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With regular flights from Hangzhou to Algiers heading daily for the Algerian capital with Qatar Airways, you can travel in style and comfort to one of Africa’s most exciting cities. Sample a range of delicious cuisine while attentive cabin crew offer you premium-quality services to help pass the time as enjoyably as possible. With spacious seating and a quiet and refined level of service focused around your customer experience, there’s never been a better way to travel.
Algeria’s capital and biggest city has at its heart the ancient and atmospheric Casbah, a maze of medieval streets that magnificently evokes a colourful past. Visit Algiers’ National Museum of Antiquities to gain some insight into the city’s often turbulent history, and marvel at the Ottoman buildings lining the streets of the Djemaa el-Djedid, built by colonial French planners.
One of the most important air transport hubs in southern China. Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport occupies a key position in the commercially important Yangtze Delta region, and is located approximately 27km from downtown Hangzhou.
Incredibly efficient and welcoming, the airport prides itself on providing passengers with an exceptional experience from the moment they walk through the doors. Customers flying from Hangzhou with Qatar Airways will find a warm and friendly welcome and a level of quiet efficiency that makes beginning any journey from this location a pleasure.
Transportation and parking
The main form of public transport linking the airport to Hangzhou and other towns and cities within Jiangsu is the dedicated airport bus service, providing fast and regular transport to and from the airport. However, those travelling with large amounts of luggage may find it easier and more convenient to take one of the many taxis.
As most drivers speak very little English or other languages, it is advisable to ask your hotel concierge to book your taxi in advance for you. Drivers can access the airport via the Airport Expressway and car parking is good, although somewhat limited. Short-stay provisions are relatively close to the terminals, while long-term car parking is a little further away, and connected to the airport via shuttle buses.
At the airport
Customers flying from Hangzhou with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal A, the International terminal Departures level. With 48 check-in counters, processing should be relatively quick, although as with all international airports security can be very tight. So allow extra time before your flight is due to board to clear customs and security checks.
Facilities and amenities
The airport has a reasonable selection of facilities for passengers, including some retail outlets selling locally made goods and standard travel accessories. Duty Free is also available, and the airport is opening up more retail outlets to cater for an increasing demand from international travellers. Food and drink ranges from light snacks and drinks to more substantial meals. Wi-Fi may be available in some areas of the airport, but connectivity can be ssporadic.
A fascinating blend of Mediterranean style and North African spirit, the Algerian capital of Algiers has been an internationally important trading post for a millennium.
Today it relies on tourism as much as it does on trade, and welcomes visitors from all over the world who come for its café culture, unique atmosphere and its Casbah. Book a flight to Algiers with Qatar Airways and you’ll discover a city with a warm welcome and an energetic, passionate approach to life.
Residents of Algiers are hospitable and generous, and both business and leisure travellers will find this to be an exceptionally friendly city. Today, modern architecture sits alongside more traditional Moorish design, blending ancient and modern into an eclectic mix of styles.
The must see attraction of Algiers has to be the city’s Casbah, Algiers’ ancient heart that captures a myriad of smells, colours and sounds into a mind-blowing cacophony of uniquely Algerian vibrancy. This part of the city dates back to the 17th century and has been declared an UNESCO World Heritage site, such is its importance.
The Notre Dame d'Afrique is an extraordinary basilica that dates back to the 19th century, but adopts a very traditional North African design. It is a stunning piece of architecture (note that photography is not allowed inside the basilica itself) and a prime example of the Neo-Byzantine style pioneered by French architect Jean Eugène Fromageau.
The truly stunning garden of Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma is an oasis of tranquil beauty in the heart of the city. Laid out in a traditional Islamic style, this garden is beautifully maintained and offers a cool escape from the heat and noise of the city.
Other attractions in this culturally rich city include the imposing Fort Santa Cruz and the spectacular Roman ruins at both Timgad and Djemila.
Flights to Algiers with Qatar Airways land at Houari Boumediene Airport, 12 miles south of the city. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Algiers please check the visa and passport requirements.
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