Air Algérie has just specified its needs in single-aisle and twin-aisle aircraft. Boeing 737 MAX 9 for the former and Airbus A330-900 and A350-1000 for the latter.
Air Algérie wants eight Boeing 737 MAX 9s and seven Airbus A330-900s and A350-1000s
Air Algérie has just announced "the provisional awarding of its contract relating to the acquisition of 15 new aircraft to the aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus." The airline specifies that "the contract relating to the acquisition of medium carriers has been awarded to the American manufacturer Boeing, while that of large carriers has been awarded to the European group Airbus. That is eight Boeing 737 MAX 9 and seven Airbus divided into five A330-900 and two A350-1000. The tender for the purchase of these aircraft was launched in October 2022 after green light from the Council of Ministers in May of the same year.
Leasing also on Airbus and Boeing
In addition to this upcoming order, there are future "leasing" contracts on four Boeing single-aisle aircraft, i.e., two Boeing 737-800s and two Boeing 737 MAX 9s, and six Airbus twin-aisle aircraft, i.e., four Airbus A330-200s and / or A330-300s and two A330-900s. Air Algérie has published a notice of international consultation on "the operational leasing of a fleet of up to 10 aircraft". This consultation is addressed "exclusively to leasing companies, airlines and manufacturers with authorizations (approvals, certificates or other documents) governing the operational leasing of aircraft used in commercial civil transport ". The deadline for receipt of bids for this international consultation has been set for May 22. Future leasing contracts with a maximum duration of five years.
Consistent choices with fleet history
The choices announced by Air Algérie are consistent with its fleet history. Its twin-aisle fleet currently comprises eight Airbus A330-200s for the long-haul network, while the single-aisle fleet for the domestic and regional networks is based on 32 Boeing 737s (25 Boeing 737-800s, 2 Boeing 737-700s and 5 Boeing 737-600s) plus 15 ATR 72-200s, which will have to be renewed one day. On the long-haul side, the arrival of the Airbus A350-1000 will take us a step further.
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