British Airways commenced the primary North American long-haul service of its new A350 plane from Toronto at the moment, following in depth trials and the launch of its first long-haul service to Dubai final month.
Gerard McEvoy, vice chairman, 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 almost 60 years.”
Since British Airways took supply earlier this yr, the A350 has flown over 15,400 miles between London Heathrow and Madrid, finishing 40 take-offs and landings to place the plane by its paces, check 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 comparable to a 25 per cent decrease gasoline burn which considerably reduces CO2 emissions.
Following the Toronto launch of British Airways’ A350 on chosen companies, flights will start to Tel Aviv and Bangalore later this yr.
The arrival of the A350 is a part of the airline’s £6.5 billion…