The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner took to the skies for the first time earlier at Boeing South Carolina. The airplane, which is the newest and longest model of the 787 family, completed a successful flight totalling four hours and 58 minutes.
Virgin Atlantic is flying a new daily service between London Heathrow and Seattle replacing the flight currently operated by joint venture partner Delta Air Lines. The new service is operated by the airline’s newest, most fuel efficient aircraft, the Boeing 787-9, and will add more than 40,000 extra seats each year between the two cities.
South Korea’s flagship airline, has announced from March 26th, it will have a mixed fleet operating between London Heathrow and Incheon, Seoul. Both Korean Air’s acclaimed A380 and the latest Boeing 747-8i will be used on the route, and Korean Air’s B747-8i will be the first commercial passenger aircraft of its kind to land at Heathrow.
Air Europa is celebrating the arrival of its sixth Dreamliner Boeing 787-8 and commencing has utilised the brand new aircraft on its daily Madrid-Havana route. The flight to Cuba connects perfectly with the Air Europa twice-daily flights between London Gatwick and Madrid’s Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas Airport.
Korean Air has unveiled its brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at Incheon Airport. Walter Cho, president of Korean Air, was present at a ceremony at the Korean Air hangar to unveil Korea’s very first Dreamliner to the public.
The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its debut earlier at Boeing South Carolina. Thousands of employees at the North Charleston site celebrated the event, along with US president Donald Trump and South Carolina governor Henry McMaster.
Boeing and Juneyao Airlines have finalised an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at about $1.32 billion at current list prices. This new order, which also includes options for five more 787-9s, represents the Shanghai-based private airline’s first Boeing order and first wide-body airplane order.