British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) took delivery of its maiden A350-1000 on July 26, 2019. G-XWBA (msn 326) was ferried directly from Toulouse Blagnac to London Heathrow via Châteauroux.
The British flag carrier will operate its first flight with the A350-1000 to Dubai on September 2nd. Starting on October 1, it also plans to deploy the type to Toronto Pearson.
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The aircraft boasts many technological advances, which will make for significant improvements to passenger comfort in-flight. The air inside the cabin will be refreshed every two-to-three minutes, as well as improved levels of humidity.
There will also be improvements to the cabin pressure, which will be similar to that of the pressure experience at an altitude of 6,000 feet.
The remaining 17 deliveries of the A350 will continue over the next three years with all 18 to be with the airline by the end of 2022.
British Airways has twelve A350-1000s on firm order from Airbus. The carrier does not operate A350-900s.
The widebody fleet also includes twelve A380-800s, thirty-three B747-400s, three B777-200s, forty-three B777 -200(ER)s, twelve B777-300(ER)s, twelve B787-8s, and eighteen B787-9s.