BA Receives Its First 787 At Heathrow

British Airways (BA) has taken delivery of its first 787 aircraft at London's Heathrow Airport. "The 787 will become a mainstay of the British Airways fleet over the next few years," said Willie Walsh, CEO of BA’s parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG). “I'm sure British Airways' customers will love it." From September 1, BA will fly the new aircraft from Heathrow to Toronto. On October 1, it will then operate the aircraft on a Heathrow–Newark route. BA has another 23 787s on order, which are yet to be delivered. In addition, IAG will convert 18 787 options to firm orders for BA, subject to shareholder agreement. Twelve of these will be 787-10s, meaning BA will operate the 787-8, 787-9 and 787-10.

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