Boeing 787 Network Update - Where Does the Dreamliner Fly?

On the morning of May 31, 2013, Thomson Airways will welcome the arrival of its first Boeing 787 at Manchester Airport following its delivery flight from Seattle. The airline is the UK launch customer for the aircraft and the first new customer for the type since its enforced grounding while safety checks and modifications were made to the global fleet. Six of the eleven existing operators of the Dreamliner have now resumed scheduled flights with the modern generation airliner and others will follow in the coming days.

You can see our report on the arrival of Thomson Airways’ first aircraft and an exclusive interview with Managing Director, Chris Browne in next week’s The HUB, but we thought now would be a good time to update you on the current 787 flight schedule and which routes the aircraft has been deployed upon since its return to service and the future routes it will fly. This list was compiled from the GDS inventory of the airlines by our sister blog Airline Route on May 31, 2013 and changes to planned resumption dates and new route launches are likely. You can keep up to date on these by searching under the category “Boeing 787” on Airline Route.


Mexico City – Monterrey 01OCT13 AM906/913 (Inaugural flight)
Mexico City – Tijuana
01OCT13 AM176/177 (Second Inaugural flight)
02OCT13 / 14OCT13 / 15OCT13 AM170/173
Mexico City – Buenos Aires eff 05FEB14 1 weekly (4 weekly from 14MAR14, 5 weekly from 20MAR14, 7 weekly from 17APR14)
Mexico City – Madrid eff 26APR14 1 weekly
Mexico City – New York JFK eff 03OCT13 1 round-trip flight only. 3 weekly service from 14OCT13 (2 weekly from 03FEB14 to 28FEB14)
Mexico City – Paris CDG eff 15OCT13 3 weekly (daily from 04NOV13)
Mexico City – Tijuana – Tokyo Narita – Mexico City eff 14OCT13 3 weekly service


Air India

Delhi – Bangalore eff 15MAY13 1 daily
Delhi – Kolkata eff 15MAY13 1 daily
Delhi – London Heathrow eff 22MAY13 1 daily (AI115/116)
Delhi – Chennai eff 28MAY13 1 daily
Delhi – Frankfurt eff 30MAY13 1 daily
Delhi – Paris CDG eff 06JUN13 1 daily

Air India


Tokyo Haneda – Sapporo Chitose Service resumed on 26MAY13, operating as extra flights and replacing other aircraft on existing service, until 31MAY13
Tokyo Haneda – Akita eff 01JUN13 1 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Beijing eff 01JUN13 1 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Hiroshima eff 01JUN13 2 daily (1 daily till 03JUN13)
Tokyo Haneda – Frankfurt eff 01JUN13 1 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Fukuoka eff 01JUN13 2 daily (1 daily from 15JUN13)
Tokyo Haneda – Kagoshima eff 01JUN13 4 daily (2-3 daily till 03JUN13)
Tokyo Haneda – Kumamoto eff 01JUN13 2 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Matsuyama eff 01JUN13 2 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Miyazaki eff 01JUN13 2 daily (1 daily till 03JUN13)
Tokyo Haneda – Okayama eff 01JUN13 1 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Okinawa eff 01JUN13 2 weekly (CARGO flight)
Tokyo Haneda – Osaka Itami eff 01JUN13 3 daily (2 daily till 03JUN13)
Tokyo Haneda – Takamatsu eff 01JUN13 2 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Taipei Song Shan** eff 01JUN13 1 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Toyama eff 15JUN13 3 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Yamaguchi-Ube eff 01JUN13 3 daily (2 daily on 01JUN13)
Tokyo Narita – Beijing 01JUN13 – 31JUL13 1 daily
Tokyo Narita – San Jose CA eff 01JUN13 5 weekly
Tokyo Narita – Shanghai Pu Dong 01AUG13 – 31AUG13 1 daily
**Note: Tokyo Narita – Seattle service is tentatively scheduled from 01SEP13, 5 times a week
Domestic Japan frequencies may vary from 01JUL13

All Nippon Airways

China Southern

Guangzhou – Beijing 06JUN13 – 24JUN13 1 daily (CZ3103/3100)

