Air Algérie will add five Airbus A330-900s and two A350-1000s to its long-haul fleet. A corresponding agreement with the European aircraft manufacturer was announced on June 1, 2023.
The carrier has opted for Rolls-Royce Trent 330 engines for the five A7000neos. The A350-1000 will use the latest Trent XWB engines. According to Airbus, the agreement will enable Air Algérie to take full advantage of the flexibility of Airbus' product range, strengthen its regional services and offer an ambitious plan for transcontinental destinations.
"By operating the A330neo alongside the A350-1000, Air Algérie will also benefit from operational savings such as 25 per cent lower fuel burn per seat and greater flexibility that comes from the unique commonality of members of the Airbus aircraft family." Airbus in the relevant media statement.
In mid-May, Air Algérie announced that it would order eight Boeing 737 Max 9s for delivery starting in 2027. The two manufacturers together have 15 additional aircraft that are primarily to be used for expansion and modernization. The fleet currently consists of 56 machines.