Tunisia and EU Signs Open Sky Agreement

Tunis-Carthage International Airport

On December 11, 2017, Tunisia has finalized and signed the Open Sky agreement with the European Union (EU).

Tunis-Carthage International Airport
Tunis-Carthage International Airport

What is the Open Sky Agreement?

The Open Sky agreement between Tunisia and the EU has been in the pipeline for several years already. Tunisia’s membership in the Open Sky agreement will gradually open up the country’s airspace to low-cost flights to and from Europe. The signing of this agreement is a huge step forward towards improved airline access and for better relations between Tunisia and Europe.

Ruins of Antonine Baths at the Archaeological Site of Carthage (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Visit the Archaeological Site of Carthage on a Weekend Getaway in Tunis Tour

What Does This Mean for Travelers?

Travelers will have more flight connections and cheaper flight options to choose from when traveling to and from Tunisia. Travelers from Europe might find the option of a weekend getaway tour in Tunisia to be very attractive and affordable. Travelers from outside Europe might find it much more affordable to travel on a combined North Africa countries tour visiting Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia in a single trip.

What Does This Mean for Tunisia?

This agreement aims to significantly improve Tunisia’s tourism industry with a projected 2.7% GDP growth in tourism and travel.

An estimated two-thirds of Tunisia’s current air traffic is generated by tourist arrivals. The Open Sky agreement estimates to increase passenger levels by 800,000 over the next 5 years. Other estimations expect global air passengers to double in size in the next 20 years.

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About the author

Joshua Mok has been living in Tunisia since 2016. He has traveled extensively throughout the country, and has firsthand experience with the language, people, and culture of North Africa. It is his passion to introduce to others some of the best destinations in North Africa that he has experienced.

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