Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Azerbaijan Airlines President Jahangir Askerov announced an order for five Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner jets at the Dubai Airshow on Sunday.

 

The airline has also agreed to order two wide-body freighters from the U.S. planemaker.

 

Boeing Commercial Airplanes President & Chief Executive Kevin McAllister said at a news conference a decision would be made at a later date on whether the Central Asian carrier opts for the 747 or 777 freighter.

 

The total value of the deal at current list prices, which also includes a landing gear maintenance agreement, is valued at around 1.9 billion dollars, a Boeing executive said.

 

Azerbaijan Airlines at present has two 787-8s in its fleet.

(Reporting by Alexander Cornwell; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)