To commemorate its 100th year in operation, British Airways will introduce its new Club Suite business class seats on the A350 Airbus aircraft in July.

The Club Suite offers direct-aisle access, with a suite door for more privacy, and luxurious flat-bed seats in a 1-2-1 configuration.

There is 40% more storage space including a vanity unit and mirror, WiFi, inflight entertainment screens (47cm), high definition gate-to-gate programming, and PC/USB power sockets to appeal to today’s new generation of travellers.

In addition to a new 56-seat Club World cabin, the A350 will also feature the latest 56-seat World Traveller Plus cabin with new furnishings, including a new plush pillow and warm quilt, new amenity kits, enhanced service, and an improved dining experience. The World Traveller (economy) cabin offers 219 seats. Passengers will also enjoy high-speed WiFi on board.

The new suites will be rolled out in several phases.

In Phase One, the first A350 aircraft will commence short haul flights between London and Madrid. Phase Two (Oct 1) will see the aircraft starting long-haul flights.

Come 2020, Phase Three will have the airline rolling out its Club Suite on further long haul aircraft across the network.

A350 long haul flights will be on sale from Oct 1.

Over the next five years, British Airways will take delivery of 72 new aircraft, including four new types. The airline has also recently placed an order for 18 Boeing 777-9 aircraft.