Avianca, Colombia’s largest airline, has ordered three more Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.
The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website and Boeing values the deal at approximately $620 million at published list prices.
Avianca’s November 15 order brings Avianca’s total Boeing 787-8 order count to 15 aircraft, including the 12 it ordered in 2007. Its total 787 order value stands at more than $3.1 billion at list prices.
“Adding more 787s to our order aligns well with our expansion and service improvement plans for the airline,” says Fabio Villegas, CEO of Avianca. “The range and efficiency of the airplane make it a great fit into our overall fleet plans and interior of the airplane will bring a unique flying experience to our passengers that only Avianca can provide.”
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has received more than 800 orders from 58 customers since the launch of the program.
Avianca is part of AviancaTaca Holding, Latin America’s second-largest airline grouping after LATAM.
With a modern fleet of more than 140 short-haul, medium-haul and long-haul Airbus and Boeing aircraft and a staff of more than 17,000 employees, Avianca and Taca directly service more than 100 destinations in the Americas and Europe. These connect to more than 750 destinations in the world through interline and codeshare agreements with partner airlines around the world.
Avianca and Taca recently took the decision to merge their now-separate airline operations and brands under the Avianca name.
With more than four million members in its loyalty program, AviancaTaca generates combined annual sales of more than $3 billion. Its multi-hub operating model offers passengers varied flight options, through Bogota, Colombia; San Salvador, El Salvador; Lima, Peru; and San Jose, Costa Rica.