Algeria's Tassili Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing Next Generation 737-800 aircraft, the first of four of the type that the airline ordered in 2009, says Boeing.

Tassili Airlines is a subsidiary of Algerian state-owned oil company Sonatrach. The carrier's main mission is to transport Sonatrach's employees to and from its oilfields and bases, it adds.

Tassili 737 
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Meanwhile, the Seattle airframer has delivered its 50th jetliner - a Next-Generation 737-800 - to North African carrier Air Algerie. The 737 was the fourth of seven ordered in 2009.

Since receiving its first Boeing airplane in March 1971, Air Algerie has expanded to include 18 737s and three 767s.

 Air Algerie 737
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Source: Air Transport Intelligence news