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BA unveils new business Club Suite, A350 jet

New aircraft, cabin coming in July


British Airways has revealed its new business class offering, which will make its debut on the launch of the carrier’s first A350 aircraft in July. 


Called ‘Club Suite’, the new premium seat features direct aisle access in a 1-2-1 formation, flat-bed seats with a suite door for privacy, 40% more storage including a vanity unit and mirror, 17 to 18.5-inch screens, HD gate-to-gate programming and wi-fi. 


Throughout the new A350, passengers can look forward to less engine noise, high ceilings, ambient lighting, and fresher air thanks to cabin pressure equivalent to an altitude of 6,000 feet. 


The new planes will also burn at least 25% less fuel. 



Featuring 56 seats, the latest World Traveller Plus (Economy Plus) cabin will come with “new furnishings, including a plush new pillow and warm quilt, new amenity kits and an enhanced service and an improved dining experience”. 


The World Traveller (Economy) cabin will feature 219 seats. 


The new A350 will begin selected long-haul flying from 1 October 2019, but its expansion won’t commence in earnest until early 2020. 


BA chairman and CEO Alex Cruz said the arrival of the A350 was “one of the most exciting developments in our £6.5 billion [AU$12b] investment programme”.  



"Each new suite has direct aisle access and comes with a personal door - design features which were incorporated as a direct result of the feedback we've had from our customers,” he said. 


“We've worked hard to ensure every aspect of the Club World experience from the lounges we've refreshed, to the new gourmet menus from Do&Co on flights from Heathrow, and the luxurious bedding we've introduced from The White Company exudes the very British style and quality customers expect from us. 


"At British Airways we have one of Europe's largest long-haul fleets and most far-reaching global networks, so it will take some time to make the cabin available to everybody."


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Written by: Mark Harada
Published: 19 March 2019

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