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Air Algeria – Always Caring for you

Air Algeria is the national flag carrier of Algeria and a member of the International Air Transport Association, the Arab Air Carriers Organization and of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) since 1968. Headquartered at Immeuble El-Djazair in Algiers, the airline in completely owned by the Government of Algeria and the airline presently in the process of joining Star Alliance or SkyTeam and also began working in partnership with Lufthansa. The main hub of the airline is Houari Boumediene Airport and the focus city is Oran Es Sénia Airport. Air Algérie Plus is the frequent flyer programme of the airline.

History

Air Algeria which was once known as Compagnie Générale de Transports Aériens (CGTA) was established in 1946. The airline merged with Compagnie Air Transport (CAT), subsidiary of Air France on 23rd May 1954 and gave birth to Compagnie Générale de Transports Aériens Air Algérie. The then fleet of the airline included one Breguet 761, six Bretagnes, five DC-3s and three DC-4s.Following independence of Algeria in 1962, the Délégation Générale in Algeria and Air France took over a controlling interest. The Algerian government took possession of 51% of the company assets, with the airline gaining flag carrier status. The airline was completely owned by the government in 1972.

Fleet

The current fleet of Air Algeria includes 44 aircraft which has mix of Airbus, Boeing and Lockheed aircrafts.  The airline, in April 2013, launched a tender for the acquisition of 14 passenger and two cargo aircraft. An order of 23 more aircrafts have been placed by the airline. In January 2014, the airline ordered three 68-seater ATR 72-600s and a commitment for eight Boeing 737-800s, valued at US$724 million at list prices. The ATR order will make Air Algérie the largest operator of the type within Africa. In May 2014, two Boeing 737-700Cs were ordered for US$152 million.

Route and Destinations

As of October 2014, the airline served a domestic network that comprises 30 destinations within Algeria, plus an international network that serve 39 more cities in 28 countries in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The airline has a codeshare agreement with Aigle Azur, Royal Air Maroc, Tunisair and Turkish Airline. Currently, Air Algeria is in the process of aligning its codeshare agreements, frequent flyer programs, and airport lounge agreements with each of the SkyTeam carriers in order to meet SkyTeam's membership application requirements. 

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