Airline Has Been Flying Boeing Aircraft For 40 Years
North African carrier Air Algerie has taken delivery of its 50th
Boeing jetliner ... this one a Next-Generation 737-800. The
delivery marks a milestone in the 40-year relationship between
Boeing and the airline. Since receiving its first Boeing airplane
in March 1971, Air Algerie has expanded to include 18 737s and
three 767s. The 737 was the fourth of seven ordered in 2009.
"Boeing airplanes have delivered exceptional value in our growth
plan," said Abdelwahid Bouabdellah, president director general and
CEO of Air Algerie. "In addition to the long relationship we enjoy,
selecting Boeing airplanes was a sound economic decision since it
meant fleet standardization and ability to use experienced pilots
and engineers already familiar with the airplanes."
"Boeing truly values its long relationship with Air Algerie that
has spanned 40 years," said Marty Bentrott, vice president of Sales
for Middle East, Russia and Central Asia. "Keeping in mind its
customers' needs and a competitive environment, the airline has
focused on modernization – from its fleet to its management
tools, aircraft maintenance, training, information systems and
in-flight services. We look forward to continuing this partnership
and playing a role in Air Algerie's expansion plans."