British Airways Refreshes Boeing 747s

The iconic Boeing 747 is set to continue in British Airways service, with the airline earmarking 18 aircraft to receive onboard products similar to its latest Boeing 787 and Airbus A380 jets.


To-date, the Oneworld member has refitted 6 jets with to feature new interiors. Each 4-class aircraft gains an additional 16 Club World business class seats, with the World Traveller Plus and World Traveller cabins getting new seats. To complement the contemporary seating, carpeting and curtains have been replaced in all cabins, along with the installation of mood lighting.


The inflight entertainment system received an upgrade as well with the adoption of Panasonic’s eX3 system providing over 1,300 hours of on-demand content on larger, high-resolution personal screens. Passengers flying in World Traveller Plus and World Traveller will have access to USB ports, with the former also enjoying in-seat electrical supply.


The B747 remains a reliable long-haul workhorse for British Airways, which currently uses it to operate services between London (Heathrow) and Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Kuwait, Lagos, New York (John F. Kennedy) and Riyadh.


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