British Airways has taken delivery – and have flown their first Boeing 787 to London today. Flight BA787 – http://www.flightradar24.com/BAW787 – touched down at Heathrow at 12:07 Local time (after a few loops around the Bovington Stack.. a rather appropriate welcome to its new home)
This is the first of 24 aircraft, with BA holding options and orders for all three subtypes of the 787.
In terms of passenger seating, the British Airways 787’s will have the following installed aboard in a three class layout:
– 35 Club World (Business Class) seats in a new layout of 2-3-2
– 25 World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) seats in 2-3-2
– 154 World Traveller (Economy) seats in the squeezeliner 3-3-3
Meanwhile, back to today, BA have confirmed the first routes of their 787 fleet Toronto and Newark NJ, with discounted fares loaded too.
London To Newark International
From 1st October to 26th October 01OCT13 – 26OCT13 BA187 DEPART LHR 18:15 ARRIVE EWR 21:25 BA186 DEPART EWR 22:55 ARRIVE LHR 10:55+1 From 27th October 2013 BA189 DEPART LHR 15:20 ARRIVE EWR 18:10 BA188 DEPART EWR 21:20 ARRIVE LHR 09:00+1 Also operates on BA187/186 when timetabled. Service is subject to adjustment Booked Equipment Boeing 787-8 3 Class Commences: See Dates
London to Toronto with 787 equipment:
Operates 1st September 2013 to 26th October 2013 BA093 DEPART LHR 12:15 ARRIVE YYZ 14:55 BA097 DEPART LHR 14:00 ARRIVE YYZ 17:10 * BA092 DEPART YYZ 19:10 ARRIVE LHR 07:05+1 BA096 DEPART YYZ 22:45 ARRIVE LHR 11:00+1 * BA93/92 Operates Daily. * BA97/96 Operates Monday, Friday and Sunday. BA97/96 Sunday service departs 5 minutes later from LHR, 10 minutes later from YYZ From 27th October BA099 DEPART LHR 16:30 ARRIVE YYZ 1945 BA098 DEPART YYZ 21:35 ARRIVE LHR 0945+1 Booked Equipment: Boeing 787-8 3 Class
As usual, equipment is subject to change.
To celebrate these new planes, there are also some special pricing avalible too:
London to Toronto on September onboard a 787:
£619 in World Traveller
£1028 in World Traveller Plus
£2857 in Club World
London to Newark in October onboard a 787:
£444 in World Traveller
£787 in World Traveller Plus
£2,505 in Club World
Gotta love the £787 pricing….
It comes at a busy time for British Airways as they prepare to launch A380 services as well – and the building blocks of the next generation of the long haul fleet to replace the 747’s and 767’s.