It’s always an exciting time for us when a customer receives its first 787. So I’d like to congratulate British Airways as their first Dreamliner landed at Heathrow earlier today.
The first 787 for British Airways is seen on approach to Heathrow. Photo by Lance Kuhn from Boeing Field Service.
The 787 meets a 747 after arriving at Heathrow. British Airways photo.
Mitch Preston piloted the airplane on today’s flight, saying: “It was a real pleasure to fly the 787 home to Heathrow today - it’s a joy to operate, and a really smooth ride.”
Waving the Union Jack after arriving at Heathrow. British Airways photo.
Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG pictured below, couldn’t contain his excitement. He tells us the 787 will become a mainstay of the British Airways fleet over the next few years.
Willie Walsh reacts as the 787 lands in the UK. British Airways photo.
Actress Kim Cattrall, who was born in England, grew up in Canada and lives in the U.S., helped British Airways begin the countdown for customers to book flights on the 787. Flights are now on sale to Toronto and Newark with a special fare of £787 return in World Traveller Plus (premium economy) to both cities. Customers can also upgrade to Club World for an additional £787 return.
The star of “Sex and the City” helps BA kick off special airfares on the 787. British Airways photo.
I’ll be over in the UK next month as British Airways officially welcomes the 787 to its fleet. I look forward to that— and celebrating Boeing’s 75th anniversary in the UK.