Algeria's state-owned flag carrier Air Algerie has chosen Boeing to provide its new short haul fleet, with a deal for 10 Next Generation 737s.

The order includes seven 737-800s and three 737-600s. Deliveries will begin in 2000, with two 737-800s arriving, followed by five more -800s in 2001 and the three -600s in 2002.

Air Algerie's fleet consists predominately of Boeing aircraft, with some 11 727-200s, 14 737-200s and three 767-300s operated alongside two Airbus A310s.

The new Boeing aircraft will replace the ageing Stage 2 727s and 737s which are used to operate services to points in Africa and Europe.

Source: Flight International