British Airways has taken delivery of two new wide-body aircraft to expand its fleet of long-haul jets.
The airline’s first Boeing 777-300ER in six years will feature the airline’s luxurious new first-class suite, which includes private cabins with doors to provide passengers with privacy.
It was the airline’s first 777 delivery in six years.
In addition, British Airways, the US-made Boeing, is expecting its seventh Airbus 350 after it began retiring its fleet of Boeing 747 jumbo jets.
The new aircraft will operate mainly on long-haul routes from BA UK’s main hubs. More are to be delivered in the coming months
In July, British Airways announced that all 31 remaining 747 had flown their last commercial flights as the Covid-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on the airline and the aviation sector.
The new Boeing 777X is the world’s largest and most efficient twin-engine jet and offers 10 percent less fuel consumption and emissions as well as 10 percent lower operating costs.
British Airways commented, “The new Club Suite was so popular with our customers that we decided earlier this year to modify the first seat on the new 777-300 aircraft to include a door for extra privacy.”
The A350 offers passengers a more comfortable journey – also from an economic point of view – with higher air pressure and humidity as well as a lower noise level.
Travelers can also enjoy larger entertainment screens, USB charging points, and a more ergonomic seat.
It will carry 331 passengers with a top speed of 682 miles per hour and a range of 16,100 km (8,700 miles).