africa in 2019 was carried out by European or Middle Eastern companies. This accounts for over $350 million in revenue.
20.54 million passengers were recorded on flights between France and African services, an increase of 5.15% year-on-year. Of this total, 8.69 million or 42% were transported by French companies. The rest were by foreign airlines including African carriers, Air Algeria (2.86 million passengers), Royal Air Maroc (1.72 million passengers), Tunisair (1.39 million passengers), Air Mauritius (577,966) and Air Arabia Maroc (512,895). Over the same period. Morocco saw the largest connections in 2019 with 6.89 million passengers, followed by those to Algeria (4.35 million passengers), Tunisia (3.45 million passengers) and Egypt (639,096 passengers).
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PLANNED ROUTE MAP
Algeria is an important country in the region with considerable assets favoring its competitiveness in the aerospace sector.
This makes it a key player in the coming decades with a significant increase in North-South passenger traffic from 4.5 million to more than 8 million.
Studies by the world’s largest manufacturers (Boeing, Bombardier, Airbus and Embraer) predict the creation of regional Category 1 airlines and Category 2 airlines for certain southern destinations in response to future traffic.
Freight is an important requirement between the Algerian ports in the north and the landlocked African countries in the south.
Algeria has all the assets and conditions to welcome a new low-cost airline (Hub Oran / DAOO) to support a smooth and successful transition while balancing supply on the Algerian air transport side
Commercial air transport is an activity that requires technical, financial and risk management expertise. Thanks to our experience and knowledge, we have the best economic model to face change in commercial air transport.
In addition to bringing value to our customers, Westaf also takes pride in the growing value we bring to our shareholders. Financial, strategic and development details are available, including 10 year projections.
We invite investors to join us in this unique adventure to build the new economic model of low cost air transport in West Africa.