Air Algerie Orders Seven Boeing 737-800s

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Air Algerie has confirmed an order for seven Next-Generation Boeing 737-800s. The airplanes will grow the Air Algerie Next-Generation 737 fleet to 22 airplanes.

"Our purchase of Boeing 737-800s is a natural progression for Air Algerie," said Air Algerie CEO, Abdelwahid Bouabdallah. "One advantage is that our pilots and engineers are expertly trained and experienced with the airplane. The 737-800 adds great value to our fleet because it is very high-tech and reliable. Reduced operating and maintenance costs mean our airplanes spend less time on the ground and more time in the air making money."

Air Algerie ordered its new 737s with Blended Winglets, which further reduce fuel burn by approximately 4%.

A Boeing customer for nearly 40 years, Air Algerie operates a Boeing fleet that includes 10 737-800s, five 737-600s and three 767-300s.

Nearly 120 customers around the world have so far ordered more than 5,000 Next-Generation 737s. Boeing has more than 2,100 unfilled orders for the Next-Generation 737 valued at more than $158 billion at current list prices.

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