French airliner makes maiden flight to Algiers

Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- French airline company Air Liberté made a flight to Algiers at the weekend, the first since French airliners quit the route following the hijacking in 1994 of an Air France plane by terrorists.
French Transports minister Jean Claude Gayssot, accompanied by about 20 businessmen and a dozen journalists, were on board inaugural flight.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika received Gayssot in audience.
The French Transport minister also had talks with his Algerian counterpart Salim Sàadi.
Until now, two Algerian airlines, Air Algerie and Khalifa Airways, operated flights between France and Algeria.

04 february 2002 21:53:00

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