Updated: Nov 1
We understand that navigating the complex world of flight permits can be a challenging task. Whether you're a a flight dispatcher or flight controller at an airliner or at a flight operator, understanding the procedures and requirements for overflight and landing permits in different countries is essential for smooth and hassle-free operations. In this guide, we'll focus on Algeria, a North African gem, and provide you with essential information on obtaining overflight and landing permits in this fascinating country.
General Information about Algeria
Algeria: Where History and Nature Collide
Algeria, the largest country in Africa and the tenth largest in the world, offers a rich tapestry of history, culture, and stunning natural landscapes. With its diverse geography encompassing the Sahara Desert, Atlas Mountains, and Mediterranean coastline, Algeria is a unique destination for travelers and a crucial location for aviation operations.
Official Language: Arabic and Berber
Currency: Algerian Dinar (DZD)
Time Zone: Central European Time (CET)
Algeria's aviation industry has grown significantly in recent years, making it an important stopover for flights crossing the African continent. To ensure a smooth journey through Algerian airspace, it's essential to understand the requirements for overflight and landing permits.
Is permit required?
Commercial – Non-scheduled
Permit Validity (Hours)
Lead Time (Working Days)
Permit number format
CAA Processing Fee
Air Navigation Bill
CAA to the operator
Is Algeria an ICAO Member State?
Is Algeria a EUROCONTROL Member State?
Algeria ICAO Area Code:
Algeria 2-LTR Code:
To obtain an overflight permit for Algeria, you must submit your request to the Algerian Civil Aviation Authority (DACM Algiers)- AFTN communication, well in advance of your planned flight. It's advisable to start the application process 7 days before your intended departure date. If your flight necessitates a landing in Algeria, you'll need to obtain a landing permit. The landing permit requirements generally include the same documentation as overflight permits, with additional considerations, some documentation are not necessarily required; you just need to keep them ready and valid in case they are needed for the permit application.
- Operator name & address
- Aircraft registry
- Callsign – Flight number
- Aircraft type – MTOW
- Flight schedule details
- Purpose of flight
- PAX or Cargo details
- Entry/Exit Points
When applying for an overflight or landing permit, you will need to provide the following documents:
- Air Operator Certificate (AOC)
- Aircraft Registration Certificate (AR)
- Certificate of Airworthiness (CoA)
- Air Noise Certificate (ANC)
- Insurance Certificate
What to consider when you have a flight over/to Algeria
Make sure you are aware and ready with the following, even if they might not be requested by CAA:
You must have valid and comprehensive insurance coverage for your aircraft. Ensure that your insurance meets the requirements set by Algerian authorities.
A detailed flight plan including your route, waypoints, and estimated time of arrival and departure from Algerian airspace.
Details about your aircraft, including registration, type, and capacity.
The names and qualifications of your flight crew.
Purpose of Flight:
A clear explanation of the purpose of your flight, whether it's for commercial, private, or humanitarian purposes.PAX details or cargo details should be clear.
Receiving party /CNOR-CNEE:
In case the landing permit is needed for a specific country/Purpose of Flight; pay attention to have all the contact details of the receiving party.
Algeria charges navigation fees for overflights. These fees can vary depending on the type of aircraft, route, and duration of the flight. Be prepared to cover these fees as part of the permit application process.
Basis: maximum take-off weight
DZD 4.636 service unit formula refer to the same category of charges under Belgium.
In major international airports:
Basis: Maximum take-off weight
· 13 to 25 ton = 1 712.74 DZD plus 148.9 per additional Ton
· 26 to 50 ton = 3648.51 DZD plus 311.36 per additional Ton
Traffic areas 10.20 DZD per ton/hour
1,168.86 DZD International Aerodromes
Compliance with International Regulations:
Your flight plan and operations must comply with international aviation regulations and agreements. Ensure that your aircraft is equipped with the necessary communication and navigation systems required for safe airspace transit.
Coordination with VarnaJet
Once your application is submitted, it may take few days for the DACM to process and approve your overflight permit. VarnaJet will ensure quick process of obtaining. Maintain open communication with our team and be prepared for potential changes or delays in your flight schedule that needs to be addressed to our team as soon as possible.
Navigating the skies over Algeria can be a rewarding experience, offering a glimpse of the country's diverse landscapes and rich culture. However, to ensure a smooth journey, it's crucial to understand and adhere to the overflight and landing permit requirements set by the Algerian Civil Aviation Authority.
At VarnaJet, we specialize in assisting flight operators in obtaining permits and ensuring their flights comply with international regulations. If you have any questions or need assistance with your flight planning over Algeria, don't hesitate to contact our team of experts. Safe travels, and may your journey through Algerian airspace be a seamless one with VarnaJet!
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