Showing posts with label Air Algérie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Air Algérie. Show all posts

22 June, 2023

Air Algérie orders 8 Boeing 737 MAX jets, plus commits to 2 737-800 Boeing converted freighters

Algerian flag carrier to deploy 737- MAX 9 on short- and medium-haul routes

On Wednesday 21st at The Paris Air Show, Boeing and Air Algérie confirmed an order for eight fuel-efficient 737-MAX 9 jets as well as signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for two 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF). However,  the order is not new to the aircraft manufacturer as it was previously listed as for an unidentified customer on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website.

Air Algérie operates a single-aisle fleet of more than 30 737-500, 737-600 and 737-800 jets and by adding the 737- MAX 9, the airline to carry more passengers, increasing profitability within its network. With added capacity and increased profitability, the 737-9 is designed to serve 193 passengers in a two-class configuration with a range of 3,300 nautical miles. The new jets are powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines. 

"This order will contribute to the development of the Air Algérie fleet," said Yacine Benslimane, general manager of Air Algérie. "This acquisition is part of Air Algérie's fleet extension strategy through the purchase of new aircraft."

"The 737-9 is ideally suited for Air Algérie's regional network, providing it with additional capacity and flexibility to operate seamlessly with its existing 737 fleet," said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "In addition, the highly reliable and capable 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters will enable Air Algerie to capture growing cargo opportunities, expanding beyond its passenger business."

The 737-800BCF carries more payload (up to 23.9 tonnes) and offers more range (2,025 nautical miles) than previous standard-body freighters. Global customers have placed more than 250 orders and commitments for the 737-800 BCF.

02 June, 2023

7 widebody Airbus order for Air Algérie

Air Algérie orders five A330-900s and two A350-1000s

The national airline of Algeria, Air Algérie has confirmed an order for seven widebody aircraft from leading aircraft manufacturer, Airbus to support its commercial development.

Air Algérie seeks to both strengthen its regional services as well as offering an ambitious schedule of transcontinental destinations. The order for A330s and A350s will ensure the carrier has the capacity for its plans and also benefit from operational savings such as a 25%t lower fuel burn per seat and greater flexibility resulting from the unique commonality between members of the Airbus aircraft Family.

Both the A330neo and the A350 feature the award-winning Airspace cabin, which offers passengers a high level of comfort, ambience, and design. This includes more individual space, enlarged overhead bins, a new lighting system and access to the latest in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems.

Both the A330neo and A350 are powered by the latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent engines and offer a range of 7,200 nm and 8,700 nm respectively. These jets will help cement Air Algérie's future development and increase its route network. 

The national airline of Algeria has a rich and colourful history which spans more than six decades since being established in 1947.  Air Algérie has played a vital role in connecting Algeria with the rest of the world, especially during difficult times.