BA’s new Club World flies in for winter
British Airways has revealed that its new Club World - a $185 million business class cabin overhaul investment - will become a permanent fixture on the
Running from October 26 to March 29, 2009, British Airways’ winter schedule sees the addition of a third daily flight on the
The winter schedule for the
The 747 serviced BA106 will add a further 322 business class seats a week to British Airways’ route capacity.
“The arrival of new Club World on the
“We set the industry benchmark when we launched the world’s first fully flat bed for business class customers in 2000. We are giving local customers a premium business class product and I’m sure they will find that every aspect of the new seat has been designed to provide the utmost in comfort, convenience and privacy,” said Starrs.
Since revealing the evolution to its Club World seat in October 2006, a 36 month embodiment programme across the airline’s long haul fleet has been progressing on a plane-by-plane basis. Starrs believes British Airways’ local customers are set to reap the benefits of new Club World installations across the airline’s fleet.
“To date, all 57 of our Boeing 747 fleet have been fitted with the new cabin. The full embodiment of our Boeing 777s will be reached by the end of the first half of 2009. Of this winter’s three daily Dubai-Heathrow services, only one - the 747 morning flight, BA106 – will definitely carry new Club World. However, as the 777 installation process nears completion, our local customers will start to experience the new product on more flights from the
British Airways’ Boeing 767s will not receive new Club World fit-outs as they are due to be replaced with new aircraft deliveries. The carrier currently has 12 Airbus A380s and 24 Boeing 787 Dreamliners on order.
“We are enjoying high load factors, particularly in the business and premium sectors, from our key markets, which is the