Air Algérie has ordered 4 ATR 72-500s in an
agreement valued at around US$ 82 million. Deliveries of the
aircraft are scheduled to take place in 2010. These 4 ATR 72-500s,
configured with 66 seats, will be equipped with Pratt & Whitney
127M engines as well as the latest technological innovations in
navigational aids and communication instruments.
With these new aircraft, Air Algérie, whose
fleet already includes 8 ATR 72-500s, will be able to offer its
passengers an optimized service, in particular increasing its
flight frequencies and opening new routes inside the country and
to neighboring countries.
Also, within the framework of
creating a training center by Air Algérie, ATR will assist in the
installation, start-up and operation of a new flight simulator.
President and Managing Director of Air Algérie, said, "Thanks to these new
aircraft we consolidate our position amongst the most modern
airlines on the continent, with one of the youngest fleets. The
ATRs allow us to open up regions not able to receive our other
types of aircraft. We are therefore doubly satisfied to be able to
provide high-quality public service and coverage over all the
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