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Algeria is known officially as the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria. It is a republic of western North Africa, bordered on the north by the Mediterranean Sea; on the east by Tunisia and Libya; on the south by Niger, Mali, and Mauritania; and on the west by Morocco. Its total area is 2,381,741 sq km (919,595 sq mi).
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April 13, 2015

Air Algérie will launch a new cargo subsidiary with the arrival of two B.737-700(C)s in May [update]

Airline

Status Operating Dates
Aero Africaine   

Inactive

1945 - 1951

^ Comments : Aero Africaine was founded in 1945 as the air transport division of SATT (Societe Africaine des Transports Tropicaux)

^ Genealogy :  

Aero Service   

Unsure

1999 - 2001*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerotechnique Alger-Duclos   

Renamed

1948 - 1962

^ Comments : Aerotechnique Alger-Duclos was taken over by the French airline Airnautic

^ Genealogy : Aerotechnique Alger-Duclos >>Airnautic

Afric Air (SACA Air Afric)   

Inactive

1955* - 1969

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Afrique  updated

Unsure

1937* - 1941*

^ Comments : In 1937 the French Govt. combined the services of Regie Air Afrique, Regie Malagache & LANA to form Air Afrique

^ Genealogy : CTA (Compagnie Transafricaine d'Aviation) >Regie Air Afrique + Regie Malagache + LANA +>Air Afrique

Air Algerie (Societe Nationale de Transport et Travail Aerien)   

Active

1962 - date

^ Comments : Air Algérie was founded ion 15Mar1947 as SACA. On 23May1953, it merged with CAT to form CGTA. Following independence from France in 1962 the company became Air Algérie

^ Genealogy : SACA + CAT =>CGTA >Air Algerie

Air Express Algeria   

Active

2002 - date

^ Comments : Air Express Algeria was founded in 2002 with domestic services and support for the oil industry

^ Genealogy :  

Air France Transatlantique   

Renamed

1945* - 1948

^ Comments : Air France Transatlantique merged into Air France

^ Genealogy : Air France Transatlantique >>Air France

Air Fret   

Unsure

1960s

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Fret Service Oran   

Inactive

1999 - 2000

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Maghreb   

Inactive

1990 - 1994

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Maghreb   

Unsure

2001 - 2005*

^ Comments : Air Maghreb was founded in 1996

^ Genealogy :  

Air Oasis   

Inactive

1963* - 1963*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Sahara   

Inactive

1950* - 1968*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Antinea Airlines   

Inactive

1999 - 2001

^ Comments : Antinea Airlines was founded in Jun1999 & operated passenger flights both locally and into France. Acquired by Khalifa Airways in 2001

^ Genealogy : Antinea Airlines >>Khalifa Airways

Atar Aviation   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CAT (Compagnie Air Transport)   

Renamed

1946* - 1953

^ Comments : CAT was founded in 1946 & merged with SACA to form CGTA on 23May1953. Following independence from France in 1962 the company became Air Algérie

^ Genealogy : SACA + CAT =>CGTA >Air Algerie

CATA (Compagnie Algerienne de Transports Aeriens)   

Inactive

1947 - 1950

^ Comments : CATA was taken over by Aigle Azur in 1950

^ Genealogy : CATA >>Aigle Azur >>UAT + TAI =>UTA >>Air France

CGT (Compagnie Generale Transsaharienne)   

Inactive

1920* - 1920*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CGTA (Compagnie Generale de Transports Aeriens)-Air Algerie   

Renamed

1953 - 1962

^ Comments : Air Algérie was founded ion 15Mar1947 as SACA. On 23May1953, it merged with CAT to form CGTA. Following independence from France in 1962 the company became Air Algérie

^ Genealogy : SACA + CAT =>CGTA >Air Algerie

Compagnie Cherifienne du Pont Aerien Morocco   

Inactive

1954 - 1955

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CTA (Compagnie Transafricaine d'Aviation)  updated

Renamed

1929* - 1935

^ Comments : CTA (Compagnie Transafricaine d'Aviation) was formed in 1929 and was absorbed by Regie Air Afrique in 1935. Air Afrique was formed around the assets of Regie Air Afrique, Regie Malagache and LANA

^ Genealogy : CTA (Compagnie Transafricaine d'Aviation) >Regie Air Afrique + Regie Malagache + LANA +>Air Afrique

EcoAir International   

Renamed

1999 - 2002

^ Comments : EcoAir International was a domestic and international passenger services founded in 1999. Integrated into the Khalifa Group, the parent of Khalifa Airways

