British Airways will fly to Algiers for the first time when the airline launches a new service from London Gatwick airport on January 5, 2004.
Flights will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on a Boeing 737.
In addition, changes to the bilateral air agreement between the UK and Libya have enabled the airline to increase its weekly frequency between London Heathrow and Tripoli from three to four flights, from November 30, 2003. It is hoped to increase services further next summer.
Martin George, British Airways’ director of marketing and commercial development, said: “Algiers is a key business market, particularly in the oil and gas industry, and we are confident that there is a strong demand for additional scheduled services between Algeria and the UK.
“This is also the sixth new destination that we have announced from London Gatwick airport in recent months emphasising, again, that the airport is key to British Airways’ future.”