British Airways is set to become the first European airline to introduce both the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner into its fleet.
The carrier is due to take delivery of its first two 787s on consecutive days, June 26 and 27, followed by its first A380 on July 4.
Both aircraft types will begin a complex ‘entry into service’ programme, which will see pilot and cabin crew training taking place at Manston airport in Kent, customer service trials at Heathrow and short-haul flights, including services within the UK, ITV reported this morning.
BA chief executive Keith Williams said: “The delivery of these exciting aircraft opens a new chapter in British Airways’ history.
“We are proud to be leading the way in Europe in operating both these aircraft types.
“Over the next 12 months, we will take delivery of new long-haul aircraft at an average rate of one every two weeks.”
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