British Airways Prepares for First Boeing 787-8 and Airbus A380

 British Airways is poised to become the first airline in Europe to introduce both the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787 into its fleet. The airline will take delivery into the UK of its first two 787s on consecutive days, 26Jun13 and 27Jun13, followed by its first A380 on 04Jul13.

Following their arrival, 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 flying for both aircraft, including flights within the UK.

Seats on the A380 are currently on sale for travel from 15Oct13 to Los Angeles and from 15Nov13 to Hong Kong. However the airline is advising enthusiasts eager to be on the very first long-haul services to hold off booking as the dates of the inaugural services are yet to be announced. The first destinations for the 787s, and the date tickets go on sale, are expected to be unveiled in the near future.