British Airways today took delivery of their first Airbus A350-1000 aircraft.
The arrival was a day later than planned owing to some slot restrictions following on from weather and ATC issues in the UK.
In fact, I was at the press event ready to welcome the aircraft when news came of its cancellation.
Nevertheless, G-XWBA (cn 326) did arrive on 27 July, ready to begin its new life based out of London Heathrow operating on BA’s long-haul network (see a list of A350 routes here), and featuring the incredible new Club Suite cabin and features.
The newly-branded ‘Club Suite’ offers direct-aisle access, a suite door for greater privacy and luxurious flat-bed seats in a 1-2-1 configuration. Boasting 40 per cent more storage, including a vanity unit and mirror, WiFi, enviable 18.5-inch inflight entertainment screens, high definition gate-to-gate programming, and PC / USB power; every aspect of British Airways’ Club Suite has been designed for today’s customer.