Air Algérie Orders Eight Boeing 737-9 MAX Jets, Commits to Two 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters
Air Algérie has today confirmed an order for eight Boeing 787-9 MAX airplanes, and has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for two Boeing 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF).
On Tuesday (June 20, 2023), from the Paris Air Show, Boeing announced that Air Algérie has confirmed an order for eight fuel-efficient Boeing 737-9 MAX airplanes, which will be deployed on short and medium-haul routes. The carrier has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for two 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF). Air Algérie currently operates a single-aisle fleet of more than 30 Boeing 737-500, 737-600 and 737-800 jets. The addition of the 737-9 MAX will allow the airline to carry more passengers, increasing profitability within their network. The 737-9 can accommodate 193 passengers in a two-class configuration with a range of 3,300 nautical miles (6,112 km). The 737-9 MAX order was previously listed on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website as unidentified.
In Tuesday’s order announcement, Air Algérie’s General Manager, Yacine Benslimane, said,
“This order will contribute to the development of the Air Algérie fleet. This acquisition is part of Air Algérie's fleet extension strategy through the purchase of new aircraft.”
Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ President and CEO, Stan Deal, added,
“The 737-9 is ideally suited for Air Algérie's regional network, providing it with additional capacity and flexibility to operate seamlessly with its existing 737 fleet. In addition, the highly reliable and capable 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters will enable Air Algérie to capture growing cargo opportunities, expanding beyond its passenger business.”
The Boeing 737 MAX Family delivers enhanced efficiency, improved environmental performance and increased passenger comfort for the single-aisle market. Powered by efficient CFM International LEAP-1B engines, combined with advanced technology winglets, the 737 MAX reduces fuel consumption and emissions by 20 percent compared to the airplanes it replaces. Since July 2022, Boeing customers have placed over 1,000 orders and commitments for the company’s new commercial airplanes, including over 750 737 MAX jets. The Boeing 737-800BCF can carry a payload of up to 23.9 tons and offers a range of 2,025 nautical miles (3.750 km). To date, global customers have placed more than 250 orders and commitments for the 737-800BCF.