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More flights set to be introduced in Tunisia

More flights set to be introduced in Tunisia

European, American and Arabic airlines will be allowed to operate freely within Tunisian airspace after the country entered into the Open Skies Agreement.

The entry into the agreement follows years of negotiations and will increase the number of passengers flying in and out of the north African country.

Commenting on the effects of the Open Skies Agreement, a Tunisia National Tourist Office statement said: "Scheduled flights to Tunisia are already offered by British Airways and the country’s national carrier, Tunisair.

"However, this movement paves the way for new airlines and low-cost carriers to schedule flights from the UK to Tunisia."

In anticipation of new flight to Tunisia, a new airport is being built at Enfidha, which is located between Hammamet and Sousse. It is due to open towards the end of this year.

Enfidha Airport will be Tunisia’s ninth and will handle around seven million passengers a year, although this will eventually rise to 30 million.

Tunisia’s national carrier, Tunisair, was established in 1948 and is based at Tunis-Carthage International Airport.