Air Algérie announces acquisition of seven Airbus widebodies

National airline of Algeria closed order for five A330-900neo and two A350-1000

Flag carrier Air Algérie and Airbus entered into an agreement for the acquisition of five A330-900neo and two A350-1000.

The two companies, however, did not detail when deliveries will begin or whether the new aircraft will replace the current fleet of eight A330-200s, which have an average age of 15 years.

Both the A330neo and the A350 will be configured with the Airspace cabin, which offers greater comfort to passengers, according to Airbus.

Air Algérie also operates 26 737NG jets on short and medium haul flights. In May, the Algerian company had announced that it would close an agreement with Boeing to order eight 737 MAX 9 with delivery scheduled for 2027.

Five-year lease

While the 15 new planes are not delivered, Air Algérie intends to close leasing agreements for ten aircraft for a period of five years.

A Request For Proposal has been published by the carrier asking for proposals to supply four A330-200/300 with GE engines, two A330-900, two 737-800 and two 737 MAX 9.

Air Algérie Boeing 737-800 (Mark Harkin)

Proposals should have been sent by May 22nd and the aircraft will be contracted through operational leasing.

The Algerian airline has plans to expand its operations on the African continent and in the Middle East.


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