Air Algérie signed an order with Boeing on May 17, 2023, for the acquisition of eight B737-9 MAX aircraft to be delivered from 2027.
In April 2023, the Algerian flag carrier confirmed in an official statement published on its Linkedin page that it was planning to acquire 15 brand new aircraft for its fleet. In addition to the eight Boeing narrow-body aircraft, the procurement announcement also included an order for five Airbus A330-900 and two A350-1000 wide-body aircraft.
The acquisition of these 15 aircraft is part of Air Algérie’s wider plan for fleet renewal and expansion.
The airline also issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) in April 2023 to dry lease 10 aircraft (four Airbus A330-200/300s, two A330-900s, two Boeing 737-800s and two Boeing 737-9 MAX) for a period of five years. The leased aircraft are expected to be inducted into the fleet in the short term as they become available.
Air Algérie currently has 56 aircraft in its fleet, including eight A330-200s, 32 Boeing 737s (of several versions, including five of the relatively rare B737–600), 15 ATR-72 turboprops and a single L100, the civilian version of the iconic Lockheed C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft.
Air Algérie’s growth plan aims to significantly develop its African and Asian route networks.