First flight for the first British Airways Boeing 787-9, to be introduced on October 25

British Airways (London) has 22 216-seat Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners on order. Yesterday (September 7), the first copy, the pictured 787-9 G-ZBKA (msn 38616), successfully completed its first flight from Paine Field near Everett via Moses Lake.

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According to British Airways, “the Boeing 787-9 – the latest addition to the fleet – features an evolution of our First cabin, with just 8 seats compared to the usual 14, increased range and is 20 feet longer and four inches taller than the 787-8.”

The new type will be introduced on the daily London (Heathrow) (LHR) – Delhi route on October 25. The London (Heathrow) – Abu Dhabi – Muscat route will follow on November 5 per Airline Route.

The 787-9 will also be introduced from LHR to Kuala Lumpur on December 5 and Austin, Texas on February 1, 2016.

Read more on the new BA 787-9: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Steve Bailey/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner G-ZBKA arrives back at Paine Field after its successful first flight on September 7.

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One thought on “First flight for the first British Airways Boeing 787-9, to be introduced on October 25

  1. thepaddockstearoom

    Spin spin , what a load of bolli (bollocks in plural) British Airways launch bigger plane with even less 1st class seating, blatantly obvious .. no-one wants to pay such ludicrous sums for a chair a few drinks, bit of grub, a film or 2 .. 8 seats haha.. Lufthansa on the other hand have taken them out altogether , when they can’t sell ’em don’t have them

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