British Airways has announced that Chennai is the latest route to benefit from its newly acquired Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The new aircraft will begin flying to the Indian city from October 2014 and Chennai will also increase from six flights a week to a daily service from Heathrow.
Chennai will be the eighth British Airways route served by the Dreamliner. The 787 already flies to Newark and Toronto and on March 3, it will start flying to Austin in Texas. Other routes announced for the summer include Hyderabad, Chengdu, Philadelphia and Calgary.
Richard Tams, British Airways’ head of UK&I sales and marketing said: “Customers travelling on the Dreamliner are enjoying new levels of comfort and reduced jet-lag thanks to improvements in air quality, mood lighting, quieter cabins, and lower air pressure. We are delighted that Chennai is the second city in India to benefit from the 787.”
British Airways is introducing 20 new aircraft into its fleet this year including four 787s and five A380 superjumbos. In total the airline has ordered 24 787s and 12 A380s. The new aircraft form the centerpiece of the airline’s £5 billion investment programme to make life more comfortable in the air and on the ground.
The aircraft itself has three cabins, Club World (business), World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and World Traveller (economy) which feature stylish new interiors with state-of-the-art entertainment systems. British Airways provides meals, snacks and beverages, including a full service bar, for free. Customers can also benefit from a generous baggage allowance.
Fares on the Dreamliner to Chennai in October start from £640 return including taxes, fees and charges. For further information or to book visit www.ba.com