Air Algérie SpA is the national airline of Algeria. With flights operating from Houari Boumedienne Airport Air Algérie operates scheduled domestic and international services.
Air Algérie was founded in 1947 as the Société Algérienne de Construction Aéronautique (SACA)-Air Algérie. In 1953, it merged with the Compagnie Air Transport to form the Compagnie Générale de Transports Aériens Air Algérie. Following the independence of Algeria in 1962, the Délégation Générale in Algeria and Air France took over a controlling interest. In 1963 the Algerian government took possession of 51% of the company assets, with the airline gaining flag carrier status. In 1972 the government of Algeria boosted its participation in the carrier to 100%.