British Airways has launched Airbus A350-1000
flights between London Heathrow and Toronto, Canada.
The new aircraft
features Club Suite, British Airways’ latest generation business
class seat, which offers customers direct-aisle access, doors for
greater privacy and flat-bed seats in a 1-2-1
configuration. It also boasts 40% more storage, a vanity unit
and mirror, WiFi, 18.5-inch inflight entertainment screens, high
definition gate-to-gate programming, and PC / USB power.
Not only is the
state-of-the-art A350 aircraft quieter than some of its
predecessors, it also delivers environmental benefits such as a 25
per cent lower fuel burn which significantly reduces CO2
Gerard McEvoy, VP Sales, North America, said,
“We’re thrilled to be launching our new A350 from Toronto, a city
we’ve flown to and from for nearly 60 years. The A350 and our new
Club Suite business class seat deliver new levels of
sophistication, comfort and privacy, and we’re proud to share this
with our Canadian customers.”
Since British Airways took
delivery earlier this year, the A350 has flown over 15,400 miles
between London Heathrow and Madrid, completing 40 take-offs and
landings to put the aircraft through its paces, test all aspects
of its technical performance and to further familiarize the
airline’s crew with the service they will deliver. In addition to
the short haul flying, the airline has also simulated a long-haul
flight on the ground at London Heathrow.
Following the Toronto
launch of British Airways’ A350 on selected services, flights will
commence to Tel Aviv and Bangalore later this year.
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