British Airways takes delivery of its first Airbus A350-1000
British Airways (BA) has had delivery of its first A350-1000 at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, France, rendering it the initial operator of the bigger A350-1000 in International Airlines Group (IAG). Altogether, British Airways has ordered 18 A350-1000s. Iberia that is section of IAG already operates five of small A350-900s also.
BA’s A350 using its modern and comfortable Airspace cabin will usher in new degrees of comfort with the launch of the Club Suite, the initial home based business class seat for British Airways in 13 years. The airline’s sophisticated and newly-branded ‘Club Suite’ offers direct-aisle access, a suite door for greater privacy and luxurious flat-bed seats in a 1-2-1 configuration.
The three class layout includes 56 Club Suites, 56 World Traveller Plus and 219 World Traveller economy seats.
BA, celebrating its 100th anniversary, will initially utilize the aircraft to fly between Madrid and London ahead of flying long-haul routes from September.
BA operates a fleet of over 150 Airbus aircraft from the tiniest A318 to the biggest A380.
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The A350 XWB offers by design unrivalled operational flexibility and efficiency for several market segments around ultra-long haul (15,000km). It features the most recent aerodynamic design, a carbon fibre wings and fuselage, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines. Together, these latest technologies result in unrivalled degrees of operational efficiency, with a 25 % decrease in fuel emissions and burn. The A350 XWB’s Airspace by Airbus cabin may be the quietest of any twin-aisle and will be offering passengers and crews probably the most modern in-flight products for probably the most comfortable flying experience.
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At the finish, the A350 XWB Family had received 893 firm orders from 51 customers worldwide, rendering it the most successful wide-body aircraft ever.
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