British Airways Airbus A350 Delivered

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.

British Airways A350 at London Heathrow on 29 July 2019
(Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways)

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.

British Airways A350 at London Heathrow on 29 July 2019
(Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways)


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7 Responses

  1. A.E. Jaarsveld says:

    Hello Matt
    Do you know the flight no’s of BA between HTW and MAD with the new A350 in august??

    thank you Alfred The Netherlands

  2. MERVYN CROWE says:

    Why did it operate via CHR ? It seems to have completed some circuits there, very odd !

  3. Matt Falcus says:

    Either crew training or possibly getting some air-to-air photographs?

  4. Matt Falcus says:

    sorry, I don’t know the flight number yet.

  5. The A350 will be used on BA464 (16:45 outbound) and BA465 (21:20 inbound) to and from Madrid every day from 6th to 31st August – except for the 13th, 23rd, 24th and 31st August.

    BA456 (06:20 outbound) and BA457 (10:55 inbound) will also see the A350 on select days in August. British Airways has declined to provide firm dates for these flights.

  6. MERVYN CROWE says:

    We have had three long haul A350 flights all on SQ, just another very nice double aisle aeroplane to fly in. It will do very well for BA, and will only minimal crew training with crew off the 320 or 380 fleets.

  1. August 1, 2019

    […] British Airways has confirmed its A350-1000 aircraft – the first of which, G-XWBA, was delivered last week – will also fly once per day on its BA464 and BA465 […]

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