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.