British Airways (BA) has taken delivery of its first A350-1000. In total, BA has ordered 18 A350-1000s.

British Airways A350-1000
British Airways A350-1000 at Heathrow
British Airways A350-1000 at Heathrow
BA A350-1000 cockpit
BA A350-1000 cockpit

Seating plan

The British Airways A350-1000 has a capacity of 331 passengers in three class layout including: 56 Club Suites, 56 World Traveller Plus and 219 World Traveller Economy seats.

This is the seating layout for the British Airways Airbus A350-1000

BA Airbus A350-1000 layout

Club World Suite

The first new Business Class seat for British Airways in 13 years. The airline's sophisticated and newly-branded 'Club Suite' offers: direct-aisle access, a suite door for greater privacy and a luxurious flat-bed seat in a 1-2-1 configuration.

New Club World Suite on BA A350-1000
New Club World Suite on BA A350-1000
New British Airways Club World Suite - Business Class

Club World Suite Business Class spans across 2 cabins, with 44 suites in the first cabin and 12 suites in the second, quieter, mini cabin. There is a Club World kitchen (bar) in between the 2 Club World Suite cabins.

World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy)

The new British Airways A350 will feature the latest World Traveller Plus cabin (56 seats) with new furnishings, including: a plush new pillow and a warm quilt, new amenity kits, an enhanced service and an improved dining experience.

World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) on BA A350-1000
World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) on BA A350-1000

The World Traveller (Economy)

The World Traveller (Economy) cabin offers 219 seats. Seat pitch is 32" between seats. The whole airplane is equipped with Wi-Fi. Taking a look at the seat plan, the best seats in Economy are 31C and 31H

The World Traveller (Economy) on BA A350-1000

Fact Sheet of BA A350-1000

Where will the BA A350-1000 fly?

BA, celebrating its 100th anniversary, will initially use the aircraft to fly between London and Madrid, to allow the airline's teams to familiarise themselves prior to flying long-haul routes from September. The A350 is expected to operate on flight BA464/465 between London and Madrid between August 6 and August 31, 2019. (except on 13th, 23rd, 24th and 31st).

The A350 will start long haul service in September 2019, with Dubai and Toronto as the launch routes. Tel Aviv and Bangalore will be the next two destinations to be added to the A350 flying programme, later in the winter 2019/2020 season.

  • The A350 will fly to Dubai as of September 2nd 2019
  • The A350 will fly to Toronto as of October 1st 2019
  • The A350 will fly to Tel Aviv as of December 1st 2019
  • The A350 will fly to Bangalore as of January 1st 2020

During this period another three A350 aircraft will join the British Airways fleet and two Boeing 777 aircraft will also be retrofitted with the new cabin.

At the start of 2020, British Airways will be rolling out its Club Suite on further long-haul aircraft across the network, except for the Boeing 747.

Alex Cruz, British Airways' Chairman and CEO, said:

"The arrival of our first A350 featuring our new Club Suite is one of the most exciting developments in our £6.5 billion investment programme."

I will be on-board a media flight on BA A350-1000 from London to Madrid to experiencer the interior further.