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|Commenced operations||August 1999|
|Hubs||Houari Boumedienne Airport|
|Focus cities||Oran Es Senia Airport|
|Frequent-flyer program||Khalifa Miles|
|Airport lounge||Khalifa Airways Algiers Lounge|
|Subsidiaries||Antinea Airlines (100%)|
|Parent company||Groupe Khalifa (100%)|
|Key people||Abdelmoumene Rafik Khalifa|
The airline was founded in June 1999and started operations two months later.
Khalifa Airways had stopped most flying by mid-March 2003 after it failed to meet lease payments. In the Arab press that month it was reported that the airline was only operating "a dozen aircraft at the most," out of the 30 it previously had in its fleet. Lufthansa and Pegasus Airways (4 Boeing 737s) reclaimed their leased aircraft, and aircraft on order were cancelled. The Bank of Algeria had appointed an administrator to manage the affairs of Khalifa Bank (also owned by Abdelmoumene Rafik Khalifa), thus denying funds to the airline to meet lease and insurance payments. By April 2003, the 8 remaining aircraft were grounded as insurance contracts expired. The airline was liquidated by a French court on 10 July 2003 after it failed to make a 5 million Euro payment to creditors.
Khalifa Airways is also known for having been the sponsor of the Olympique de Marseille from 2001 to 2003.
On March 22, 2007, the International Herald Tribune reported that the company's founder had been convicted in absentia and sentenced to life in prison for his involvement in the 2003 failure of Khalifa Bank and associated companies, including Khalifa Airways.
Khalifa Airways served the following destinations throughout its history:
In 2002 the airline fleet was as follows:
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- "Khalifa is wound up in French court". Flightglobal. Flight International. 22 July 2003. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
- http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/03/22/africa/AF-GEN-Algeria-Bank-Trial.php[dead link]
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