British Airways has unveiled its new business class seat – ‘Club Suite’ – and has confirmed it will arrive on the first of its Airbus A350 aircraft in July.
The airline’s ‘Club Suite’ offers direct-aisle access, a suite door for greater privacy and luxurious flat-bed seats in a 1-2-1 configuration.
It boasts 40 per cent more storage, including a vanity unit and mirror, WiFi, an 18.5 inch inflight entertainment screens, high definition gate-to-gate programming, and PC/USB power.
The airline, which is marking its centenary this year, will roll out the new suites in a carefully managed programme designed to minimise disruption to customers.
During phase one, the first A350 aircraft will start some short-haul flying between London and Madrid to allow the airline’s teams to perfect their customer service delivery and familiarise cabin crew with the aircraft layout.
In phase two, from 1 October, 2019, the aircraft will begin long-haul flying. During this period another three A350 aircraft will join the British Airways fleet and two Boeing 777 aircraft will also be retrofitted with the new cabin.
At the start of 2020 phase three will begin which will see British Airways rolling out its Club Suite on further long-haul aircraft across the network.