How much fly to Tunisia
For many Russians Tunisia is a mysterious and strange country, and to these properties people automatically like to assign also the property "far". In this article, let's look at the time of flight to Tunisian airports from Russian cities and estimate objectively how far the country really is far from Russia.
Where is Tunisia
Tunisia is located in the center of North Africa. In the west it borders on Algeria, in the east with Libya. Not far from the northern Tunisian coast are the islands of Sicily and Sardinia, belonging to Italy.
Tunisia is located a little further from Russia than Italy. If you choose, for example, between Tunisian resorts and the Italian resort of Rimini , the difference in flight time is 40-50 minutes.
The distance between Moscow and Tunis is 3100 kilometers. The flight route from Moscow passes almost in a straight line - through the territory of Byelorussia, Poland and further the countries of Central Europe. During the flight below you can see the cities of Budapest and Naples, with good vision you can even consider Pompeii .
The difference in flight time between different airports in Tunisia
There are four main airports in the country that accept charter flights from Russia. These airports are Monastir, Enfidah-Hammamet, Djerba-Zarzis and Tunis-Carthage. When flying from Moscow, the difference in distance does not exceed 80 kilometers, the difference in time is not more than 10 minutes. For this reason, we will not take this difference into account. We publish the flight time to Enfida-Hammamet Airport.
The difference in time, and how to count the flight time
When you watch the time of departure and arrival of a flight in search engines of tours or air tickets, local time is always indicated. Remember this.
For example, the time of departure from Moscow - 14-00, the time of arrival in Tunisia - 16-15. The difference is 2 hours 15 minutes, but the difference in time between our countries in this calculation is not taken into account. Need to add another 2 hours - the difference in time zones. The flight time is 4 hours and 15 minutes.
Recall that neither Russia nor Tunisia now does not pass between winter and summer time. In Tunisia there is always UTC +1, in Russia there is always UTC +3.
Below is the flight time table from different cities of Russia to Enfida- Hammamet airport. Charter flights to Tunisian resorts fly from cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Arkhangelsk, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Kemerovo, Krasnodar, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Ufa.
Of course, no one guarantees that the tourists will reach exactly for this time. Almost always there are delays. A timely arrival at the airport destination can prevent: delays in servicing and refueling the liner, delayed loading of luggage by airport services, the lane may be temporarily occupied, delayed due to bad weather and the like.
We urge not to take the time in the table on the left as some absolute, get ready that you will have to fly a little longer than the one declared.
Different airlines can be reserved for different flight corridors, from which the flight time may be longer. The figures in the table on the left are taken from the official timetable of Nord Wind, working closely with the leading tour operator in Tunisia - Pegas Touristik.
Consider the next moment. Aircraft of Russian airlines are based in Russian airports. Accordingly, the aircraft first flies with tourists to Tunisia, and then takes away from there already rested tourists. Any delay in the flight entails the delay of the flight back.
Departure of the plane from Tunisia back in time - this is a very rare phenomenon, you should not seriously hope for it. For example, you are planning that the plane land in Moscow at 16-00, and you will have time to celebrate the anniversary of my grandmother. Our advice - do not expect!
However, some tour operators order charter flights not from Russian airlines, but from the Tunisian company Nouvelair. In this case, the situation is the opposite, it's much more likely to be in time for grandmother's jubilee, but the flight from Moscow to Tunisia will be delayed with a high probability.
Airports of Tunisia
The location of all Tunisian resorts and airports can be found in our article " Tunisia map with airports and resorts ".
The official name is "Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport". The code "NBE".
Tunisian city of Enfid is not famous for anything, except for the presence of a large airport here. The population of the city is about 10,000 people. Enfid was chosen for geographical reasons - in the middle between the largest resort areas of Northern Tunisia.
From here it is equally close to go as far as Hammamet , Yasmine Hammamet and Nabeul , and as far as Sousse and Port El Kantaoui . In addition, the airport is located next to the central branch of the Tunis-Gabes railway , by train you can get to any Tunisian resort. If you go to the resorts of Skanes (Monastir) or Mahdia, then we strongly recommend choosing a tour with a flight to the airport of Monastir.
This is the newest air port in Tunisia, it entered service on December 1, 2009. Initially, it was called "the name of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali," but in 2011 this president was deposed and the airport was renamed.
In 2013, Enfida took a record number of passengers - 2.3 million people, then the flow fell to about one million, which was the result of a decrease in the tourist flow to Tunisia as a result of the economic crisis. Enfid has only one runway 3300 meters long.
The official name is "Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport". The code "MIR".
Even during the Second World War, this airfield was used by the US Army, then an international airport was built on this site. Named after the leader of the struggle for independence and the first president of the country - Habib Bourguiba, who was born in Monastir.
This airport (pictured left) is good for those tourists who travel to the hotels of the resorts of Mahdia or Skanes (Monastir). Some hotels in Skanes are within walking distance. If you go to the resorts of Nabeul, Hammamet or Yasmine Hammamet, then we recommend you to choose the airport Enfida, from it go to the hotel less.
In 2007, Monastir set a record of 4,280,000 passengers. Here one lane is 2,900 meters.
The official name is "Djerba-Zarzis International Airport". The code "DJE".
This is the only airport in Southern Tunisia, serves the resorts of Djerba , Zarzis and Gabes. Located on the island of Djerba, 9 kilometers to the west of the city of Houmt Souk. Despite the name, is more than 60 kilometers from the resort of Zarzis, it will take more than an hour to go.
Djerba-Zarzis Airport (pictured right) was built in 1970, which caused a huge leap in the development of the tourism industry in Southern Tunisia. As a result, the island of Djerba has become the largest resort of the country and carries this title and now (note: the article was written in 2017).
Airport Djerba-Zarzis serves about 2.5 million passengers a year. One strip of length is 3,200 meters.
The official name is "Tunis-Carthage International Airport". The code "TUN".
The largest air port of Tunisia, annually through it passes 5.5 million passengers. It is the oldest in the country, the first passenger planes landed here in 1938, it was the route "Paris-Tunisia".
Most regular flights arrive in Tunisia-Carthage. If you decide to fly to Tunisia for vacation on your own, then with a 95% probability the plane will sit right here.
There are two strips of length 3200 and 2840 meters.
How to fly a regular flight
There are no direct scheduled flights from Russia to Tunisia, and they are unlikely to appear soon. Choosing a small - or buy a ticket for a charter flight, the benefit now a lot of sites on the Internet sell them, or fly with a transfer.
In the second case, the cheapest options are Lufthansa (transfer in Frankfurt) or Turkish Airlines (change in Istanbul).
On the company Air France and Alitalia watch is not recommended, the prices "bite".
We wish you to fly quickly and comfortably to Tunisia, and read other articles about this country on our website JJ-Tours.ru (the list of links below ).
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