British Airways has launched its latest Boeing 787 on its direct service between London and Chengdu in China’s Sichuan Province, while increasing frequency on the route from three to five flights per week. 
The Dreamliner arrived at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport from London Heathrow this morning. Executive chairman Keith Williams was on board the inaugural flight for the landmark occasion. It is the first time a 787 Dreamliner used for international direct flight service connected to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, one of China’s fastest growing hub airports.

Specially invited guests and local media were invited to attend a ‘Best of British’ champagne celebration on board British Airways’ newest and technically advanced long-haul aircraft, to mark its arrival to Chengdu from London.

The launch event began with a live performance by the award winning mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins. Jenkins wearing a beautiful white gown by acclaimed British designer Suzanne Neville, performed the Leonard Cohen classic ‘Hallelujah’ and ‘Amazing Grace’ to special guests and local media from the flower-adorned steps of the aircraft.