Monday, April 29, 2013

► ALGERIA: Air Algérie now eyeing two Ethiopian Airlines MD11Fs for Cargo ops.

Air Algérie logoAir Algérie (AH) is planning to add two Ethiopian Airlines Cargo McDonnell Douglas MD-11Fs (possibly (MSN 48758 | ET-AML) and (MSN 48780 | ET-AND)) to its Cargo division as part of its fleet renewal and business turnaround plan.

Air Algérie's fleet acquisition plans in a nutshell (Air Algérie)
Via its official Facebook page, the Algerian national carrier has confirmed it is looking to acquire seven Boeing 737-800NGs, seven Boeing 787-800 Dreamliners and two McDonnell Douglas MD11s for CARGO, having recently issued a multi-billion dollar tender for the acquisition of aircraft, though no official confirmation has been received from Ethiopian.

In addition, the airline intends to order three new Airbus A330-200s to aide in  planned flights to Amsterdam, Johannesburg, Lagos, New York, Sao Paulo and Shanghai. The carrier also intends to retire three Boeing 767-300ERs.