British Airways launch new business class suites complete with a sliding door

As British Airways continues to celebrate its centenary, the airline has made a big announcement regarding its business class seating.

The airline has confirmed its new fleet of A350 aircraft as well as unveiling its highly-anticipated new business class seat – the ‘Club Suite’.

The Club Suite will offer a 1-2-1 floor configuration with all seats having direct-aisle access, along with a suite door to add privacy and flat-bed seats to help you snooze in the sky.

The suites will also have 40 per cent more storage than a regular economy seat, along with a large entertainment screen, PC/USB power ports, mirror and a vanity unit.

These suites will be unveiled on the new A350 aircraft, which also boast reduced noise levels, offer high-speed on board Wi-Fi along with high ceilings, ambient lighting and refreshed air as the cabin pressure is equivalent to an altitude of just 6,000 feet. The fleet will also be a skin saviour, with higher levels of humidity so not to dry out your skin like most flights do.

The A350 aircraft will also reduce fuel burn by 25 per cent – significantly reducing CO2 emissions.

The new business class ‘Club Suite’ cabins on British Airways (British Airways)

Alex Cruz, British Airways’ Chairman and CEO, said in a statement: “The arrival of our first A350 featuring our new Club Suite is one of the most exciting developments in our £6.5 billion 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. 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.”

The initial A350 aircraft will fly from London to Madrid from July to streamline the customer service and help cabin crew familiarise themselves with the aircraft before starting long-haul flights in October. In October BA will also add two more A350s to their fleet along with retrofitting the new business class cabins into two Boeing 777s.


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