Toulouse, France - The first Airbus A350-1000 of British Airways appears in Touluse with the full corporate livery. The aircraft is almost ready for delivery.
The British flag carrier will receive the aircraft in a few weeks.
British airways has 18 Airbus A350-1000 in its order book. Four of them will join the airline's fleet by the end of the year. They are intended to replace the old Boeing 747s in the fleet. The A350-1000 of the British Airways is configured to accommodate 331 passengers in total, 56 of which are in a brand new Business Class named "Club Suite" with sliding doors and direct access to the aisles for all.
The British carrier will use the first Airbus A350-1000 for crew training on the London - Madrid route from July. As it looks now, the first longhaul flights will take place from October to Toronto and Dubai and then to Tel Aviv and Bengaluru.
Another British carrier Virgin Atlantic will also take delivery of its first Airbus A350-1000 this summer. The airline will initially deploy its first Airbus A350-1000 on the London Heathrow - New York JFK route from August.