Chile’s LAN Airlines has placed orders for three additional 767-300ER aircraft worth $493m as part of its fleet expansion plans.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes sales and marketing vice-president Marlin Dailey said the additional order would help expand and grow the airline’s long-haul fleet.

“The versatility, comfort, range and increased payload capabilities continue to make the 767 a staple in the fleets of today’s leading airlines. The 767 has benefited from years of technological improvements for greater efficiency and passenger comfort,” he added.

The 767 family of aircraft are scaled between the single-aisle 737 next-generation and the twin-aisle 777 and offers improved environmental performance and operating economics.

LAN currently operates a fleet of 28 767-300ERs and 11 767-300 freighters, and the latest order brings the total order for 767s to 33.