British Airways’ new 787-9 Dreamliner will start flying to Abu Dhabi and Muscat from November 5th, 2015.
The announcement comes on the back of the airline confirming last month that the first route to benefit from the new aircraft will be Delhi from October 25th.
December will see the new 787-9 start flying to Kuala Lumpur, February will see it welcomed on to flights to Austin, Texas, and May will see it travel to San Jose, California.
The 787-9, the first of which is due to arrive with British Airways at the end of September, is 20ft longer that its 787-8 predecessor (of which the airline has eight), so as well as offering World Traveller (economy), World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and Club World (business class), there’s also room for a new First cabin – a first for the airline’s 787 fleet.
The First cabin has just eight seats in comparison to the 14 seats available on other British Airways long-haul aircraft, giving even more exclusivity and privacy to customers.
Created specifically for the Boeing 787-9, the new First suites have been painstakingly designed based on feedback from First customers, to put comfort at the heart of the experience and make the very best use of the more intimate space.
The bespoke lighting in every cabin can be set to reflect the time of day, helping to lull travellers to sleep at night and to wake them in the morning.
Customers can also enjoy much larger windows, offering views of the horizon from every seat.
These collective features mean that travellers arrive feeling fresher and the effect of jet-lag is lessened.
The 787s are the most technologically advanced aircraft in British Airways’ fleet.
Different pressurisation means the internal cabin altitude is the equivalent of 6,000ft, which is 2,000ft lower than on other aircraft.
This leads to greater humidity, reducing the drying effect of the cabin air, so customers arrive feeling more refreshed.
The aircraft’s smooth ride technology also provides extra comfort during any turbulence.
With a total of 42 787s destined to join British Airways, the aircraft is to become the mainstay of the airline’s fleet.