Oneworld carrier British Airways has identified the Indian capital Delhi as the first destination for its new Boeing 787-9 fleet.

The aircraft will be introduced on the route from London Heathrow on 25 October.

BA will also begin operating the type to Abu Dhabi and Muscat, as well as Kuala Lumpur, following the aircraft’s deployment on the Indian route.

The carrier will take delivery of the initial Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-powered 787-9 in September.

It is configuring the aircraft in four classes, introducing a first-class cabin on the -9 which will feature eight seats.

There will also be 42 business, 39 premium-economy and 127 economy seats on the type.

This will mean that the -9 will have 216 seats overall, just two more than the airline’s 787-8s, which have a three-class layout without a first-class section.

BA already operates eight of the shorter 787-8s. The airline has ordered a total of 42 787s including 22 787-9s and 12 787-10s.

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