Air Algerie today took delivery of two new Boeing 737-600s [NYSE: BA] as part of a complete fleet renewal program. Air Algerie's aggressive renewal effort includes seven new 737-800s and five new 737-600s. The final airplane in the order is scheduled for delivery later this month. Air Algerie is one of the largest air carriers in North Africa with scheduled passenger and cargo service to destinations throughout Europe, the Middle East as well as northern and western Africa.
The 737-600 is one of the most technologically advanced airplanes in the single-aisle market. It flies higher, faster and farther than its competition. With a Boeing 737 taking off every 5.6 seconds from the world's airports, these are the best selling aircraft in aviation history with more than 5,000 orders to date.