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Air Algérie Invests in Fleet Modernization with Eight Boeing 737-9 Jets

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Air Algérie is taking decisive steps to rejuvenate its fleet and meet escalating regional cargo demand. The airline recently confirmed an order for eight fuel-efficient 737-9 jets at the Paris Air Show and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for two 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF).

Air Algérie Expands Its Fleet

Yacine Benslimane, general manager of Air Algérie, affirmed the impact of this development, saying: “This order will contribute to the development of the Air Algérie fleet. This acquisition is part of Air Algérie’s fleet extension strategy through the purchase of new aircraft.”

The Algerian flag carrier already operates a single-aisle fleet of over 30 737-500, 737-600, and 737-800 jets. With the additional 737-9 aircraft, the airline can cater to more passengers, thereby amplifying profitability within its network.

Features and Benefits of the 737-9

Offering a two-class configuration, the 737-9 is designed to serve 193 passengers and boasts a range of 3,300 nautical miles. The introduction of these aircraft will provide Air Algérie with additional capacity and flexibility to seamlessly integrate with its existing 737 fleet.

“The 737-9 is ideally suited for Air Algérie’s regional network,” commented 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.”

Improved Performance of the 737 MAX Family

The 737 MAX airplane family is renowned for enhancing efficiency and environmental performance, and improving passenger comfort in the single-aisle market. Propelled by CFM International LEAP-1B engines and advanced technology winglets, the 737 MAX reduces fuel use and emissions by 20% compared to airplanes it replaces.

Over the past year, Boeing customers have placed more than 1,000 orders and commitments for the company’s new commercial airplanes, including over 750 737 MAX airplanes. This exemplifies the value of the family’s versatility and commonality.

The Advantages of the 737-800 BCF

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

With this significant investment, Air Algérie reaffirms its commitment to providing high-quality air transport services and underscores its ambition to keep pace with the evolving aviation landscape.

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