The flag carrier airline of Algeria, Air Algerie, was founded in 1947. Air Algerie is headquartered at Houari Boumediene Airport, commonly known as Algiers Airport, which is also the airline’s main hub. Air Algerie flights operate on scheduled services to destinations in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The airline is currently undergoing the long process of becoming part of the SkyTeam airline alliance, and is also developing code-sharing agreements with airlines including Air China, Middle East Airlines, and Air Canada.
Cheap flights from Air Algerie depart from London Heathrow airport to the airline’s main hub in Algiers. The airline is based at Heathrow Terminal 4 and the flight duration for routes from London to Algeria is 2 hours 45 minutes. Air Algerie flights operate with a fleet of nearly 40 aircraft including the Boeing 767-300 and Boeing 737-600.
The check-in desk for Air Algerie flights opens four hours prior to departure and closes one hour before the flight.
Hand baggage allowance on Air Algerie flights is limited to one bag per person not exceeding 115cm for the length + width + height. The checked baggage allowance for First Class passengers is 40kg, Business Class passengers 30kg and Economy Class 20kg.
The seat pitch for Economy passengers on Air Algerie flights is 32 inches. In Business Class the seat pitch is 36 inches.
Frequent Flyer Programme
The Air Algerie frequent flyer programme is simply known as Air Algerie Plus. Members can accrue miles that can be redeemed against further cheap flights from Air Algerie.
Air Algerie information sources report that with an average age of around five years, the fleet of aircraft that operate on Air Algerie flights is one of the youngest in the air transport sector.