British Airways to pump ￡4.5bn into adding new planes and inflight WiFi
BA plans to buy 72 new aircraft, add new interiors to more than 100 aircraft in the existing fleet, and provide all cabins across short-haul and long-haul with fast WiFi over the next five years.
The boss of British Airways has today unveiled a ￡4.5bn investment programme in an effort to revamp the airline in an increasingly competitive environment.
Over the next five years, funding will be plugged into 72 new aircraft including four new types for the airline, including the Airbus A350, the Boeing 787-10 and the neo variant of the Airbus A320 and 321.
More than a hundred aircraft in the existing fleet will get new interiors, while BA also plans the roll-out of at-seat power for customers, and fast Wi-Fi in all cabins across short-haul and long-haul.
The carrier is also planning to upgrade catering for economy customers on long-haul.
British Airways has also announced a new route for next summer from London Heathrow to Figari in Corsica. BA will be flying 264 routes next summer, marking a 17 per cent rise over the past two years.
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