Houari Boumedienne Airport (IATA: ALG, ICAO: DAAG) is a public airport located 9 miles (17 km) southeast of Algiers, the capital of Algeria. It is named after Houari Boumedienne. Under French rule, Dar El Beïda, the area at which the airport is located, was known as Maison Blanche and, in much of the literature about the Algerian War of Independence it is called Maison Blanche airport.
The Company Management Services and Infrastructure Aéroportuaires (SGSIA), more commonly known as "Airport of Algiers", is a Public Company. It was established on 1 November 2006 to manage and operate the Airport Algiers Houari Boumediene. The SGSIA includes 1200 employees.
The International Terminal (Terminal 1) presents a capacity of 6 million passengers per year. It was inaugurated on July 5, 2006 by the President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. International traffic is 2.5 million passengers per year
The Domestic Terminal (Terminal 2) renovated in 2007, has a capacity of 2.5 million passengers per year. It offers conditions of comfort and security comparable to those of Terminal 1. The domestic traffic is 1.5 million passengers per year.