Air Algérie, the national airline of Algeria, has signed a firm order for seven Airbus widebody aircraft to expand its regional and transcontinental services.
The order includes four A330neo and three A350-1000 jets, which are the latest generation of the company’s widebody offering.
Powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, the A330neo can fly up to 7,200 nautical miles (13,334 km) non-stop. The A350-1000 is fitted with the British engine maker’s Trent XWB powerplants which enable it to fly up to 8,700 nautical miles (16,100 km).
Airbus said the order will allow Air Algérie to take full advantage of the flexibility and commonality of the airframer’s product range, as well as reduce its fuel consumption and emissions by 25% per seat compared to its existing fleet.
The airline currently operates a roster of 55 aircraft, including eight A330-200s, 15 ATR 72s, five Boeing 737-600s, two -700s and 25 -800s. It serves 39 international destinations in Africa, Europe, Asia and North America. It also flies domestic services to 32 airports around Algeria.