China Southern

Ethiopian Airlines

Addis Ababa – Nairobi One-off service on 27APR13, First Boeing 787 resumed service
Addis Ababa – Dubai eff 28APR13 up to 2 daily
Addis Ababa – Abuja 29MAY13, 31MAY13, 12JUN13, 14JUN13, 26JUN13
Addis Ababa – Harare – Lusaka – Addis Ababa eff 12MAY13 ET873 3 weekly
Addis Ababa – Lagos 28MAY13 – 02JUN13 1 daily (Previously planned till 30JUN13)
Addis Ababa – Lusaka – Harare – Addis Ababa eff 11MAY13 ET883 4 weekly
Addis Ababa – Mumbai 16MAY13 – 30JUN13 1 daily
Addis Ababa – Nairobi – Bujumbura 10MAY13 – 05JUN13 1 daily (Except 22MAY13 – 23MAY13, 27MAY13 – 31MAY13, 03JUN13 – 04JUN13)
Addis Ababa – Guangzhou 31MAY13, 03JUN13, 05JUN13, 07JUN13, 09JUN13, 11JUN13, 13JUN13, 15JUN13, 30JUL13, 01AUG13 (CAN departs on the next day)
Addis Ababa – Frankfurt eff 01JUL13 1 daily (Previously operated briefly from 28APR13 till 08MAY13)
Addis Ababa – Johannesburg 03JUN13 – 30JUN13 1 daily (New adjustment on 30MAY13)
Addis Ababa – Lome – Rio de Janeiro – Sao Paulo – Lome – Addis Ababa eff 01JUL13 3 weekly (Except 29JUL13 from ADD/LFW, 30JUL13 from GRU)
Addis Ababa – London Heathrow eff 16JUN13 6 weekly (Including 1 weekly via Rome on outbound)
Addis Ababa – Toronto eff 10MAY13 2 weekly until 16JUN13, 1 weekly from 19JUN13
Addis Ababa – Washington Dulles 07MAY13 – 24JUN13 Operational frequency varies

Ethiopian Airlines


Tokyo Haneda – Beijing eff 01JUN13 1 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Singapore eff 01JUN13 1 daily
Tokyo Narita – Boston eff 01JUN13 1 daily
Tokyo Narita – San Diego eff 01JUN13 1 daily
Tokyo Narita – Singapore eff 01JUN13 2 daily
Tokyo Narita – Helsinki eff 01JUL13 1 daily
Tokyo Narita – Delhi eff 12JUL13 1 daily (Previously to be resumed from 01JUN13)
Tokyo Haneda – San Francisco eff 01SEP13 1 daily (SFO from 31AUG13)
Tokyo Narita – Moscow Domodedovo eff 01SEP13 3 weekly
Tokyo Narita – Sydney eff 01DEC13 1 daily
Tokyo Narita – Bangkok eff 02DEC13 4 weekly (JL707 Day x357; JL718 Day x146)

Japan Airlines

LAN Airlines

Santiago de Chile – Lima – Los Angeles eff 01JUL13 1 daily (Except 31AUG13 to 30SEP13 from SCL)
Santiago de Chile – Lima – New York JFK 31AUG13 – 30SEP13 1 daily (JFK departure 01SEP13 to 01OCT13)
Santiago de Chile – Madrid – Frankfurt eff 01OCT13 1 daily (Previously planned from 08SEP13)
LAN’s Boeing 787 resumed dates are tentative.

LAN Airlines

LOT Polish Airlines

Warsaw – New York JFK LOT Resumes Boeing 787 operation on 01JUN13. From 01JUN13 to 04JUN13, 787 operates daily on LO006/007
Warsaw – Beijing eff 27OCT13 3 weekly
Warsaw – Chicago eff 05JUN13 11 weekly
Warsaw – Tbilisi One-off service on 26JUN13 and 30JUN13 (27JUN13 / 01JUL13 from TBS
Warsaw – Toronto eff 07JUN13 3 weekly (7 weekly from 28JUN13
Warsaw – New York JFK eff 30JUN13 2 weekly (1 weekly from 01AUG13)

From 27OCT13, all LOT long-haul service currently scheduled to be operated by Boeing 787, frequencies vary

LOT Polish Airlines


Oslo – Malaga One-off service planned on 01AUG13 and 04AUG13. Additional intra-European service operated by Boeing 787 expected
Copenhagen – Ft. Lauderdale eff 29NOV13 2 weekly
Oslo – Bangkok eff 31AUG13 3 weekly
Oslo – Ft. Lauderdale eff 30NOV13 2 weekly
Oslo – New York JFK eff 01SEP13 3 weekly
Stockholm – Bangkok eff 31AUG13 3 weekly
Stockholm – Ft. Lauderdale eff 01DEC13 2 weekly
Stockholm – New York JFK eff 02SEP13 3 weekly


