Air Algérie

France and Algeria


The original Air Algérie was established in 1946 as a subsidiary of Société Algérienne de
Constructions Aéronautiques. Operations started in 1947, concentrating on services between
France and Algeria. Large shipping companies, including Compagnie Générale Transatlantique,
instigated a merger between Air Algérie and Compagnie Air Transport, another company
engaged in the France-Algeria traffic. This resulted in the formation of CGTA Air Algérie
in 1953, now the present national airline Air Algérie.


November 1, 1951
(From the collection of Dacre Watson)
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