British Airways buys Boeings

Boeing and British Airways have finalised an order for four Boeing 777-200ER jetliners valued at more than $800m at list prices.

British Airways also secured options for four additional 777-200ERs. British Airways said it is using the 777s to expand its long-haul fleet.

British Airways has a fleet of 43 Boeing 777s making it Europe's largest operator of the jetliner.

According to Boeing, the 777's combination of optimal size, range, efficiency and cabin comfort has made it the most successful airplane in its category. With more than 900 orders worldwide, the 777 has captured more than 65 percent of its market since its launch.