British Airways is updating its cabin interior on flights across Europe, unveiling new charcoal-grey leather seats.
Manufactured by B/E Aerospace, the slimline seats are being fitted to the airline’s Airbus A319, A320 and A321 fleet from this week, with upgrade works expected to take 12 months.
Complete with a four-way moveable headrest, the leather seats will appear in both Euro Traveller economy and Club Europe business class.
Much to the dismay of frequent travellers, BA isn’t dropping the never-used middle seat at the pointy end (below) – which ‘disappears’ when the armrests are moved closer together.
Instead, a new centre console is being fitted in Club Europe – perfect for nursing drinks and snacks – taking up the full width of the B and E seats.
With a moveable curtain, these seats can be converted to regular economy where passenger loads demand more space.
BYO inflight entertainment remains a necessity on BA’s shorter flights, so there’s also an eye-level tablet holder built into the seatback.
When complete, a total of 95 Airbus aircraft will feature the new British Airways European interior.
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