Avianca Airlines orders three 787 Dreamliners from Boeing

Avianca Airlines, Colombia’s flagship airline, has ordered three 787 Dreamliner aircraft from Boeing.

The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s orders and deliveries website, and is valued at approximately $620m (£391m) at published list prices.

The purchase brings Avianca’s total 787 order count to 15, which includes the 12 787s ordered in 2007. The total order value stands at more than $3.1bn.

Made primarily from composite materials, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is said to be the first mid-size aircraft capable of flying long-range routes.