Colombia’s flag carrier Avianca received its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner on 18 December 2014.
Avianca’s Boeing 787-8 will carry 28 passengers in business class and 222 in economy class. Passengers in both classes will also experience cabin environment improvements made possible on the 787 such as dynamic LED lighting, the largest windows, bigger overhead bins, a lower cabin altitude, a more humid environment, low interior noise and cleaner air. According to Boeing the 787 uses 20 percent less fuel and creates 20 percent fewer emissions than similar, older airplanes.
Avianca has been in action for 95 years and currently flies to 24 destinations in Colombia and 98 destinations in South America, North America and Europe. To date, 58 customers have ordered 1,055 787s, making the Dreamliner the fastest-selling twin-aisle airplane in Boeing history.