More details of British Airways A380s and 787s

British Airways 787There’s a mere six months to go before British Airways takes delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and today the airline announced further details of the cabin layout of these aircraft, plus that of the Airbus A380s due in July.

BA’s 787s will have 214 seats, with the first arriving in May and a further four by the end of 2013.

The airline’s A380s will hold 469 passengers and include an enhanced version of First Class, plus the latest cabins that have been fitted on their Boeing 777 fleet. The first A380 will arrive in July with two more due in August and October.

Click here for the Boeing 787 cabin layout plan.

Click here for the Airbus A380 cabin layout plan.

British Airways is set to be the first European airline to operate both new aircraft types.

Speaking in Seoul, Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group (IAG), said: “We are investing £5bn in British Airways’ new and upgraded aircraft, innovative technologies and customer services. ”

In 2013, British Airways will take delivery of nine new long-haul aircraft. Alongside the 787 and A380s, two additional 777-300ERs will arrive in September and October.

To read about my trip to pick up a brand new British Airways Boeing 777-300ER and deliver it back to the UK, click here.

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