Air Algerie receives third A330-200 Airbus aircraft
JULY 6, 2015: Algerian national flag carrier Air Algerie has received its third A330-200 Airbus aircraft, part of its acquisition programme of 16 new aircraft by the end of 2016 for the renewal of its fleet. The airline said in a statement that the new jetliner, which was delivered earlier at Algiers International Airport, was equipped with an in-flight entertainment system and more spacious seats. The new aircraft is capable of seating between 250 and 300 seat passengers in a configuration of 18 business class seats, 14 in premium class and 219 in economy class. “This new acquisition will offer a better profitability to Air Algerie and better comfort to passengers,” said the airline. Air Algerie’s fleet renewal programme involves the acquisition of seven Airbus aircraft in 2015 and eight Boeing aircraft by the end of 2016. The purchase of this new fleet will cost 1.073 billion US dollars.