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Pictures: First Airbus A350-1000 of British Airways enters the paint shop

Toulouse, France - British Airways' first Airbus A350-1000 enters the paint shop at the manufacturer's Toulouse factory. The airline published the images of the aircraft on social media.

The British flag carrier expects to take delivery of its first A350-1000 in July.

“Our first A350-1000, G-XWBA, is nearing completion and has entered the Airbus paint bay in Toulouse. We can’t wait to reveal her in full British Airways colors very soon,” the airline said on its Facebook account.

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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.

British Airways has 18 Airbus A350 on order with the European aircraft manufacturer. Four of them will join the airline's fleet by year-end.

The newest member of the fleet will feature the new Club Suite cabin of the IAG subsidiary. The product offers a sliding door, 40% more storage space, and a 1-2-1 seating layout with direct access to the aisles for all passengers.

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Rival Virgin Atlantic will also take delivery of its first Airbus A350-1000 this summer. Virgin's A350-1000 will initially be deployed on the London Heathrow-New York JFK route from August.

Maiden flight for Virgin Atlantic's first Airbus A350-1000



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