Qatar Airways

Doha – Dubai Boeing 787 aircraft resumed commercial operation on 01MAY13; up to 7 daily service for May 2013
Doha – London Heathrow 1 daily (QR075/076) since 15MAY13 (EXCEPT 15JUN13 – 20JUN13 and 29JUN13)
Doha – Manchester 1 round-trip flight each on 19MAY13 and 20MAY13
Doha – Frankfurt eff 26MAY13 1 daily (2 daily from 01JUL13)
Doha – Munich eff 20MAY13 1 daily (QR009/010) (11 weekly from 01JUN13, 14 weekly from 02OCT13)
Doha – Zurich eff 01JUN13 1 daily

Qatar Airways Boeing 787 schedule is only loaded until 26OCT13 inclusive

Qatar Airways

Thomson Airways

**Actual launch date for flights in July and August 2013 may vary by up to 7 days

East Midlands – Cancun eff 07AUG13 1 weekly
East Midlands – Orlando Sanford eff 06AUG13 1 weekly
Glasgow – Cancun eff 15JUL13 1 weekly
Glasgow – Orlando Sanford eff 09JUL13 1 weekly
London Gatwick – Aruba eff 06MAY14 1 weekly
London Gatwick – Barbados 15DEC13 – 20APR14 1 weekly
London Gatwick – Cancun eff 09JUL13 2 – 3 weekly
London Gatwick – Goa eff 02NOV13 1 – 2 weekly
London Gatwick – Holguin 11DEC13 – 24APR14 1 weekly
London Gatwick – Male 03NOV13 – 27APR14 1 weekly
London Gatwick – Mauritius eff 04MAY14 1 weekly
London Gatwick – Mombasa 04NOV13 – 28APR14 1 weekly
London Gatwick – Montego Bay eff 07NOV13 1 weekly (2 weekly from 31MAR14)
London Gatwick – Orlando Sanford eff 10JUL13 1 weekly
London Gatwick – Phuket 05NOV13 – 29APR14 1 weekly
London Gatwick – Puerto Plata 13NOV13 – 26APR14 1 weekly
London Gatwick – Puerto Vallarta eff 03MAY14 1 weekly
London Gatwick – Punta Cana 01NOV13 – 22APR14 1 weekly (2 weekly from 10DEC13)
Manchester – Barbados eff 15DEC13 1 weekly
Manchester – Cancun eff 13JUL13 2 weekly (3 weekly from 02NOV13)
Manchester – Goa eff 05NOV13 1 weekly
Manchester – Montego Bay eff 04MAY14 1 weekly (2 weekly from 23JUL14)
Manchester – Orlando Sanford eff 11JUL13 1 – 2 weekly
Manchester – Puerto Plata eff 05MAY14 1 weekly
Manchester – Puerto Vallarta eff 01MAY14 1 weekly
Manchester – Punta Cana eff 02APR14 1 weekly (2 weekly from 03MAY14)
Newcastle – Cancun 01APR14 – 22APR14 1 weekly
Stockholm – Helsinki – Mombasa 22DEC13 – 30MAR14 1 weekly

Thomson Airways


Houston – Chicago eff 20MAY13 1 daily (3 daily from 21MAY13, 4 daily from 22MAY13 to 09JUN13 only. On 20MAY13, First Boeing 787 resumption flight operating as UA001/002)
Houston – Denver eff 21MAY13 1 daily (2 daily from 22MAY13, 3 daily from 24MAY13, 4 daily from 25MAY13. Overall service to operate 1 daily only from 10JUN13)
Houston – Los Angeles eff 24MAY13 2 daily (3 daily from 25MAY13 to 09JUN13)
Houston – Newark 1-off service from Houston on 20MAY13, Newark departure on 21MAY13
Houston – London Heathrow 10JUN13 – 11AUG13 1 daily (5 weekly from 02AUG13 to 11AUG13)
Denver – Tokyo Narita eff 10JUN13 1 daily (11JUN13 from NRT)
Houston – Lagos eff 12AUG13 5 weekly (13AUG13 from LOS)
Los Angeles – Tokyo Narita eff 01AUG13 1 daily (02AUG13 from NRT)
Los Angeles – Shanghai Pu Dong eff 02AUG13 1 daily (03AUG13 from PVG)

United Domestic 787 operation, except Houston – Denver, is scheduled until 31JUL13 inclusive.

Richard Maslen

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