Zenata – Messali El Hadj Airport, also known as the Leila Sebbar Airport is an international airport near Tlemcen City, the capital of the Tlemcen Province in the North African nation of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Algeria. Located at a distance of about 22 kilometers to the south-west of the Tlemcen city centre, this airport in north-western Algeria is very well connected with Spain and France through this aviation facility.
Tlemcen City is an inland destination known for olive plantations and vineyards, and has extensively developed leather, carpet and textile industries whose produce is mostly exported to many countries. Tlemcen is a cosmopolitan city presenting a unique blend of music, art and culture with a cool climate in the mountains which has made it an important center of tourism in Algeria. Situated at an elevation of 814 feet above mean sea level, the Zenata – Messali El Hadj Airport has played an important role in the development of this region as a major tourist hotspot. There is an 8,530 feet long asphalt surfaced runway catering to a variety of flights moving to/from this airport, including many chartered services from European destinations.
A single passenger terminal with most passenger convenience facilities is serving this airport bringing scores of tourists during the peak season. Aigle Azur and Air Algerie are the main airlines operating scheduled flights to Algiers, Marseilles and Paris, and utilizing the facilities offered at this airport. Private taxis and car rental services are available at this airport for passengers wanting to move downtown. Moreover, some hotels are also offering hotel shuttle services at the Zenata – Messali El Hadj Airport for the convenience of guests seeking comfortable accommodation options.