West AF (West Africa) is a new airline in Algeria. With a fleet of five De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400s, the new company is in final AOC process.
The company plans to operate domestic routes from Algiers (Alger):
As well as Oran:
The airline also plans to operate from Oran to Spain and southern France:
West AF (http://www.flywestaf.com) is focusing on a low cost carrier (LCC) model in West Africa.
The airline continues:
As early as 2016, the West AF team were considering Algeria as a potential market, but the conditions required to move forward were not yet in place.
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.