British Airways commenced the primary North American long-haul service of its new A350 plane from Toronto at the moment, following intensive trials and the launch of its first long-haul service to Dubai final month.
Gerard McEvoy, vp, gross sales, North America, mentioned: “We’re thrilled to be launching our new A350 from Toronto, a metropolis we’ve flown to and from for practically 60 years.”
Since British Airways took supply earlier this 12 months, the A350 has flown over 15,400 miles between London Heathrow and Madrid, finishing 40 take-offs and landings to place the plane via its paces, take a look at all points of its technical efficiency and to additional familiarise the airline’s crew with the service they may ship.
Along with the brief haul flying, the airline has additionally simulated a long-haul flight on the bottom at London Heathrow.
Not solely is the state-of-the-art A350 plane quieter than a few of its predecessors, it additionally delivers environmental advantages equivalent to a 25 per cent decrease gas burn which considerably reduces CO2 emissions.
Following the Toronto launch of British Airways’ A350 on chosen companies, flights will begin to Tel Aviv and Bangalore later this 12 months.
The arrival of the A350 is a part of the airline’s £6.5 billion…