Mauritania order one Next-Generation Boeing 737-800

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Mauritania Airlines finalised an order with Boeing for one Next-Generation 737-800 airplane, valued at $96 million at current list prices.

The carrier’s chief executive officer, Mohamed Radhy Bennahi says the 737 is the backbone of Mauritania Airlines fleet because of its efficiency and superior operating economics and he adds it will greatly expand its network.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president of sales for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Van Rex Gallard says Mauritania Airlines has been an important player in West African aviation for several years.

Based in Mauritania’s capital city Nouakchott, at Nouakchott-Oumtounsy International Airport, currently serves more than 10 destinations across Africa and Europe and operates a fleet which includes one Next-Generation 737-700 and two 737-500s.