Air Algérie places orders for 5 Airbus A330-900s and 2 A350-1000s

A render of two Air Algerie Airbus aircraft in flight.
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Air Algérie, the national airline of Algeria, has signed a firm order for seven widebody aircraft to support its commercial development. the carrier has placed orders for five A330-900 and two A350-1000 variants.

This order will allow Air Algérie to take full advantage of the flexibility of the 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 a 25 percent lower fuel burn per seat and greater flexibility resulting from the unique commonality between members of the Airbus aircraft Family.

The A330neo and the A350 also feature the award-winning Airspace cabin, which offers passengers a high level of comfort, ambience, and design. This includes more individual space, enlarged overhead bins, a new lighting system and access to the latest in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems.

Airbus A330 and A350 variants

The A330neo and the A350 are the latest generation of Airbus widebody aircraft. Overall, sales of Airbus widebody aircraft have been progressing well.

Airbus remains optimistic about the future of its widebody aircraft sales and is investing in new technologies to make its widebody aircraft variants even more fuel-efficient and comfortable.


The A330neo Family is powered by the latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, the A330-900 is capable of flying 7,200 nm / 13,334 km non-stop. 

By the end of April 2023, the A330 Family had 1,775 firm orders from 130 customers worldwide. This makes it the most popular widebody family ever, dominating the short-and medium-haul market.


The A350 Family is the world’s most modern and market-leading long-haul aircraft family, powered by Rolls-Royce’s new Trent XWB engines.

The aircraft boasts the credential of being the world’s most efficient widebody aircraft to date capable of flying 8,700 nautical miles or 16,100 kilometres non-stop.

By the end of April 2023, the A350 Family had received 967 firm orders from 54 customers worldwide, making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever.

About Air Algérie

Air Algérie is the flag carrier of Algeria, with its head office in the Immeuble El-Djazair in Algiers. It was founded in 1962, shortly after Algeria gained independence from France.

The airline is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

According to Planespotters data, Air Algérie presently operates a fleet of 55 aircraft, which includes eight Airbus A330s; 32 Boeing 737s and 15 ATR 42/72 regional turboprop aircraft.

The airline flies to over 75 destinations in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. As well as being the largest airline in Algeria, and it is also one of the largest airlines on the African continent

Air Algérie offers a variety of classes of service, including economy, business, and first class. The airline also offers a variety of in-flight amenities, including meals, drinks, and entertainment.

The national carrier has maintained a good safety record, and in 2019, it was ranked 4th out of 50 airlines in Africa by the AirlineRatings website.

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