BA appears to switch 787-9s for more -8s

British Airways appears to have reduced the number of Boeing 787-9s it expects to receive, according to parent IAG’s latest fleet plan.

BA has eight 787-8s in service but the outstanding number on order has been raised from one to four.

These four 787-8s, plus the two remaining 787-9s and the 12 787-10s on order are all scheduled for delivery between 2017 and 2021.

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guess it depends on delivery dates, BA planning to retire more of the B744s so need to replace them with the B787’s. If a longer waiting list for the -9’s and -10’s then makes sense to up the order on the -8’s.

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Good move BA. The 788 is the best imo

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This doesn’t surprise me, their additions of AUS and MSY are a HUGE success. This allows more mid market additions for BA.

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