British Airways has confirmed it will utilise a brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its London Heathrow to Delhi route with effect from October 2015. The UK national carrier is scheduled to take delivery of the new fleet addition the month beforehand.
A spokesperson for BA said the 787 series are state-of-the-art and feature an innovative pressure system which balances with the altitude and alleviates the dryness in the cabin. This is a bonus for passengers as they land at their destinations feeling invigorated and without the lethargy usually associated with taking long-haul flights.
The representative continued by saying the carrier will eventually take delivery of a total of 42 787s and these will be the flagships of its fleet. The 787-9 carries an extra 20 feet in length when compared to the previous Dreamliner model, the 787-8.
This has given BA the opportunity to add an extra class to its normal three. Heathrow to Delhi Indira Gandhi Airport flights will be configured with four classes. These are economy, premium economy, business and a super luxury first class.
The BA spokesperson said there were no images of the new first class suites available yet, but provided a few insightful details. Each of the eight suites boasts a media and entertainment screen of 23-inches, an elevated cupboard, an ottoman and a footstool which is fully adjustable.
BA’s flights on the route are scheduled to operate five times per week in each direction. Sources close to the airline’s management say future deliveries of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will be deployed on its Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur and Abu Dhabi routes.