IATA Code: BJ | ICAO code: LBT | Callsign NOUVELAIR

NouvelAir الطيران الجديد
Zone touristique Dkhila
5065, Monastir Aéroport
Monastir, Tunisia
Tel: +216 73 52 06 00
Fax: + 216 73 52 06 50

Ownership: Privately held primarily by TTS group (Aziz & Kareem Milad, Tunisian)

Nouvelair was established as a charter affiliate of French operator Air Liber, commence operations on March 21, 1990. Nouvelair operates tourist charters from European cities to Tunisian holiday resorts. It is an airline based in Monastir in Tunisia. Moreover, its main operating bases are Habib Bourguiba International Airport, Tunis-Carthage International Airport and Djerba-Zarzis Airport. 

In 2008 there were merger talked between Nouvelair and Karthago Airlines to take the form of a share exchange, resulting in Karthago's becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Nouvelair.

Tunisian transport minister Abderrahim Zouari at that time formally revealed the plan this week at the Arab Air Carriers Organization conference in Tunis in the same year. Karthago Airlines general manager Hedi Addassi had hopes the merger would be concluded in November 2008 The merging process between Nouvelair and Karthago Airlines was monitored by Rothschild Bank, on. The final conclusion it recommended the  "the independence and integrity of Nouvelair"

In addition, the merging process allowed the entry of the Karthago Group of Mr Belhassen Trablesi which holds a total of 13% of the capital. It is clearly understood that the majority of the capital of Nouvelair Tunisie remained under the control of the private investors headed by the group TTS, the exclusive partner of Thomas Cook  which contributed to the Tunisian tourism growth since the 70’s.

The fleet expansion and  modernization was primarily financed by a number of  international Banks and ECA’s which were eager to sustain Nouvelair acquisitions based on the weight of the company balance sheet

Executives: Chokri Zarrad  (CEO/MD)

Nouvelair fleet consists of the following aircraft:

  • 13 x Airbus A320-200
  • 2  x Airbus A321-211
GECAS announces delivery of a new Airbus 320 to Nouvelair Tunisie
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Shannon, Ireland, GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) today announced the delivery of a new Airbus A320-200 (serial number 4347) to Nouvelair Tunisie to help the carrier’s fleet expansion. Read More