British Airways has confirmed that its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, the first of which will enter service in September, will feature four classes, including an all-new first class cabin. London Heathrow-Delhi will be the first route served by the new aircraft.
The 787-9 will feature eight seats in First, 42 in Club World (business class), 39 in World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and 127 in World Traveller (economy class). The carrier’s 787-8s, which are 6.1 metres shorter than the -9, feature only business, premium economy and economy classes.
The carrier is yet to release a full list of features that passengers can expect in the new First cabin, but among the amenities will be a 23-inch in-flight entertainment monitor with a touch-screen remote, an ottoman and adjustable footstool, ample storage space in a personal locker and, of course, a lie-flat bed with luxury mattress and duvet.
The launch of the four-class 787-9 Dreamliner is part of British Airways’ wider investment in improving the onboard experience. Last summer the British flag carrier announced that it was undertaking a “radical makeover” of 95 narrow-body aircraft, before revealing that 18 of its Boeing 747s are to receive a cabin refresh.