British Airways has taken delivery of its
first Airbus A350-1000.
In total, BA has ordered 18 A350-1000s.
Iberia, which is also part of IAG, already operates five of the
The A350 delivered features the Club Suite, BA’s first new business class seat
in 13 years.
With an 1-2-1 configuration, the Club Suite offers
direct-aisle access, a suite door for greater privacy and flat-bed
The Club Suite also features 40% more storage -
including a vanity unit and mirror, WiFi, an 18.5-inch inflight
entertainment screen, high definition gate-to-gate programming,
and PC / USB power.
The three-class layout includes 56 Club Suites,
56 World Traveller Plus and 219 World Traveller economy seats.
BA will operate the A350-1000 flights between
London and Madrid before the aircraft beings long-haul flights in September
to Dubai, followed by services to Toronto, Tel Aviv and Bangalore.
Carolina Martinoli, British Airways’ Director of
Brand and Customer Experience, said, “We are delighted to welcome
the first of our A350s to the fleet. This aircraft marks a
significant and exciting milestone in our £6.5 billion investment
programme and is even more special as it comes with our new Club
Suite. The A350 is a fantastic aircraft and an excellent showpiece
for British engineering. Our customers are going to love the
space, light and comfort on board.”
Three more A350-1000s are expected to join
British Airways’ fleet before the end of the year.