British Airways’ Celebrates New 787-9 Dreamliner With Hollywood Event & Photoshoot In The Desert


787-9 Dreamliner poised to become the mainstay of the airline's fleet

Abu Dhabi becomes British Airways' second 787-9 Dreamliner destination after the airline debuted the futuristic new aircraft on its Delhi route in October.

To mark the launch of British Airways’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its daily London-Abu Dhabi-Muscat service on 6 November 2015, Hollywood star and Australian Margot Robbie attended an exclusive VIP party on Zaya Nurai Island just off the coast Abu Dhabi along with British chart star Jessie J and fellow Hollywood star Orlando Bloom and VIP guests. 

Margot Robbie also displayed vintage glamour in an exclusive photoshoot. Robbie glows in a beautiful gown from Burberry’s Prorsum collection amid the drifting, orange-hued dunes of the enchanting Liwa desert in Rub Al Khali (the Empty Quarter). British Airways pilots – many of whom operated the inaugural 787-9 Dreamliner flight from London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi International Airport and Muscat International Airport – accompanied Margot at the event. 

British Airways will add the 787-9 Dreamliner – which is poised to become the mainstay of the airline's fleet – on several more destinations including Kuala Lumpur, Austin and the airline’s upcoming new route San Jose, California, next year.

The 787-9 features four cabins: World Traveller (economy), World Traveller Plus (premium economy), Club World (business class), and the new First cabin - which was created specifically for the aircraft. The new First suites were designed based on feedback from First customers to ensure comfort was at the heart of the experience.


Click here to take a look at the new First cabin in detail: