Air Algérie has announced a commitment for eight Boeing 737-800 single-aisle jets.
When finalized, the order will be valued at $724 million at list prices and will be posted to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website.
The January 6 announcement by Air Algérie represents a key part of the airline’s continued fleet renewal and expansion, according to Boeing.
“The 737-800 continues to be the backbone of Air Algérie’s fleet. So far, we are pleased with these aircraft, and anticipate receiving all eight of these new units before the end of 2016,” said Mohamed Salah Boultif, chief executive officer of Air Algérie.
To date, more than 4,500 Boeing 737-800 jets have been ordered by the world’s airlines.
Air Algérie’s commitment for 737-800s specifies them to be fitted with the Boeing Sky Interior, the 787 Dreamliner-inspired cabin.
Based in Algeria’s capital city Algiers, at Houari Boumedienne Airport, Air Algérie serves more than 40 destinations across Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East.
The Algerian flag carrier currently has 17 Boeing 737-800s and five 737-600s in its fleet.