British Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-ZBJC. Image Copyright Devesh Agarwal.
British Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-ZBJC. Image Copyright Devesh Agarwal.

British Airways to start Boeing 787 service to Chennai

British Airways has announced that it will commence operations with it’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Chennai from 27th October 2014 (Monday). The service will also be upgraded to a daily direct flight from six weekly flights on the Boeing 777 as per the current schedule. After Hyderabad, Chennai will become British Airways second 787 service to India.

Christopher Fordyce, Regional Commercial Manager, British Airways, South Asia

“Expanding our service from Chennai and bringing our Boeing 787 Dreamliner is fantastic news for British Airways’ customers, offering them even greater choice, along with our range of highly competitive fares, and great on board service.

“This year marks British Airways’ 90 years of service to India and the increase in services from Chennai reiterates our commitment to the market. The daily service will give business and leisure customers the opportunity to connect with British Airways’ extensive global network from Heathrow. We welcome the customers to experience our luxurious Boeing 787 Dreamliner, now flying daily between Chennai and London from 27 October.”

2014 marks a milestone year for British Airways as the airline completes 90 years of operating to India. British Airways has announced a celebratory offer for its customers travelling from Chennai to London. The all-inclusive fares start at just INR 49,230 for tickets booked by October 31, 2014, for outbound travel until March 31, 2015.

British Airways had increased its service from Chennai to six flights per-week from five flights per-week in October 2013. British Airways will be operating 49 flights a week from five cities in India, which include – Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.

About Vedant Agarwal

A frequent flyer for both work and pleasure - Vedant has held elite status on many of the major alliances and airlines. Also an avid aviation photographer, his pictures have been published in and on the covers of many international publications.

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  1. Isn’t this actually a slight reduction in capacity? Either way I think it’s a good product to have in India against the ME3.

    How is the cargo capability on the Dreamliner compared to the 772?

    • AVeryNewAviationGeek

      I don’t think there would be much of a reduction in capacity, mainly because it is going from 6 weekly to daily. There should only be a difference of more or less 35 economy seats I guess