Open arms

It’s been a busy few days for our airline customers are they continue to launch inaugural routes with their 787s.

Over the Labor Day weekend, British Airways launched its 787 long-haul service with a flight from London to Toronto. See the landing here.

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Here’s the first 787 for British Airways.

The Dreamliner will fly exclusively between Toronto Pearson and London Heathrow this month. And beginning in October, the 787 will operate between New York and London.

Our customers are also proving that the 787 will open new routes and new markets. In March of next year, British Airways will use a 787 to offer the only direct flights between London and Austin, Texas.

Meanwhile, United Airlines recently asked for approval to start flying the 787 from San Francisco to Chengdu, China—becoming the first U.S. carrier to serve mainland China outside of Beijing and Shanghai.

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One of United’s 787s.

And shortly after launching 787 service to New York, Norwegian just announced it will launch new 787 routes between Scandinavia and Los Angeles, Oakland and Orlando next spring.

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Here’s the first 787 for Norwegian.

We’re excited to see more and more Dreamliners flying all over the world. 84 of our 787s have been delivered to 14 customers as of today—and we’re on track to increase our production rate to 10 a month by the end of this year. Congratulations to all of our customers as they keep the world connected. For a full list of where 787s currently fly as of August— you can check out this website.

Comments (4)

Tim (Baltimore home of the Super Bowl champs the Ravens.):

Randy it's exciting to see that these costumers are using the 787 for what it was built for and intended to do, long haul and do it cheaply, and open up possibles never dreamed of.
Now I did mention to you before how it would be great to see what these birds can really do.
As in a long haul flight like the record setting flight of the triple 7 around the world.
I bet the 787 would give the 777 a run for it's money.
It sure would be a PR boost to the 787 program.
Just how far could the 787 really go on one tank of gas on a around the world record breaking trip ?
Yes the 777 can load on more fuel but the 787 is lighter.
Take a pick of the cream of the crop of the litter of the lower weight 787s and see what those birds can really do.
I can read it now in the headlines.
The 787 breaks records on it's around the world record breaking trip.

Norman (Long Beach, CA):

I think I remembered putting Austin, Texas as a possible destination for British Airways a few threads ago. Though I had no real idea or had forknowledge of the added destination, I am sure glad is was added as a destination for British Airways with its 787, I hope it does well.

With United I was not expecting Chengdu but it is a great way to expand and I am sure other important cities in China are on the list. I know United once applied to Guangzhou, I hope it can be done soon with the 787.

It has been years since LA had flight to Scandinavia, I an glad Norwegian is taking up the slack where SAS has not returned.

The Boeing 787 just as predicted is getting airlines to expand their destinations.

Needal (Soisy, France):

Congratulations to the airlines and Boeing. Good job Boeing, for believing in the "point-to-point" and to allow the customers to do so today. The 787 puts this policy in agreement!

And then, I don't wait to see what will be the next 777-X!

Thank You Randy.

Grahame Hutchison (Sydney, Australia):

Commercial B787 Dreamliner services have commenced in Australia, with the opening of a new Air India route from Delhi to Sydney. This marks the resumption of Air India services to Sydney, after a 22 year absence. Jetstar will receive their first Dreamliner this month, and other carriers have plans to bring their Dreamliners to Australia (Qatar and Japan Air Lines).

Short video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTbDmsr_fMU

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