Today, at a media event held at London Heathrow, British Airways revealed the cabin of its brand new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft to the public. You can see the full video tour below:
The aircraft landed at at around 2pm on Saturday at LHR after being delayed by a day because of bad weather and ATC problems across Europe. This is by no means a review of any of the cabins onboard as those reviews will be coming soon.
The aircraft is BA’s first A350 aircraft to be delivered of 18 and will be used on long haul flights as a way of gradually phasing out the older Boeing 747s which should be gone by 2022.
The new plane is fit with the newest of British Airways’ business class cabins the ‘Club Suite’. The new cabin will be fitted on all the A350 jets and on certain B777 planes too.
The cabin features 56 seats in a 1-2-1 configuration with each seat boasting direct aisle access.
Each seat is fit with a door for added privacy, a mirror and large IFE screen.
World Traveler Plus (premium economy) has also benefited from a makeover in its soft product as new pillows, quilts and amenity kits are introduced.
The cabin of 56 seats is set up in a 2-4-2 configuration.
Finally, the World Traveler cabin is set up in 3-3-3 configuration with slimline seats and passengers will be able to use inflight WiFi throughout the flight.
The A350-1000 will begin operating on BA’s longhaul network on September 2nd as it flies from London Heathrow to Dubai on BA107. The aircraft will then operate BA106 from Dubai to London Heathrow.
On October 1st, BA will add Toronto to its A350 network as it operates BA93 to Toronto and BA92 back to Heathrow.
However, the first A350 flight will be to Madrid on August 5th as it operates BA460. Tickets are still available on this flight in economy but business class sales have been blocked due to British Airways reserving them for media.