^ Genealogy : EcoAir International >>Khalifa Airways

Germain   

Inactive

1934 - 1938

^ Comments : Germain was formed & operated a passenger service between Algiers & Oran in 1934

^ Genealogy :  

IAS (Inter Air Services)   

Inactive

1984 - 1987

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : IAS (Inter Air Services) >>Air Algerie

Khalifa Airways   

Inactive

1999 - 2003

^ Comments : Khalifa Airways was founded in Jun1999 & operations started in Aug1999. Had stopped flying by mid-Mar2003 after it failed to meet lease payments. Liquidated on 10Jul2003

^ Genealogy : Ecoair >>Khalifa Airways

LANA (Lignes Aeriennes Nord-Africaines)  updated

Renamed

1935* - 1937

^ Comments : In 1937 the French Govt. combined the services of Regie Air Afrique, Regie Malagache & LANA to form Air Afrique

^ Genealogy : CTA (Compagnie Transafricaine d'Aviation) >Regie Air Afrique + Regie Malagache + LANA +>Air Afrique

Madina Airlines   

Unsure

1998* - 1998*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

NAA (North African Airways)   

Inactive

1980 - 1989

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Regie Air Afrique  updated

Renamed

1934* - 1937

^ Comments : CTA (Compagnie Transafricaine d'Aviation) was formed in 1929 and was absorbed by Regie Air Afrique in 1935. In 1937 the French Govt. combined the services of Regie Air Afrique, Regie Malagache & LANA to form Air Afrique

^ Genealogy : CTA (Compagnie Transafricaine d'Aviation) >Regie Air Afrique + Regie Malagache + LANA +>Air Afrique

Rym Airlines   

Inactive

2003 - 2005

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SACA (Societie Algerienne de Constructions Aeronautiques)   

Renamed

1947 - 1953

^ Comments : Air Algérie was founded ion 15Mar1947 as SACA. On 23May1953, it merged with CAT to form CGTA. Following independence from France in 1962 the company became Air Algérie

^ Genealogy : SACA + CAT =>CGTA >Air Algerie

Sahara Airlines   

Inactive

1999 - 2003

^ Comments : Sahara Airlines was founded in 1998 and started its flights in Sep1999. Domestic and international airline that operates around Southern Algeria. Suspect ceased operations when it’s owner fled the country.

^ Genealogy :  

SATA (Societe Algerienne du Transports Aeriens)   

Inactive

1947* - 1948*

^ Comments : SATA (Societe Algerienne du Transports Aeriens) was formed in 1947

^ Genealogy :  

SATT (Societe Africaine des Transports Tropicaux)   

Unsure

1933* - 1952*

^ Comments : SATT was founded in 1933

^ Genealogy :  

Societe Aero Sahara (Aero Sahara)   

Unsure

1950* - 1968*

^ Comments : Societe Aero Sahara was based in France but operated around Algeria for the oil exploration companies

^ Genealogy :  

Societe Aigle Azur   

Unsure

1950* - 1951*

^ Comments : Societe Aigle Azur was founded in 1950

^ Genealogy :  

Societe de Transport Air Saoura   

Unsure

1963* - 1964*

^ Comments : Societe de Transport Air Saoura operated passengerand freight charter services in the Sahara region

^ Genealogy :  

Societe Generate d'Aflretements Aeriens Aero-Fretret   

Inactive

1963* - 1964*

^ Comments : Societe Generate d'Aflretements Aeriens Aero-Fretret operated charter services in Algeria and the Sahara region and a daily service between Bougie, Djidjelli, Phillipeville and Constantine

^ Genealogy :  

Societe Nord Africain Transport Aerien   

Unsure

1930s

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Societe Transatlantique Aerienne   

Renamed

1928* - 1952

^ Comments : Societe Transatlantique Aerienne was founded in 1928

^ Genealogy : Societe Transatlantique Aerienne >Société Transafricaine d'Aviation

Societie Afric Air   

Unsure

1960s

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

STA (Societe de Travail Aerien)   

Inactive

1968 - 1972

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

STA (Société Transafricaine d'Aviation)   

Unsure

1852 - 1952*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Société Transafricaine d'Aviation

Star Aviation   

Active

2001 - date

^ Comments : Star Aviation was founded in 2001 with medevac flights to the oil industry in the Algerian desert

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Tassili Airlines   

Active

1999 - date

^ Comments : Tassili Airlines was established in 1998 as a joint venture between Air Algérie (49%) and the Sonatrach company (51%). Started operations on 08Apr1999

^ Genealogy :  

Transsaharienne   

Inactive

1935* - 1942*

^ Comments : Transsaharienne was founded in 1935

^ Genealogy :  

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