Iberia has confirmed more details about its forthcoming A350 aircraft, the first of which is scheduled to be delivered to the carrier in June.

This week the airline confirmed that New York would be the first long-haul route to see the A350, and Iberia has now released details of the seat configuration of the aircraft.

There will be a total of 348 seats across three classes – 293 in economy, 24 in premium economy, and 31 in business class.

The business class seat will offer an increased width of 58cm (compared to 52.5cm on other long-haul aircraft), as well as a larger TV screen (18 inches compared to 15.4 inches).

The seat will convert into a 1.95-metre fully flat bed, and will also feature a wider footrest with side protectors, and “more space for storing belongings”.

The A350 will be fitted with “high-speed wifi” capabilities, as well as an improved IFE system with “more sensitive HD touch display screens”.

As Business Traveller reported earlier this week, it has been confirmed that the aircraft will initially operate on flights to London to allow for crew training, before being rostered onto the New York service.

For an interview with Iberia’s CCO on the carrier’s recently introduced premium economy seat, see:

Interview: Iberia’s CCO on new premium economy seat