British Airways upgrades premium economy as part of £6.5bn investment


Changes to the cabin, which will be rolled out over the coming months, will include new furnishings, an enhanced service and an improved dining experience.

British Airways has announced improvements to its premium economy cabin, World Traveller Plus, as part of its £6.5 billion investment plan.

Changes to the cabin, which will be rolled out over the coming months, will include new furnishings, an enhanced service and an improved dining experience.

A new menu will be available from 1 February, and will feature a third main meal option and a more substantial hot second meal later in the flight.

A new menu will be available from 1 February, and will feature a third main meal option and a more substantial hot second meal later in the flight.

The launch menus will include braised British beef with roast new potatoes, onion soubise and bourguignon sauce, roasted guinea fowl with braised red cabbage, green beans, roast potato and mustard and chive jus, and rigatoni pasta in a creamy garlic and herb sauce with leek, pumpkin and baby spinach.

This spring, the airline will also be investing in its World Traveller Plus amenities, with new amenity kits, quilts and pillows.

Carolina Martinoli, British Airways’ Director of Brand and Customer Experience, said: “This latest tranche of our £6.5bn investment is set to improve World Traveller Plus and customers will see a real change to the cabin. In February, the new menus will launch, followed in the spring by the introduction of new amenity kits, quilts and pillows for added comfort and a touch of luxury.”

Last year, British Airways unveiled a new World Traveller Plus seat across the airline’s long-haul fleet based at Gatwick Airport. The seat features a 50% larger entertainment screen, as well as a six-way adjustable leg, foot and headrest to suit passengers of all heights. The seat will feature on the airline’s A350 aircraft when it arrives later this year.