Air Algerie will be operating 17 737-800s by the end of 2011 and a total Next-Generation 737 fleet of 22 aircraft, which will form...

Air Algérie has taken delivery of its 11th Boeing 737-800.

The airline, which is the state-owned flag carrier of Algeria, operates a fleet composed primarily of Boeing 737s and Boeing 767s.

Boeing is scheduled to deliver two additional 737-800s to Air Algérie in 2010 as well as four more in 2011. Air Algérie will be operating 17 737-800s by the end of 2011 and a total Next-Generation 737 fleet of 22 aircraft, which will form the backbone of its short-haul fleet.

Air Algerie took delivery of its 11th Boeing 737-800 on September 29, 2010. The carrier will have 17 737-800s in service by the end of 2011

“The Boeing 737-800 has played an instrumental part in contributing to the success of Air Algérie’s growth in the region,” says Abdelwahid Bouabdallah, director general of Air Algérie.

More than 120 customers around the world have ordered more than 5,000 Next-Generation 737s. The 737-800 is by far the best-selling member of the family, with 3,409 ordered (3,390 Boeing 737-800s and 19 737-800BBJs) as of August 2010.