British Airways flies Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Mumbai
British Airways has announced that Mumbai is its latest route to benefit from the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. British Airways’ maiden Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flight took to the skies on October 25, 2015, marking the global launch to India on its New Delhi route.
To celebrate this announcement, British Airways has launched an offer in its Club World cabin to London from Mumbai and Delhi, with all-inclusive return fares at INR 1,35,991 and INR 1,29,031 respectively. Customers can take advantage of the discount for the sale period from December 9 to 11, 2015; and outbound travel period from December 9 to 31, 2015.
Moran Birger, regional commercial manager, Bristish Airways – South Asia, said, “Bringing our Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is fantastic news for British Airways’ customers, offering them even greater choice, along with our range of highly competitive fares, and award-winning on board service. Our latest state-of-the-art aircraft with the brand new First will provide our customers a taste of luxury like never before, giving them the very best in comfort and overall travel experience. At British Airways, we are pleased to make this special announcement with a great offer for our Mumbai and Delhi customers. We invite them on board to make the most out of this offer and enjoy this festive season in London, in true British style.”
The 787s are the most technologically advanced aircraft in British Airways’ fleet. The aircraft is 20 feet longer and four inches taller than its predecessor, the 787-8, with 30 per cent larger windows and 60 per cent less engine noise, both inside and outside the cabin. The aircraft offers four-class configuration: World Traveller (economy), World Traveller Plus (premium economy), Club World (business class) and a new First cabin – a first for the airline’s 787 fleet.
With a total of 42 787s destined to join British Airways, the aircraft is to become the mainstay of the airline’s fleet. British Airways currently operates Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on New Delhi, Abu Dhabi and Muscat routes.