BA to put 787 on Toronto and Newark routes

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British Airways has revealed that Toronto and Newark will be the destinations for its first Boeing 787 services.

In a statement centred on fare promotion from the Middle East, the airline confirms the cities as being the first official launch routes for the twinjet type, which will be configured with 214 seats in three classes.

The airline had been intending to receive its first aircraft at London Heathrow on 26 June but the carrier says the aircraft will instead arrive from 27 June.

Middle Eastern area commercial manager Paolo De Renzis says the aircraft "will allow us to further improve the air travel experience for our customers".

BA is intending to take 42 787s as part of a broad fleet renewal that includes the Airbus A380, which will initially serve Los Angeles and Hong Kong.