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British Airways new Boeing 787 makes Canadian appearance

Sept. 4, 2013, Toronto - British Airways debuted its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft with an inaugural long-haul flight between London and Toronto on Sept. 1. The flight arrived from London on Sunday afternoon at approximately 15:24 local time at Toronto and departed the same evening at 19:20, marking the first long-haul service for the airline's new fleet.


September 4, 2013
Carey Fredericks

Sept. 4, 2013, Toronto – British Airways debuted its new Boeing 787
Dreamliner aircraft with an inaugural long-haul flight between London
and Toronto on Sept. 1. The flight arrived from London on Sunday
afternoon at approximately 15:24 local time at Toronto and departed the
same evening at 19:20, marking the first long-haul service for the
airline's new fleet.

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Canadians will now be able to enjoy new levels of comfort and reduced jet-lag on their trips to Europe thanks to improvements in air quality, mood lighting, quieter cabins, and lower air pressure. The Dreamliner will fly exclusively between Toronto Pearson and London Heathrow in September and beginning in October, between New York and London.

British Airways plans to add 24 new Dreamliner 787s to its fleet over the next four years. This is part of the airline's investment of more than £5 billion worldwide in new aircrafts, smarter cabins, elegant lounges and new technologies to make life more comfortable in the air and on the ground.

"We're delighted to be bringing the first in our new fleet of aircraft into Toronto," said Sean Doyle, EVP Americas for British Airways.  "I believe our Canadian customers will enjoy the new features of this truly remarkable aircraft and will arrive in London ready to work, site-see or continue on to one of our many exciting destinations in Europe, Asia and Africa."

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