British Airways to challenge Emirates with Dreamliner flight to Dubai
09 December, 2015
British Airways is competing with Gulf carriers over luxury travellers by flying its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its Dubai route. The new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will feature a new First cabin with just eight seats, in comparison to the 14 seats on other British Airways long-haul aircraft. The cut-down on seat numbers will give “more exclusivity and privacy to customers”, said the British carrier. The Dreamliner will start flying to Dubai from October next year, following the launch of the aircraft to Abu Dhabi and Muscat in November of 2015, the airline said.