Where to Fly the Boeing 787-10 This Year
Last week saw the exciting delivery of Singapore Airlines’ new Boeing 787-10 from the Boeing factory at Charleston to Singapore, via a stop in Osaka Kansai. If you were lucky enough, you may have already seen the aircraft.
Some were even lucky enough to be on board, like Sam Chui. Here’s his video of the delivery flight:
Where to Fly the 787-10
If you’re wondering how to get a flight on a 787-10, you can always keep an eye on our Boeing 787 Routes Page, which lists every known 787 route by all airlines and lists where it’s a -10 flight (where possible).
Singapore Airlines is currently the only operator, and initially plans to use its Boeing 787-10s on the following routes:
Singapore SIN – BKK Bangkok – Operates 3 April-30 June 2018
Singapore SIN – KUL Kuala Lumpur – Operates 3 April-31 May 2018
Singapore SIN – KIX Osaka Kansai – Starts 3 May 2018
Singapore SIN – PER Perth – Starts 8 May 2018
Other airlines which have ordered the 787-10 include:
- All Nippon Airways
- British Airways
- Etihad Airways
- EVA Air
- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
- United Airlines
Alongside Singapore Airlines’ additional deliveries this year, Etihad and United will be the next airlines to take delivery of the 787-10 in October and November respectively. Each is likely to make a big deal of taking the new type on board and showing off their service levels and cabin features, as Singapore Airlines did.
So Abu Dhabi and either Houston, Los Angeles or San Francisco are likely to be the next bases for the type with these new deliveries.
What Makes the 787-10 Special
While the 787 has been in service since 2011, the -10 has been an opportunity to roll out even more advances in engine and onboard technology and economy, not to mention improving the passenger experience even further.
As a stretch of the 787-9, the 787-10 retains over 95 percent commonality while adding seats and cargo capacity, setting a new benchmark for fuel efficiency and operating economics at 25 percent better fuel per seat and emissions than the airplanes it will replace.
Kevin McAllister, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive officer, said at the delivery event: “The 787-10 will extend the Dreamliner effect that we are seeing across commercial aviation as the 787’s superior passenger experience and unmatched fuel efficiency helps airlines open new routes and achieve significant fuel savings and emission reduction.”
If you have spotted the 787-10 flying, or even flown on board, why not leave a comment below or send a picture to us!