After the publication of the Libyan Arab Airlines 747 photos yesterday, time has come to publish the Air Algerie 747s today.
My information about these two airliners are as follow, please tell me if there is a mistake.
These two planes were originally built for Braniff. But BN didn't take delivery, so the Algerian carrier bought them for the long haul route Algiers-New-York JFK-Montreal, and for the high density route Algiers-Paris-ORY. They were painted in the original AH livery, and they have been provisionally registered N8284V and N8285V.
But after some financial problems, the delivery was canceled, and the airliners were stored in Las Vegas, fully painted but the titles, the logo and the Algerian flag were removed.
Later, Air Algerie bought a serie of Boeing 737 to replace the two 747, who were then sold to Northwest.
sadly, we did never see these very nice birds on our airports...
Now, I start to post the photos on Airliners.net, first the B&W then the color ones. I hope you will enjoy them...