British Airways 787, A380 Seat Configuration


British Airways' eight new Boeing 787-8s will have 214 seats. 35 in Club World with a 2-3-2 configuration, 25 in World Traveller Plus with the same configuration, and the 154 World Traveller seats will have a 3-3-3 configuration. 

IAG (BA's parent company) CEO Willie Walsh confirmed the configuration to journalists on a press trip in Seoul Tuesday.

Like Qatar Airways, BA has opted for no First Class on its 787-8s. According to Business Traveller's Tom Otley, Walsh says he sees the 787-8 as good for developing new routes where there isn't a strong demand [for First], then replace it once demand has been built up, either with a 787-9 or 777.

Seating plans for the airline's 16 787-9s on order have not been finalized. 

Walsh also confirmed the layout on BA's 12 new A380s, which will have a total of 469 seats. These will have 14 seats in First on the main deck in a 1-2-1 configuration. 

There will be 55 seats in World Traveller Plus on the upper deck in a 2-3-2 configuration. 

Club World on the upper deck will have 53 seats in a 2-3-2 configuration and 44 seats in the main deck in a 2-4-2 configuration. 

199 World Traveller seats will have a 3-4-3 configuration in the main deck and the other 104 seats on the upper deck will be in a 2-4-2 configuration.

BA's first 787 is due to be delivered in May 2013 with the first A380 expected to arrive in July. 

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