Customers travelling in British Airways’ premium economy cabin, World Traveller Plus are about to see some exciting new improvements to their experience on board. The changes come as part of the airline’s £6.5 billion-pound investment plan.
Changes to the cabin, which will be rolled out over the coming months will include new furnishings, an enhanced service and an improved dining experience.
The new menus will be available from February 1 and feature a third main meal option and a more substantial hot second meal later in the flight.
Launch menus, will include braised British beef with roast new potatoes, onion soubise and bourguignon sauce, roasted guinea fowl with braised red cabbage, green beans, roast potato and mustard and chive jus and rigatoni pasta in a creamy garlic and herb sauce with leek, pumpkin and baby spinach.
From the Spring, the airline will also be investing in its World Traveller Plus amenities, with new amenity kits, quilts and pillows.
Carolina Martinoli, British Airways’ Director of Brand and Customer Experience, said: “This latest tranche of our £6.5bn investment is set to improve World Traveller Plus and customers will see a real change to the cabin. In February the new menus will launch, followed in the Spring by the introduction of new amenity kits, quilts and pillows for added comfort and a touch of luxury.”
Last year British Airways unveiled a new World Traveller Plus seat at Gatwick. The seat features a 50 per cent larger entertainment screen, as well as a six-way adjustable leg, foot and headrest to suit customers of all heights. The seat will feature on the airline’s A350 aircraft, when it arrives later this year.
Customers travelling in World Traveller Plus have the ability to pre-order their main meal up to 24 hours before departure, guaranteeing their first choice for their main meal. Customers can select this option by using the ‘manage my booking’ tool on ba.com
2019 is British Airways’ Centenary year. The airline is investing £6.5 billion for customers over five years, including new aircraft, new cabins, new catering, new lounges, WiFi, and new routes.