The ban was issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), which has barred Air Algérie along with China United Airlines, MIAT Mongolian Airlines and Ariana Afghan Airlines from adding more scheduled services, charters, and making new route applications into China until the end of March.
The Chinese regulator says this is due to the airlines’ failure to meet performance requirements
The US FAA is imposing a ban on Air Algérie for not complying with international standards. A direct flight from Algiers to Washington or New York would require at least one stop.
Algeria’s flag-carrier currently deploys 58 passenger planes: 25 Boeing 737-800s, two 737-700C convertibles, five 737-600s, three 767-300s, 12 ATR 72-500s, three ATR 72-600s and eight A330-200s.