British Airways to deploy A350 on Dubai route

The aircraft is configured for 331 passengers in three classes

British Airways’ new A350-1000 will fly between London Heathrow-Dubai from September 2.

BA107 departs Heathrow at 12.50pm and arrives at 11.05pm, returning as BA0106, departing Dubai 1.30am and landing in London at 6.15am.

The aircraft is configured for 331 passengers in three classes, with 219 economy class seats, 56 premium economy and 56 business class seats.

The business class seating is in two cabins: a larger front cabin and a small rear cabin.

The front cabin is rows 1-11 while the smaller cabin is rows 15-17. The configuration in business class is 1-2-1 to replace the 2-4-2 of the existing business class seat. All 56 seats are forward-facing, though they are at an angle to maximise privacy. There is one socket which is international, taking EU, US and UK plugs, and a USB slot above it.

The 56 premium economy seats are in a 2-4-2 configuration (rows 20-27) and 219 economy seats cover two cabins in a 3-3-3 configuration (rows 30-35 in the first cabin, 40-59 in the second).

The second A350 route will be between Heathrow-Toronto from October 1.

British Airways’ pilots plan to strike this month in an ongoing pay dispute. The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) said it will call on its members to strike on September 9, 10 and 27.