British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) has revealed that it will take delivery of its first B787-10 in January 2020, registered as G-ZBLA, and that it will use the new type to fly between London Heathrow and Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson initially.

The four-class aircraft will feature a configuration of eight seats in First Class, 48 seats in its business class Club World cabin, 35 seats in the premium economy World Traveller Plus cabin, and 165 seats in the World Traveller cabin.

Alex Cruz, British Airways Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said: “The delivery of our first B787-10 aircraft marks another significant milestone in our GBP6.5billion customer investment plan. The aircraft delivers a 25 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions compared to the aircraft it replaces, another step towards our commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. It will also offer greater comfort for our customers, as it features our latest generation seats in all cabins.”

The IAG International Airlines Group carrier will take delivery of twelve 787-10s from Boeing, with six arriving next year. British Airways currently has twelve B787-8s and eighteen B787-9s aircraft in its fleet.

Flight BA227 to Atlanta is presently flown daily from Heathrow either by the carrier's B777-200 or B787-9 aircraft.

According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, other airlines already flying the B787-10 include ANA - All Nippon Airways, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, and Vietnam Airlines.