Algeria’s flag carrier Air Algérie has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for three more new Airbus A330-200 passenger aircraft, to help fuel the carrier’s continued growth plans.
Air Algérie signed the MOU on November 19, at the Dubai Airshow 2013.
The carrier will deploy the new aircraft on medium- and long-haul routes from Air Algérie’s hub at Houari Boumedienne Airport (IATA code ALG), which serves Algeria’s capital Algiers.
Air Algérie had previously ordered five Airbus A330-200 widebodies, all of which have been delivered.
“We are expanding our commercial strategy to strengthen our position in the market by extending [the] Air Algérie network to long-haul routes. This is now made possible with the A330 family aircraft,” said Boultif Mohamed Salah, CEO of Air Algérie.
“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,” aded Salah.
The Airbus A330 family, which spans 250 to 300 seats and includes Freighter, VIP, and Military Transport/Tanker variants, has now attracted orders for some 1,280 aircraft and over 1,000 A330s are now flying with more than 100 operators worldwide.