British Airways has taken delivery of the first of 18 A350-1000s, and is currently operating the aircraft on selected flights between London and Madrid for crew training.
Business Traveller reviewed the new Club Suite business class product on the aircraft’s inaugural commercial service earlier this month.
From September 2 the A350 will be introduced onto BA’s Heathrow-Dubai service.
It will depart Heathrow on flight BA107 at 1250 and arrive into Dubai at 2305, returning as BA0106, departing Dubai at 0130 and landing back into London at 0615.
The second route to feature the A350 will be Heathrow-Toronto from October 1.
The carrier’s A350 is configured with a total of 331 seats – 219 in World Traveller, 56 in World Traveller Plus, and another 56 in Club World, where passengers will benefit from the brand new Club Suite.
Note that selected B777 aircraft are also being retrofitted with the Club Suite product – it is understood that BA will take delivery of its first retrofitted B777 in October, launching the aircraft on its New York route – although this has yet to be officially confirmed by the airline.
Tel Aviv and Bengaluru
BA has also confirmed that Tel Aviv and Bengaluru will be the third and fourth regular destinations served by the aircraft later this year.
Business Traveller will update this page as more BA A350 routes are announced.
Below is a list of useful links for more information on the carrier’s A350 aircraft and Club Suite:
- British Airways unveils new Club Suite
- British Airways Club Suite reviewed
- Everything you need to know about the new British Airways Club Suite
- British Airways CEO Alex Cruz on the new business class Club Suite
- The big picture: British Airways A350-1000 completes first flight
- Video: First British Airways A350 lands at Heathrow
- British Airways showcases A350 aircraft at Heathrow
- Inside British Airways’ first A350-1000
- British Airways A350-1000 Club Suite inaugural flight
- The best economy seats on British Airways’ A350-1000
- The best premium economy seats on British Airways’ A350-1000