British Airways (BA) has refreshed the cabins of its 10-strong Boeing 777 fleet based at London Gatwick Airport with World Traveller Plus and World Traveller seats.

The World Traveller Plus cabin in the fleet’s three-class 777s will double seat capacity from 24 to 52, while the Club World cabin will be reduced from 40 to 32 seats. The World Traveller Plus cabin in the fleet’s four-class 777s will see an additional 12 seats added.

The six three-class 777 aircraft will be completed by winter 2018, with the four, four-class variations finishing by summer 2019. The first routes will be Punta Cana, Cancun and Kingston, Jamaica, before it is gradually rolled out across all BA’s 22 long-haul routes from Gatwick.

BA’s London Heathrow-based 777s will be fitted with the new World Traveller Plus seat from autumn 2019.

According to BA, the World Traveller cabins have been fitted with the “newest, most enhanced seating, which feature a six-way headrest with adjustable ears for added comfort and movable middle arm rests.” The new inflight Panasonic IFE system “has been updated with larger HD screens and gesture control to navigate the interface like using a tablet. The screen size will double from six to 12 inches in World Traveller Plus, and increase from six to 10 inches in World Traveller. New USB sockets are available at every single seat allowing all customers to charge a range of different electronic devices during their flight and World Traveller Plus seats also have an additional power outlet socket for UK, US and EU plugs,” according to BA.

Linda Blachly