DUBAI: Air Algerie takes A330 for long-haul renewal

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Air Algerie is intending to take three Airbus A330s as part of the airline’s fleet-renewal programme.

The Algiers-based carrier had recently stated that it was closing on a fleet decision which included a need for three long-haul aircraft of around 250 seats to replace Boeing 767s.

Air Algerie has signed a memorandum of understanding covering three A330-200s. The airline is already an A330 operator.

Chief executive Mohamed Salah Boultif says the agreement – still a memorandum of understanding – will “reinforce” its commitment to the type.

Its renewal programme covers 16 aircraft in total, including eight 150-seat jets and three regional airframes, plus a pair of freighters.

No engine selection has been given for the A330s. Its five current A330-200s have General Electric CF6 powerplants.