With the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, three additional weekly flights will be introduced between Heathrow and Shanghai from 20 February 2016

British Airways has added to its fleet a brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner equipped with a First cabin, which is slated to start flying to Shanghai beginning in the summer of next year. Also, the airline is set to introduce an additional three flights per week between Heathrow and Shanghai from 20 February 2016 onwards.

Conveniently tabled to fly overnight, the offering makes for an efficiently scheduled service for business travellers wanting to arrive in back in London in time for meetings. According to the brand, the aircraft is believed to be the most technologically advanced in carrier’s stable.

Currently serving Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Delhi, and Kuala Lumpur, it will operate commutes to Austin from 5 February 2015 as well as San Jose from 4 May 2016. Meanwhile, the new 787-9s will be rolled out across a number of routes in 2016 including Newark, Narita, Jeddah, Houston, Mumbai, Boston, and Dubai.

The exact dates for the routes will be announced in due course. The First cabin on board the airline’s 787-9s has eight seats in comparison to the 14 seats available on other British Airways long-haul aircraft—a provision which allows for added exclusivity and privacy where passengers are concerned.

Created specifically for the Boeing 787-9, the freshly introduced First suites have been painstakingly designed based on feedback from the airlines’ First customers. The luxury is aimed at placing comfort at the heart of the experience to enable the best use of the more intimate space. Flight details are available via BA’s website.

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