Air Algerie builds fleet with Boeing and ATR orders
Air Algerie has ordered eight 737-800 aircraft from Boeing, worth $724m at list prices. The deal is part of the North African carrier's fleet renewal and expansion plan. "The 737-800 continues to be the backbone of Air Algerie's fleet. So far, we are pleased with these aircraft, and anticipate receiving all eight of these new units before the end of 2016," said Mohamed Salah Boultif, CEO of Air Algerie. In a separate deal, the airline ordered three new ATR 72-600 aircraft worth $74m at list prices. The aircraft will be delivered from the end of 2014 to 2015. Based at Houari Boumedienne International Airport, in Algiers, Air Algerie currently serves more than 40 destinations and operates 17 737-800s, five 737-600s and seven ATR 72s.