Video: State-of-the-art passenger jet touched down in Toronto on Sept. 1
Video: Dreamliner B Roll available for download
State-of-the-art passenger jet touched down in Toronto on Sept. 1
TORONTO, Sept. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - British Airways debuted its new Boeing
787 Dreamliner aircraft with an inaugural long-haul flight between
London and Toronto on September 1. The flight arrived from London on
Sunday afternoon at approximately 15:24 local time at Toronto and
departed the same evening at 19:20, marking the first long-haul service
for the airline's new fleet.
Canadians will now be able to enjoy new levels of comfort and reduced
jet-lag on their trips to Europe thanks to improvements in air quality,
mood lighting, quieter cabins, and lower air pressure. The Dreamliner
will fly exclusively between Toronto Pearson and London Heathrow in
September and beginning in October, between New York and London.
British Airways plans to add 24 new Dreamliner 787s to its fleet over
the next four years. This is part of the airline's investment of more
than £5bn worldwide in new aircrafts, smarter cabins, elegant lounges
and new technologies to make life more comfortable in the air and on
"We're delighted to be bringing the first in our new fleet of aircraft
into Toronto," said Sean Doyle, EVP Americas for British Airways. "I
believe our Canadian customers will enjoy the new features of this
truly remarkable aircraft and will arrive in London ready to work,
site-see or continue on to one of our many exciting destinations in
Europe, Asia and Africa."
The new aircraft accommodates 214 passengers, 35 in Club World (business
class), 25 in World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and 154 in World
Traveller (economy). The three newly designed cabins feature high
quality materials, comfortable seats and increased bag storage.
Customers in British Airways Club World cabin can take advantage of
wide, full-flat beds and Club Kitchen, a snack bar open throughout the
The 787 also has the largest windows of any commercial airliner,
offering customers views of the horizon from every seat. Instead of
pull down blinds, each one has its own dimmer switch.
British Airways' 787 is fitted with the airline's new Thales
entertainment system. Each seat features a television screen and
customers can choose from more than 700 hours of movies, TV and music,
including 230 TV programs, 70 movies and 400 music albums and
interactive games. Travellers can also communicate and play games with
friends elsewhere on the aircraft using an in-seat chat system.
As part of its Dreamliner launch, British Airways has partnered with
Toronto International Film Festival (T.I.F.F.) sponsor Variety. As part of the airline's commitment to the entertainment industry,
British Airways will co-present the magazine's popular studio at the
festival. Visitors to the Variety Studio will experience signature elements of the British Airways
About British Airways
British Airways, part of International Airlines Group, is one of the
world's leading global premium airlines and the largest international
carrier in the UK. The carrier has its home base at London Heathrow,
the world's busiest international airport and flies to more than 70
different countries. In 2012 the airline carried more than 37 million
customers. The airline currently has a fleet of more than 270 aircraft.
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SOURCE: British Airways
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