Toulouse, France - Airbus has delivered the first Airbus A350-1000 of the IAG flag carrier British Airways.
The British carrier has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-1000 out of 18 which were ordered in 2012.
The A350-1000 of the carrier is configured to accommodate 331 seats in total. It will feature the new Business Class cabin of the airline named Club Suite.
The new Club Suite cabin offers 40% more space for Business Class customers with a 1-2-1 seating layout allowing direct access to the aisles for all passengers.
The IAG subsidiary will receive four A350-1000 more aircraft this year with consequent deliveries scheduled for September, November, and December.
Delivery flight for the 1st @British_Airways #Airbus #A350 !— Romain COUPY (@RomainC82) July 27, 2019
She is flying home to @HeathrowAirport but will make a stop at Chateauroux for pilots training.
Thanks to the pilots for the wing wave. pic.twitter.com/61x0RnFvWd
British Airways has registered its new widebody as G-XWB, as an attribute to the aircraft model. The Airbus A350XWB family consists of two variants, the A350-900 and the larger A350-1000.
The XWB stands for ‘Xtra Wide Body’.
The aircraft will initially be deployed on London - Madrid route for crew training before starting flights from London to Toronto and Dubai from October, and then to Tel Aviv and Bengaluru.