British Airways plans A350 flights to Bangalore with new `Club Suit'
15 May 2019
British Airways will operate a new A350 service with a new business class Club Suite to Bangalore later this year. Bangalore will be the first city in India, and the fourth destination on the airline’s worldwide network, for the new A350 aircraft, the airline stated in a release.
British Airways’ newly-branded Club Suite offers direct-aisle access, a door for greater privacy and luxurious flat-bed seats in a 1-2-1 configuration. The new aircraft will provide 40 per cent more storage, including a vanity unit and mirror, WiFi, 18.5-inch inflight entertainment screens, high definition gate-to-gate programming and PC / USB power.
The airline said the new A350 aircraft itself will promote a feeling of well-being, space and calm due to its reduced noise levels, high ceilings and ambient lighting, which is intended to compliment the time of day and outside light.
“Customers will leave their flight feeling rested thanks to higher levels of humidity and refreshed air as the cabin pressure is equivalent to an altitude of just 6,000 feet. There are also environmental benefits to flying on the state-of the-art A350 as 25 per cent lower fuel burn significantly reduces CO2 emissions<” the release noted.
Besides the new 56-seat Club World cabin, the three-cabin A350 will feature the latest World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) cabin, with 56 seats, plush new pillows and quilts, new amenity kits and an enhanced service and an improved dining experience. The World Traveller (economy) cabin offers 219 seats. Customers will also benefit from high-speed WiFi, allowing them to browse the internet on their personal electronic devices.
Moran Birger, head of sales Asia Pacific and Middle East at British Airways, said the new Club Class and the new A350 aircraft are part of the airline’s £6.5 billion investment programme.
As part of the £6.5 billion investment programme, British Airways has also introduced several changes in its Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller cabins, by offering exceptional new restaurant-style catering from Do&Co, industry-leading Wi-Fi on board and opening of new lounges across the world.
New routes are also being launched this year including Osaka, Pittsburgh and Charleston, it added.