Air Algérie Orders Three Airbus A330 Passenger Aircraft
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
The A330 Family, which spans 250 to 300 seats, and includes freighter, vip, and military transport/tanker variants, currently has more than 1,200 orders, with over 1,000 aircraft flying with more than 100 operators worldwide.
Air Algérie has signed a memorandum of understanding for three A330-200 passenger aircraft as part of the carrier’s continued growth plans. This order has been placed at Dubai Airshow 2013.
The aircraft will be deployed on medium and long haul routes from the Air Algérie hub in Algeria. Air Algérie has already ordered a total of five Airbus A330 aircraft, which have all been delivered to date.
Boultif Mohamed Salah, chief executive officer of Air Algérie“We are expanding our commercial strategy to strengthen our position in the market by extending Air Algérie network to long haul routes. This is now made possible with the A330 family aircraft.
“This new order for A330s reinforces our commitment to a family of aircraft which already helps us to achieve our ambitious expansion plans, in a profitable and sustainable manner.”
John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer, customers, added: “The A330 family aircraft is part of the best-selling widebody programme with its unique combination of unbeatable economics, versatility and fuel efficiency.
“Air Algérie is one of our key partners who have managed to expand as an airline with the A330 aircraft and it’s no surprise as we’re consistently investing in the A330 development to ensure its continued leadership in reliability and operating economics.”