British Airways is now approximately two thirds of the way through the refurbishment of its fleet of Boeing 777-200 aircraft at London Gatwick.
The primary reason for the refurbishment is to increase the number of seats in the World Traveller economy cabin from 9 to 10 a row.
As at May 2019, eight Boeing 777-200 aircraft, registrations G-VIIO, G-VIIP, G-VIIR, G-VIIT, G-VIIU, G-VIIV, G-VIIW and G-VIIX have been refurbished. A ninth aircraft, G-VIIY, was sent to Singapore for refurbishment on 5 May 2019 and should return to Gatwick in June.
Non-refurbished aircraft include registrations G-VIIK, G-YMMA, G-YMMC, G-YMMR and G-YMMS.
Of refurbished aircraft so far, six are three class Boeing 777-200 aircraft. On these aircraft, BA has installed a new seat in a now larger World Traveller Plus premium economy cabin. It has decreased the number of Club World business class seats. The in-flight entertainment system has also been upgraded and it is a radical improvement on the previous system.
The remaining two refurbished aircraft are four class Boeing 777-200 aircraft. The overall change in seating configuration is much more modest.
This year, BA will also begin refurbishing its Heathrow based Boeing 777s. Two four class aircraft will receive a full refurbishment. This will include a smaller First Class cabin with 8, rather than 14, seats and an entirely new Club World cabin.Continue reading “BA’s 10 Abreast Economy Boeing 777 May 2019 Update”