A firm order has been placed by Mauritania Airlines for a single Boeing 737-800, valued at $96m at current list prices.
“The Boeing 737 is the backbone of Mauritania Airlines fleet because of its efficiency and superior operating economics,” said Mohamed Radhy Bennahi, chief executive officer of Mauritania Airlines. “The addition of this new 737-800 will greatly expand our network and enhance the overall travel experience of our passengers.”
The jet will be equipped with the manufacturer’s Sky Interior, featuring decorative sculpted sidewalls, bigger window reveals, LED mood lighting and larger pivot overhead stowage bins.
Van Rex Gallard, vice president of Sales for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, added: “Mauritania Airlines has been an important player in West African aviation for several years. Today’s order for one additional 737-800 underlines Mauritania Airlines’ position as a leading carrier committed to providing its passengers with a growing choice of destinations and exceptional in-flight comfort.”
Mauritania Airlines is based at Nouakchott-Oumtounsy International Airport in the African nation’s capital city. It serves routes in Africa and Europe and already has a 737-700 and two -500s in its fleet.