Tunisair, Tunisia’s flag carrier, has said that it has launched flights between Tunis and London Stansted.
Tunisia’s largest airline will operate twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays using an Airbus A319 aircraft. The route is Stansted’s first scheduled service to and from the capital.
Flights depart Stansted at 17.55 and arrive in Tunis at 20.55, while the return flight departs at 13.50 and arrives at Stansted at 16.15.
Situated between Algeria and Libya, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, Tunisia is famous for having been one of the sites of the ancient Phoenician civilization. The ancient city of Carthage in Tunis was the centre of a maritime trade empire and the largest metropolis in the world at that time, and famous for Hannibal and his campaigns against the Romans.
With its long Mediterranean coastline, Tunisia has become known as a popular, affordable beach destination. In addition to its many beaches, the country is known for a number of historical sites including the Amphitheatre of El Jem near Sousse, several Muslim Kasbahs and Ribats (fortifications), fortified Berber granaries and cave houses and the remains of Dougga, a Berber, Phoenician and Roman settlement considered one of the best-preserved small ancient towns in North Africa.
MAG’s Airline Development Director, Mats Sigurdson, said: ‘New routes are always exciting developments and Tunisair’s direct flight to Tunis offers even more choice to passengers. Tunisia offers something for everyone, whether it’s a city break in the capital with its fascinating Roman archaeological sites or an all-inclusive break along the country’s famous Mediterranean coastline. We wish them much success with this new route from London Stansted.
Tunisair Deputy Managing Director for the UK, Sofiene IBN ABIZID, said: ‘Tunisair is delighted to announce the launch of a new twice-weekly flight to Stansted, connecting Tunis with London, Cambridge, and the East of England. I’m sure our great value fares will prove popular with passengers, and we look forward to working with Stansted to make this new partnership a success.’