Boeing, British Airways announce commitment for three 777 airplanes

Three aircraft will increase capacity and flexibility across British Airways network

July 19, 2018

Boeing and British Airways today announced a commitment for three 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. British Airways will take the 777s on an operating lease with a leasing company.

"We are delighted that British Airways, one of the world's leading airlines, has again chosen the Boeing 777 for its long-haul fleet," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company. "This agreement is a testament to the enduring value of the 777, its superior range, outstanding efficiency and popularity among passengers."

British Airways is one of the world's largest operators of the long-range jet, operating 58 777-200ER and 777-300ER airplanes across its global network. British Airways also flies 28 787 Dreamliners and more than 30 747-400s.

The 777-300ER can seat up to 386 passengers in a three-class configuration and has a maximum range of 7,930 nautical miles (14,685 km). The airplane is the most reliable twin aisle flying today with the highest schedule reliability of any twin aisle airplane at 99.5 percent.

British Airways, part of International Airlines Group, is one of the world's leading global premium airlines and the largest international carrier in the U.K. The carrier has its home base at London Heathrow, the world's busiest international airport, and flies to more than 200 destinations in 75 countries across the globe. British Airways has a fleet of more than 280 aircraft.