British Airways, Rolls Royce and Airbus staff all enjoy the short flight to London Heathrow Airport to deliver the first Airbus A380 Super Jumbo to the UK carrier.
The latest aircraft to join the BA fleet will begin flights to Los Angeles in September and Hong Kong in October.
Keith Williams, British Airways’ CEO, said: “We are delighted to welcome the first of our A380 Super Jumbos to the fleet, joining our new 787 aircraft”.
British Airways’ A380 airliner will accommodate 469 customers across four cabins. Passengers in First will be seated at the front of the main deck. The cabin will offer 14 seats and is evolved from the current First class with 30 per cent more personal space and 60 per cent more personal stowage.
Club World (business class) customers can choose from 44 seats on the main deck, or 53 seats on the upper deck. These upper deck seats will feature a new 2:3:2 configuration across the cabin.
The 55 World Traveller Plus (premier economy) seats will be located on the upper deck while World Traveller (economy) customers can choose seats on both the main and upper deck.
Customers travelling in both World Traveller and World Traveller Plus will be able to enjoy the new cabins and seats that have proved so popular on the BA 777-300ER fleet.