British Airways announces new First Class for its 787-9 Dreamliners

Mar 12, 2014 No Comments by

British Airways has announced that its new 787-9 Dreamliners, the first of which is set to arrive later in 2015 will offer four classes of services with First, Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller cabins. The airline also confirmed the aircraft will offer a next generation “evolved” First product. Frank van der Post, BA managing director of brands and customer experience, said: “We’re investing billions in new aircraft, smarter cabins, elegant lounges and new technologies to make life more comfortable for our customers. This new First cabin is a part of that. First is exceptionally important to the customers that fly in it – they love the service, style and privacy. They have very exacting standards, so what better aircraft to introduce an evolved First cabin than our brand new, state-of-the-art Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner? We’ll wait to unveil the details of the new 787 First cabin until the aircraft arrive next year, but suffice to say immense attention has been paid to developing our award winning First cabin, ensuring our signature style is maintained. We’ve also concentrated on the materials and technology used, the space around the seat and the comfort of the bed.” The First cabin was recently updated for the airline’s A380 aircraft offering 30 per more space and 60 per cent more stowage than the cabin featured on the 777s and 747s.

 

BA already operates the shorter 787-8 Dreamliner in a three class configuration without First. The aircraft has allowed BA to open new destinations on its network including Chengdu in China and Austin, Texas USA.

The airline has 24 787s on order of which eight are for the dash-8 model and sixteen for the dash-9 model. In April 2013, IAG, British Airways’ parent company confirmed it was converting a further 18 options for the 787 into firm orders bringing the total aircraft orders to 42.

 

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