Virgin Atlantic is taking its new B787-9 Dreamliner off its inaugural Boston route for two weeks from Friday.
The carrier is today operating the aircraft’s first passenger flight, between London Heathrow and Boston Logan International airport, as scheduled (see news, June 22).
However, from Friday flights VS011 and VS012 will be operated by an A340-600 while Virgin rosters the B787-9 onto UK services for training purposes.
The Dreamliner will return to the LHR to Boston route on November 14.
A statement from the airline said: “Following the first week of flying between London Heathrow and Boston, the aircraft will be operating several flights around the UK each day to complete its training schedule.
“Redeploying aircraft from commercial fights to training and development flights is absolutely normal when bringing a new aircraft into service.”