Avianca said it plans to sell up to COP500 billion ($246.5 million) in bonds on the Colombian BVC on Aug. 25 in order to finance the acquisition of new aircraft and pay down debt. Two years ago the carrier placed an order for 33 A320 family aircraft and five A330-200s plus options for 27 and five respectively (ATWOnline, May 31, 2007). It said in yesterday's statement that its commitment with Airbus now numbers 34 aircraft and it has 12 787s on order. Delivery of the Airbus aircraft already ...

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