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BA confirms delivery dates for first A380s and Dreamliners

17 Sep 2012 by BusinessTraveller

British Airways has confirmed delivery dates for its long-awaited A380 superjumbos and Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

The airline said that it was "expecting" delivery of its first B787 in May 2013 with a further three aircraft set to arrive by the end of next year.

BA should also receive its first A380 in July 2013 with further deliveries scheduled in September and November of next year, although an airline spokesman could not give an exact figure for the number of A380 aircraft it will have by the end of 2013.

"They will be going into service for winter 2013 when they will be fully integrated into our fleet," he told Business Traveller's sister website ABTN.

BA has not announced any details of which destinations the two types of aircraft will serve when they join the fleet.

Although the airline will receive some aircraft during the summer 2013 season, the spokesman said there would be an “integration process to go through regardless of the delivery date” including training flights.

BA has 12 A380s on order with a further seven options, while it has also ordered eight 787-8s and 16 787-9s.

Parent company IAG last month admitted there had been a delay to the delivery of its first superjumbos to the “third quarter of 2013”.

For more information visit ba.com.

Report by Rob Gill

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