British Airways is to receive the first Boeing 787-10, 4 months late
Today, May 21, 2020, British Airways will receive the first Boeing 787-10, 4 months late. Initially, the delivery deadline was set for January 2020. And the first flights were scheduled on the route London Heaathrow International Airport - Hartsfield International Airport - Jackson Atlanta.
The first Boeing 787-10 British Airways
It's just that delivery has been delayed. And so far, the Boeing 787-10 (G-ZBLA) has operated only maintenance flights over South Carolina and Charleston.
The Boeing 787-10 is the largest aircraft in the Dreamliner family. The variant dedicated to the British company will be configured with 4 classes: 8 x First Class, 48 x Business Class, 35 x Premium Economy and 165 x Economy. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, First Class becomes redundant on aircraft dedicated to long-haul flights.
Currently, British Airways operates 30 Boeing 787 aircraft: 12 of them are 787-8 and 18 are 787-9. The airline still has 12 x 787-10 to order, scheduled to be delivered in the near future.