British Airways to deploy B787-9 to Delhi

14 Jul 2015 by Clement Huang

British Airways has begun accepting reservations for its inaugural B787-9 flight, currently slated to launch on October 25.

The Oneworld member will deploy its newest Dreamliner variant on the London Heathrow–Delhi route, where it will serve five-times weekly.

Flight BA257 will depart London at 1930 every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, and touch down in Delhi at 0910 the following day. The return BA257 service will then take off from Delhi at 1110 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, and arrive back in London at 1510.

Perhaps the biggest difference between the B787-9 and BA’s existing B787-8 aircraft is that the new model will feature a first class cabin, which the airline has confirmed will be a new product.

The size of the B787-9 has allowed BA to configure the aircraft with all four cabin classes. The Dreamliner will feature eights suites in first, 42 seats in Club World (business), 39 in World Traveller Plus (premium economy), and 127 in World Traveller (economy).

First class will be configured in a 1-2-1 layout, while business and premium economy will both feature the same 2-3-2 setting as the B787-8. In coach, BA has opted for a standard 3-3-3 configuration.

The British carrier has ordered a total of 40 Dreamliners, including eight B787-8s that have already been delivered, 22 B787-9s and 12 B787-10s.

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Clement Huang

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