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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, 2015Air Algérie will launch a new cargo subsidiary with the arrival of two B.737-700(C)s in May [update]

Airline

Operating DatesStatus
Aero Africaine

1945 - 1951

Inactive

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

1999 - 2001*

Status?

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
Aerotechnique Alger-Duclos

1948 - 1962

Renamed

^ Comments : Aerotechnique Alger-Duclos was taken over by the French airline Airnautic
^ Genealogy : Aerotechnique Alger-Duclos >>Airnautic
Afric Air (SACA Air Afric)

1955* - 1969

Inactive

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
Air Afrique

1935* - 1941*

Status?

^ Comments : 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
Air Algerie (Societe Nationale de Transport et Travail Aerien)

1962 - date

Active

^ 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

2002 - date

Active

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

1945* - 1948

Renamed

^ Comments : Air France Transatlantique merged into Air France
^ Genealogy : Air France Transatlantique >>Air France
Air Fret

1960s

Status?

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
Air Fret Service Oran

1999 - 2000

Inactive

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
Air Maghreb

1990 - 1994

Inactive

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
Air Maghreb

2001 - 2005*

Status?

^ Comments : Air Maghreb was founded in 1996
^ Genealogy :  
Air Oasis

1963* - 1963*

Inactive

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
Air Sahara

1950* - 1968*

Inactive

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
Antinea Airlines

1999 - 2001

Inactive

^ 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

2004* - 2006*

Status?

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
CAT (Compagnie Air Transport)

1946* - 1953

Renamed

^ 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)

1947 - 1950

Inactive

^ Comments : CATA was taken over by Aigle Azur in 1950
^ Genealogy : CATA >>Aigle Azur >>UAT + TAI =>UTA >>Air France
CGT (Compagnie Generale Transsaharienne)

1920* - 1920*

Inactive

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
CGTA (Compagnie Generale de Transports Aeriens)-Air Algerie

1953 - 1962

Renamed

^ 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

1954 - 1955

Inactive

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
CTA (Compagnie Transafricaine d'Aviation)

1929* - 1935

Renamed

^ 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

1999 - 2002

Renamed

^ 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

1934 - 1938

Inactive

^ Comments : Germain was formed & operated a passenger service between Algiers & Oran in 1934
^ Genealogy :  
IAS (Inter Air Services)

1984 - 1987

Inactive

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy : IAS (Inter Air Services) >>Air Algerie
Khalifa Airways

1999 - 2003

Inactive

^ Comments : Khalifa Airways was founded in Jun1999 & operations started in Aug1999. Had stopped flying by mid-March 2003 after it failed to meet lease payments. Liquidated on 10Jul2003
^ Genealogy : Ecoair >>Khalifa Airways
LANA (Lignes Aeriennes Nord-Africaines)

1935* - 1937

Renamed

^ Comments : 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
Madina Airlines

1998* - 1998*

Status?

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
NAA (North African Airways)

1980 - 1989

Inactive

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
Regie Air Afrique

1934* - 1937

Renamed

^ 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
Rym Airlines

2003 - 2005

Inactive

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
SACA (Societie Algerienne de Constructions Aeronautiques)

1947 - 1953

Renamed

^ 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

1999 - 2003

Inactive

^ Comments : Sahara Airlines was founded in 1998 and started its flights in Sep1999
^ Genealogy :  
SATA (Societe Algerienne du Transports Aeriens)

1947* - 1948*

Inactive

^ Comments : SATA (Societe Algerienne du Transports Aeriens) was formed in 1947
^ Genealogy :  
SATT (Societe Africaine des Transports Tropicaux)

1933* - 1952*

Status?

^ Comments : SATT was founded in 1933
^ Genealogy :  
Societe Aero Sahara (Aero Sahara)

1950* - 1968*

Status?

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

1950* - 1951*

Status?

^ Comments : Societe Aigle Azur was founded in 1950
^ Genealogy :  
Societe de Transport Air Saoura

1963* - 1964*

Status?

^ Comments : Societe de Transport Air Saoura operated passengerand freight charter services in the Sahara region
^ Genealogy :  
Societe Generate d'Aflretements Aeriens Aero-Fretret

1963* - 1964*

Inactive

^ 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

1930s

Status?

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
Societe Transatlantique Aerienne

1928* - 1952

Renamed

^ Comments : Societe Transatlantique Aerienne was founded in 1928
^ Genealogy : Societe Transatlantique Aerienne >Société Transafricaine d'Aviation
Societie Afric Air

1960s

Status?

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
STA (Societe de Travail Aerien)

1968 - 1972

Inactive

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy :  
STA (Société Transafricaine d'Aviation)

1852 - 1952*

Status?

^ Comments :  
^ Genealogy : Société Transafricaine d'Aviation
Star Aviation

2001 - date

Active

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

1999 - date

Active

^ 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

1935* - 1942*

Inactive

^ Comments : Transsaharienne was founded in 1935
^ Genealogy :  
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