British Airways has announced that Chennai is the latest route to be assigned to one of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The new aircraft will begin flying to the Indian city from October 2014, when the service from Heathrow to Chennai will also increase from six flights a week to a daily service.
Chennai will be the eighth British Airways route served by the Dreamliner. The 787 already flies to Newark and Toronto and on March 3, it will start flying to Austin in Texas. Other routes announced for the summer include Hyderabad, Chengdu, Philadelphia and Calgary.

Richard Tams, head of UK&I sales and marketing said: “Customers travelling on the Dreamliner are enjoying new levels of comfort and reduced jet-lag thanks to improvements in air quality, mood lighting, quieter cabins, and lower cabin altitude. We are delighted that Chennai is the second city in India to benefit from the 787.”

The aircraft will be three cabin Club World (business), World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and World Traveller (economy).