Air Algerie has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for three A330-200 passenger aircraft as part of the carrier’s continued growth plans. The order was placed at the Dubai Airshow, Airbus has announced.
The new aircraft will be deployed on medium and long haul routes from the Air Algérie hub in Algeria, the manufacturer said. Air Algérie has already ordered a total of five Airbus A330s, which have all been delivered to date.
“We are expanding our commercial strategy to strengthen our position in the market by extending Air Algérie network to long haul routes. This is now made possible with the A330 family aircraft,” said Boultif Mohamed Salah, CEO of Air Algérie. “This new order for A330s reinforces our commitment to a family of aircraft which already helps us to achieve our ambitious expansion plans, in a profitable and sustainable manner.”
“The A330 family aircraft is part of the best-selling widebody programme with its unique combination of unbeatable economics, versatility and fuel efficiency,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “Air Algérie is one of our key partners who have managed to expand as an airline with the A330 aircraft and it’s no surprise as we’re consistently investing in the A330 development to ensure its continued leadership in reliability and operating economics.”
More than 1 200 A330s have been ordered, with over 1 000 flying with 100 plus global operators.