BA Gatwick 10 abreast economy Boeing 777 Update

BA is progressively the number of economy seats on Boeing 777 aircraft at Gatwick from 9 to 10 seats a row. Here is an update on the progress of the refurbishment.

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BA World Traveller cabin on LGW based Boeing 777 aircraft
BA World Traveller cabin on LGW based Boeing 777 aircraft (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways is now more than a third of its way through the refurbishment of its fleet of Boeing 777-200 aircraft at London Gatwick.

The refurbishment programme includes new seats in World Traveller and World Traveller Plus, new in-flight entertainment systems and cabin interiors. Most importantly of all, the seats in World Traveller are increased from 9 to 10 a row.

Please see here for images of the first refurbished aircraft which were unveiled on Monday 5 March 2018.

At the moment only three class Boeing 777-200 aircraft are being refurbished. As at November 2018, six Boeing 777-200 aircraft, registrations G-VIIO, G-VIIP, G-VIIR, G-VIIT, G-VIIU, and G-VIIX have been refurbished. Each refurbishment takes around a month. Once the Gatwick fleet is complete, BA will then refurbish some Heathrow aircraft.

Seating Plans Of Refurbished Aircraft

BA has updated the seat maps on its website to include the new cabin configuration.

If you are flying on a 9 abreast Boeing 777 you should see the following cabin configurations on the seat map for your reservation in the Manage My Booking tool:

Club World – Rows 1 – 11 (40 seats)
World Traveller Plus – Rows 12 – 14 (24 seats)
World Traveller – Rows 16 – 40 (3-3-3 configuration)

If you are flying on a 10 abreast Boeing 777 you should see the following cabin configurations on the seat map for your reservation in the Manage My Booking tool:

Club World – Rows 1 – 4 (32 seats)
World Traveller Plus – Rows 10 – 16 (52 seats)
World Traveller – Rows 20 – 46 (3-4-3 configuration)

Routes for refurbished aircraft

BA has not officially confirmed the launch dates by route. However, based on analyses of historical flight data, we have analysed the routes on which refurbished aircraft are expected to operate.

Please note that this information has been sourced from a third party and not BA. The nature of air travel means that aircraft can be substituted at very short notice. This should only be treated as indicative.

Gatwick – Antigua to Providenciales, Saint Kitts and Tobago

Flight BA2157 / BA2156 – This route now regularly operates with a 10 abreast 777.

Gatwick – Barbados

Flight BA2155 / BA2154 – This flight ordinarily operates with a First Class cabin. Seat maps are showing 10 abreast seating for many flights from February 2019.

Gatwick – Bermuda

Flight BA2233 / BA2232 – This flight ordinarily operates with a First Class cabin. Seat maps are showing 10 abreast seating for many flights from around April 2019.

Gatwick – Cancun

Flight BA2203 / BA2202 – This route now operates with a 10 abreast Boeing 777.

Gatwick – Cape Town

Flight BA2041 / BA2040 – This route shows as operating with 9 abreast Boeing 777 for the winter season to the end of March 2019. It then resumes for next winter on Monday 28 October 2019 and shows as operating with a 10 abreast Boeing 777.

Gatwick – Fort Lauderdale

Flight BA2169 / BA2168 – This route now regularly operates with a 10 abreast Boeing 777.

Gatwick – Kingston

Flight BA2263 / BA2262 – This route now operates with a 10 abreast Boeing 777.

Gatwick – Las Vegas

Flight BA2277 / BA2276 – This route is currently shows as operating with a 9 abreast Boeing 777 up to April 2019. Seat maps are showing 10 abreast seating for many flights from early May 2019.

Gatwick – Lima

Flight BA2239 / BA2238 – This route is scheduled to return for the summer season from Sunday 31 March 2019. Selected flights show as operating with a 10 abreast Boeing 777 from early July 2019.

Gatwick – Male

Flight BA2043 / BA2042 – This route is showing as operating with a 9 abreast Boeing 777 up to its suspension for the summer on Friday 29 March 2019. It is scheduled to resume on Sunday 27 October 2018, from when it will operate with a 10 abreast Boeing 777.

Gatwick – Mauritius

Flight BA2063 / BA062 – This route is showing as operating with 9 abreast Boeing 777 for all dates up to June 2019. Seat maps are showing 3-4-3 seating for many flights from July 2019.

Gatwick – New York JFK

Flight BA2273 / BA2272 – This route now operates with a 10 abreast Boeing 777.

Gatwick – Orlando

Flight BA2037 / BA2036 – This route now operates with a 10 abreast Boeing 777.

Flight BA2039 / BA2038 – This flight will operate with a 10 abreast Boeing 777 on select dates when it resumes from Sunday 31 March 2019.

Gatwick – Punta Cana

Flight BA2205 / BA2204 – This route now operates with a 10 abreast Boeing 777.

Gatwick – San Jose, Costa Rica

Flight BA2237 / BA2236 – This route shows as operating with a 9 abreast Boeing 777 up to late June 2019. Seat maps are showing 10 abreast seating for many flights from July 2019.

Gatwick – St Lucia – Grenada / Port Of Spain

Flight BA2159 / BA2158 – This route now regularly operates with a 10 abreast Boeing 777.

Gatwick – Tampa

Flight BA2167 / BA2166 – This route now regularly operates with a 10 abreast Boeing 777.

Gatwick – Toronto Pearson

Flight BA2271 / BA2270 – This route is scheduled to resume for the summer on Friday 3 May 2019, from when it will operate with a 10 abreast Boeing 777.

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5 thoughts on “BA Gatwick 10 abreast economy Boeing 777 Update”

  1. I’m flying on a 777 from Mauritius to Gatwick at the end of December. The seat selection is showing the old 3-3-3 in Economy. The aircraft that serve this route is ancient. It’s not mentioned in this article despite being a Gatwick-based flight. Any clue as to when it might be refitted? I’m a Beirut living in Mauritius and tempted to go Emirates via Dubai isnread because the BA aircraft on this route are so shabby.

    1. I can only see seat maps on flights to Mauritius with 3-4-3 seating in economy from July 2019 onwards. However, these seat maps show only how BA is selling the flight. From experience of routes operating with refurbished aircraft so far, they tend to operate with refurbished aircraft at least a few weeks earlier than the advance seat maps indicate.

  2. I have just booked a flight to Mauritius for June 2019, it still is the old config! I went this year and the flight was so busy both out and return. Hope they upgrade it in time which I dont think they will as its so tired.

  3. The 2019 changes are now happening. I just received notification that a four class flight next June to Saint Lucia has been downgraded to the densified three class and we’ve been moved from F to CW. Are Barbados and Bermuda expected to follow suit, too?

    1. Looking at random dates in June, First is still operating to St Lucia on many dates. I suspect the switch to a three class aircraft is due to aircraft availability.

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