BA’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its inaugural flight to Toronto on Sunday, September 1.

The aircraft set off on its debut long-haul flight at 12.15pm, flown by Captain Michel De Bruin and Senior First Officer Matt Dearsley, arriving in Toronto Pearson international Airport at approximately 2.55pm local time.

Cabin service director David Naylor led the cabin crew team on board the outbound flight: “Many customers were aware this was the first flight as an announcement had been made in the terminal. All of the crew were well prepared and the flight seem to go very smoothly.”

He added: “The customers disembarked happy and the crew said they were looking forward to flying on the aircraft more and becoming more comfortable with the routine.

“All those involved with the training and preparation for the 787 have done an outstanding job to make our Dreamliner’s entry into service go so smoothly.”

The Dreamliner will fly exclusively between Toronto and London in September and beginning in October, between New York and London.

BA plans to add 24 new 787s to its fleet over the next four years. This is part of the airline’s investment of more than £5bn worldwide in new aircraft, smarter cabins, elegant lounges and new technologies to make life more comfortable in the air and on the ground.