17 JUNE 2013
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Heathrow plane spotters (and those just interested) will be pleased to learn that British Airways will take delivery into the UK of its first two 787s on consecutive days, 26 and 27 June, followed by its first A380 on 4 July. They will arrive around mid-morning.
Keith Williams, Chief Executive, said: “The delivery of these exciting aircraft opens a new chapter in British Airways’ history. We are proud to be leading the way in Europe in operating both these aircraft types”.
“Over the next 12 months, we will take delivery of new long haul aircraft at an average rate of one every two weeks”.
“Both aircraft types make major environmental advances and will contribute toward our ambitious targets for noise and carbon reduction”.
Following their arrival, both aircraft types will begin a complex ‘entry into service’ programme, with flight training taking place at Manston Airport, customer service trials at Heathrow and short haul flying for both aircraft, including flights within the UK.
Seats on the A380 are currently on sale for travel from 15 October to Los Angeles and from 15 November to Hong Kong. The first destinations for the 787s, and the date tickets go on sale, will be unveiled shortly. www.ba.com
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