Algerian national carrier Air Algérie has signed an agreement to purchase three Airbus
A330-200s, a $648 million order at current list prices.
The airline currently operates five Airbus
A330s, and will deploy the new aircraft on medium and long haul routes from its hub in Algeria.
“We are expanding our commercial strategy to strengthen our position in the market by extending Air Algérie network to long-haul routes. This is now made possible with the A330 family aircraft,” said Boultif Mohamed Salah, CEO of Air Algérie.
Airbus did not disclose a planned delivery schedule for the new aircraft.