British Airways’ inaugural Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flight to New Delhi witnessed a grand celebration treating guests with an experience like never before! The first flight complete with a brand new First cabin touched down at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi at 0855 hours on Monday, 26 October 2015.
On a beautiful starry night, the British High Commissioner’s residence hosted the arrival of the maiden flight to the city from London-Heathrow. Guests were treated with a unique bar designed in the shape of an aircraft giving a true British Airways welcome.
The magnificent event was graced by the presence of crème de la crème of Delhi while ravishing Jacqueline Fernandez added extra glamour to the celebration by joining as a special guest for the evening.
Amongst other prominent socialites present at the celebration were Suhel Seth, author, columnist and socialite and Kalyani Saha Chawla, VP-Marketing & Communications, Christian Dior Couture, India amongst others. Speaking on this momentous occasion, Robert Williams, British Airways’ head of sales for Asia-Pacific, said, “Today marks a very special day for us at British Airways as we bring our state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to New Delhi complete with a brand new First cabin.
We invite our customers from New Delhi to experience our luxurious new Dreamliner series whilst enjoying British Airways’ award-winning on board services. “We are grateful to St. John Gould, Director for UK Trade, Investment and Prosperity for hosting this grand evening with us, along with our strong partners such as Twinings India for making this celebration even more special.” Rahul Gambhir, managing director of Twinings India Limited said, “Twinings originated in London in 1706 and is today the most premium global tea brand.
We believe in offering our consumers the finest tea experiences in all the markets we operate including India. British Airways share similar values with Twinings and the launch of 787-9 Dreamliner in India is a testimony to that.
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We are proud of our association with them and this event gives us a wonderful opportunity to let our discerning consumers enjoy Twinings well-crafted range of teas and some twists with our flavored teas in the form of tea mock tails & cocktails”.