Air Astana has confirmed an order for four Boeing 767-300ERs and three 787-8s, valued at $1.3 billion at list prices. However, it has not specified an engine selction for either type.

The Kazakh carrier already operates a pair of 767-300ERs leased from ILFC, both of which are powered by GE CF6-80 engines.

"Our decision to order the Boeing airplanes is part of Air Astana's long-term growth strategy to expand and modernise our fleet with newer, more fuel-efficient airplanes to serve domestic, regional and international routes," said Peter Foster, president, Air Astana.

The airline on 6 February said it would take delivery of the winglet-equipped 767s in 2013-14 and the 787s in 2017-19.

Air Astana will use the 767s to replace the two leased 767-300ERs and, eventually, its leased 757-200s.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news