Air Bridge between Algiers and Cairo

Algeria fans during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals, quarterfinals match between Ivory Coast and Algeria at Suez Stadium, Suez, Egypt on 11 July 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

There were nearly 10,000 Algerians present at the Cairo International Stadium for the victorious semi-final against Nigeria. For the final, the Fennecs fans could be double! The craze is total to encourage the Greens against Senegal.

The Algerian authorities have decided to provide an air bridge between Algiers and Cairo to allow thousands of supporters to attend the final in the stands. It is a major motivation for Djamel Belmadi boys to win a second continental title.

The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting held by Prime Minister Noureddine Bédoui. More than 28 planes will be mobilized to carry more than 5,000 fans of the Fennecs for the final. It will be thirteen Air Algérie planes, six Tassili Airlines and nine military planes that will transport Algerian fans from all over the country to encourage the Greens and return just after the match for the price of 200 euros.