“We are proud to be the first carrier in Africa to operate the 737 Max,” said Mohamed Radhi Bennah, the CEO of Mauritania airlines, which also operates a single Embraer ERJ-145.
“The introduction (of the Boeing 737 Max) into the growing Mauritanian fleet will help to profitably grow our network as we introduce new routes to Europe and the Middle East,’ he added.
The flag carrier said that the new aircraft will serve destinations in Europe and in Saudi Arabia.
The 737 is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing’s history with more than 4000 orders submitted by 92 countries to date.
Founded in 2010, Mauritania Airlines International serves more than 10 destinations across Africa and Europe from its base at Nouakchott airport.