British Airways looks set to follow its mid-2019 launch of new Club World business class seats with the reveal of new first class suites.
The first class suites are expected to debut on the airline's Boeing 777-300ER fleet by year's end and will be based on the first class of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners (below), but with several noticeable improvements.
These would replace the stylish suites of the Boeing 777s (below).
UK travel blogger Michele Robson reports a conversation with British Airways CEO Alex Cruz, with Cruz describing "an enhanced First seat based on the current (Boeing) 787 First seat" slated for those Boeing 777s.
Two Boeing 777-300ER jets will head into the refit hanger in the second half of 2019 to receive their first class upgrade along with the same all-new Club World seats as BA's forthcoming Airbus A350 jets.
However, there might also be fewer of those first suites on the Boeing 777s. The current first class cabin allows for 14 suites, but the revamp might trim this number owing to the increased size of the upgraded Boeing 777's business class cabin.
Australian Business Traveller has approached British Airways for further comment.
British Airways has previously confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that its A350 fleet will not include first class, instead topping out with the long-awaited successor to the current 13 year old Club World design and featuring direct aisle access, increased privacy and at-seat storage