British Airways has launched its Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the route between London and Chengdu.
The new aircraft touched down at the Sichuan capital’s Shuangliu International Airport for the first time on 6 May 2014, replacing the B777 that previously operated the route. And the UK national carrier has also now increased the frequency of its Chengdu flights from three to five flights per week.
The arrival of the B787 was marked by a performance by British opera singer, Katherine Jenkins, who entertained the crowds in Chengdu from the steps of the aircraft.
BA’s B787-8 Dreamliner comes equipped with 214 seats in a three-cabin layout, with 35 seats in business class, 25 in premium economy and 154 in economy.
The airline first launched its Chengdu route in September last year, marking its third destination in mainland China following Beijing and Shanghai.
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